A number of outside influences tend to affect attitudes around electronic medical record (EMR) implementation and training. We’ve come to expect our technology to be plug-and-play, thanks to the era of Windows and the Apple computer. But EMRs may be more complicated.
EMRs are more complicated than other technologies because they exist in a complicated environmentâ€”one that is dominated by regulation, documentation, and coding. The medical industry just isn’t simple by nature.
With that said, not all EMRs are created equal; some are easier to use than others. As a result, as the EMR market evolves, users are beginning to prefer and focus on certain technologies, driving many EMR products off the market and EMR companies out of business. As EMR companies discontinue products and the support for those products, they are leaving many doctors who thought they were using reliable, long-lasting EMR solutions stranded.
gloStream is the exception in an industry of complicated products, mainly because it is based on the popular Microsoft platform. Because Microsoft Word is the de facto template editor standard, and most people already know how to use it, training time is condensed. Moroever, our gloDNA and gloLive processes ensure that doctors using our EMR are up to their full patient load in a matter of days or weeks â€” not months.
If your EMR can’t promise such simplicity, consider switching. gloStream offers attractive discounts to practices that convert from other EMR software to gloEMR.