I've been looking for this a few days … finally found it. The Choice of Outpatient CPR's: Questions to Ask
This is a good review of many components that one should expect in an outpatient EMR. Missing is a tool to help asess the importance of any feature .. and then how well that feature is implemented.
Recall Reider's Rule: P = V/ W
Priority = Value / Work.
We'll need to modify it a bit to compare one EMR against another …
S = sum(Q/w)
- S = Score. The highest score will yield the best product
- Q = Quality = (QI x V)
- V = the perceived value of a given function. For example, prescription writing is a function that is very important. So we may give it a "10." This number remains the same for all products, since we're scroing the value of the function.
- QI = Quality of Implementation. How well does This vendor's product implement this function?
- w = Work. Work is usually expressed either in dollars, or as a 0 – 10 score. It's an expression of how hard it is to implement and support the product or function. Charge Capture, for example, may require an additional interface, which adds cost. One vendor may charge $5000 for the interface, while another charges $10,000.