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So many medical practices have gone electronic, and it might just be your turn if you haven’t already. We’ve put together a list of a few must-have features that you should keep in mind to help make your decision in choosing the best EHR software system. Or better yet, you can choose to use this list to see if your current system has you covered as much as you think they do.

Take a look at all of the features below, decide which are of the most importance to your practice and would help improve your bottom-line. From there, you can take that information and use it to help you make the best possible decision when making a choice on EHR software systems.

Let’s get started, shall we?


One item of the utmost importance to your practice is getting paid, right? Fully-integrated and painless billing systems are a must. Make sure you’re fully educated on the capabilities of a EHR software’s medical billing system before pulling the trigger.

The best billing programs will make it simple to get information from charts, to bills – thus making the process of sending bills out painless and easy. All-in-all, the system should be a tool to help your practice build and maintain a healthy revenue stream.

Patient Portal

Make sure you know the extent to which an EHR software’s patient portal can serve your patients. Patient portals are vital in improving efficiency and streamlining your practice, so know ahead of time the capabilities of the system.

A good patient portal will provide things like appointment reminders, secure patient messaging, prescription refill requests, and personal health records – just to name a few. Give your entire practice the necessary tool for the best patient-to-practice communication experience.

Cloud-Based System Capabilities

There are pros and cons to both cloud-based and client-server based systems. It goes without saying there is a certain trend towards cloud-based systems.

Consider the needs of your practice when making a decision between the two, but there are a lot of benefits to cloud-based systems that could greatly benefit your practice. Make sure companies you are researching at least provide the capability so that you have the option.

Generally, cloud-based software can often make keeping up with a constantly changing industry much easier. You may also find that it cuts costs, and improves security as well as accessibility.

Making a decision on an EHR software will have an obvious impact on the capabilities and efficiencies across your practice. Make sure you are well-educated when making a decision. Above are just a few of the features you should look into. There are plenty more, these are just a few we think are quite important. Contact American Medical Software to learn more about how our EHR application will take your practice to the next level.

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