The American Medical Association has released a set of six online tutorials created to help physicians select and implement health information technology systems in their practices.
AMA offers tutorials on health IT
Developed for small practices that have not yet adopted health IT systems, the tutorial topics range from how to assess the IT needs of a practice, how to select an electronic health record, and how to effectively plan for implementation and staff training. Each narrated tutorial is about eight minutes long, and the series begins with an overview of the impact that the growth of health IT has had on physician practices.
The series also includes links to more in-depth resources, including a list of regional extension centers and Stage 1 meaningful-use objectives and measures.
“It is important that physicians take the time to find the right technology system for their practice, and we are committed to helping them with that goal,” said Dr. Steven Stack, AMA board secretary, in a news release. “This online series can help make that process easier, particularly for physicians in small or solo practices.”
Using health IT can aid physicians in clinical decisionmaking, and it can also help them to receive incentive payments for meaningful use, the AMA said in the release.
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