Surveying the EHR Vendor Landscape
Deciding on a vendor to set you up with an EHR (electronic health record) system calls for research. To know thyself (and thy practice), do a little recon and see which EHR vendors that other practices are using and why. Ask questions, and keep a running list of characteristics you hope to find in a vendor partner. Try these tactics:
Talk with your specialty society and see if they have tools to help narrow your choices or provide specific recommendations of an EHR or two.
Check with the hospitals in your area to see if they are either supporting one EHR or are planning their own implementation.
Discuss options with your local colleagues to see which EHR they are using, how they like it, and how they made their choice of EHR.