APA develops FAQs on choosing an EHR system
American Psychiatric Association (APA) Frequently Asked Questions: Choosing an Electronic Health Records (EHR) System: Over the past decade, the successful incorporation of electronic health records (EHRs), e-prescribing tools, and various mobile health (mHealth) related technologies into practice has become an increasingly common challenge for medical practitioners. The current EHR landscape encompasses a broad spectrum of products which further complicates the task for physicians and practices who seek a system that suits their professional needs. In response to these developments, and in light of various Federal programs requiring the use of electronic systems, the APA has released a series of FAQs to provide guidance to psychiatrists who are looking to adopt an EHR into their practice. These FAQs, developed by APA's Committee on Mental Health Information Technology (CMHIT) cover a range of topics related to choosing an EHR and will be updated regularly by the CMHIT.