Pricing Guide: Family Practice EMR

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Pricing Guide: Family Practice EMR

Three Common Pricing Models for Family Practice EMR Software

Perpetual License Family Practice EMR Model

A perpetual license is the total and final amount that companies end up paying for full ownership of the license and the software and to be able to use it. This is known as the more traditional model of billing software, mainly used for on-premise applications.

Subscription Family Practice EMR Model

This model of payment comes with a monthly fee. This is a fee companies have to pay to be able to gain access to all some of the software for a limited time period. This is becoming an increasingly popular method, especially with the start of Software as a Service (SaaS).

Open Source Family Practice EMR Model

This method of payment, the open source models come with free licenses, which leads to a reduction in all upfront costs. When companies get software that use this billing model, the biggest expenses incurred are usually implementation, integration and continuous and ongoing maintenance.

Comparing Costs by Pricing Model

Perpetual License Costs

Upfront Costs

• Perpetual license fee • Customizations • Installation/setup • Integration with existing systems

Recurring Costs

• Maintenance (updates, patches & upgrades) • Premium support services

Subscription Costs

Upfront Costs

• Customizations • Installation/setup • Integration with existing systems

Recurring Costs

• Subscription fee • Premium support services

Free & Open Source Costs

Upfront Costs

• Customizations • Installation/setup • Integration with existing systems

Recurring Costs

• Maintenance (updates, patches and upgrades) • In-house or outsourced IT consultants

Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership when you compare the perpetual license model and the subscription model of payment, it comes up to be about the same after seven to ten years, despite the large amount of upfront costs.

Often Overlooked Costs

Data Migration

Costs for data migration, which can be done in house, is something that companies pay their vendor to transfer data.

Training

The training that vendors charge for is the in-person training, not the web based training method.

Hardware & IT

For companies that use on-premise software, hardware and IT costs can become a big expense because they are the ones who need their own servers.

Maintenance & Upgrades

For companies that use on-premise software maintenance and upgrades for the software can once again, become a bug expense becauses of their requirement of their own servers.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are three main billing models for medical use
  • It is possible to purchase the billing software completely, on a subscription basis or using a free sourced option

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