Electronic Gold Rush: Navigating Electronic Health Record Migration With Vendors and Suppliers
By Behnam Dayanim
With potentially generous incentives for hospitals and health-care providers to achieve meaningful use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) as a result of the recent economic stimulus legislation, the push to adopt EHR has accelerated.
Hospitals and other institutions interested in migrating to electronic media face an at-times bewildering and intimidating array of offerings from solutions providers. Options run the gamut from entirely in-house solutions (in which software is licensed and hardware is purchased to support EHR systems with minimal external assistance) to complete outsourcing through remote cloud or ASP systems and contracted IT support personnel.