EHR the buzz in November

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Supporting its mission to promote e-health and mobile health, the Medical Records Institute (MRI) is hosting an EHR Summit at the Hilton Chicago and Towers, on Nov. 13 and 14.

 EHRs - electronic health records - are melting away the reluctance of healthcare technophobes, as they are viewed more and more as a viable way to improve workflow, enhance patient safety and address management issues.

The two-day conference will feature speakers from MRI and other organizations, such as the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the Mobile Healthcare Alliance.

Addressing the technological and revenue-saving forces behind EHRs, the conference also will focus on how government incentives are influencing providers to purchase and implement systems, handling the EHR "boom," and real stories on implementations and the strategies necessary for successful installation.

Experts forecast that the EHR market will boom in 2004 and 2005. For additional information, visit the organization's Web site at  www.medrecinst.com/ehrsummit.