Not Updated EMR Websites That Look New – EMR Ratings

I recently starting running across an EMR website called EMR Edge – Electronic Medical Record Review and Rating. When I went to the website I was impressed by the sites design and some of the ideas they were showing on the site. In fact, the site even said at the top that it is “The Cutting Edge of the electronic medical record.”

Having this website I was of course interested in what other people were doing. I was particularly interested in the rating system they had going on since I’m interested in doing some sort of EMR rating/review in the future(yes, I have been saying this for a while).

My first sign that the site was outdated was when I saw the top 5 user rated EMR companies:
OmniMD, Practice Velocity EMR, SmartEMR, TouchWorks EMR, Accuchart

I’d heard of 2 of the 5 and the top rated EMR didn’t even have an image for it. It certainly made me wonder how good this site was. I will acknowledge that just because I haven’t heard of an EMR doesn’t mean they couldn’t be great. You’ve seen my list of EMR systems and so I definitely don’t know them all. However, I believe I’ve at least heard of most of the finest ones.

Regardless, as I surfed the rest of the site I realized that the site wasn’t being updated and in the list of 200 EMR systems only a quarter of them had been rated at all. The only article ever posted was over a year old and the EMR forum hadn’t been used in a long time and barely had any content.

It just amazes me that a website that looks so good could be so dissappointing. It also makes me wonder how many people have used that website to make a decision on an EMR product because of some ratings that could be very old and were hundreds of releases ago. I can feel the website developers pain. Keeping track of 200 EMR companies is practically impossible. My guess is that most EMR systems are able to put out at least 2 major releases a year. That’s why I haven’t tried to rate/review EMR systems YET. I’m sure I’ll find a way to start some day.

In the end, I think their website is mostly a nice marketing tool for them to find people interested in purchasing an EMR. I hope their emr consulting service is better updated than their website. If it is then I give them my admiration for creating a great marketing tool for an EMR consultant.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, 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, EXPO.health, 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.

   

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