California HealthCare Foundation Releases Reports on Electronic Medical Records
The California HealthCare Foundation on Tuesday released three publications on electronic medical records. Summaries of the publications -- two reports and a white paper -- are provided below.
- "Electronic Medical Records: Lessons from Small Physician Practices": Prepared by researchers from the University of California-San Francisco, the report estimates that about 13% of California physicians use EMRs, although it estimates physician interest in EMRs ranged from 31% to 65%. The report is available online.
- "Electronic Medical Records: A Buyer's Guide for Small Physician Practices": The report, which was prepared by Forrester Research, provides an analysis of eight leading vendors' products and includes a free, interactive tool that allows users to view a scorecard for each product. The report is available online.
- "Use and Adoption of Computer-Based Patient Records": Prepared by staff from Health Technology Center and CareScience, the white paper provides an overview of EMRs adoption rates, use and adoption of standards and factors affecting EMR adoption (CHCF release, 10/21). The report is available online.