University of California, San Francisco
To read the article, go to Electronic Medical Records: Lessons from Small Physician Practices
This report provides solo and small group physicians with practical information on electronic medical records (EMRs) implementation and use. This group was the focus for two reasons. Although estimates of actual EMR use rates are relatively low—likely substantially less than 13 percent—estimates of physician interest in EMRs are substantially higher, ranging from 31 percent to more than 65 percent of all physicians nationwide. In addition, approximately 70 percent of active, practicing physicians in California work independently or in small groups of ten physicians or fewer; yet, little has been published on their experience using EMRs.
This is an excellent review article available in .pdf format on the California Foundation web site describing issues faced by physicians in small practices in California. Many of the points covered are equally applicable in Canada.