Friday, June 19, 2009
START A COMPANY THAT TRAINS DOCTORS HOW TO "GO DIGITAL"
A national paper-free medical records an prescriptions initiative aims to change completely the way doctors prescribe and practice medicine, by digitizing the entire medical record-keeping process, from patient charts to lab reports and test results.
Part of the newly passed economic stimulus package, as much as $21 billion is devoted to e-health records. The goal of modernizing our health care system by 2014, once a long shot goal, may be attainable with the new health care funding. Doctors should jump in now, they qualify for $40,000 to fund their upgrades over several years if they adopt electronic medical record systems.
"Electronic health ambassadors" will be needed to visit every doctor's office, no matter how big or small, and teach its entire office staff how to keep electronic health records on the computer.
Lead: Allscripts is the leader in this area and is looking for sales reps...