Quality improvement using electronic medical records: a case study of a high-performing practice

Top Health Inf Manage. 2001 Nov;22(2):59-64.


Electronic medical record (EMR) systems are useful tools that can help primary care practices improve clinical care; however, the successful implementation of an EMR system depends on dedicated users who optimize the system to suit their practice needs. This case study describes the strategies a solo, family physician practice has adopted to improve care as part of a national cardiovascular disease prevention study.

MeSH terms

  • Family Practice / standards*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
  • North Carolina
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Primary Health Care / standards*
  • Private Practice / standards
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / methods*