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Five ways to use your EMR as a quality tool in your practice

In the complex setting of a medical practice, the idea of providing exceptional quality to every facet of every person’s job may seem difficult to digest. This is why using your EMR as a functional, quality tool to transmit necessary information to your staff members in a convenient and efficient way will help patient interactions and overall care.

Marcy Shimada, CEO/administrator at Puget Sound Family Physicians in Edmonds, WA, compares her practice’s former processes to “moving dirt with a teaspoon.” But when she saw that using an EMR could improve this area, the practice decided it could be “moving the dirt with a bulldozer instead.”

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