Docright Helps TMA Members Compare EHRs, Other HIT

Do you need to upgrade or install an electronic health record (EHR) system but aren't sure where to start?

Docright can help you make more informed decisions about medical technology. The TMA affiliate gives TMA physician members free access to a comprehensive database of health care technology products and services. 

In the past, the TMA Council on Practice Management Services has not recommended the association endorse specific EHR products or vendors. Although the council maintains this position, over the years council members have recognized the need to offer further assistance to physicians who look to TMA for help choosing the right EHR for their practices. 

TMA members now have exclusive access to Docright's cloud-based system, which allows physicians to compare EHRs and other health information technology, interact with technology vendors, and share their technology experiences with peers. These tools allow physicians to make faster, more informed decisions about health care vendors and their products and services, in turn reducing costs, increasing revenues, and improving patient care. 

Docright users can see each system's meaningful use ranking, annual sales, and the year the company started. Physicians can also view key product information provided by the vendor or easily schedule a product demonstration. More tools from Docright, including an online request for proposal to assist in selecting the best technology solutions for your practice, are coming soon.

TMA has developed other tools and resources to assist physicians with EHR selection, implementation, and meaningful use in lieu of endorsing any particular product. These include TMA's EHR Product Evaluation Tool, which is a members-only resource that allows users to view and compare information on functionality, pricing, and customer and technical support for the EHR products that represent more than a 3-percent market share in Texas. Visit the TMA Health Information Technology Resource Center for more information. 

Action, July 1, 2014