Archive for June, 2011

Finding the Best EHR for Your Medical Practice: 10 Key Questions to Ask EHR Vendors

June 30, 2011

Selecting an EHR system for your practice can be difficult and time-consuming—every vendor claims to have the best EHR system on the market, and every EHR has a multitude of features and specific functions that may or may not complement your practice workflow. So, how do you choose the best EHR for your medical practice? [...]

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EMR and EHR: Where Are You Getting Your Information?

June 23, 2011

Given the complexities of medical practice today, many physicians and administrators are forced to look to external resources for information and education: Consultants Other practices and colleagues Professional societies and the member meetings With the breadth of topics to cover, however, these sources don’t have the resources to become experts on every subject. Ask physicians [...]

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Don’t Sit on the EHR Fence Too Long

June 16, 2011

When it comes time for medical practices to select an EHR, many physicians and administrators prefer to sit on the fence. They are waiting to see about the success or failure of their colleagues, and in many instances, they are waiting to see if the meaningful use incentive payments will actually be made. While learning [...]

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EHR: Experience from the Field

June 9, 2011

At the recent HIT Policy Committee public hearing in Washington D.C., many speakers with experience in the field commented about electronic health record (EHR) vendors, implementation, and functionality. For those of you currently engaged in an EHR search process, plan to begin one soon, or are considering switching systems, the comments below from the public [...]

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EHR: Where’s the References?

June 3, 2011

The conference hall was filled with EHR vendors at the recent American Academy of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) conference, and yet there were scarcely any client references to be found. With only one exception, no vendors displayed the orthopaedic practice logos that represented satisfied and happy customers. Why would this be the case? This is the [...]

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