When shopping for an EHR system there are many key points you need to evaluate when shopping for an EHR. These will help you identify which of the EHR solution is the best match for your budget and your specific needs. I have developed a set of ten points, which will help put any practice on track for partnering with the absolute best product/company for your needs.
This list of evaluation points will apply in some way to everyone shopping. You might consider keeping a note book for taking notes on each point so you can remember them in the future as you narrow your decision.
This week let’s talk about the References.
This one is pretty self-exclamatory, but once you have narrowed your search to a few systems you really should check a few references. You might hear what you need to finalize your decision. Ask good questions when you speak with your peers such as:
- How long they have had the system?
- How long did it take to fully implement?
- Is there technical support and how good is it?
- How effective was the training?
- Are they being paid or receive anything free for talking with prospective customers?
IMPORTANT: Don’t be lazy when it comes to checking references, at best what the sales person told you will simply be reinforced by happy clients. At worst… you could hear something that makes you take a step back.
Please stay tuned!
Author, Alex Niswander, is a soap notes expert with over 10 years focusing on clinical charting and proper noting procedures. He has reviewed charts in hundreds of clinics throughout the country and continually reviews new requirements by Medicare and major insurance carriers.
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