One of the most daunting choices for a physician in private practice has been whether or not to adopt an EMR (electronic medical record) system–aside from the high cost, which one of many to choose? For the choice part, Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, which has had EMRs for 10 years, is holding a series of day-long ‘learning labs’ with four pre-screened EMR systems, with reps to walk physicians through the software. For the funding, there are Federal subsidies available starting next year (and not dependent on the ‘healthcare reform bill’), but the cost is still considerable. Hopefully other hospitals will follow this lead. Release (PDF).