The 2-minute Guide: Choosing the RightElectronic Medical Record (EMR) SystemSummer	  2013Thursday, May 30, 13
With +500 EMR Vendors selling EMR andEHR systems, how do you know whichsystem is right for your practice?Thursday, May 30,...
CertificationPractice Specialty and SizeSystem Architecture123Thursday, May 30, 13
Current RegulationsCertification‣Verify that the chosen EMR system qualifies for FederalEHR incentive payments- EMR systems ...
Practice Specialty and Size‣EMR systems and software are tailored to differentmedical practice specialties and sizes- Custo...
System ArchitectureProConControl of underlying data andstorage systems to meet HIPAAsecurity obligationsOn-siteComputer Se...
Potential Reasons for SwitchingReplacing EMR SystemFederal Benefits‣EHR software does not fulfill meaningful userequirements...
How MedicalRecords.com can help you!Next StepsPhase 1:Investigate EHR candidatesand find a system that fits yourpractice nee...
MedicalRecords.com works to connect physicians to the best EMR companies, matching the rightEMR system with specific medica...
Thank you for reading The 2-minute Guide: Choosing the Right EMR System.Please visit us at MedicalRecords.com so we can he...
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The 2-minute Guide: Choosing the Right Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System

  1. 1. The 2-minute Guide: Choosing the RightElectronic Medical Record (EMR) SystemSummer  2013Thursday, May 30, 13
  2. 2. With +500 EMR Vendors selling EMR andEHR systems, how do you know whichsystem is right for your practice?Thursday, May 30, 13
  3. 3. CertificationPractice Specialty and SizeSystem Architecture123Thursday, May 30, 13
  4. 4. Current RegulationsCertification‣Verify that the chosen EMR system qualifies for FederalEHR incentive payments- EMR systems do not have to be certified at the time ofinstallation, but will need to be qualified before EHRincentive payments can be received‣Make “meaningful use” of EMR system accredited by aproper certification authority- Certification Commission for Health Information Technologyand Drummond Group Inc. are most widely knownThursday, May 30, 13
  5. 5. Practice Specialty and Size‣EMR systems and software are tailored to differentmedical practice specialties and sizes- Customization includes specialty-specific featuresand templates- Helps practice workflowThursday, May 30, 13
  6. 6. System ArchitectureProConControl of underlying data andstorage systems to meet HIPAAsecurity obligationsOn-siteComputer ServerInternet-based“Cloud” ServiceSoftware-as-a-Service (SaaS),the web based architect,assumes security provisioningand maintenanceProviders need to maintain andupgrade these systems to keepthem fully functionalQuality and consistency ofinternet access can affectfunctionality of the systemThursday, May 30, 13
  7. 7. Potential Reasons for SwitchingReplacing EMR SystemFederal Benefits‣EHR software does not fulfill meaningful userequirements‣Too expensive without a return on investmentTech IssuesWorkflow‣Integration issues with other software systems‣Software usability issues‣Dissatisfied with systems architecture‣Does not work on mobile devices‣Not customizable for your specialtyThursday, May 30, 13
  8. 8. How MedicalRecords.com can help you!Next StepsPhase 1:Investigate EHR candidatesand find a system that fits yourpractice needs.Phase 4:Assess costs for software,hardware, installation, training,and maintenance.Phase 2:Plan out implementationprocess to save on costs.Phase 3:Use continuity of caredocuments (CCD) to helptransfer medical records.1234Thursday, May 30, 13
  9. 9. 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 Choosing the Right EMR System, please visit us at: http://www.medicalrecords.com/physicians/how-to-choose-your-emrHow MedicalRecords.com can help!About UsLocation:55 Cambridge ParkwaySuite 103Cambridge, MA 02142Thursday, May 30, 13
  10. 10. Thank you for reading The 2-minute Guide: Choosing the Right EMR System.Please visit us at MedicalRecords.com so we can help connect you to the best EMRcompanies!How MedicalRecords.com can help!Choosing the Right EMRThursday, May 30, 13

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