Common Reasons Practices Switch EHRs

By Kelsey Oliveira

Is your current EHR correct for your company? Just because it is one of the top companies does not mean it is the best. How do you know when it is time for your company to change EHRs? The first step is taking a look at your company’s short and long-term objectives. This will give you an idea of if and when you should change EHRs, and which one to switch to if you do. With these things in mind, you will not be too overly concerned with which EHRs are popular on the market, and will only consider which ones are best for your company.

1. Their EHR vendor is sunsetting the product and will no longer support it.

Amazing Charts is here to stay. Harris Healthcare is financially strong, and it practices the “Family is Forever” policy, meaning it doesn’t sell companies it acquires. Being a part of the Harris Healthcare family also means that clients can take advantage of the “Software for Life” philosophy. Regardless of which solution clients choose, they will receive the same level of service, support, and long-term technology protection.

2. Their EHR is not certified to meet the practice’s needs (CMS, MIPS, MACRA).

Amazing Charts is current with Meaningful Use certifications and continuously deploys resources to meet these CMS requirements, so it is a solution you can use confidently.

3. Their EHR is not user friendly and wastes time/money.

Some EHRs do not work well within a practice’s workflow and are too cumbersome to use quickly, meaning doctors, nurses, and other office staff spend more time in front of a computer screen than with patients. Amazing Charts uses a SOAP note format and resembles a paper chart, which requires fewer clicks and allows you to see more patients through the day.

4. Their EHR is too expensive.

A private practice is a small business. Amazing Charts was founded and built by a practicing independent physician who understood the financial challenges you face, and set out to create an affordable solution.

5. They are opening a new practice and want to use a different EHR.

This is a perfect time to make the switch! Read our “New Practice” guide here for more info and resources on the process.

6. Their EHR has data errors.

If your EHR is consistently creating issues with your data, it impedes your ability to run your practice smoothly. For instance, issues affecting MIPS data can be a major problem with CMS compliance.

7. Their EHR does not have a billing component.

As we mention above, a private practice is a small business. If your EHR is not able to effectively handle the financial part of healthcare, you are at an extreme disadvantage that will cause you to waste time and miss out on revenue. Make sure you get paid for your work!

8. Their EHR does not connect to practice’s state registry for immunizations / HIE interoperability.

Moving forward, there will be more of a need to connect to the outside world. Whether it be for immunizations, HIEs, or something else, Amazing Charts has decades of experience building connections with a variety of entities.

9. They need to switch from a server-based system to a cloud-based system, or vice versa.

Amazing Charts offers a variety of installation models that can be tailored to the needs of your practice. We do not force you to choose the way that’s best for us – we will work with your practice to determine the right fit. Whether you prefer to host the solution yourself (or do not have a great internet connection!) or want access anywhere, anytime, we can help.

Visit Our Dedicated Switching EHRs Page

Changing your EHR is a big decision. We collected useful information and a few key recommendations to help out as you embark on this journey. Knowing what’s ahead of you when you begin the process to switch your EHR is important. It can help you plan and feel more confident in your decision. We hope the information we collected here can help you make these key choices. Our team can help eliminate the headaches in the process so you can enjoy the personal and professional satisfaction that comes with finding an easier to use EHR.

Amazing Charts Medical Practice Consultants are here to help! Click here to visit our dedicated switching EHRs page to assist you with what you should know and be aware of when switching EHRs. To learn more, please contact us for a free practice consultation.

Kelsey Oliveira is a Marketing Specialist at Amazing Charts and joined the company in 2019. She enjoys providing useful content and resources to help independent practices thrive.