EHR Software is a computer program that physicians use to create and manage Electronic Health Records which are “Real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users…an EHR system is built to go beyond standard clinical data collected in a provider’s office and can be inclusive of a broader view of a patient’s care.”
Begin the selection process for an EHR System with a clear understanding of what your EHR should deliver for your practice.
The Roadmap to Success: Best Practices and Key Considerations
Best Practice 1: Take Leadership & Build Your Team
Best Practice 2: List all ‘Required’ EHR Features
Best Practice 3: Find the Right EHR Vendor
Best Practice 4: Assess Your EHR Vendor
Best Practice 5: Opt to implement an Integrated EHR and Practice Management Software System
Best Practice 6: Vet the EHR Software Thoroughly for Workflow Adaptability, Customizability, Ease of Use, etc.
Best Practice 7: Ensure Adequate Training, Technical Support and Maintenance
Best Practice 8: Understand Total Cost of Ownership, Determine Budget & Negotiate Contract
Best Practice 9: Ensure EHR Certification (ONC-ATCB, MACRA, APM, MIPS, etc.)
Best Practice 10: Question your EHR Vendor on Incorporation of New Technology
Looking Ahead – Soon you will either be ready to install a new EHR system or ready to replace your existing software.