Commodization of EMR

October 30, 2011
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For Physicians Solution

 

EMR has reached the point of retail commodity. Costco’s online website is offering the Allscripts My Way and PHR for $499 /  month.  It was not clear if this was a ‘cloud’ solution, although it did state it was a ‘hosted’  EMR.

For Physicians Solution

 

EMR has reached the point of retail commodity. Costco’s online website is offering the Allscripts My Way and PHR for $499 /  month.  It was not clear if this was a ‘cloud’ solution, although it did state it was a ‘hosted’  EMR.

Costco has teamed up with Etransmedia, a Premier Plus Allscripts Partner, allowing them to offer this EHR and PM solution to Costco members.

My Way is the product of the purchase of Misys, a former competitor of Allscript, and is not truly the Allscripts EMR.

Costco exclusive EHR and PM offer includes Allscripts MyWay for $499

The COSTCO web site elaborates further on federal incentives of $44,000 dollars for adopting EMR.

The advertisement appears on a ‘redirect’ to Etransmedia’s website, not an uncommon practice for Costco Online offers.

No mention is made of whether the offer applies to in store  purchase.

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