- Describe the goals that are addressed by implementing an electronic health record.
- Identify and accomplish pre-implementation tasks, and
- Formulate and carry out a strategy for implementing an electronic health record in your family medicine office.
Faculty: Louis Spikol, M.D., works part-time in private practice, and part-time as senior health information technology consultant at the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Editor: Karen Montemayor is a senior associate editor with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
It is the policy of the AAFP that all CME planning committee/faculty/authors/editors/staff disclose relationships with commercial entities upon nomination/invitation of participation. Disclosure documents are reviewed for potential conflict of interests and, if identified, they are resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only these participants who have no conflict of interest or who agree to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this CME activity. Ms. Montemayor and Dr. Spikol returned disclosure forms indicating that they have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or provider of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.