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The 2-minute Guide: 9 Best Practices For Choosing EMR Software
The 2-minute Guide: 9 Best Practices For Choosing EMR Software
The 2-minute Guide: 9 Best Practices For Choosing EMR Software
The 2-minute Guide: 9 Best Practices For Choosing EMR Software
The 2-minute Guide: 9 Best Practices For Choosing EMR Software
The 2-minute Guide: 9 Best Practices For Choosing EMR Software
The 2-minute Guide: 9 Best Practices For Choosing EMR Software
The 2-minute Guide: 9 Best Practices For Choosing EMR Software
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The 2-minute Guide: 9 Best Practices For Choosing EMR Software

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Selecting an electronic medical record (EMR) or electronic health record (EHR) for your medical practice is a challenging, but very important task. Purchasing and installing a new EMR system require a …

Selecting an electronic medical record (EMR) or electronic health record (EHR) for your medical practice is a challenging, but very important task. Purchasing and installing a new EMR system require a lot of research and time. The best EMR software for your practice will fit in with your practice’s workflow and increase efficiency, but a bad EMR will halt your workflow and cause frustrations.

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  • 1. The 2-minute Guide: 9 Best PracticesFor Choosing EMR SoftwareSummer  2013Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 2. Importance of Finding the Right EMR/EHR9 Practices123Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 3. Importance of Finding the Right EMR‣Selecting an electronic medical record (EMR) orelectronic health record (EHR) for your medicalpractice is a challenging, but very important task.- Requires a lot of time and research- The best EMR software for your practice will fit in withyour practice’s workflow and increase efficiency, but abad EMR will halt your workflow and cause frustrations3Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 4. 9 Practices41. Create a List ofRequirements2. Analyze Your Budget‣ Include all physicians and staff inthe development of this list‣ Map out your ideal practiceworkflow and patient visit flow todetermine how potential EMRsoftware could complement yourworkflow instead of hindering it‣ Research multiple options thatwould be an advantageousfinancial investment and wouldsave money in the long run‣ Keep in mind not only initial EHR/EMR costs but also hardware,implementation, training, andmaintenance costsWednesday, June 12, 13
  • 5. 9 Practices53. ConsiderSpeciality SpecificEMR Systems5. Ensure theEMR System HasBeen Certified‣ Customizationincludes specialty-specific features andtemplates, which willhelp your practiceworkflowtremendously4. SystemsArchitecture‣ Choose betweenweb-based (cloud)or client/serverdepending on whichtype is best suitedfor the needs ofyour practice andwill complementyour workflow‣ Confirm certificationby ONC-AuthorizedTesting andCertification Body‣ importantprerequisite forobtaining thegovernmentincentivereimbursementsWednesday, June 12, 13
  • 6. 9 Practices66. Get Advice From OtherPhysicians and Staff7. Decide how muchsupport you will require‣ Most vendors will offer 24/7support, but you need to makesure you understand what sort ofsupport you will be receiving‣ normal office hours vsnighttime or weekend support‣ on-site help vs call center help‣ technical assistance vsassistance installing newfeatures or fixing bugs‣ Visit a practice that is currentlyusing the EMR software you areconsidering implementing‣ Talk to physicians and staff aboutthe EMR software to find out if thesoftware is best suited to yourpractice and what issues may arisewith usage or installation6Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 7. 9 Practices78. Have a lawyer review thepurchase agreement9. Spend time installingthe EMR system‣ To guarantee that the software iswhat was promised and includesthe right features‣ To understand what costs andadditional fees are associated withthe EMR software purchase‣ Do not underestimate the time andeffort you will need to put in‣ Be prepared to hire additional helpduring the transition process‣ to prevent workflow disruption‣ Schedule fewer appointmentsduring the transition time7Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 8. MedicalRecords.com works to connect physicians to the best EMR companies, matching the rightEMR system with specific medical practices. MedicalRecords.com is the world’s largest directory ofEMR software vendors. It is a privately held company based in Cambridge, MA whose mission is tobetter organize the EMR software market. The company was founded by seasoned technology andhealthcare professionals in 2010 after the passing of The Health Information Technology forEconomic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).For more information about 9 Practices For Choosing EMR Software, please visit us at: http://www.medicalrecords.com/9-best-practices-for-choosing-emr-softwareHow MedicalRecords.com can help!About UsLocation:55 Cambridge ParkwaySuite 103Cambridge, MA 02142Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 9. Thank you for reading 9 Best Practices For Choosing EMR Software.Please visit us at MedicalRecords.com so we can help connect you to the best EMRcompanies!How MedicalRecords.com can help!Choosing the Right EMRWednesday, June 12, 13

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