Seeing eye to eye

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Author: John Hickner
Date: Nov. 2015
From: Journal of Family Practice(Vol. 64, Issue 11)
Publisher: Jobson Medical Information LLC
Document Type: Editorial
Length: 420 words
Lexile Measure: 1180L

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It seems like every time I ask a family physician how things are going, the electronic medical record (EMR) inevitably rears its ugly face. At the annual Illinois Academy of Family Physicians business meeting last month, one of the physicians lamented the evenings he spends finishing his charting. A family physician I consider a master user of EMRs e-mailed me recently, saying he is fed up with documentation expectations for coding, billing, meaningful use, and quality measures. He wrote, "We are challenged by good intentions but crushingly poor execution ... and it is taking its toll."

At the 2015 American Academy of Family Physicians Family...

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