Jerry Miller, MD – Founder and President, Holston Medical Group
An Allscripts ™ EHR (electronic health record) user for 13 years, Dr. Jerry Miller discusses the value that Allscripts EHR has brought to the medical practice. The medical practice has 154 providers using the electronic medical record (EMR) software, with 287,000 electronic patient records for their registered patients. As health information technology (HIT) and electronic medical record (EMR) technology has evolved, analytics has become one of the best features. The ePrescribing module of the electronic medical record (EMR) system directly improves patient care. In 2009, Holston Medical Group will write 657,000 new prescriptions and 1,540,000 refills electronically; where 97% will be generic, saving their patients $11.2M in 2008. Miller believes the solution to the healthcare crisis today is simple… Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Personal Health Records (PHR), Health Information Exchange (HIE), and Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs).