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Cloud-based EMR vs. Client -Server based EMR - What Is Right for Your Practice?

Posted by Suzanne Prasad

Cloud based EHR

The explosive growth of Software as a Service (SaaS) technology has opened the door for even small and medium-sized practices to access a full-featured EMR systems without the major investment in infrastructure that accompanies any client-server based EMR (aka server-based EMR). This makes Cloud-based EMR (aka web-based EMR) very attractive for groups who want to implement a new system or upgrade to a more robust EMR. But each of these two types has its own strengths and weaknesses, so it's important to understand how each works with your practice and your ongoing needs. Here's what you should know before you reach a final decision. 
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Cloud-based EHR Replacement Initiatives in Healthcare

Posted by Alok Prasad

Move to cloud-based computing systems is not a fad any more; according to KLAS Research, almost 5 percent of all large hospitals will be switching to a new EMR solution within the next two years. Legacy electronic health record solutions are often not as secured, accessible or versatile as the current offerings. The EHR industry has been growing in leaps and bounds in current years, and modern EHR solutions are extremely sophisticated.

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EMR for Urgent Care Centers - What Should You Look For?

Posted by Shreya Iyer

Emergency rooms run at double time nearly all the time and Urgent Care Medical Practices mimic many of the situations found in hospital emergency rooms. Choosing the right electronic medical record is the difference between improving patient care and slowing things down to unacceptable levels.

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3 Reasons Why EHR Software Usage and Patient Loyalty are Positively Correlated

Posted by Shreya Iyer

 Why Using EHR Software Helps Increase Patient Loyalty?

Attracting new customers can be expensive. According to Lee Resource Inc., it can cost over five times as much to gain a new customer as it does to keep an old one. A healthcare office may be slightly different from a retail business, but there is still value in patient loyalty. Happy patients return for future visits and are more likely to refer friends and family to the practice. When most of the business for your healthcare office is recurring patients, you also save on costs associated with gathering new patient information and creating records. One way to get those benefits is to use EHR software in your office; studies have shown a positive correlation between such software and patient loyalty.

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Why is Cloud-based EMR Better For Small Practices?

Posted by Sr. Analyst

Cloud based EMR

All across the country, medical offices large and small are making the switch to electronic medical records or EMR Software.  As medical offices become more technologically savvy, the choices regarding the types of Cloud_SaaS_based_EHRelectronic medical records available to them are growing in number rapidly.

Physicians are finding that having an EMR system as opposed to using paper charts offer them a greater amount of flexibility and convenience.  Not to mention, the level of compliance with privacy standards increases with the use of EMR.  As a medical professional, you are now faced with a choice regarding the type of EMR you implement in your office.  You have the option of choosing between a client-server based system or a cloud-based EMR system (or Web based EMR).

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Electronic Medical Records – Pros and Cons of Mobile Computing with Tablet PC’s

Posted by Aparna Prasad

A new survey shows that more physicians are embracing mobile technology, from smartphones to tablet PC’s, for professional use.  With that growth however, many believe that we’re still too early into the development of that technology to see it have a measurable impact on meaningful use and the implementation of electronic medical records.

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EMR: What Does Your Hardware Investment Look Like?

Posted by Aparna Prasad

There's a vast array of technology available to help move a clinic into the future with electronic medical records software.  While some is optional based on cutting edge technology, there are certain technologies that are required in order for these integrated systems to operate efficiently.

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Why Adopting Web Based EMR Makes Sense for Small and Mid-sized Clinics?

Posted by Aparna Prasad

A physician researching electronic health records systems in order to improve the efficiency of their practice will typically find they have one of two options; the first choice is to implement a server based electronic health records system.  The other is a web based EMR system.  While the two offer very similar functionality and features, there are some inherent benefits that come with utilizing the best web based EMR software available.

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Web based EMR - Low Investment, Great Idea, But..

Posted by Alok Prasad

Times are tough economically and it may seem like a bad idea to spend money on implementing an Electronic Medical Records solution in your practice. However, a large number of physicians continue to be amazed at the increase in efficiency of their operations after successfully implementing the ‘right-fit' EMR in their Clinics.
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Web based EMR - ASP vs. SaaS? Should you really care?

Posted by Alok Prasad

I was reading an interview with the CEO of a company which offers EMR Software on SaaS (Software as Service) basis. The CEO of that EMR vendor company mentioned that theirs was the only real SaaS EMR, others who claim to be SaaS are really only ASP EMRs. I have seen this term used interchangeably in the past and therefore thought that it would probably help to clear the air a little bit.

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