When you want to select an EHR System or EMR system for your practice, don’t get tied up into small details of functionality, features, etc.
There is really only ONE thing you need to evaluate all systems against.
WILL THIS SYSTEM ALLOW ME TO GO HOME – HALF AN HOUR, 45 MINUTES, ONE HOUR EARLY EVERY DAY?
Of course, it goes without saying that going home early does not mean taking work home.
There are 3 reasons why providers have to stay back.
1. Finish Charts – paper or Electronic
2. Financial worries – pending accounts receivables, accounts aging. … and third
3. Staffing worries and stress.
Of course, we can’t do much about staffing issues, although, some vendors will be able to help you with that – which you should keep in mind.
So, benchmark all your EMR software systems with respect to this simple criteria – can I go home early?