Understanding the Electronic Medical Record

Many physician/surgeons and healthcare practitioner buyers want to know how to make sense out of the 300 and counting software companies offering EHR/EMR and practice management systems.  Did you know that there are 300 electronic health record vendors in North America?  The simple solution is to set simple criteria that categorize companies based on what segments of the market they serve.  For example your criteria can be medical specialties served, size of practice served, types of functionality offered and general cost of the systems.

Most systems are designed just for a specific specialty or two.  If a large practice or surgery center implements a system designed for a small practice you will likely experience poor performance.  Price sensitivity often leads buyers to low cost systems that lack features, support and viability.  You can save yourself weeks of upfront research easily by testing the programs for free. 

Here’s to your success,

NB

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