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Top 5 questions to ask when choosing an independent practice EHR

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The choice of an electronic health record (EHR) system can significantly impact your independent practice. As an independent physician, you have a lot on your plate, including ensuring that your practice is financially successful and that your patients receive the highest quality care, and so you want to find the right EHR for your specific needs.

The top five questions to ask when deciding which EHR is the one for your independent practice are:

Independent physicians don’t always work a 9-5 schedule, Monday through Friday. You may need support after hours or on the weekend, if you are updating charts or reviewing patient notes. Elation Health provides 24/7 support, and your urgent requests always get a response in 30 minutes or less. Our goal is to make Elation so easy to use, you won’t even need to contact us, but when something does go wrong, we are here to help. We go above and beyond to support your practice, so you can stay focused on your patients.

  • Is it difficult to get trained on the new system so my practice can ramp up quickly?

Training on Elation’s EHR solution takes one hour or less. Elation is simple and intuitive – proficiency comes quickly. We’re here to support you so can you continue providing the highest quality care to your patients.

  • How will I get my data moved over to the new system?

Elation can pre-populate your patient charts. With your consent, Elation automatically and securely creates your patient record for you — complete with medication history, labs, and demographics. You’ll be up and running quickly, with no disruption of service to your patients. If you’re switching from another EHR to ours, Elation can import all the data from your old EHR, no matter the brand, with exceptional results.

  • Will an EHR take face-to-face time away from my patients?

At Elation, we are focused on helping you spend more time with your patients and less time on your computer. Our Cockpit View surfaces everything you need in a unique three-pane console, providing more flexibility and more efficiency. All the necessary information is right in front of you, so you don’t have to switch back and forth between multiple screens.

Reviews from EHR users are important when debating which EHR to choose for your independent practice. Understandably, you want to know about other independent physicians’ experiences with the system you are considering. Our providers have a lot to say about the ease of use and intuitive features of Elation’s EHR solution, including: “Elation is by far the easiest and most complete one I’ve tried. What I like about it is that it thinks the way I think.”; “Elation has transformed my practice”; and “Elation has been a revolutionary tool in the way I practice medicine.”