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The 2-minute Guide: Single vs Multi-Specialty EMR (Electronic Medical Records) or EHR


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Choosing an EMR or EHR system for your practice is a challenging task. You need to select the right type of software that will fit your practice’s workflow and specialty. One of the main elements to consider when selecting software is whether to purchase single specialty or multi-specialty EMR. This decision should be made based on your practice’s specialty.

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The 2-minute Guide: Single vs Multi-Specialty EMR (Electronic Medical Records) or EHR

  1. 1. The 2-minute Guide:Single vs Multi-Specialty EMR(Electronic Medical Records) or EHRSummer  2013Wednesday, June 12, 13
  2. 2. Choosing an EMR or EHR system foryour practice is a challenging task. One ofthe main elements to consider whenselecting software is whether to purchasesingle specialty or multi-specialty EMR.Wednesday, June 12, 13
  3. 3. Multi-Specialty vs Specific Speciality PracticesGeneral Speciality PracticesOther Speciality Practices123Wednesday, June 12, 13
  4. 4. Multi-Specialty vs Specific SpecialityPractices4Multi-Specialty PracticesSpecific SpecialtyPractices‣ It is advised that you purchase multi-speciality EHR opposed to multipleEHR systems for each speciality atyour practice‣ A general, multi-specialty EHR will fitthe general workflow of your practiceand can connect all the specialtydepartment‣ A speciality-specific EHR may be thebest fit to fit your specific workflow‣ For more specific medicalspecialties, such as Oncology,Cardiology, or NephrologyWednesday, June 12, 13
  5. 5. General Speciality Practices‣A general EMR would suit your practice needs well‣ Most multi-speciality EHR systems offer speciality-specific data and templates and offer customizationoptions‣ A multi-speciality EHR can be tailored to any particularspeciality focus of the general practiceSuch as Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or Pediatrics5Wednesday, June 12, 13
  6. 6. Other Speciality Practices6If your practice performsmostly speciality-specifictests or examsIf your practice performsmore general tests andexams that are similar toother specialities‣ A speciality EMR may be the bestfit as it will have more functionalitythan a multi-speciality EMR‣ A multi-speciality EMR wouldbetter fit your needs rather than asingle speciality EMRSuch as Orthopedics or PulmonologyWednesday, June 12, 13
  7. 7. 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 Single vs Multi-Speciality EMR, please visit us at: can help!About UsLocation:55 Cambridge ParkwaySuite 103Cambridge, MA 02142Wednesday, June 12, 13
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