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12 EHR Vendors That Stand Out

With the federal incentive program for electronic health records well underway, hundreds of companies are selling EHRs. InformationWeek Healthcare has cut through the noise and identified a dozen vendors worth watching.
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Products: For specialty practices: SRS EHR, SRS Cloud EHR.

Why You Should Watch: For years, SRSsoft bucked the trend in EHRs, ignoring primary care in favor of serving "high-performance" physicians, mostly specialists who handle a lot of high-dollar cases and can't afford the typical revenue slowdown when implementing a clinical system. After passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009, SRSsoft CEO Evan Steele blasted the Meaningful Use incentive program for being skewed toward primary care and for removing any incentive for vendors to innovate. Steele regularly asserted that plenty of his Montvale, N.J.-based company's customers would prefer not to go after the Medicare and Medicaid bonuses for Meaningful Use because the extra money wasn't worth the productivity hit from adopting a certified EHR.

But early this year, Steele relented. SRSsoft stopped calling its product a "hybrid" EHR in which physicians wouldn't necessarily have to enter their own documentation and, at the urging of doctors who did want the federal incentive money, actually got the EHR certified. Though the SRS product is one of hundreds certified to 2011 Meaningful Use standards, Steele promises that his company can innovate within the confines of the rules. And SRSsoft continues to cater to underserved specialty practices.

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4/15/2013 | 7:58:27 PM
re: 12 EHR Vendors That Stand Out
Nice list, and great descriptions of each EHR reviewed. I was surprised to not see MediTouch by HealthFusion on the list. I have personally been working with it for almost a year now and am very impressed with it. It appears to have most if not all of the perks of the others reviewed, plus their customer service is something to be marveled.
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MattHIT,
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12/14/2011 | 9:55:02 PM
re: 12 EHR Vendors That Stand Out
Having worked with several of the major players (and for one) in the EHR industry, I can say they are all behind the times. Very slow to adopt new technology, or even supporting currently supported versions of MS software (OSes, IIS, SQL Server, etc). Not too mention they are out sourcing A LOT of potentially high paying jobs to other countries where labor is cheaper - at the same time accepting massive amounts of tax payer dollars from physicians and offices that recieve the money as an incentive for getting an EHR. These companies really have the opportunity to make greater strides in improving the way physicians and ancillary staff interact with patients and technology, but they make it painful to adopt.
Lisa Henderson
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Lisa Henderson,
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12/13/2011 | 1:30:41 PM
re: 12 EHR Vendors That Stand Out
Really like the list and the descriptions of the target for each. The front end looks so different, how easy is it going to be to integrate and aggregate data on the backend when needed? Isn't that the goal further down the road? Not more silos of info, but data that makes information more easily interpreted and usable?

Lisa Henderson, InformationWeek Healthcare, contributing editor
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