When choosing an EMR, we often tend to think of new users who are purchasing an EMR for the first time. The invisible cost of implementing an EMR is the time taken to input all the data, clinical notes, lab results, scanned documents etc. If the data is not transferable to a new EMR system, there is a huge cost and complexity in re-entering the data. So, what should one convert? How difficult is the process of converting to a new EMR system and what are the other key questions that should be asked prior to the conversion? Dr. Gunther Klein is a family physician in Campbell River, British Columbia and discusses his experiences.
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