I Now Pronounce You Physician and EMR? Print
Written by Amy Monagan   
Saturday, 31 July 2010 14:54

It's common knowledge that Electronic Medical Records systems are necessary to keep your practice running efficiently in today's society.  However, there are over 290 companies out there all stating that they have the "Best Solution," so how do you decide which one is right for you? Every EMR solution is different and some are better suited to certain practices, specific specialties, etc.  Finding the right EMR solution for your practice is much like finding your future husband or wife, there are so many things to consider and questions to ask before you make the leap.  So, before you say "I do" to your EMR I have some advice.

Narrowing down EMR systems that are suited for you has gotten very easy; the very first step I suggest is visit www.EMRConsultant.com.  This website offers a free service to physicians; you build a profile, and answer some questions about your practice and workflow.  Those answers are then analyzed and put through a logical unbiased matrix to determine which EMR vendors will be a potential match for you.  It has really gotten that simple.

Once you have narrowed your search down, visit www.EHRscope.com/reviews, this website offers reviews on the EMR vendors. You can read for yourself what physicians are saying about their experiences with that EMR.  It's all there, the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Physicians review on a scale of 1-5 their experience with everything from ease of use, implementation, training, support, customer service, and so many other important items that you should take into account when considering your EMR vendor.

Remember, what Grandma always said: "running off to elope is bad" .  So that being said, keep these two essential tools in your back pocket. This way you can be fully prepared and informed when you are ready to make the EMR leap.

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