In this new world of increasingly complex software, you do yourself a disservice if you are not at least aware of what is available in the market.
In an article in Practice Management Notes by AAOMS (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons), I describe the current state of dental electronic health records. I cover the top three mistakes made while purchasing EHRs and gives tips on how to get the best price and integrate the system into daily practice. For instance:
Ensure the vendor account representatives don’t control the demonstration, showing you only what they want, evading questions, and controlling the process…[Instead] develop a number of patient scenarios that represent a normal day in your practice. You can embellish these with additional issues and problems that may come up during the visit. It is very helpful to see how a vendor and the software deal with different scenarios.