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Deploying the EMR: Part 2,

Deploying the EMR: Part 2, Implementation

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by David Smith, M.D., F.A.A.F.P. and Lucy Mancini Newell, M.B.A.
This case study presents a collection of principles and guidelines regarding the process of selecting and deploying an electronic medical record (EMR) in a physician?s practice. Practical advice and observations are detailed about what was learned and how the practice has benefited. In Part 1 of this article (Volume 18, pages 256?261), the authors identified the functions that are crucial in an ideal EMR. Part 2 provides their guidelines for implementing the system with particular emphasis on selection of the vendor.