Choosing an EMR or EHR

Posted on February 2, 2008 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I think I’ve written enough speculative posts about Google Health. I decided to turn to something EMR or EHR related.

I’m interested to know how people have sifted through the vast array of EMR and EHR software offerings out there. I personally think we’ve almost reached the peak number of EMR software companies and that soon we’ll start seeing consolidation and less people trying to enter the EMR market. Regardless of that speculation, I’d love to hear the process people used to select their EMR software.

Even more important than the process you used, I’d find it very interesting to know what was the key factor people used to finally select their EMR. Also, what would you have done different if you had the chance to go through the process again?

I have a few of my own thoughts, but I thought I’d put it out their for readers before I clouded your ideas with mine.