This text is designed to enhance patient care by providing the primary care practitioner with contemporary up-to-date information on the wide variety of topics they will confront in their practice. With the rapid and wide-spread technological advances of recent years, no single aspect of medicine has become as daunting as informatics. Physicians are now confronted with a broad and enormous range and volume of information. Accessing, managing and implementing this information is a serious task.This text has a practical, reader-friendly approach that provides access to key issues. It will provide the primary care physician with the fundamentals of informatics, including electronic medical record (EMR), electronic scheduling, billing and using scientific databases.As information continues to make the rapid leap from paper to bytes, this book is essential for staying current. It shows how to most effectively implement the changes to the advantage of both the physician and patient.