Debra Steen found this site: http://www.softwareadvice.com/medical/
It's nice. You select from the top 10 most recommended systems or a list of other systems and you can request a Demo or a Price Quote by clicking on a button.
Q1) Has anyone used this on-line system for EHR vendor selection for your practice or your clients? I would be very interested to learn of your impressions.
Q2) Why are there now 436 or so ONC Certified EHR's to choose from? I think that the answer is obvious, at least 436 doctors could not find a system that worked for them, so they went about creating a system that did. They needed a system that could change daily to meet their specific needs.
Q3) Why is price so important? I think it's like buying a house. Realtors do not want to waste time showing houses that the prospective buyers can't afford. So its very important as an EHR buyer to have a budget. Prices range from Free (Practice Fusion) to Billions of dollars (Vista) so if price is your driver pick a number you can afford and restrict your search on this criteria.
BOTTOM LINE: My experience tells me that it's not Price or a Fancy Demo that's important in EHR selection, instead it's a systems ability to change/improve/customize on a daily basis to constantly adapt to the changing needs of your practice and the unique needs of the individual providers. To me this is by far the most important criteria in EHR selection. So make sure that you demand that in the demonstration of each system you personally can change the system to accommodated a few specific needs you have in your practice. Examples include Infusion Management, Imagery Device Interfaces, even simple WebCam interface for pictures of your patients...