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How a Solo Physician Aced Meaningful Use

Many physicians are anxious about taking the plunge into electronic medical records. But as this article on HealthLeadersMedia.com illustrates, if an overworked primary care doctor working solo can do it, then most of you don’t have any excuses.

Patrick Golden MD, a 55-year-old primary care doctor, admits he had a bumpy road on the way to a paperless office – he and his wife spent months scanning documents, a nurse quit, and he was facing a Medicare audit – but ultimately he did receive some financial incentive payments. He also says that his practice is running more efficiently and that his patients are more engaged in their care, thanks in part to a new patient portal that he set up.

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