Purchasing an Electronic Medical Record / Electronic Health Record (EMR / EHR) is a huge decision for today’s medical practice. Physician adoption is tentative, but has been spurred on over the past few years due to economic stimulus dollars and impending sanctions if an EMR has not been adopted by 2015.
101 tips for purchasing an EMR is just a scratch of the surface. Purchasing a new EMR can be very complicated and will have a long lasting effect on the service, quality, safety, and finances of your practice. This table shows you the first segment of tips and questions to think about when you engage an EMR vendor.
The 101 tips are broken down into Support, Quality, Safety, Finance, and Efficiency. Some questions will have more or less relevance to your practice based on the size and electronic maturity of your environment.