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Thursday, November 15, 2007

DIY EMR: The essential elements

It's been almost 2 years with my homegrown EMR. Works great. For any of you in the 'sphere who might want to do as I have done, here are the essential or helpful elements:
  • Tablet PC with Windows XP Tablet edition
  • MS Office Suite 2007
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Efax Pro
  • Canon Multifunction F80 scanner/copier etc with included software or other brand
  • Cardscan business card scanner with included software
  • Linksys VPN manager
  • MySecureDoc encryption software
  • 1 DVD writer
  • 1 external hard drive
  • 1 off-site automatic back-up facility
  • Your own courage to go for it!
Optional:
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard
  • OmniForm
All the above is off the shelf, inexpensive (relatively so) and easily customizable and scalable. Each of the above programs are also very powerful and user friendly.

Give it a whirl. Let me know what you think.

The IU.