EMR Buyers Guide Archive

Physician’s Guide to e-Prescribing

e-Prescribing (electronic prescribing) facilitates the current prescription process by electronically transmitting prescription information between the physician, the patient and the pharmacy. e-Prescribing is an electronic avenue that sends prescriptions directly from the physician’s office to the pharmacy while storing prescription...

HIPAA Requirements

In 1996, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which among other things offers protection for personal health information, including electronic medical records. HIPAA requirements and security rules give patients more control over their health information, set...

How to Protect Your EMR: EMR Backup Storage and Recovery

The convenience of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) is without question. But when considering the transition from paper-based charts to electronic medical records, the EMR backup method must also be determined to protect your EMR. Paper-based systems are endangered by fire,...

Electronic Medical Records Deadline

The government wants to shift the health industry into the digital age and has provided reimbursement incentives and an electronic medical records deadline for those who adopt electronic medical records (EMR). However, as with all government benefits, this electronic medical...

Everything You Need to Know About Paid vs. Free EMR Software

Electronic medical record (EMR) / electronic health record (EHR) software costs and installation fees can be high, especially for smaller practices. The cost of EMR / EHR systems can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. There are also additional...