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Bill would require 'track changes' on electronic medical records

California Watch reports that a bill working its way through the state Legislature would make it more difficult for health care providers to modify or delete electronic medical records and leave no record of the change. Changes to an EHR (electronic health record) can go unnoticed and can be harder to trace than changes made to paper records,” said Sen.  Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, the author of SB 850, in a hearing last month.  The bill passed the Senate on May 31.  It will be heard in the Assembly's Health and Judiciary committees in the next few weeks.  Click here to read the full article. Source: http://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/bill-would-require-track-changes-electronic-medical-records-10694

Health Information Technology Implementation Pearls and Resources

By Amy Berlin, MD

If you are thinking about adopting an EHR in your practice, there is one thing you cannot do enough of: Plan. Here are some (free) resources to get you started.

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