Choosing The Right EHR
Choosing the right Electronic Health Records (EHR) for your practice can be a daunting task.
There is enough research documenting improved productivity levels and efficiency gained by EHR Software implementation.
Large physician practices may have financial flexibility to implement an EHR with bells and whistles driving up the price point.
Small practices often lack this luxury.
In times of decreasing reimbursement and increasing regulatory demands, small practices must partner with an EHR vendor offering the biggest “bang for buck.”
This allows physicians to focus on what they do best: Generate revenue by providing top-notch clinical care to patients.
Small practices lag behind struggling with EHR implementation.
Sixty-seven percent of small practices (i.e., those with 2-3 physicians) have adopted an EHR.
Meaningful us (MU) drives adoption.
MU is likely driving both new EHR implementations and replacements as Stage 3, focusing on patient outcomes and population health management, forces smaller practices to partner with those offering more advanced clinical monitoring and data analysis.
EHRs have come a long way, and continue to evolve since the dawn of the HITECH Act, passed in 2009.
Many EHR features only available to large hospitals and practices in the past are now accessable to smaller practices.
These small practices must choose carefully when investing in a cost effective and user-friendly solution.
The perfect EHR is unavailable.
However, the specific critical technological features exist to assure the overall practice success.