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Sunday, April 05, 2009

The 5 P's of EMR

I have now had my new one for 6 weeks. Here's my advice for success with an EMR conversion.
1: Persistence: The process does not come easily but takes lots of work.
2: Patience: See above, plus time.
3: Patients: The EMR conversion is best done in a live environment, under real life conditions, with real patients.
4: Paranoia: You can't put blind trust in the EMR to dot all I's and cross all t's. You still need a brain.
5: Payment: The good ones don't come cheap, at least not if they have good support. Be prepared to cough it up.
Good luck, and a 6th "P" for the Stimulus plan--Please--reimburse me for my investment.
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