Evaluating the cost of implementing a certified EHR to meet meaningful use criteria goes beyond the basic system software price and qualifying incentives. The HITECH Act incentives were specifically put into play to help subsidize EHR adoption with the goal towards improving patient care through the modernization of the health care system. However, the incentives themselves generally won’t be enough to fully fund adoption. Health care providers will need advice and guidance in choosing the right EHR.
Get help in this arena by downloading this Apples-to-Apples cost comparison spreadsheet to compare and contrast the total costs of up to five medical software systems. By entering up-front and ongoing costs, you can assess the total costs of systems on an equal basis. Then make sure you talk to our partners at Medical Software Advice for a free evaluation of EHR systems. They’re on hand to help you understand what system makes the most sense for your practice.