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Electronic Health Records For Dummies by Anita Samarth, Trenor Williams

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Chapter 17

Ten EHR-Related Web Sites

In This Chapter

Helpful government Web sites

Tools to assist you with EHR adoption

Professional resources for news and mandate information

When you’re in full-on EHR mode, the online world is where you find the great majority of your medical technology information. You can harness the power of the Internet to find just about anything you ever wanted to know about healthcare information technology and EHR in particular. An infinite number of individual vendor sites, health tech blogs, and metasites sponsored by the federal government and trade associations are dedicated to all things EHR. Here are a few of our favorites.

HIMSS.org

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is one of the preeminent organizations in all of health care. Its national organization and state chapters support clinical, IT, and administrative members with a wide variety of healthcare IT topics, including quality improvement, EHR adoption, and information integration. HIMSS has more than 23,000 members, and approximately 73 percent of them work in patient care delivery settings. To explore the site’s EHR-specific content, click Electronic Health Record under the Topics section to find content on adoption, return on investment, EHR standards, tools, white papers, information on usability, case studies, and sample documents.

The HIMSS EHR Association is a trade organization of EHR companies; its Web site (www.HIMSSEHRA.org) discusses national EHR ...

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