Published on March 6, 2014
Switching your EHR? Make sure you remember two things – Cost and Usability © CureMD Healthcare
EHRs • The Electronic Health Records (EHR) satisfaction rate is falling at an alarming pace • As a result, it is no surprise that practices are looking to replace their current systems • If an EHR – a tool to manage and organize information – doesn’t do its job properly, it’s time to get a new one • The real reason why practices change their EHR systems is because their current software is too difficult to use or impractical in nature, and is substantially hurting productivity and increasing patient process times
Selecting an EHR system • Data Host – Most EHR systems these days are based on the concept of Cloud computing – In server-based option the entire system would be deployed within your practice or hospital and all devices will be connected to a central server – Cloud hosted this means the server is placed at a remote location by the EHR vendor. All the devices in your hospital or practice will connect to this server online
Selecting an EHR system • How much will it cost? – The cost of the system that you are looking to adopt depends on various factors – including the number of staff, office locations or your unique infrastructure needs – The pricing structure varies from one vendor to another based on how much each charges for licensing, (physician based or user based), how many devices are accessing the product, and so forth – You should compare prices of various vendors depending on four factors: software costs, third party costs, implementation costs and annual maintenance costs
Selecting an EHR system • How to avoid previous problems? – It is absolutely crucial to avoid the problems you had with your previous EHR vendor – You need to identify the specific goals that you want the software to help you achieve in the next year and a half • Technology keeps evolving – Technology evolves rapidly – When making new decisions, it is important to consider the way of doing things and how can new technologies help you make them better – Consider if you want to allow your physicians or nurses to carry touch screen devices rather than desktops or laptops
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