AMA Releases Health IT Tutorials for Physician Practices
The AMA released three online educational tutorials today to help physician practices better implement health information technology (health IT).
This series of short video tutorials feature downloadable tools and best practices about health IT for physician practices. The tutorials will provide physicians with guidance on how they might better use health IT in their practices. The three tutorials cover ePrescribing, pre-visit planning and point-of-care documentation. The first tutorial explains the value of ePrescribing and the quality, safety, and efficiency of ePrescribing compared to handwritten prescriptions.
The pre-visit planning tutorial will help physician practices to establish a pre-visit planning structure that provides full patient information to the physician before the patient arrives. This can create new efficiencies that will allow more time for patient-physician interaction and shorter patient wait times. The point-of-care documentation tutorial addresses decisions regarding the type of hardware used during an office visit. The tutorial also helps physician practices understand the type and format of information that should be entered during a visit.
To view the tutorials, visit www.ama-cmeonline.com/health_it_workflow.
These activities have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM