EHR and EMR Software Development

With a portfolio of 100+ successful healthcare IT projects, ScienceSoft helps software product companies, medical practices, and hospitals develop secure and reliable EHR solutions that fully meet the needs of medical staff.

EHR and EMR Software Development Company - ScienceSOft
EHR and EMR Software Development Company - ScienceSOft

Since 2005, ScienceSoft has provided a full scope of EHR and EMR software development services to power secure PHI management and facilitate billing and treatment. Our team of healthcare IT experts with 5-20 years of experience guarantees high EHR usability, interoperability, compliance, and efficiency.

ScienceSoft Is a Leader in Healthcare IT Services Market in 2022 SPARK Matrix

ScienceSoft is featured as a leading healthcare IT services provider, along with Athena Health and Oracle Cerner. This achievement is a result of 18 years of tireless pursuit of technological innovation, made possible by ScienceSoft’s passionate team of healthcare IT experts who always strive to make a difference for patients and caregivers alike.

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Must-Have Functionality for Winning EHR Software

Whether you are building a new EHR from scratch or upgrading an old solution, ScienceSoft’s healthcare IT consultants and EHR developers are here to help you create a winning feature set.

The core feature set for EHR

  • Patient records management.
  • Patient treatment planning and monitoring.
  • Features tailored to a medical specialty.
  • Cybersecurity features (e.g., end-to-end data encryption, data leak protection) to ensure compliance with HIPAA, GDPR, or other regulations.
  • UX and UI tailored to doctors’ and nurses’ convenience.
  • Desktop, tablet, and mobile compatibility.

Features to advance your EHR

Medical staff’s convenience

  • Voice assistance.
  • Dictation.
  • Handwriting and image recognition.
  • Medication prescription assistance.
  • Advanced clinical decision support (e.g., on treatment planning).
  • A knowledge base with data on diseases and symptoms, medication intake schemes, drug interactions, treatment protocols, etc.
  • Patient assessment checklists.
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  • Operational analytics (the total number of visits and schedules, staff workload, etc.).
  • Financial analytics (e.g., for fraud detection, financial risk management).
  • Billing analytics (process duration, submitted and processed claims share, payer share distribution, etc.).
  • PHI analytics (e.g., lab tests, vitals, medical images).
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Integrated modules

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SaaS management (for EHR software products)

  • Software tenant self-registration.
  • EHR trial period.
  • User management by tenant via user roles.
  • Tenant billing.
  • Customization capabilities for each tenant.
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Senior Business Analyst and Healthcare IT Consultant at ScienceSoft

When planning the features for your EHR software, security should be an underlying factor. I recommend paying attention to end-to-end PHI encryption, multi-factor authentication, and role-based access management.

These features don't only help guarantee PHI safety and avoid data theft scandals. They also contribute greatly to passing a HIPAA compliance audit and getting ONC certification (if you are targeting the US market) or passing local compliance procedures (if you are operating outside the US).

The Difference between EHR for Practices and EHR for Hospitals

By 2021, 78% of US office-based physicians and 96% of non-federal acute care hospitals have adopted EHRs and experienced the software’s ups and downs. Even though having access to cohesive health and billing data is convenient, many doctors are frustrated with their EHRs’ unintuitive UI, lack of relevant features, and lengthy data entry processes. ScienceSoft’s consultants and EMR software developers suggest focusing on these aspects when designing an EHR for practices or hospitals:

EHR for medical practices

  • A holistic medical history for each patient.
  • Patient access to personal health records (e.g., via a patient app).
  • Support for standard healthcare services like appointments, tests, prescriptions, etc.
  • Built-in service coding and billing documentation assistance.
Go for EHR for practices

EHR for hospitals

  • Instant data exchange between multiple hospital departments.
  • Sharing of ADT data with patients’ medical practices.
  • Extensive health records storage capacity.
  • Support for a wide range of healthcare services (from consultations to surgeries).
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Medical Specialties That Can Benefit from a Tailored EHR

Physicians in some medical specialties are less satisfied with off-the-shelf EHRs. Here are the eight specialties with the lowest user experience score. For these fields, the implementation of a custom or specialized EHR solution is likely to be more beneficial in the long run.

Behavioral therapy and mental health

Ophthalmology

Cardiology

Orthopedics

Surgery and critical care

Dermatology

Otolaryngology

Oncology

Meet ScienceSoft, a Reliable EHR Software Development Company

  • 34 years in software development and 18 years in healthcare IT.
  • Working experience with healthcare standards (e.g., HL7, FHIR, ICD-10, CPT, XDS/XDS-I).
  • ISO 27001, ISO 13485, and ISO 9001 certifications proving our dedication to data security, medical devices regulatory compliance, and quality management.
  • Rich expertise in developing software compliant with HIPAA, GDPR, ONC, FDA, MDR, MACRA, MIPS, CEHRT, SAFER, NCPDP, and SAMHSA.
  • Research-based UX/UI design focused on user convenience.
  • ScienceSoft’s RPM solution won the Best Healthcare Technology Solution Award 2022 from Health Tech Digital.
  • ScienceSoft became a finalist for the Health Tech Award 2022 with its laboratory diagnostics software and for the HTN Now Awards 2023 in the Excellence in Remote Patient Monitoring category.

The Financial Times Includes ScienceSoft USA Corporation in the List of the Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies 2023

For the second year in a row, ScienceSoft USA Corporation ranks among 500 American companies with the highest revenue growth. This achievement is the result of our unfailing commitment to provide high-quality IT services and create best-value solutions that meet and even exceed our clients’ expectations.

ScienceSoft’s EHR Success Stories

Custom EHR Application for a US Chiropractic Care Provider

Redesign of a Custom EHR Application for a US Chiropractic Care Provider

After an in-depth quality assessment and code review, ScienceSoft helped a US chiropractic care provider tackle severe vulnerabilities in its legacy custom EHR by completely redesigning the existing solution.

EHR Mobile Version for a US Healthcare Provider

Development of an EHR Mobile Version for a US Healthcare Provider

ScienceSoft delivered an iOS mobile app to help a US healthcare provider’s medical staff use their custom-built EHR on the go. The app allows logging shift time, capturing images, scanning documents, and uploading files to the EHR, thus easing the work of the medical staff.

EHR-Integrated Healthcare CRM

Implementation of an EHR-Integrated Healthcare CRM

ScienceSoft implemented a Microsoft Dynamics CRM for a healthcare and clinical research center in the Gulf region. Smooth integration between CRM, EHR, and PMS ensured that new patient, appointment, and staff entries would automatically appear in CRM.

Telehealth Software Design, Development, and EHR Integration

Telehealth Software Design, Development, and EHR Integration

ScienceSoft delivered EHR-integrated telemedicine and practice management software for a US business running several primary care practices. Integration with athenahealth EHR ensures smooth access to patient information and convenient billing.

Health Monitoring Module for Assisted Living Software

Development of a Health Monitoring Module for Assisted Living Software

ScienceSoft designed and implemented a health monitoring module for efficient tracking of patients’ vitals and test results. The solution aggregates health data, identifies abnormal parameters using healthcare data analytics, and sends automated alerts to the medical staff.

Team Augmentation for an HIE Platform Provider

Team Augmentation for an HIE Platform Provider

After partnering with ScienceSoft, the Customer delivered secure data de-identification and sharing software to accompany the core product for patient health information exchange between medical care providers.

3 Ways to Leverage ScienceSoft's EHR Expertise

EHR market entry consulting

We help you:

  • Design an EHR feature set with a focus on care workflows.
  • Plan high-level EHR architecture and a tech stack.
  • Create a business case (featuring investments, ROI, etc.).
  • Design user adoption strategy.
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Full-cycle EHR software development

We take over:

  • EHR feature set design.
  • Software architecture planning.
  • UX/UI design.
  • MVP development (with core EHR features), iterative improvements, and QA.
  • Assistance with all relevant certifications.
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EHR evolution

We offer:

  • Analyzing your legacy EHR software and business needs.
  • Designing new EHR features, requirements, advanced modules, etc.
  • UI/UX redesign, code refactoring, and development.
  • Compliance and security audits with further improvements.
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6 Steps to Build an EHR System

EHR software development takes a team effort and comprises a discovery stage, project planning, UX and UI design, development and testing, pre-launch and post-launch activities.

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Discovery stage

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EHR project planning

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UX and UI design

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Iterative development and testing

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Pre-launch

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EHR launch, support, maintenance, and evolution

Frequently Asked Questions about EHR Software Development

Is there any difference between EHR and EMR systems?

These terms are often used interchangeably, but there are some differences. EMR is focused mainly on storing and processing medical records (appointment summaries, lab results, etc.), while EHR collects holistic health information covering patient data from different healthcare providers.

Should we sign a Business Associate Agreement with the EHR development vendor?

If you target the US market, your EHR should comply with HIPAA requirements. Thus, you need to sign a BAA with your EHR development partner. This written contract ensures that a business associate will protect ePHI in line with regulatory requirements.

Do I need any EHR certifications?

If you work in the US, you need to submit the EHR to the ONC-Authorized Testing Laboratory (ONC-ATL) to obtain ONC certification. For other target markets, you may also need to get your EHR certified according to the requirements of local authorities. ScienceSoft's business analysts and regulatory compliance consultants are ready to help you define all the applicable regulations and follow them to a T.

What technologies are needed to develop an EHR?

First of all, you need a secure data storage/database (e.g., from AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform). To develop the software, you should also choose fitting back-end and front-end programming languages with accompanying frameworks and libraries. If you want to introduce an EHR for smartphones and tablets, you will also need mobile techs. Here is the list of technologies we commonly use to implement an EHR.

Benefits You Get with an EHR Developed by ScienceSoft

Ease of use

You get EHR software with a human-centric design tailored for the medical staff’s convenience. Doctors or nurses can access EHR from their tablets and smartphones, and software performance will remain stable.

Interoperability

ScienceSoft’s custom EHRs seamlessly communicate with other healthcare IT systems thanks to healthcare data exchange standards at their core (e.g., HL7, FHIR, XDS/XDS-I).

Advanced technologies

With ScienceSoft’s ample expertise in advanced techs, you can leverage EHR data analytics for diagnostic assistance, blockchain for secure medical data exchange, AI for image recognition, and more.

Regulatory compliance

ScienceSoft’s EHRs are developed in line with the industry’s best security practices and relevant regulations, such as HIPAA, GDPR, CEHRT, SAFER, and MACRA.

Project Timelines and Costs

Delivery timelines

2–4 months

to release the first version of the EHR software with priority features.

2–3-week iterations

to perform subsequent releases of secondary EHR features.

Every day

minor product changes and fixes are deployed.

Pricing Information

The cost of custom EHR software development can range from $400,000 to over $2,000,000 and largely depends on the project specifics and target use cases.

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