We have paid a huge amount of money in the past just to use “practice management” software, not in the realm of economical, nor in the realm of astronomical but over time the investment in the software has been a lot of money…
I wish more people were honest with what they charge for consulting and customizing software and what the benefit will be to the user of the software. I also believe that openemr is cutting edge, an idea with endless possibilities for doctors and their employees to manage their practices and even hospitals? That’s pretty amazing. Thank You for having the drive, and the knowledge to succeed in the rough chartered waters of healthcare.
I guess what I need is some proper direction for openemr to be successful in a 3-office optometry practice…AND since we’ve been paying monthly fees just so the company can say that its for support and maintenance(for software that’s not hosted in the cloud)…I wonder what it would cost to get some help creating a custom or several custom forms for the Optometrist to make their job easier charting an exam?
I am unfamiliar with the process of php working to incorporate html, css, etc into a cool looking form. I’ve read that there are several pieces to creating a form in openemr. I’ve shown our optometrist the eye form before and he thought it looked pretty cool. He says he’d like to reduce the amount of typing, which in my mind means, creating a big database full of choices for the doctor to select either from a drop down menu, or a slider, or checkboxes to chart an exam.
We would also like to have the chance to use the insurance billing to submit claims to trizetto/gateway. Not sure how complicated this will be but…does anyone think it would be possible to run openemr with custom forms for less than $100 a month (~about the price of our maintenance fee is for our current pm software)?
In essence, if we could convert to a purely digital practice, from ehr to billing to scheduling, does it seem feasible to save money over time with openemr compared to using closed source, monthly fee based, software?
I am sure there are many hurdles to make this work, but need some input before taking the plunge. Thanks for reading this, and have a happy new year!