Web-Based, ASP, or SaaS Systems.
Web-based is a remotely hosted HIPAA-compliant software system that can be accessed through the internet. The server is not located on premise, but is kept in a secure area and managed by a professional IT company.
These IT companies charge a monthly fee to access the web-based EMR system. The monthly cost for an ASP system is usually low, but is charged for every month you use the system. This cost can add up to a substantial amount over time.
With ASP systems, you do not need a lot of computer hardware as the main servers are owned by the IT company. This saves space and upfront IT hardware costs.
Web-based systems also allows you to access your information anywhere via internet access. This allows your to work from various locations and retrieve your medical records or files at any time. The secure, off-site storage also protects your files from damage that may occur if your data were saved on-site.