What this means in terms of an EMR is that once you choose a "proprietary" EMR - you're pretty much stuck with them because of the inordinate amount of effort it
takes to leave them and switch to another.
Here is a great summary of Vendor Lock-in:
So - how do we make it "EASY" for users of other EMR's to switch to OSCAR?
Simple: we provide a repository of information of switching to OSCAR from other EMR's. I am going to devote a Blog with information from users that have
"done the switch" to add their contact information, wisdom and tips on how to get this done.
What I hope to eventually achieve, will be a repository of "turnkey" information and services that will allow users to switch from their current EMR's to OSCAR.
There will be a variety of posts on the blog:
1) I don't
have an EMR, but I'm cheap and I want everything for nothing - so how do I get OSCAR?
2) I am an EMR user and I'm sick of my Vendor - how do I get OSCAR?
If you are a user of any of the medical systems below - we will attempt to provide you with information on how to switch from your EMR to OSCAR (note that OSCAR has the "coolest" Logo - not an "official" logo - I just liked this one).