Security, Accessibility, and Portability: Three Reasons to Choose a Microsoft-Based EMR

More and more doctors are interested in Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), thanks to American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) incentives—but at the same time, they’re worried that in implementing an EMR they’ll lose control over their data. How can you be sure your data will be stored in a universal platform, will be easily accessible, and will be portable to other systems, if needed? The answer: Microsoft technology. In our opinion, Microsoft Office is the best EMR platform because it’s the most widely used business platform in the world. Think about it:  Office was launched more than two decades ago, in 1989. And it’s ubiquitous: According to Forrester Research, 80 percent of companies use it. That’s far too many users for the software to be ever be discontinued. As a result, Office is also one of the most widely supported business platforms in the world. Microsoft spends billions of dollars in research and development each year to improve the software. What does that mean for you, an EMR user? Your data will be stored in the world’s most reputable business platform—not a proprietary system developed by a single company that may or may not be in business in five years. And it will be portable to other applications. Security, accessibility, and portability—that’s why we think you should consider an EMR built on the Microsoft Office platform when it comes time to implement one. In our opinion, you won’t regret it.

More and more doctors are interested in Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), thanks to American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) incentives—but at the same time, they’re worried that in implementing an EMR they’ll lose control over their data.

How can you be sure your data will be stored in a universal platform, will be easily accessible, and will be portable to other systems, if needed?

The answer: Microsoft technology.

In our opinion, Microsoft Office is the best EMR platform because it’s the most widely used business platform in the world. Think about it:  Office was launched more than two decades ago, in 1989. And it’s ubiquitous: According to Forrester Research, 80 percent of companies use it. That’s far too many users for the software to be ever be discontinued.

As a result, Office is also one of the most widely supported business platforms in the world. Microsoft spends billions of dollars in research and development each year to improve the software.

What does that mean for you, an EMR user? Your data will be stored in the world’s most reputable business platform—not a proprietary system developed by a single company that may or may not be in business in five years. And it will be portable to other applications.

Security, accessibility, and portability—that’s why we think you should consider an EMR built on the Microsoft Office platform when it comes time to implement one. In our opinion, you won’t regret it.

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