The majority of EMR decisions, both development and purchase decisions, are driven by Meaningful Use. As Meaningful Use requirements increase over time, many practices will replace their current EMR vendor. In fact, companies like Greenway and SRS have begun to capitalize on this trend by implementing “EMR Replacement Programs.”
EMR / EHR / PMIS
Charge Passing From EHR to PMS
The notion of EHR systems passing charge records directly to practice management systems seems logically appealing. Many of the work steps of the EHR in recording an encounter are identical to the PM work steps involved in billing the encounter. As the EHR system performs its time-of-encounter operations, it may locate and select the desired single appointment record—or at least the patient record—out of a collection of appointments (e.g., for this date and time, for this provider, for this patient at hand).