As you embark on the roller coaster ride called “implementing an EHR system,” there are numerous critical decisions that have to be made. One of those is whether your EHR system should be in-house or hosted. Here are five reasons outsourcing your EHR hosting may be a good idea:

Less IT support:
This is a biggie. While some in-house IT needs may still need to be filled, a large amount of your IT needs will be outsourced. Instead of employing at least one employee to manage your EHR software, servers, coordinating upgrades… someone else will be responsible for doing that for you! Plus, this person has probably hosted an EHR very similar to yours and is very familiar with the process.