UBM Medica's OBGYN.net Investigates the Growing Use and Implementation of Electronic Health Records

NORWALK, Conn., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica's OBGYN.net announced special coverage of the use and implementation of electronic health records (EHR) in obstetrics and gynecology practices. Nearly half of all OB/GYN practices do not have a fully implemented EHR, according to a recent survey by OBGYN.net's sister site, Physician's Practice.

To help OB/GYNs make a seamless transition from paper to electronic health records, OBGYN.net sought the advice of Deborah Freeman, MD, a board certified OB/GYN physician and EHR expert with NextGen.

"There are several unique considerations for OB/GYN practices in implementing an EHR," said Freeman. Chief among them is determining how to document prenatal revisits. In her article, Freeman highlights the benefits and drawbacks to different implementation strategies, and offers tips to make "going live" with a new EHR as easy and painless as possible.

"With proper planning and provider and staff training, the implementation of an EHR can be an exciting transition," said Freeman.

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