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Are You Reaping The Rewards After Implementing EHR Software?

Posted by Alok Prasad

EHR Implementation Rewards

Electronic health records (EHR) sometimes get a bad reputation due to the high cost of implementation as well as the operational challenges they pose. However, it’s important to note that many physicians have EHR_Rewardssuccessfully incorporated EHRs into their practices and are reaping the benefits from this powerful technology.

HealthIT.gov has published a variety of these success stories on its Web site. We’ve compiled some of the most important takeaway points pertaining to small practices and solo practitioners. Consider the following innovative ways in which practices are using EHR technology to improve care.

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6 Essential Questions to Ask an EHR Vendor Prior to an EHR Selection

Posted by Suzanne Prasad

EMR & Medical Billing Best Practices Series: #4

Organization is an essential component of a successful medical office, and we've spent the last two weeks discussing how organization in billing and scheduling processes saves you time, money, and headaches. As the push for electronic health records continues, small medical offices and clinics are beginning to make the shift to EHRs. Organizing your expectations prior to EHR selection ensures you choose a service that meets the current and future needs of your practice.

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EMR Implementation Costs Deciphered

Posted by Aparna Prasad

Whether you are looking at updating a current electronic health records (EHR) system or instating EHR for the very first time, you will need to take the potential EHR implementation costs into account. Although most medical professionals view EHR as worth its weight in gold (due to the increased efficiency and organizational capabilities it provides) struggling establishments may worry about having the "gold" to pay for the transition in the first place. Ultimately, the cost of EHR implementation will have to be weighed against the potential savings. Detailed below are a few factors you should keep in mind as you attempt to decipher EMR implementation costs:

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How much does an EMR System cost?

Posted by Aparna Prasad

EMR System Cost

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software is fast becoming the standard for physicians. According to a recent study by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), 51% of groups with three or more doctors use EMR software.

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Electronic Health Records – Bringing Efficiency to Primary Care

Posted by Alok Prasad

The world of healthcare is changing especially so in the light of an estimated 30 million new patients that will be added to the healthcare system. Most of them will be tended to by Family Doctors (including internists and pediatricians). Primary care practices typically measure productivity according to the number of visits, which also drives payment (which is less than half the money earned by specialists).

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Top 10 EHR Software Selection Blunders

Posted by Alok Prasad

EHR Software and Vendor Selection

When you take on the onerous task of selecting the right EMR Software (aka EHR Software) for your clinic yourself, you may unknowingly do many little things that will surely lead to selection of software that is not right for you. They will result in costly and frustrating mistakes that can come as a surprise and hit you hard when you least expect them.
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How much does an EMR Cost?

Posted by Alok Prasad

EMR Cost

An updated version of the post was published here.

When prospective EMR clients ask me "so how much does EMR cost?", the immediate answer to this somewhat of a thought provoking question is, "well, how much time do you have on your hands today to listen to the answer?" Meaning, are they looking to just find out about the cost of the EMR Software itself, or are they really interested in understanding the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) as it relates to implementing an Electronic Medical Records solution in their practice successfully.

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