On-premise systems used to be the norm and preference for doctors, but as technology has changed, so have opinions. As more vendors and doctors have recognized the benefits of cloud-based EHR technology, these systems have become increasingly popular in the behavioral health community. To help understand this trend and the reason behind it, we’ve summarized what makes cloud-based EHR systems uniquely beneficial to the industry.
What Are the Differences Between Cloud-Based and On-Premise EHR Systems?
EHR systems fall into one of two categories: cloud-based or on-premise. Cloud-based, or online EHR systems, back up the data of the practice on an external server, offering all the functions of an EHR system through an internet browser. This type of system means that to access the EHR system, all a physician needs is a computer with an internet connection.
On-premise or client-server systems, on the other hand, store data in-house, requiring that the location have a server, hardware and software installed on-location. This option means that data is only able to be accessed on-location.
What Are the Benefits of Cloud-Based EHR Systems?Despite the sense of control offered by an on-premise system, in-house servers have quickly fallen out of favor in exchange for the more functional cloud-based system. Practices are increasingly switching to these cloud systems because of the numerous benefits they offer, including:
Orion’s AccuCare system offers these benefits and more with a system that is further customized to fit the needs of mental and behavioral health clinics. With an intimate understanding of the field and extensive experience in EHR system development, we can promise a system that will work for you instead of against you.
If you’re interested in knowing more about what a cloud-based EHR system can do for your practice, contact Orion Healthcare Technology. Learn more about Orion’s comprehensive, user-friendly EHR and billing solutions by calling 800-324-7966. We’ll provide you with a FREE demonstration of our AccuCare web-based system!