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Month: September 2015

10 Hidden Costs of EHR Software


EHR TCO – Prepare Yourself for 3x or 4x Sticker Price

This writer provides an excellent overview on EHR hidden costs when selecting a new or replacement system. He lists 10 surprise areas, but I would mainly emphasize items 2, 5 and 9:

Workflow redesign

For me, this is easily the most time consuming aspect, for two reasons;

1. You are performing new and different procedures with more detailed steps. I recommend a full process engineering round. Inevitably, this comes off as “you’re doing something wrong” to the doctor. Doctors don’t like that.