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S.Y.S.T.E.M.

In my post on points of differentiation for EHR companies, Charles Webster MD MSIE MSIS recently created an acronym to talk about how EHR’s should save you time, effort and money. The acronym is S.Y.S.T.E.M.

An EHR should…

Save You Substantial Time, Effort, and Money.

SAVE

Minimize encounter length, wait times, staff idle time, mental and physical effort, and Total Cost of Ownership.

YOU

You serve your patients; your EHR should serve you. (OK, its portal serves your patients, too)

SUBSTANTIAL

Lots of:

TIME

Save time: see another patient; spend more time with each patient; go home on time.

EFFORT

Minimize mental and physical effort to learn and use.

MONEY

Time is money. Save time, save money. Shift tasks from expensive personnel to less expensive personnel (but monitor task progress so nothing falls between the cracks).

February 11, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Savings from Free EHR Software

“Practice Fusion users have saved an estimated minimum of $57 million collectively, by using the free EMR.”

I just got this in my email and it caught my eye. Of course, there’s certainly a lot of ways to play with the numbers. For example, active users, cost of EMR software, etc. However, word is they’re releasing a calculator for it. I’ll be interested to see it when it comes out.

May 9, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.