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Be In The Cost Control Seat Of Your Next EHR: An Exploration Of Typical Cost Drivers Within An EHR Purchase

Many behavioral health organizations (BHOs) are re-evaluating their current electronic health record (EHR) and vendors in order determine if they can continue to partner to meet the new administrative, clinical, and billing demands facing the behavioral health industry. The BHOs entering into the re-purchasing EHR market are more experienced technology buyers and are utilizing their experience to create a more stringent EHR vendor evaluation process. However, one factor that has not changed are the limited technology budgets within the behavioral health industry. The good news is that many of the cost drivers associated with EHR purchases are in the control of the BHO.

In this exclusive executive web briefing, Earl Lipphardt, Senior Director of Integrity House; John Raden, Senior Vice President of Strategies of Core Solutions; and Robert Capobianco, Vice President of Marketing at Core Solutions explored the typical cost drivers within a normal EHR purchase. During this discussion, they highlighted the pros and cons of these tradeoffs and provided real world examples of how other BHOs have managed these decisions.

During this 90-minute executive web briefing, attendees learned the answers to these key questions:

  • Why should an EHR be considered a strategic imperative?
  • How can your organization strike a balance between EHR needs and wants?
  • Why is standardization of data, forms, and reports advantageous to your organization?
  • What is the value of considering change in your current workflow?
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