4 questions to ask before purchasing an EHR

Here are four questions for physician practices to ask before rushing to implement an electronic health record, according to the How to Change Your Medical Billing Software report from Kareo.

•    Are you read to use an EHR? Physicians need the time to select the right EHR for their practices and the resources to fully integrate the new system into practice.
•    What are your expectations for the EHR? Low expectations will result in EHR underperformance, while expectations set too high will result in disappointment.
•    Will you be able to take advantage of EHR incentive money? Physician practices should ensure they understand Meaningful Use Measures and what is needed to meet them.
•    What is a practical plan to implement the EHR? While vendors can provide support for EHR implementation, the bulk of the responsibility lies with the practice. A plan must be in place before purchasing the system.

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