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1Choosing an HIT Vendor SolutionSusan A. SmithMMHA 6600- Healthcare Informatics and TechnologyInstructor: Matthew Matusiak
2The purpose of the SWOT analysis is to determine the strengths, weaknesses,opportunities and threats for vendor software for the medical practice of Partners in Health CareAssociates. This four-physician practice is lacking a functioning ambulatory electronic healthrecord and the legacy physician practice management system is no longer supported by thevendor and is currently operational under limited capabilities. PHC is seeking software thataccommodates the needs of the practice without being cost prohibitive.The SWOT analysis provided a determination for the following vendor softwarecompanies: Epic, Allscripts and Nextgen. The recommendation is for PHC to adopt Epic andNextgen for their organization. This determination was made based on the analysis and the needsof the organization.Allscipts Professional EHR is a solution for small to midsize practices, providing clinicalprogramming, data and financial solutions (Allscripts, 2016). The benefits for the organizationwill be improved patient management and organizational performance along withinterconnectibility with hospitals and other facilities providing for a decrease in medical errorsand improved patient care.