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Health IT JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward an IT Career in Health Information Technology by Scott McEvoy, Patrick Wilson

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Chapter 15

Selecting the Right EHR Vendor

  • High-level overview
  • Controlling the EHR blues
  • Challenges of deploying an EHR system
  • EHR benefits
  • Pricing models
  • Narrowing the selection
  • Computing model
  • Should you partner with an EHR vendor?
  • Standard terms and contract language
  • Summing it up

The federal government has set aside more than $25 billion for building an information superhighway of clinical data called the National Health Information Network. Add to this that nearly 30 percent of the current users of an electronic medical/health record (EMR or EHR) solution will be switching it out this year. As an IT professional looking to advance your career in healthcare, knowing how to select an EMR package is critical. Emotions can run high during ...

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