Posted 11/2/11 on the Disease Management Care Blog
The Disease Management Care Blog remembers when it was first introduced to an electronic health record (EHR). After many days of learning how to document, link, retrieve, order, manage, view, bill, sign-off and close patient encounters, it asked about retrieving summary statistics on its patient population. It wanted to know how many if its patients with high blood pressure were under control and how many of its patients with heart disease had low cholesterol levels. The practice administrator looked at the DMCB like it was crazy.