10 critical questions to ask when comparing EHR systems

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Many physician practices are realizing that they need to adopt electronic health records (EHR) to stay competitive and avoid upcoming financial penalties or decreased revenues from payers.

But there are more than 400 vendors offering EHRs, and choosing the wrong one can be a waste of time and money, not to mention frustrating. So it's critical to ask the following 10 questions before purchasing a system. Click on the links below to get started.

How user-friendly is the EHR?
Does the product fit my practice?

Should I buy a specialty-specific EHR system?
Can the product be customized?

Does it provide remote access and integrate mobile devices?
What training and support does the vendor provide?

How much does it cost?
How interoperable is the system?

Can I see how it works?
Is the vendor a good long-term partner?


Editor's note: This information appears in FiercePracticeManagement's new eBook, "Selecting the Right EHR System for Your Physician Practice." For even more tips, you can download the eBook for free.