Any Electronic Medical Record (EMR) vendor should meet some basic requirements, such as meaningful use—but you’ll also want to look beyond these basics when selecting your EMR. For example, can the vendor you’re considering offer on-site, in-person training? Can they provide effective support after your EMR is implemented? The EMR you choose will be an integral part of your practice’s operation for many years, so you’ll want to select an EMR system that you can learn how to use effectively—from a vendor that will be around to support it.
Join Todd Krieger, gloStream’s Marketing and Communications Team Leader, for a discussion about the economic stimulus and the EMR incentives included in the law. Todd will cover the specific requirements for EMR use, the payment schedule for Medicare and Medicaid providers, and the requirements necessary for doctors to receive their stimulus funding.
Some EMR software is ASP-based, and some is built on a client/server model. Which is right for you? ASP With the Application Service Provider (ASP) model, all data is located on a server at an offsite location selected by the EMR company. While this may seem ideal because it requires you to buy less hardware, there may be some problems: When you use your EMR, you’ll be accessing data over the Internet, and that can make data transfer slow (or even impossible if your connection fails). You will likely never meet the team managing your server.
An EMR may be the biggest technology investment you make—which is why you want to look for one that’s built on proven technology. gloStream’s EMR, gloEMR, is one such solution: It’s the only EMR that has Microsoft Office built into its applications.