Electronic Medical Record Solutions
Selecting the right EMR solution will be one of the most important decisions you make for your practice, as your EMR's capabilities will either limit or allow the integration of additional technologies. Since converting to an EMR is likely to affect some of your workflows, it is important to understand what you need your software to be capable of, as well as the benefits that implementing an EMR solution will have on your practice.
Whether you require a standard EMR system or a customizable, specialty-specific software package, EMR Solution can help you find the right software solution to meet your charting needs. Contact us for a free consultation.
Let us help you:
-Research and compare EMR software packages
-Negotiate the best price on training, installation, maintenance fees, hardware and IT setup
-Select the best EMR solution for your practice
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Questions to Consider Before Viewing an EMR Demo
EMR demonstrations can be pretty useless if you show up for them unprepared. Just like you wouldn't buy a car based solely on the test drive, you shouldn't put all your eggs into one EMR basket without knowing if the product's features and capabilities are in line with your practice's needs.
Before scheduling any vendor demonstrations, be sure to compile a list of "must haves" for your practice. Do you want an EMR solution capable of sending e-prescriptions? Are you interested in setting up a lab interface or having a product that integrates with your current billing software? If you go into the demo with a specific set of questions, the person demonstrating the software will be able to let you know whether their EMR offers those capabilities and then show you how they work.
If you practice medicine in a specialist field, prepare a few specialty-specific questions for functions that are important to you but that doctors in other specialties wouldn't necessarily need. This will help you rule out some vendors who might claim to offer specialty-specific software but whose EMR solutions lack certain features crucial to practicing medicine in your field.
Finally, be sure to come up with a scoring tool to rate each EMR system and compare it against the other EMRs in the running. A simple and effective method would be to employ a 3-2-1 scoring model, giving a product a 3 if they exceed your requirement, a 2 if they meet your requirement, and a 1 if they fail to meet it.
It's easy to let yourself get carried away during a demo, as the presenter shows you their software's fancier features. Therefore, it is important to begin each demonstration by outlining your objectives and what you are looking for in an EMR solution. If you can see, first-hand, the features that are important to you, rather than sitting through a general run-through of the software's main capabilities, you will be able to make a more informed decision when it comes to choosing the best EMR solution for your practice.