Special Requirements for Electronic Health Records in Dermatology

Government incentives and mandates to increase the meaningful use of electronic health
records (EHR), with subsequent disincentives by Medicare, have made a significant push
for dermatologists to adopt this technology into their practices. EHRs were originally
developed for primary care physicians; however, owing to the unique features of dermatology,
specialty-specific systems are a must. In this article, we discuss the special needs
of dermatologists when choosing an EHR system.
Semin Cutan Med Surg 31:160-162 © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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