Step 2: Selection
Unfortunately, there is no one “best” EHR system. Each product functions a little differently, with its own strengths and weaknesses. Your selection will depend on how you prefer to practice medicine and what you can afford to spend. The resources within this section are designed to guide you through the selection process by helping you more clearly define your needs and preferences.
Physician Product Reviewer (Members Only) -- This interactive tool allows you to search for reviews written by your family medicine peers. You can search for specific products sorted by number of reviews, rankings, etc. Only AAFP members may submit or read a review.
Find a Doctor Like Me in a Practice Like Mine (Members Only) -- This tool connects you to physicians in practices comparable to yours, in your area of the country. It uses data from the Physician Product Reviewer to help you locate physicians who are using EHRs. You may also search by product to find other practices using specific software. Many reviewers have agreed to be available to answer questions about their EHRs.
EHR 110 -- Understanding EHR Contracting and Pricing -- This tutorial will cover the most common EHR pricing structures, how to research EHR software, and how to calculate a return on investment.
EHR 301 -- How to Select the Right EHR for Your Practice -- Selecting the right EHR for you will take time and diligent research. This tutorial talks about the different products available to you. It walks you through the Physician Product Reviewer and shows you how to take advantage of AAFP member email lists to connect with other family physicians around the country.