Vendor Selection:

There are approximately one hundred vendors selling Electronic Health Records (EHR) and/or Practice Management (PM) software systems. It would be a daunting task to consider thoroughly evaluating every one of those vendors to see if they meet all of your functional criteria. One option would be to send out a request for proposal (RFP) to every vendor. However, they will all likely respond and flood you with an ocean of information that you must wade through.

Fortunately, there are other options to help considerably reduce the potential candidate list. Start by eliminating those that fail to meet some basic criteria. Here are a few suggestions:

At this point, you should have a "short list" of vendor candidates from which to begin your more formal evaluation. You may have other ideas on how to shorten your candidate list as well.

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