Reasons for Adopting an EHR

Posted on January 28, 2010 I Written By

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I’m still a little bit partial to my list of EMR benefits which is pretty specific in its description of the possible benefits of an EMR. However, today in an EMR stimulus webinar they listed the following reasons for adopting an EHR:

  • Financial
  • Quality
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Clinical Research
  • Community Leadership

Not a bad list of reasons to consider for those people on the fence about adopting an EMR.