Erica Sprey

Erica Sprey

Erica Sprey is associate editor at Physicians Practice. She has worked in the healthcare publishing industry for 12 years, and in clinical and administrative medicine for over 20 years in a variety of settings: as an orthodontic dental assistant in military and civilian graduate residency programs, supply specialist, and scheduling at a mid-sized rheumatology practice. She can be reached at

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In the quest for greater interoperability, information exchanges are seen as playing a major role. Here's what you should know.

There are EHR products that have information exchange capabilities. If that is the route you choose, here are some sample questions to ask your vendor.

Participating in health information exchange requires understanding the jargon. Here are four different ways to share patient information.

Not sure how you would go about joining a HIE? Here are a few places to start.

Our experts at Physicians Practice Pearls have written on a wide variety of practice-management topics, but these eight columns stood out as the gems.

Top 10 Health Apps of 2014

Here is Physicians Practice's list of the top health apps for physicians and patients of 2014, featuring links to download.

Physician compensation wasn't stellar last year, but don't give up. There are plenty of ways to jump-start your practice operations to maximize what you've got.

Traditional EHRs are at the simplest, data repositories. But what if they were able to retrieve and organize data around specific patient problems?

Successful practices make it a priority to assess patient satisfaction regularly. Here's how to improve satisfaction scores and boost patient ratings.

Most physicians want a favorable practice environment. If you want to know where to find it, here's our annual ranking of the best states to practice.


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