Choosing the right EHR for your practice
You need to take a good, hard look at how you practice, your particular style. Look at your partners and staff members, try to get a sense of how they go about their business. There are many EHRs with all different styles of use. Make lists of criteria that you are interested in and see if the systems can satisfy your concerns. I had a very long, detailed list of things that I wanted to see the systems do. I wanted to re-order the meds, for instance. No system was able to do that in a reasonable fashion five years ago, except for the system I chose to use. Many could alphabetize or place the meds in the order of last Rx, but that is not what I was interested in. I want the meds in a priority order based upon my needs - cardiac, diabetic, etc. My list of issues was primarily centered around the ability to customize the system to the needs of a multispecialty group practice. Others will have different needs, different desires. Some may want to spend more money and have all the bells and whistles in their system pre-loaded without the need (or possibly ability) of customizing.
The demo by the slick-talking, know every bell and whistle, salesperson is not the be-all and end-all to choosing an EHR. Yes, the system needs to be capable, but it is likely that any salesperson can convince anyone that their system is the greatest. CCHIT certification is a good place to start. Run through your list of desires and see if the system can satisfy your needs. Once you find a capable system that seems to match your needs, drive over to an office where the system is in place so you can see it being used by doctors such as yourself. That is probably the most important step. See it in action.