Ever since the HITECH Act of 2009, healthcare IT companies have been helping providers save money and up patient satisfaction for an episode of care.
And if you’re like 50% of physicians across the country, you have already or are planning to purchase an EHR system for your practice.
But choosing a software vendor from the seemingly hundreds on the market can be intimidating. That’s why we’ve created this guide to the best programs for your electronic medical records.
If you’re ready to start shopping for EHRs, this list is for you.
Why Choose Electronic Medical Records?
According to physicians and specialists across the country, EMRs can help reduce the cost and improve the value of care.
But those aren’t the only advantages of EHR. Physician burnout has long been a concern for healthcare organizations and electronic medical records are helping reduce the burden of clerical duties. And EHRs can reduce your paperwork by up to 45%.
Now that you know why you need electronic medical records, here are the top 5 software systems you need to know about.
1. Kareo Clinical EHR
Probably the most popular electronic medical record system for smaller practices, Kareo isn’t just an EHR– it’s a billing and practice management system, too. The company promises to have your new electronic medical records system up-and-running within 48 hours. And with no contractual obligations or set up fees, the low monthly premium won’t set you back.
2. Allscripts Professional
If you work in a medium to large practice or hospital, Allscripts Professional EHR was made for you. You won’t need multiple different systems to run your practice because Allscripts has everything from scheduling to prescribing to billing in one unified system. One of the best features of Allscripts’ EHR is the web-based application that allows for online prescriptions.
3. EpicCare EMR
Epic’s EMR is the best choice for hospitals and practices where specialists are commonly employed. The base system, its Model System, makes installation and configurations easy. Meanwhile, EpicCare’s software learns user preferences to make charting faster and more efficient.
AthenaClinicals is a web-based EMR, which means you won’t have to wait for updates or pay for expensive upgrades when policies change. With a dedicated team of professionals to support you, you’re never left hanging during a crisis. What’s more, athenaHealth’s marketplace provides access to other systems that integrate with their EMR.
Infor*Med’s award-winning EMR is AI-based, making it more user-friendly than any other software on our list. Most programs require staff to fill out templates, making the process less efficient. But Praxis’ AI program actually learns from your staff each time they use the program to make shortcuts easier.
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By now you should be prepared to choose the best electronic medical records software for your practice.
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