When you look across the various practice management vendors, they tend to be ambiguous as to what size physician groups they cater to. The reason is they don’t want to turn down large sales, on the other hand no software vendor wants to talk about response issues with larger clients.
From a budgeting perspective there are various factors that have to be considered in order to properly plan all your expenses. The actual cost of the software being just a small component.
We really need to recognize the addictive nature of technology and our feeling of security and satisfaction of playing with our adult equivalent of the baby rattle.
The CIO then steps back, arms spread and announces that they have built a data warehouse. The problem is that no one really knows how to use it. At least in the movie “Field of Dreams,” they build a baseball field for people that already knew how to play. By building it the players came and you can just sit back and enjoy the show. This does not happen with a data warehouse.
Planning ahead takes time. Just like my flight experience in small planes, I still had to factor all the same things large airlines have to consider. Physician groups are no different than hospital groups when it comes to strategic planning.
Using eHarmony’s degrees of “compatibility and dimensions" is an easy way to summarize the same traits you should look for in a contractual relationship.
A software go-live should be a consistent and expected outcome. If you like vanilla, that’s fine. But make sure that it is not at the expense of your workflow.
It is surprising to think that in 2015 there is still a misunderstanding how our emails are stored. It’s probably because we take this tool for granted. We have had it for a very long time and it’s just another communication mode for us. In Hillary’s case, it certainly raises some eyebrows how someone could keep any emails on a private home server.
Migrating to a new platform is daunting enough. But after the go-live party, the vendor installation team moves on to the new client and you are left with a phone number to call.
I have been going to my family practitioner for years. During these visits I have been able to witness the devolution of the EMR.