As most of you know, I’m really active in various LinkedIn groups related to EMR / EHR and healthcare IT. In one such discussion Chris Councilor offered the following suggestion for small hospitals considering a new HIS or EHR system:
Occam’s razor: The simplest explanation is usually the right one. Cloud based HIS and hardware financed by hardware company. Deployed in 90 days. Rope in support from SMEs & HIT integrators. Predictable costs, no added headcount & MU ready. On average, a small hospital will get $1.3M in 1st year payments which is a #gamechanger.
What do you think of this approach? Is this what you see happening in many small hospitals? Who are the hospital EHR and HIS vendors that could benefit from this approach?
The last comment is quite interesting as well. If these small hospitals can’t implement EHR with an average of $1.3 million in EHR incentive money, then will they ever implement EHR?