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Premium Content Preview | How to Switch EHRs in Five Easy Steps

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How can you avoid the risk of ending up just as unhappy with your new EHR as your current one? Your next EHR purchaseneeds to be risk free, which can only happen with a free trial of the software in your office. Only by using a full version of thesoftware – not a “demo” version – in your practice, seeing real patients, will you know if an EHR is right for you.

Introduction: Why Switch EHRs?

 

The chances are good you dislike your EHR. A 2014 survey by Medical Economics found that 67 percent of doctors are “dissatisfied by EHR functionality.”1 The same survey found that nearly 70 percent of physicians say electronic health record (EHR) systems have not been worth it. These are sobering statistics. But it’s also a huge hassle and headache to switch EHRs, right? Not necessarily, if you do it the right way. Most physicians in private medical practice enjoy two significant benefits when they switch EHRs:

 

 

• Save money. Many EHRs are unreasonably overpriced, especially for smaller practices. Too much monthly cash flow goes out of the office door and into the pockets of EHR vendors. Switching to a more affordable EHR can save your practice thousands of dollars a year.


• Get an easy-to-use EHR. Most EHRs were designed by administrators, not physicians. They suffer from clunky workflows and interfaces, requiring too many clicks to document even the simplest things. As a result, physicians struggle to finish patient charts during the visit, and spend hours completing charts after the office closes.

This white paper teaches you the right way to switch EHRs – so you can save money and get a product you actually
enjoy using.

Continue to Step 1: Find the Right EHR for You

 

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