The utilization of electronic health records can help transform your practice and improve patient outcomes. This collection of AMA STEPS Forward® Practice Innovation Strategies offers proven approaches on how to maximize the benefits of electronic health record (EHR) use, strategies and tactics to successfully implement an EHR and best practices in software selection.
This playbook walks physicians and care team members through a series of practical, actionable steps to help minimize the burdens and maximize the benefits of the electronic health record.
"Physicians don’t quit their jobs, their patients, or their bosses; they quit their inboxes."— CT Lin, MD, FACP, FAMIA
Identify leadership, system and individual strategies to optimize EHR use in your practice. These toolkits present strategies that health care delivery organizations can deploy to maximize EHR improvement.
- Simplified Outpatient Documentation and Coding toolkit
- Getting Rid of Stupid Stuff
- EHR Inbox Management
- Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation
- Sharing Clinical Notes With Patients
- Electronic Health Record (EHR) Software Selection and Purchase
- Patient Portal Optimization
The utilization of EHRs can help transform your practice and improve patient outcomes. Learn more from expert-led webinars on improving EHR usability.
- What EHR metadata tell us about team-based interventions for inbox reduction
- Electronic health record optimization
- Improve practice efficiency with EHR “quick wins”
- How to create a unified communication initiative using Epic Secure Chat
- A system-level approach to EHR inbox reduction
- A System-Level Approach to EHR Inbox Reduction (PDF)
- EHR Inbox Reduction Checklist for Health Care Organizations (PDF)
- Physician cybersecurity tips to protect patient health records and other data
The AMA practice transformation team’s collection of EHR research focuses on core measures of EHR use, physician burnout, and EHR and practice efficiency. The AMA Electronic Health Record (EHR) Use Research Grant Program awards grants annually to multiple health care organizations to support research on EHR-use metrics and their relationship to burnout, professional satisfaction, well-being, and other practice-related factors.