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Athenahealth EHR and Practice Management Software
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Athenahealth EHR Software

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Rated 4 3
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Athenahealth EMR Software is one of the largest EHR companies in the US. The Massachusetts based company provides Cloud-based EMR, Practice Management & Medical Billing software to more than 100,000 healthcare provid...Learn More

Recommended: 86%

Advancedmd EMR and Practice Management Software
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AdvancedMD

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Rated 4 3
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AdvancedMD is a cloud-based EMR and Medical Practice Management solutions provider, offering its users industrial-grade computing experience with renowned speed, secure access, and support. Due to its web-based nature, i...Learn More

Recommended: 86%

Practice Fusion EHR and Practice Management Software
Practice Fusion EHR Software and Patient Portal

Practice Fusion EHR Software

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Rated 4 3
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Practice Fusion a cloud-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) program that has been specifically designed to improve the flow of information between doctors and patients with the aim of boosting efficiency in medical proc...Learn More

Recommended: 80%

Kareo Clinical EHR and Practice Management Software
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Kareo Clinical EHR Software

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Rated 4 3
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Kareo is a web-based Health IT solution offering Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) services. The company also offers quality and dependable Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) services. The EHR is I...Learn More

Recommended: 85%

Greenway PrimeSUITE EHR and Practice Management Software
Greenway PrimeSUITE EHR Software and Patient Portal

Greenway PrimeSUITE EHR

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Rated 4 3
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Greenway Prime Suite is an ambulatory Health IT solution offering clinical, financial, and administrative services to clinics and medical practices. Designed to be user-centric and support decision making, Greenway Healt...Learn More

Recommended: 68%

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Epic EHR Software

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Rated 4 3
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Epic is an Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management (PM) and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solution provider. The software can work with various medical specialties including Behavioral Health, Cardiology, De...Learn More

Recommended: 64%

AllegianceMD EMR and Practice Management Software
AllegianceMD EMR Software and Patient Portal

AllegianceMD

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Rated 4 3
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AllegianceMD EMR is a cloud-based solution which is ideally designed for small and mid-sized practices. Besides that, it is also designed to serve ambulatory surgery centers. AllegianceMD EHR has various capabilitie...Learn More

Recommended: 86%

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Rated 4 3
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InSync is an integrated Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Medical Billing and Practice Management (PM) solution provider. The software is designed to cater to multiple medical specialties including Cardiology, Chiropract...Learn More

Recommended: 89%

Nextech EMR and Practice Management Software
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Nextech

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Rated 4 3
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Nextech is a Cloud-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) and Practice Management (PM) software solution provider. It is specifically designed for practices specializing in Ophthalmology, ...Learn More

Recommended: 64%

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ChARM EHR

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Rated 4 3
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ChARM EHR is a cloud-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution that is designed for medical practices of a small to medium size. The software is extremely affordable and comes with great accessibility options. Due ...Learn More

Recommended: 87%

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Cerner Specialty Practice Management

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Rated 4 3
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Cerner Specialty Practice Management system offers a front-end and back-end office solution for all medical practices. The system’s services are best suited to small and medium-sized practices having 10 or fewer consu...Learn More

Recommended: 84%

Aprima EHR and Practice Management Software
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Aprima EHR

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Rated 4 3
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Aprima is an Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management (PM) and Medical Billing application. It is available in both online and server based solutions. More than 12 million Americans have an electronic record i...Learn More

Recommended: 82%

Allscripts Professional EHR and Practice Management Software
Allscripts Professional EHR Software and Patient Portal

Allscripts Professional EHR Software

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Rated 4 3
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Allscripts Professional EHR software is a certified ambulatory Healthcare IT system providing Electronic Practice Management (PM), Health Records (EHR), medical billing and patient scheduling solutions to practices aimin...Learn More

Recommended: 62%

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CureMD

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Rated 4 3
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CureMD is a market leader providing modern-day health information systems and services that enhance the clinical and administrative operations of healthcare practices and enterprises. The integrated cloud-based soluti...Learn More

Recommended: 59%

Compulink Healthcare Solutions and Practice Management Software
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Compulink Healthcare Solutions EHR Software

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Rated 4 3
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Compulink healthcare solutions previously known as Compulink Advantage is a Cloud-based Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management (PM) and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) service provider for practices of all...Learn More

Recommended: 56%

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myEvolv

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Rated 4 3
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MyEvolv EHR is an integrated web-based EHR software solution designed by NetSmart. NetSmart is based in the US and is a leading software development company with over 30 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry. Yo...Learn More

Recommended: 67%

AdvantaChart EMR Software
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AdvantaChart

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AdvantaChart is quality electronic medical record (EMR) software developed to meet the Health IT needs of women’s health providers. Such clinicians include gynecologists and obstetricians. The software also features ca...Learn More

Recommended: 80%

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EMR Software Buyers Guide

by K Marsh

Last Updated: 26 Sep, 2018 11:29 AM

What You Need To Know About EMR

Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are an electronic way of keeping patient medical records. You can store anything from patient charts, medical history, bloodwork, payment schedule and billing in your EMR. Also known as Electronic Health Records (EHR) they provide an added functionality where patient demographics, histories and similarities can be tracked as well as prescriptions, medications and SOAP notes and much more.

Since the HITECH Act introduced Meaningful Use the medical and healthcare industry has been in a flurry to find an EHR/EMR system to suit their practice. Transitioning from paper to electronic recording of patients histories and administrative documents wasn't easy, but the benefits to the future of healthcare of implementing EHR outweigh the dredge work of the present:

  • EHR promotes efficiency and a smoother workflow.
  • It increases revenue through well documented claims.
  • It increases revenue through increased patient inflow.
  • Decreased stationary costs.
  • It improves care coordination.
  • Patient information is safe and secure from natural damage.
  • Streamlining healthcare practices across the country.
What Are You Looking For?

Meaningful Use has dropped the bomb leaving healthcare practices no choice but to convert their practice to an EHR system. But it's up to you to select the EHR vendor of your choice that best suits your needs. So now that you're in the market you either:

  1. Have no clue what you're looking for.
  2. Know exactly what you want but don't know where to get it.
  3. Are considering investing in software specifically designed for your practice.

Although #3 is ideal it costs way too much to hire an IT department and support system to cater to the practices needs, especially for a small to medium sized clinic. For #1 and #2 we have a brief, but succinct guide, to help you find the vendor perfect for you.

What to Look For in a Potential Vendor Size

Medical practices come in all shapes and sizes. Some are single doctor private practices while others are large hospitals with branches all over the country that need one system to sync all the records. Unfortunately, one software does not fit all. Single specialty software will not be able to accommodate the load of a larger practice, while multiple clinician software will be useless and unnecessarily expensive for the single doctor. There are EHR vendors that provide services for a specific range of doctors per practice. Make sure that the vendor you're interested in is equipped to provide services to a practice of your size.

Security

Patient privacy is a paramount concern for any physician so you will need to make sure that the EMR system is HIPAA compliant at all times and your patient information is secure. All the vendors are aware of the necessity of security and many provide data encryption technology to enhance the security in their software.

Specific Services

One of the decisions your practice will have to make is whether you want just an EMR system or one with an integrated Practice Management for billing and scheduling. There are advantages to having both together but there have been cases where some practices only go for one if they had unique requirements that a vendor could not fulfill, or they had already paid a hefty amount for a PM system and weren't looking to replace it yet.

Ease of Use and Training

Doctors are not IT professionals, and though some might be tech savvy, it would be egregious to expect them all to be experts on the EHR software. Ease of use is essential to make the transition from paper to electronic smooth, as well as day to day practice to go along without a hitch. If the software is too complicated and hard to understand, it's a waste of precious time and needlessly aggravating. Some vendors offer free training while others don't; make sure you ask for training if your practice needs it.

Specialty Specific

Not all specialties are created equal, so why must their software be generic? Basic EHR software works well and good for general practice and most specialties, but doctors have complained about specialty specific not being available in the market. The specialty software's have inbuilt recording systems that make specialty practices functioned efficiently. Only a few vendors provide specialty specific software, so there aren't many to choose from. But the more vendors are cottoning on to the demand and there should be more options in the near future.

Support

Support is a major issue most practices have with their current vendors. A good support team can make small glitches to major roadblocks easy to maneuver while a bad one will just make things worse. Some vendors provide support as part of the plan you're already paying for, while others charge extra for support. Scout the market, read reviews or just ask point blank if there will be a special support team assigned to each practitioner, and whether you'll be charged for the service.

Hidden Cost

There are varying price lists out there, some offer free services, while others charge an arm and a leg for specialty services. Either way there will be hidden costs that you might get to know about later. Fix your budget and talk to vendors you interview about hidden costs within the contract and whether services such as training and support are free.

Mobility

Smartphones have changed the dynamics of mobile usage. Hand held devices are easy to carry around and can be used for any number of uses. Most people are ditching the cumbersome PC for a handheld device. Doctors mostly use iPads or Tablets in the examination room to take down patient symptoms, check history and note down the prescription, so it's imperative that the vendor have a mobile application that is synced with all the mobile devices being used in the practice.

Markets Trends to Be Aware Of

Like anything else the EMR industry is also subject to constant changes. From new technology to legalities and governing bodies, everything is constantly changing. Here are some of the changes I think it would do well for you to keep track of.

Meaningful Use Changes

At a recent health care conference Andy Slavitt, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, declared that Meaningful Use was over, and would be replaced by the end of this year with something better. But a deeper look into the claims revealed that meaningful use would very much still be there, only much improved.

The new measures aim to make the reporting and benchmark for reaching the required reports much easier and more lax than under Meaningful Use, along with other changes. Yet it is safe to say that none of these changes will make an impact till the end of 2017.

Cloud-Based Services

A recent research found that only 25% of practitioners are interested in a web-based model and only 50% are willing to have it as an initial model that eventually transitions to cloud-based. Cloud-based EMR software cuts down on steep upfront costs for client-servers and can be hosted on any device that has a web-browser. It's no surprise that more and more vendors are transitioning to cloud-based software because the industry demands are changing.


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