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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Commodization of EMR

For Physicians Solution

 

EMR has reached the point of retail commodity. Costco’s online website is offering the Allscripts My Way and PHR for $499 /  month.  It was not clear if this was a ‘cloud’ solution, although it did state it was a ‘hosted’  EMR.

Costco has teamed up with Etransmedia, a Premier Plus Allscripts Partner, allowing them to offer this EHR and PM solution to Costco members.

My Way is the product of the purchase of Misys, a former competitor of Allscript, and is not truly the Allscripts EMR.

Costco exclusive EHR and PM offer includes Allscripts MyWay for $499

The COSTCO web site elaborates further on federal incentives of $44,000 dollars for adopting EMR.

The advertisement appears on a ‘redirect’ to Etransmedia’s website, not an uncommon practice for Costco Online offers.

No mention is made of whether the offer applies to in store  purchase.

3 comments:

emr and hipaa said...

If I remember right, MyWay was actually a product of Aprima. Somehow Aprima still kept the rights to the software as well. Misys was acquired by Allscripts as well, but the Misys software will be sunsetted. I've seen many a Misys user complaining about being forced to change.

I do love that Costco is selling EMR. You can buy eCW at Sam's Club. Basically a PR move as far as I can tell.

EMR WORK FORCE said...

Every healthcare provider should switch to an EMR solution. Paper based records and prescriptions are a thing of the past now and it would be best for both doctors and patients to take advantage of their features and accessibility.

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As much as three quarters of hospital staff are usually burdened with some sort of billing-related work in a traditional billing system. Opting for electronic medical billing solutions (ones that come with free EMR plans) that fit easily into the healthcare business' workflow are key to freeing up staff resources.
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