Advantages and Disadvantages of Ehr Products on the Market:

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Advantages and Disadvantages of EHR Products on the Market:
An Internet search and review

Anne E. Arp

HI300: Information Technology and Systems for Healthcare
Prof: Kina Sweet
08/14/2012

The mass of websites declaring EHR software, solutions, products, etc., was incredible as I entered my search for “EHR demo” into Google. It is easy to see how creating a migration path is fundamental to choosing the correct and most applicable EHR system. Understanding the needs of applications, technology, and operations will help in making the right decisions when acquiring an EHR system (LaTour & Echenwald-Maki, 2009).

The first website that caught my eye was one that proudly claimed that it was “Designed by doctors, for doctors” (MTBC, n.d.) Practice Pro is an integrated system that includes the Electronic Health Record (Charts Pro/Web EHR), Billing, and Practice Management systems. Each system can be purchased separately depending on the needs of the clinic. However, the Practice Pro system is a fairly easy to use, dashboard design, and mobile tools accessible system that creates a well-balanced, well-rounded application, operational and technological functionality. This system is ONC ATCB & CCHIT® certified and includes a built-in Meaningful Use tracking and reporting as well as free access to a Meaningful Use coach (MTBC, n.d.).

(MTBC, n.d.)
From the diagram, you can see what is available with each system of choice. The Practice Pro includes everything listed and is priced at 5% of collections. Choosing the Web EHR/Charts Pro costs $295 per provider per month.

There are certain fundamental criteria when acquiring an EHR system. Two of the criteria to consider are vendor support and available training (Amatayakul, M., 2009). MTBC’s provides free, unlimited, around-the-clock remote training and support for every EHR subscriber (MTBC, n.d.).

The Web EHR system is fully web-based and accessible from a PC, Mac or tablet. There...
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