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Top 5 Reasons for an EMR Replacement

A common mistake among hospitals and healthcare systems is that once they have implemented an EMR system, the misconception is that you can set it and forget it.  EHR/EMRs are constantly upgrading, releasing new modules, refining procedure, and allowing for improved optimization. Certain EMRs were built for small hospital systems and with mergers and/or organic growth, the need for improved capabilities will arise.  Here are the top 5 reasons for an EMR replacement:

  1. Transitioning to a Cloud Platform
    • The purpose for an EMR is to help improve your practices medical records management but with the adoption of a cloud platform it will be even easier. The cloud platform will help manage the software, servers, backup and all the other components for you.
  2. Outgrowing Current EMR
    • Small practices will lack the functions needed to support a larger practice. Functions that most large practices utilize is the reporting, analytics, mobile applications and population health management.
  3. New EMR Vendor Acquisitions
    • New ownership’s will force customers into EMR replacement. This will cause practices to look for other suitable replacements.
  4. All-In-One EMR Platform
    • Rather than using multiple systems, practices are looking for all-in-one platforms to have access to their all application needs.
  5. Mergers and Acquisitions
    • When a smaller practice is acquired by a larger practice, this forces the organization to replace their existing EMR system to mirror the parent company.

Remaining ahead of the game in technology is essential for any hospital hoping to maintain their presence.  For those looking to increase their market share of available patients, technology becomes a mission critical factor.  Investment in technology is a core component of any growth strategy in healthcare and those that ignore it, do so at their own peril.

Should your hospital be looking for advice on what to factors to consider when opting for a new EMR, we invite you to contact Nash Castle, Consulting Director at Global Healthcare IT, Inc.  With 20 years’ experience selecting, customizing, implementing, optimizing and upgrading EMRs, GHIT’s depth of knowledge is second to none and is the key to achieving a successful transition into a new EMR.  Nash can be reached on or 562-249-8023.

This article was created by Stephanie Sok, Business Researcher, Global Healthcare IT, Inc. and the following base line articles: For more on each please click on the link.

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