Hardware Costs for EMR
You propose to have your EMR stored in computers in your practice. What will you have to buy? For starters, you’ll need personal computers for all your offices and exam rooms. Add to that network hardware, central database servers, and, if you have remote office, possibly communication servers.
You'll need desktop PCs for each doctor, nurse, and your front desk. You’ll want desktop or notebook PCs for each exam room. You’ll have to hardwire these computers into an office server or set up a wireless network. You may also need tablet or handheld PCs.
Is there a way out of all that expense? Yes. You can avoid large up-front costs with a subscription-based system delivered over the internet.