EHR Software Buyer's Guide
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Electronic Health Records, often synonymous with Electronic Medical Records (read the difference here), are a major resource for medical businesses. With advancements like the HITECH Act, the federal government has incentivized and recommended EHR systems for modern healthcare offices. EHR software suites help with everything from patient records, to documentation of clinical work, diagnosis and procedure codes, and more. These comprehensive software packages help doctors to manage health information in a digital way, and make it more portable for transfer between provider offices. Read our more in-depth EHR buyer's guide here.If you're looking to learn more about the most popular solutions like Practice Fusion, Centricity, eClinicalWorks and more, take a look at our EHR Software Analyst Report.
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What are the most important EHR Requirements and Needs?
As you compare EHR systems, healthcare offices should consider the specific ways that this type of digital record can help with the day-to-day work that goes on in an office. How health information managers interact with EHR technology is what will make or break an office’s relationship with a vendor product. It’s important to understand what an office is looking for and how an EHR product will help to fill those needs.A User-Friendly Interface
First of all, EHR solutions need to be user-friendly, so that they accommodate more efficient work processes. Key pieces of information need to be accessible and transparent. Patient identification needs to be easy.
One big consideration in shopping EHR systems is how doctors and nurses can use this software to generate chart notes, complete a diagnosis, or look up things like family medical history. When there is a clear and accessible interface with intuitive controls, the software package will really make a difference in a medical office. Otherwise, it can actually have a negative effect on a health care provider’s operations. Prospective buyers can look at templating, as well as the sets of tools and controls, to see how well an individual vendor option accomplishes these goals.Integrity of Data
It's also important to make sure that an EHR system provides for security and compliance with industry standards, whether using on-premise or cloud-based EHR systems. The U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA mandates privacy for personal health information. The EHR system has to be able to keep data safe in a digital format. IT has to provide those particular controls that have been written into U.S. law to protect the privacy of patients in a digital world.Supporting Patient Care
There are also a variety of features in Electronic Health Record solutions that are focused on the patient. Some of these are sometimes called ‘patient portals,’ where individual patients can go and look at test results, medical histories and even things like appointment reminders. The patient portal helps the office to create a digital relationship with each patient, and makes it much easier for someone to manage their healthcare needs, both short-term and long-term care.
EHR Comparison ShoppingHow do you find the EHR vendor that's right for your business?
When it comes to buying EHR software, you have to be able to look at systems side-by-side and make apples to apples comparisons. SelectHub is a selection platform that helps medical professionals who compare EHR systems to understand the features and functionality that each vendor offering provides.
With a detailed look at vendor options on SelectHub, those who are responsible for practice management can see how the software is delivered to the office, what helpful features it includes, and where potential problems might lie. This is one of the first steps to getting into a discussion with a vendor about things like downtime and maintenance for electronic health record systems.
Looking for the right EHR systems might seem like a very complex decision to make, but being able to compare vendors can help doctor’s offices to be confident about their choices, and enter into an agreement with an EHR vendor with peace of mind, feeling like they're starting off on the right foot with this important milestone in digital record adoption.
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Document EfficientlyUse our physical therapy EMR to create and send specialty-specific documentation, including initial evaluations, progress notes, daily notes, customizable flowsheets, and discharge summaries. Plus, fax and email directly from the system for free.Document SecurelySecurely enter and save patient data anytime, anywhere, from any web-enabled device—and do it confidently as our system features bank-level encryption, automatic backups, and fully HIPAA-compliant infrastructure.Document DefensiblySimplify Medicare compliance with integrated functional limitation reporting, therapy cap tracking, 8-minute rule calculations, CCI edit alerts, and an intelligent ICD-10 code picker.
Modernizing Medicine offers a specialty-specific EHR system and healthcare IT suite that includes practice management, analytics, revenue cycle management, MIPS reporting, image management, patient kiosk, patient portal, patient reminders and patient surveys. Telehealth and pathology are available for dermatology practices. The suite of solutions is available for dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, urology, plastic surgery and pain medicine practices. A native iPad application includes built-in specialty-specific knowledge, an ICD-10 solution and a MIPS intelligence platform. Built by practicing physicians, Modernizing Medicine collects structured data and is prepared for value-based care under MACRA. The system’s adaptive learning engine can remember a provider’s specific preferences and physicians can actively select commonly used diagnoses, prescriptions and consent forms. Utilizing the Interactive Anatomical Atlas™ and Virtual Exam Room, physicians can tap and touch their way through an exam while facing their patients.EMA™ modmed® Dermatology modmed® Ophthalmology modmed® Orthopedics modmed® Otolaryngology modmed® Pain Management modmed® Plastic Surgery modmed® Urology Practice Management Revenue Cycle Management Analytics Pathology (dermatology only) modmed® Telehealth (dermatology only) modmed® Kiosk Patient Portal*Information relating to our EHR certification, including certain costs and limitations, can be found at www.modmed.com/costs-and-limitations.
Whether you’re a solo family practice provider or a large specialty group, if you’re looking for a long-term, stable EHR company that gets to know and serve you and your practice, you’ve come to the right place. Sevocity and you will make a great fit.
DrChrono brings the medical practice of the future to reality by enabling medical providers to be the best they can be. The company built the first iPad and iPhone EHR, and its EHR and medical billing platform is the most flexible and intuitive on the market. With it, you can manage all aspects of patient intake, clinical charting, billing, and revenue cycle management. The platform is cloud-based, mobile-driven, standards-supported, fully compliant, and highly awarded. DrChrono EHR includes customizable medical forms, e-prescribing, access to over 40,000 labs, robust scheduling tools, real-time patient eligibility checks, patient portal and more. The DrChrono App Directory also offers a multitude of apps that a practice can select from to bundle in and a medical API for healthcare app developers. With a 94% clean claim rate, DrChrono RCM services work to improve your practice profitability. We offer you consistent workflows, continuous monitoring of claims and a decrease to your administrative task, so you focus on patient care.Our team of dedicated billing experts, in-house coding compliance officers, and certified medical coders handle the complete lifecycle of your medical claims. The DrChrono EHR can be accessed from web, mobile, or iPad. Have all your information within arms reach at any time. Our fully customizable forms or prebuilt forms created for your specialty will increase your practice’s efficiency or use our pre-built forms that best fit your specialty. Any prescription including those of Electronic Prescribing Controlled Substances can be sent electronically on iPhone, iPad, or the web. Easily submit lab orders from your iPad or web to over 40k local labs around the United States and have the results uploaded directly into your patient’s chart. With our custom vitals, you can create baseline health data and monitor each patient’s health measurements over time.The patient personal health record app (PHR) and patient check-in apps guide patients through registration; at their next visit, they simply confirm their information with a tap.Use Free Draw function to easily annotate on diagrams, x-rays or other files. They can also use the iPad's built-in cameras to take pictures and embed them in the patient's record.Utilize our pre-populated billing codes to bill accurately and get paid much faster.We are integrated with Box, a HIPAA-compliant cloud storage system to allow you to sync and backup files easily between your EHR and the Cloud.
Azalea EHR is 2015 ONC certified and supports Promoting Interoperability (PI). Users can document SOAP notes, send orders and capture billing from a single screen. The HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform is fully integrated and enables real-time charting. Patient records can be accessed at home, in the practice or in the hospital. Azalea also offers a fully-integrated mobile application, appointment reminders and patient portal. A data integrity validation feature will check various field entries (such as date of birth, insurance, and address) and then notify users of inaccuracies. Designed for efficiency, the cloud-based infrastructure drives cost savings in hardware, speeds deployment and training time, and increases application availability. Azalea is suitable for community and rural health care settings, including multiple speciality practices. Azalea Health’s comprehensive revenue cycle management (RCM) services- from claims submissions through denials management - optimizes billing and maximizes reimbursements. Expert billers, with in-depth knowledge of more than 30 specialties, maintain a pulse on the latest regulatory developments and reimbursement standards. Intuitive dashboards and detailed reporting provide full transparency into our RCM processes and the status of your claims. Additionally, when you choose Azalea RCM medical billing services, the Azalea EHR, is included. Azalea RCM includes:Electronic claims submission Reimbursement accounting Denials management Patient invoicing Collections Detailed billing reports Physician contracting and credentialing
As one of the first EMRs in the industry, ChartLogic EMR is used by thousands of providers today because, simply put, it works.ChartLogic EMR captures the clinical encounter electronically without making you change your workflow, which is why so many have trusted ChartLogic with their paperless office needs. By combining robust but easy-to-use technology with a tool you’ve been using all along—your voice we’ve made charting more efficient than ever.NEW: Connect Patient PortalOn any device or browser, easily engage with your patients through a convenient portal to improve the overall patient experience and quality of care.
While healthcare organizations strive to provide excellent care to patients, they also need to focus on their own time and resources; and our MU-certified EHR solution helps clients achieve this balance. EHR provides evidence-based patient care reminders to help you create zero-distance relationships with your patients and practices, for higher quality outcomes.
EMR Solutions for Behavioral Health ProvidersCelerity is dedicated to helping mental health and chemical dependency treatment providers with their mission of saving lives through effective treatment and efficient, compliant record keeping. CAM by Celerity is an all-in-one EMR solution that standardizes and simplifies intake, clinical charting, and treatment progress. The easy-to-use solution has fully integrated diagnostic and treatment tools. With partners across the nation and 5,000 daily users, CAM is a trusted source for substance abuse, mental health, and behavioral health EMR.
Centricity™ Practice Solution is a fully integrated Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management solution designed to help you enhance the clinical and financial productivity of your ambulatory practice. Though designed to work as a single fully integrated unit, if desired, the modules may be used independently.
Valant is a completely new platform built on modern technologies including an elastic and infinitely scalable data model, mobile app-inspired experience, and an on-demand ability to respond to change without additional investment in time, money, or training. Our platform isn’t an EHR, it’s the technology partner community mental health deserves.
The AthenaCollector® practice management platform gives doctors and practice leaders tool to renovate business structures and keep both the clinical and the clerical side of the office optimized for modern efficiency.
There’s no better software to support your in-house billing process. Kareo's web and mobile applications help you easily manage patients and the complications that come with billing insurance. It allows your biller to use a robust desktop application that supports flexible workflows, A/R management, reporting and analytics. This gives you total visibility into your financial health.
AdvancedEHR is the revolutionary way to manage patient health. Every click, feature workflow is designed to increase clinical quality, reduce costs, improve staff efficiency promote patient satisfaction. Customize the charting templates to fit your specialty integrate AdvancedEHR with AdvancedBilling so your data is automatically shared between systems.
Aprima is a single application built on a single database. This means you can access a patient’s chart or insurance information without having to close one database and open another. Most companies deploy separate EHR and PM databases. That adds complexity. Or they let separate EHR/PM applications share a database. That creates conflicts when one application gets an upgrade. Or they turn to outside consultants for revenue cycle management assessments. That adds time and costs.
Decrease overhead and ensure profitability with our practice management and billing solutions. We are a partner for doctors and patients alike, so rely upon our dependable software and corporate commitment to customer service.
ChartLogic Billing Revenue Cycle Management services use accurate billing practices to increase financial performance.ChartLogic’s Medical Billing Services takes the billing burden off the medical office, liberating providers and staff to concentrate on patient care. Your staff never needs to touch the billing system again. Our combination of expertise and leading-edge technology improves your performance without increasing costs, saving money for patient care.NEW: Connect Patient PortalOn any device or browser, easily engage with your patients through a convenient portal to improve the overall patient experience and quality of care.
Drive revenue with ease. AdvancedBilling features all the tools you need to manage your A/R and claims processes in one convenient database. The robust clearinghouse automates manual processes, auto-generated worklists improve productivity expedite reimbursements automatic claims scrubbing gets you an almost-100% first-pass claim acceptance rate. This software is just as powerful as what our 500+ billing service partners use.
AdvancedMD is the leading web-based software solution for the independent private practice. Products include practice management, electronic health records, patient experience, medical billing financial reporting systems.
Because we know you have more important things to do than flip through a calendar. AdvancedScheduling helps you see more patients speeds up scheduling processes with recurring appointment, waitlist management, patient room tracking appointment reminder tools. A faster front desk lets your front office team focus on checking in patients, collecting copays scheduling your clinicians facility to full capacity.
Streamline your practice to improve bottom line results.Whether you’re a solo practitioner or part of a larger health system or physician network, Harmony can tailor a complete practice management solution to streamline your day-to-day operations. We will train your staff on our software, serve as a comprehensive practice consultant, and negotiate contracts with insurers.
All in one cloud based solution! We offer EHR, Practice Management, Billing Solution, Patient Portal and Self Check-In Kiosk. We also have our own Clearinghouse, with unlimited claim submission, and automatic eligibility checking. Billing Service available, if desired. System enabled for EPCS, MACRA/MIPS, patient payments on line, and much more! Everything you need in one fully-integrated package!
Interactant EMR is a robust, web-based electronic medical records solution that’s easy-to-use, offers unparalleled value in delivering improved quality and safety of care, and provides more accurate and comprehensive healthcare information electronically. It eases the burden of documentation, reduces medical errors, and promotes quality outcomes of care. Interactant EMR extends functionality and value beyond basic EMR including computerized physician order entry (CPOE), online medication administration records, and pharmacy integration. These capabilities lead to better coordinated care across disciplines. It helps verify medications and dosages for accurate dispensing, provides automatic alerts for drug interactions, and gives real-time mobile access to clinical information. Benefits Include: • Better coordinated care across disciplines • Integrated with other Interactant modules • Verification of medications and dosages for accurate dispensing • Automatic alerts for potentially dangerous drug interactions • Real-time web and mobile access to medical information for authorized staff
Modernizing Medicine Gastroenterology offers the gGastro EHR, a fully integrated platform designed for gastroenterologists. It combines the attributes of an electronic health records (EHR) system and endoscopy report writer (ERW) in one solution for private practices, ASCs and hospitals. The gGastro? Suite was built by gastroenterologists, for gastroenterologists and includes an EHR, Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management and Analytics solutions.
CentralReach is a leading provider of EHR and practice management solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. The company is revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions including precision teaching, clinical data collection, scheduling, billing, and learning management. Trusted by more than 50,000 clinicians and educators, CentralReach is committed to the ABA community.
Centricity Practice Solution is a highly usable and exceptionally customizable solution for ambulatory practices. The Centricity EMR module enables you to practice medicine your own way and helps you tackle industry change head on. Put the power of Centricity technology, along with the exceptional service from Quatris Healthco, to work for your practice today.On its own, or paired with Centricity Practice Management, Centricity EMR is a powerful solution for your practice.
Infor Cloverleaf® Integration Suite software streamlines the exchange of clinical data to help improve healthcare outcomes and business operations. The software allows healthcare organizations to efficiently solve complex interoperability challenges securely and at scale, while using the latest standards (including HL7® FHIR®). Cloverleaf provides the clinical integration foundation for healthcare providers, HIEs, ACOs, laboratories, and application and medical device makers (ISVs and OEMs). The platform also supports virtualization for private and public cloud implementations and leverages leading fail-over and availability mechanisms.
Let SOAPware Professional EHR empower your small, large or multi-location practice with higher billing levels, lower paper dependency and enhanced office communications. This fully-customizable application is Certified for Meaningful Use, comes with built-in e-prescribing and medication fill history, and connects directly to your pharmacy for an efficient, streamlined workflow.
Our cloud-based Best in KLAS electronic health records, athenaClinicals® gives you greater control so you can stay focused on delivering quality patient care. Our EMR keeps providers moving through the patient visit with an easy-to-use workflow and less data entry in the exam room.
CureMD EHR handles a number of a healthcare facility’s administrative and clinical tasks, from appointment scheduling and patient documentation all the way through the billing and payment process. This cloud-based EHR solution is suitable for a variety of healthcare organizations and specialties of all sizes.With CureMD EHR, your health facility can easily access and update a patient’s medical information as well as automate repetitive, time-consuming tasks. All of this works to help a healthcare facility increase revenue while providing more quality health care.
Care360 Electronic Health Records allow you to effectively document a full clinical encounter quickly and easily, while qualifying for the CMS Incentive for Meaningful Use of an Electronic Health Record and avoiding Medicare penalties
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