Patient Safety is the key reason for the adoption of electronic medical records. Even though the health care industry has been able to raise considerable doubts about the cost savings and efficiency gains of EMRs, the patient safety components of EMRs have stayed a very powerful argument in support of their adoption.
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, efficiency, 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.