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What it’s like to Shop for EHR Software at a Tradeshow

Posted by Sharon Chin on Sep 13, 2014, 12:00:00 PM

Vision Expo West is in a couple of days and we’re excited to be in Vegas! Tradeshows can be fun, but it can also be a lot of work. For those who are planning to shop for an EHR software at the show, we’ve compiled a list of things to expect. And for those who are already tradeshow veterans, you’ll probably relate to these emotions.

What to Expect when Shopping for EHR Software at Vision Expo West

  1. Feeling Overwhelmed by So Many Choices and So Little Time

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(Don’t worry! The kid got up and proceeded to become one of the two finalists in the National Spelling Bee)

Shopping for an EHR software is a big decision. If you go to the show unprepared, you’ll be overwhelmed with the number of choices and demos you’ll see. Start doing your homework now and evaluate what your practice needs. Use our buying guide to see which EHR is best for your practice and check out this floor plan to see where your potential vendors will be.

  1. Getting Excited When You See Someone You Know

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Vision Expo is one of the biggest tradeshows of the eyecare industry. People from all over the country and even the world fly to Vegas for the event. You’ve probably already set up meetings with your industry partners, and you might even bump into a couple of your old school mates! Follow Vision Expo on Facebook and Twitter to see if your friends are going to the event!

  1. Feeling Extremely Thirsty from all the Talking

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You’re talking to multiple vendors, networking with peers, and just basically talking all day! We feel ya! Stay hydrated. We heard that there will be free cocktails and happy hours at the show. Stop by for a break.

  1. Hurting Your Feet from all the Standing and Walking

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We feel ya again! The hours at Vision Expo are very long, especially when you’re on your feet all day. As silly as this may sound, don’t forget to pack comfortable shoes.

  1. Enjoying all Sorts of Free stuff

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Not everybody is trying to sell you something at the show! Go ahead and grab all the free swag you can. You are also entitled to several entertainment discounts with your Expo ID. Going to a tradeshow doesn’t have to be all work and no play!

  1. Checking out Celebrities

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Check out the list of celebrities going to the show.       

  1. Getting to Know Your Vendor

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You may have already spoken to a potential vendor over the phone or received an online demo, but going to the tradeshow is a good chance to put a face to the voice and see the system in person. You might also get a chance to check out the system’s training team and account managers. It’s important to feel comfortable around them to trust them and what better way to find out than to meet them in person!

VisionWeb will be at Vision Expo West next week, so be sure to stop by Booth MS9035. And if you are shopping for a new practice management and EHR system, we will be happy to give you a demo of Uprise, our cloud-based EHR. And if you’re not going to the show, you can still schedule an online demo.

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