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Is your EHR an automobile or a tricycle? The quick-start myth

Many doctors say, “I want a no-brainer of an EMR that is easy to learn and is very cheap, free if possible. In fact, I want to try it out without any reading or training whatsoever.”  Be careful what you wish for: you are bound to get it! No one would argue that it is

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Gadgetry is a red herring in the EHR search

Many EMR companies, knowing that you are shopping for an unfamiliar and complex product, want to impress you with gadgetry: they show you iPads, high-end computers, and handhelds. Others seek to win you over with fancy anatomical animations and other graphics within their EMRs. While these features may look tempting, you are being manipulated. All

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Choosing the Right EHR: the only list you need to read

We are excited to introduce Choosing the Right EHR, a blog series on the many factors to consider when purchasing EHR software.  The EHR market is changing rapidly: companies are appearing and disappearing, federal requirements are changing, and technology continues to evolve.  Recommendations that were helpful five, three, or even one year ago no longer

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Billing and EHRs: the myth of integration

Until a few years ago, billing applications took advantage of doctors’ lack of familiarity with EHRs to sell “integrated solutions.” According to this marketing pitch, an EHR is better and more effective when it contains all of the functions needed in a clinic, including billing and other administrative task management. Although it sounds attractive at

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