Request For Information: Electronic Health Records Systems
With more than 300 electronic health record systems on the market, picking one that will meet a medical practice's specific needs is tough, especially for small groups that don't have full-time IT professionals to wade through the requirements and translate the vendor-speak. With deadlines fast approaching to qualify for a piece of the $27 billion in federal stimulus funds set aside to encourage EHR adoption, and with vendors lining up at the door ready with a hard sell, it's time for medical practices to get started.
To find out just how challenging picking an EHR is for small and midsize practices, InformationWeek Analytics sent out a request for information to more than 20 vendors for a fictional midsize medical group,Wellness First Health Associates. We received responses from seven vendors: Aprima Medical Services, Athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Medical Communication Systems, NextGen Healthcare Information Systems and SOAPware. This report analyzes information we received back from those seven vendors on their products. It also provides guidance on selecting and implementing an EHR, how to assess a practice's needs, what questions to ask and best practices to follow. Every medical group has unique needs that influence which EHR system is the right fit.
This exclusive report provides an overview of EHR products and their capabilities. In addition, bundled with this report, we've provided a comprehensive chart of the features and functions of the seven vendors' products and the complete RFI responses from the vendors.
Report ID: R2480211