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Are You Dissatisfied With Your EMR Software?

Posted by Alok Prasad

Even though EMR is becoming commonplace in the healthcare industry, statistics show that the number of practitioners who are experiencing EMR dissatisfaction is on the rise. Most of these practitioners have been using EMR for a few years, yet they're still experiencing difficulties that are resulting in EMR dissatisfaction. Perhaps you can relate, and you're also not happy with the system you're using in your practice.

Through the studies that have been done in order to help us understand the satisfaction levels of physicians using EMR, there are a few reasons why the experts believe these EMR users aren't enjoying their EMR as much as they should be. By correcting these problems, satisfaction levels should increase, resulting in more profitable practices, happier patients, and content physicians and medical staff.

Lack of Vendor Support

Vendor support is a key component to ensuring EMR satisfaction. However, it is not only limited to the implementation stage, even though that stage is vital to the success of the system. The most recent Family Practice Management survey tested the satisfaction levels of practitioners using various EMR systems. While there were some that were happy with the support they received from their vendor, most of the physicians surveyed responded negatively. They felt that adequate support was not given during the training process, and they also felt that as time went on, their vendor was not responsive to their needs.

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How To Pick the Best EMR Vendor For Your Practice

Posted by Aparna Prasad

Best EMR Vendor

In this day and age, when providers are switching EMRs right and left, we all know that they went wrong in one crucial part of their EMR purchase: vendor selection. While there are many different methods of EMR vendor selection used by medical practices, many of them have been left wishing they had used a different method, or chosen a different vendor. EMR vendor selection is very important for many reasons. In addition to poor selection being problematic for physicians who wish to attest to the stages of meaningful use, choosing the wrong vendor can also result in implementation and utilization issues. A great deal of research is required prior to choosing your vendor. Research is the only way to ensure that you've made an excellent choice, and that you'll be able to enjoy all of the benefits of your EMR system.

As you begin to look at EMR vendors, here are a few key areas you'll want to pay attention to that will help you make an excellent decision that you won't regret a few months or years down the road.

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Coding Compliance Audit - Still a Good Idea for Physicians?

Posted by Alok Prasad

This time I decided to write this post about a slightly different topic - Coding Compliance. As we discuss below, when physicians implement EMR or EHR, the need for a good compliance plan will not disappear contrary to what some physicians may believe.

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8 Cardinal Sins of EMR Training

Posted by Alok Prasad

EMR Training

Here's a multiple-choice quiz with an answer that may surprise you:

What's the most expensive cost element when you implement new Electronic Medical Records?

a. EMR Software
b. Workstations and monitors
c. Training and Change Management
d. Customizing templates

If you answered "EMR software" - sorry, no cigar. While EMR / EHR software isn't cheap, it's a one-time expense.

If you chose "Workstations and monitors" you're still on the wrong track. Workstations and monitors with more than enough power for EMR cost under $1000.

If you answered "Training and Change Management," you may select the kewpie doll of your choice - you're absolutely right. This cost component is perennial and has no end!

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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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Guaranteed Roadmap to a Failed EMR Implementation

Posted by Alok Prasad

You probably spent several months in EMR vendor selection process. Right? Did you realize that you need to spend at least as much time in planning your EMR implementation, if you want to ensure a successful Electronic Medical Records implementation.

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Beware of EMR Software Match-Maker Imposters

Posted by J. R. Thiara

If you are out there trying to take on the daunting task of researching and finding an Electronic Medical Records Software solution (EMR) all on your own, the prognosis is bleak, the toll is high, and you will have a very bumpy road to travel. There is good news though, and all you have to do is take the Easy Street exit, just ahead. That's where you will find the right professional help to guide you through your EMR Selection Process, and save you a lot of time, money, and frustration. Good EMR Consulting Companies are hard to find, simply because there aren't many.

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