How do I plan for hardware purchases?

Planning Your Approach

When planning your approach to implementing an electronic health record (EHR), you should first identify and catalogue existing hardware in your organization. Next, you should make a list of new hardware required for EHR implementation. New hardware may include:

  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Desktops
  • Servers
  • Routers
  • Printers
  • Scanners

Infrastructure investments will vary based on the size of your organization, the EHR you choose, and the goals of your EHR implementation.

Your Local Regional Extension Center Can Help

Your local Regional Extension Center (REC) can provide specialized assistance and act as a resource as you work with vendors to plan to purchase hardware. RECs are located in every region of the country to help health care providers select, implement, and become adept and meaningful users of EHRs. Contact your local REC to find out if you are eligible for free or reduced-price support.

Content last reviewed on March 15, 2013
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