If you’re anything like me, and you’ve been in the technology business for any length of time you probably have a small library of “dummies” books as reference material. The publishers do a wonderful job of selecting expert authors and getting them to write in a style that is easy to read and to understand. This new Electronic Health Records for Dummies book (affiliate link), by by physician Trenor Williams, M.D., and Anita Samarth, co-founders of Clinovations, is not written for dummies but for the kinds of smart people who will be using and running EHR systems in the coming years.
Amazon describes the product as follows:
The straight scoop on choosing and implementing an electronic health records (EHR) system
Doctors, nurses, and hospital and clinic administrators are interested in learning the best ways to implement and use an electronic health records system so that they can be shared across different health care settings via a network-connected information system. This helpful, plain-English guide provides need-to-know information on how to choose the right system, assure patients of the security of their records, and implement an EHR in such a way that it causes minimal disruption to the daily demands of a hospital or clinic.
- Offers a plain-English guide to the many electronic health records (EHR) systems from which to choose
- Authors are a duo of EHR experts who provide clear, easy-to-understand information on how to choose the right EHR system an implement it effectively
- Addresses the benefits of implementing an EHR system so that critical information (such as medication, allergies, medical history, lab results, radiology images, etc.) can be shared across different health care settings
- Discusses ways to talk to patients about the security of their electronic health records
The book, which was released in December, has had only positive reviews so far and is available in both the traditional large yellow paperback and Kindle editions.