Tablet wars: EHRs and practice management

The announcement that Alabama-based SuccessEHS has developed an iPad application to access its EHR and practice management software should come as no surprise. The former Electronic Health Systems extended into EHRs from EMRs and physician ‘practice management’ programs used for billing/collections, clinical records and workflow management. There are quite a few companies like this running up against newcomers like eClinicalWorks that are heavily backed by the regional extension centers (RECs) created by the US DHHS/ONC HIT. In defending their physician practice turf with their certified EHR system, mobile platforms are the next frontier that will streamline the clinical workflow. Release.