Generally speaking, we buy cars with emotion, not logic. If logic alone prevailed we would buy the cheapest and safest transportation to get us from point A to point B.
We evaluate –
- Something that matches our Status (and more)
- Comfort of passengers
There are two important similarities I want to highlight.
- When you get an EMR, don’t just look at your comfort and convenience. Don’t evaluate just from a clinical charting perspective. Involve ‘passengers’ – your staff. In fact, they will be driving more than you.
- The old adage – you get what you pay for holds even for EMR systems just as cars. Look at your value, convenience, and overall workflow benefits. Buying the cheapest is not always a good idea.
And as with anything else, look at recommendations from peers and third parties.