Six EHR software free trials you can start today
EHR software trials provide an effective way to preview products prior to taking the plunge and purchasing the full version. Having said that, the EHR market has mainly aligned itself with providing software demos, which involve the vendor conducting an onsite demo or an online demo.
A segment of the EHR market has shifted toward offering its products on a free trial or “freemium” basis whereby the potential customer is able to “test drive” the EHR system. Much like the trial periods offered on consumer software, EHR free trials usually offer users the chance to test the software for anywhere from one to two months with some offering full functionality and others offering reduced functionality during the trial period.
A free trial can allow users to immerse themselves in the software and ultimately understand whether it is a viable option. Here are some to start you off.
1. Webchart Now
WebChart Now offers a 30 day free trial for its web based EHR. Webchart Now’s EHR offers a set of 26 core modules including e-prescribing and scheduling . The trial also includes implementation support and customized tutorials.
2. Amazing Charts
Amazing Charts allows a prospective consumer to use the full version of its standalone hosted EHR, or its EHR and practice management suite for 30 days.
Amazing Charts also offers the SaaS package InLight EHR, which offers a three-month free trial to qualified buyers
3. One Touch EMR
One Touch EMR provides a 45 day free trial for their iPad, Android and Windows-based EMR. Trial users may use One Touch EMR’s unlimited online training and support, mobile EMR for iPad, backup service, practice management demographics, scheduling and patient portal.
Revenuexl offers a 30-day free trial of its Meaningful Use Stage 2 certified and ICD-10 compliant EHR software.
Simplicity, a web-based EHR, offers private practice physicians a no-obligation 90 day free trial.
ChoiceoneEHR offers users a 30 day trial to evaluate their EHR system which claims to use the Pareto principle to improve system functionality.
Free trials offered by EHR vendors can provide a useful tool in the software selection and evaluation process. However, these often come with limitations in functionality and not all vendors offer free trials that can be evaluated for lengthy periods or under “real life” conditions.
As the list above shows, the majority of leading vendors in the EHR space are not represented. Instead, these vendors adhere to the industry norm of offering a guided demo, which normally involves a short presentation of software functionality in a controlled setting.
A free trial can allow users to immerse themselves in the software and ultimately understand whether it is a viable option; however, users who are looking for EHR free trials will need to engage smaller providers seeking to establish market share in order to enjoy this luxury.
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