I think WalMart selling EMRs is a good thing and here’s why.
- This challenges standard thinking about EMR vendors. You can’t deny that this has given all of us a lot to think about as far as what company can sell what products to what customers.
- This demystifies EMRs and will do a lot to educate the public about EMRs and will most likely start patients asking practices if they use an EMR.
- This will break open the discussion about price and allow more open comparisons between EMRs. Regardless of whether you think the advertised price is a bargain or not, Wal Mart gives everyone a benchmark by saying “This is our price for an EMR.”