|2009 PMS and EHR Short Survey|
|Updated results will be published at the beginning of each Calendar Month|
|For the past six years, AC Group has produced a comprehensive report on ambulatory PMS/EHR for the small to large physician office. Over 100 vendors have participated in the past and we would like your firm to participate. One reason for NOT participating is our extensive questionnaire with over 5,000 questions.
Since we provide guidance to thousands of physicians each year, we have created a much shorter version of our semi-annual survey. For example, instead of over 3,000 EHR functional questions, we have created less than 43 narrative descriptions that help us understand the complexity of your product.
I encourage you to review and complete the short questionnaire since we represent over 100 practices each year in direct contract negotiations and an additional 3,000 providers via our nationally published reports.
Background: To help better understand each vendor’s EHR application, we have created a short survey that clarifies the type of software your company provides. There are a total of only 43 questions and each question has 5 potential descriptions. The Sections are categorized based on the traditional practice roadmaps for an Integrated Information System.
The Roadmap categories are:
Infrastructure: Includes: Hardware and software with basic level of security and systems ready to deploy software
Practice Management: Includes: Registration, eligibility, billing, documentation and reporting
EHR “Lite”: Includes: Clinical documentation such as assessment, treatment notes and other clinical measures. May
also include document imaging capabilities
Full EHR: Includes: infrastructure, health record capture, decision support, reporting, data transfer and CPOE
components that are interoperable with external systems using industry standards
Full EHR and PHR: Includes: Full EHR functionality and an interoperability with a Personal Health Record system
Company Viability and Support
|Vendors can submit updates to their survey each month.|