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Electronic Health Record: For Physicians

The switch to an electronic health record (EHR) can really pay off for your physician practice, and Berkshire Health Systems would like to help you in attaining a comprehensive EHR system and the financial benefits of Meaningful Use. It is for this reason that we have partnered with Allscripts, a national leader in Electronic Health Record technology and implementation.

With electronic health records, you have a 360° view of your patients' health history. As you are well aware, the practice of medicine has been greatly changed by technology in recent years, and now new technology is revolutionizing the maintenance and sharing of medical records.

Migrating to an EHR has several benefits for your practice, particularly in the areas of patient care. But switching to an EHR could also boost your practice's bottom line. Federal stimulus funds are becoming available for physicians who adopt an EHR solution. Physicians can now earn $44,000 or more from Medicare or Medicaid in payments over a five-year period, including $18,000 or more in the first year.

In addition to the obvious financial benefit, an EHR also gives you access to up-to-date patient histories. As a result, you'll have a broader understanding of the health issues impacting patients and how other doctors are treating them, allowing you to make more informed medical decisions. In addition, with a decreased reliance on paper files, you'll see improved chart quality and reduced medical errors. Through the EHR you will be able to increase staff productivity, decrease losses in revenue due to poor recordkeeping and streamline the invoicing process.

Berkshire Health Systems and Allscripts are ready today to help you transition to electronic health records. If you want to know more about what an EHR can do for your practice, BHS can help you take the next step.  As one of the leaders in the EHR transition, BHS can educate you on its advantages and help you find the solution that best fits your practice's needs and integrates with the Berkshire Healthcare Community.  BHS is also able to help you take advantage of significant financial incentives to partner with us on Allscripts.

You can learn more about the BHS and Allscripts solution by visiting our website:
For more information, contact:

  • William Young, BHS Chief Information Officer -
    • or 413-447-2956
  • Leanne Bishop, BHS Community Physician Analyst -
    • or 413-395-7944

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