Remotely Hosted EHRs: The Pros and Cons for Clinics
Health Data Management
"Clinic administrators must be aware that price haggling in the remotely hosted software arena is far rarer than when licensing software for local installation," says Jantos, the consultant. "Most subscription prices are fixed and non-negotiable," she says. "Also, because vendors often standardize implementation of remotely hosted applications, getting custom interfaces to the information systems at local labs, hospitals and others can sometimes prove challenging, she contends."
Jantos also urges practice administrators to make sure they understand all the costs involved, including any upfront fees and training charges, in addition to monthly subscription fees. "Some vendors also will charge extra to integrate their remotely hosted records system to a legacy practice management system," she points out. - Laura Jantos, Principal
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