The 2-minute Guide: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Costs


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Electronic Medical Records implementation can improve the quality of care, increase productivity, and lower costs for physicians and possibly save money for patients as well.

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The 2-minute Guide: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Costs

  1. 1. The 2-minute Guide: ElectronicMedical Record (EMR) CostsSummer  2013Monday, June 3, 13
  2. 2. EMR CostsHardware & ImplementationTraining & Maintenance123Monday, June 3, 13
  3. 3. What do you need to know?EMR Costs‣ Purchasing and integrating an EMR system can be costly, but the benefits ofEMR systems can be worth the time and investment‣ EMR system cost range:- Hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars- Subscription based with monthly fees vs. upfront cost- Some systems free to use‣ Choose the right EMR system for your practice based on a cost-benefit analysis- Fit practice type and size- Systems architecture (SaaS vs client server)Monday, June 3, 13
  4. 4. The EMR software vendor you purchase from may havehardware recommendations to use with their system.Hardware Costs‣Hardware bought must complement the software system- Computers- Scanners- Printers- Server stations- Smart phones- TabletsMonday, June 3, 13
  5. 5. EMR software vendors usually charge implementationexpenses for installing the EMR software.EMR Implementation‣Fee may be included in EMR costs or may varydepending on size of practice- Verify fees before purchasing software‣May need to hire additional EMR implementationconsultants, additional staff members, or variousoutside services if help is not offered by the EMRcompany- Disruption of workflow is expected during transitionMonday, June 3, 13
  6. 6. EMR Training‣ Some EMR software packages may come with freeon-site staff training‣ Some EMR vendors charge additional fees for training‣ EMR training consultants can be hired for assistance‣ Properly trained staff with the new EMR system willallow for optimal use of system best practice workflowMonday, June 3, 13
  7. 7. Annual Maintenance‣Annual maintenance costs may include:- Updating the EMR software system- Replacing old hardware- Hiring networking professionals to ensure propernetwork connection between workstations- Additional maintenanceMonday, June 3, 13
  8. 8. works to connect physicians to the best EMR companies, matching the rightEMR system with specific medical practices. 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 EMR Costs, please visit us at: can help!About UsLocation:55 Cambridge ParkwaySuite 103Cambridge, MA 02142Monday, June 3, 13
  9. 9. Thank you for reading The 2-minute Guide: EMR Costs.Please visit us at so we can help connect you to the best EMRcompanies!How can help!Choosing the Right EMRMonday, June 3, 13