Not too long ago, the Miami Beach, Fla.-based Vanguard Rheumatology Partners found itself struggling mightily with its EHR vendors, leaving the practice with more than $300,000 in outstanding claims. A simple switch the cloud without implementation costs has remedied the problem.

As many physician practices are planning their electronic health record (EHR) conversion strategy, they are quickly realizing that many choices are overwhelming and costs seem discouraging.

Enter cloud-based EHRs, which require no hardware installation or software licenses, with implementation often a fraction of the cost. Practices pay a monthly fee, like a utility bill, as part of an arrangement called software as a service (SaaS).

read more

…read more