In the NY Sun it was reported that there are around 1,200 companies doing EMR today. That is a lot of companies and a lot of choices. No wonder picking a company is so difficult. Unfortunately EMR programs aren’t like CD burning software which is similar enough to not matter that much. Not to mention you can switch if you don’t like it. They are way to complex and I’ll be quite honest that if someone asked my to convert my current EMR to a new one I would probably quit my job first. It’s just so complex.
Here’s is some good information to help those starting to evaluate all the different EMR companies.
There are many free software out there to choose from. You can find a good list here. Just remember that just because the software is free, supporting it isn’t free and often requires certain expertise and don’t forget about paying for any customizations you may require. It’s still definitely worth looking at.
Second, my friends at emrupdate.com and more specifically Naveen of DoctorsPartner have created a price matrix that includes a good number of EMR and their pricing. That should help you narrow down those companies that aren’t close to your budget.