AllScripts EMR Software Rating – Electronic Medical Records

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From Allscripts, here are the advantages they highlight for their EMR software:

* Intuitive: Allscripts Professional thinks like you do. Its intuitive design mimics practice workflow, while its simple and flexible navigation mirrors a physician’s mindflow. And with anytime/anywhere access via your Apple iPhone, Blackberry or Windows Mobile device, Professional EHR puts you back in control of your day.
* Affordable: Allscripts Professional is the EHR that pays you back and there’s never been a better time to implement an Allscripts Professional EHR. Flexible financing options—including zero payments for the first six months—and a proven return on your investment make Allscripts Professional the clear choice. Plus, with the Allscripts Stimulus package, you can rest assured that your EHR will be stimulus-ready, no matter what.
* Connected: Allscripts Professional keeps your practice connected. Connected to over 50,000 pharmacies, connected to more national labs than anyone else, connected to virtually every major payor, and most importantly—connected to patients through the Allscripts Professional Patient Portal.
* Complete: With comprehensive Single EHR and PM/Claims Processing solutions bundled into one, Allscripts Professional has all the features you need in an EHR solution. The integrated Patient Portal and built in ePrescribing make it easy to keep your patients first. And hundreds of templates for well over 20 specialties come standard, so no matter what your specialty, Allscripts Professional EHR has you covered.

28 Questions to Ask When You Compare EMR Software Providers

The ARRA incentives from the federal government are an excellent reward for utilizing EMR software in your practice. Considerations for these requirements should certainly inform your EMR RFP. However, there is the danger that many organizations will rush to secure and implement an electronic health records system, neglecting the due diligence recommended for such an integral part of their operations.

Electronic-medical-record.blogspot.com assembled a quality list, included below, with excellent qualifying questions for evaluating EMR software providers. They published this in 2007, but the points are just as relevant to the EMR selection process today.

We selected a few of the key questions to consider in your evaluation. Use the form below to conduct initial research, identifying pre-screened vendors that serve your area and are matched to your requirements. We’ll walk you through the remaining questions and help you identify the most appropriate solutions to consider.

* How many live sites are currently using your software? If possible, learn which specialties do or do not use the software.

* Is your product a client-server model or ASP model? Each has its own benefits, although smaller practices will probably want an ASP solution.

* What is your plan for implementation? This plan should be thorough! Beware of vendors who don’t offer a detailed EMR implementation plan. Even the most basic systems require a plan.

* What is the process for fixing bugs and launching upgrades/new versions to the EMR system? Every system will have bugs. Be less concerned about bugs and more concerned about how those issues are resolved.

Obviously, a current requirement would now be Meaningful Use compliance. At time of publishing, the final rule is still not available. However, EMR vendors realize that this is a high priority, and they should be able to adequately account how they will help you meet each objective.

Use the form below to conduct initial research, identifying pre-screened vendors that serve your area and meet your requirements.