Servers for EMR, first time

June 24, 2010 at 13:05:56
Specs: Windows
Okay guys, I am new to the board. I am someone who opened his own physician practice 10 monts ago (so yes budget is tight). I am running a basic EMR program. I am currently using my Desktop PC as where i haev my EMR program and i am using the in office router as my way of using my two laptops to use the database stored on the PC.

I would like to change it so I have a server now. I want to run a server and use all three computers to run the EMR from the server.

Here is the deal, basically the program is installed on the computers that you are using and the database is off the main computer (server). Can this be done. I want the server to be offsite somewhere.

What kind of server? what kind of software?

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June 24, 2010 at 13:51:57
"server off site"

Whoa! That is a whole can of worms with HIPAA.

Usually, starting small, you would have your own server and your office should have an alarm system preferably monitored.
Backups should be off site which in your case home would be fine as long as its miles away.

You could talk to the EMR software company and see if they have any hosted solutions.

Concerning a server you would first want to determine if this product could run on the server platform and then which platform for example 2003 server or 2008 server.

Your would need help transferring the existing pc based database to the server.

You server should have mirrored drives as a minimun and under a 3 year 7x24x365 on site maintenance warranty so if any of the hardware goes heywire you have someone in to fix it immediately.

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