Health Information Technology

The purchase of an EMR/EHR system is a large investment for a podiatric practice. APMA has provided the Electronic Medical Record Decision Guide For Podiatric Physicians to help you make the best choice for your practice.

In addition, here are some useful links:

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology: The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource for the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the US Department of Health and Human Services.

ONC is the principal federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The position of National Coordinator was created in 2004 through an Executive Order and legislatively mandated in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009.

ONC sets the standards for EHR programs that vendors must meet in order for their products to be utilized by eligible providers to meet the requirements for meaningful use of an EHR.

EHR Scope: EHR Scope is an online database/quarterly publication dedicated to helping physicians/medical professionals find an electronic medical record. EHR software is becoming essential in the modern world and without proper guidance, selecting an EHR can be an extremely tedious and time-consuming process. Its goal is to properly match you with an EHR that is most appropriate for your needs.

American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP) Center for Health Information Technology: AAFP is dedicated to increasing the availability and use of low-cost, standards-based information technology among family physicians, nationally, and internationally, through consultative, educational, and outreach activities.

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