Doctors Looking for a New EMR

Today I was approached by a part time doctor who has been working in the clinic that I support. He is starting a new medical practice and expressed in a very excited nature his need to get an EMR with integrated billing. In fact, he repeated his need to get an EMR quick. I of course told him the proper answer(in my mind).
“I can’t just tell you XYZ vendor is the best EMR for you and your practice without knowing how you want to practice medicine and which type of data entry and flow works best for you. There are too many choices out there. I could give you a list of good choices that you would need to test and see which one fits your style.”

My counsel to Doctors is this: EMR’s are like wives. Everyone likes them a little different. So, don’t ask me which EMR you should marry until you tell me what things you like. In fact, this exposes the real issue. What do you really want in an EMR? Knowing this takes time. Don’t rush it.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.