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Meaningful Use Stage 2 Overview and EMR Selection

MU Stage 2

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 Overview and EHR Selection

As expected, EMR software usage will need to be stepped up and functionality will need to be added. We encouraged a detailed review of the full Meaningful Use requirements, but you do have until 2014 to stage 2, so if your organization is consumed with Stage 1 at this time, the below highlights will give you sneak peek at what’s coming next.

EMR vendors will be required to get re-certifed as Meaningful Use Certified EHRs, due to some of these changes. The majority of the adjustments are simply increased thresholds applied to the Stage 1 objectives.

Your team will need to consider the current and future objectives your selection process when evaluating options for electronic medical records.
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60% of medication, lab, and radiology orders created by the eligible provider are now required to be recorded in the electronic medical record, using computerized physician order entry.

EMR Orders

This can be a major workflow change, and there are different schools of thought as to whether this should be implemented at time of the EHR implementation, or if this is more appropriate as a later phase to the implementation.

Entering orders electronically means that when results are returned by interface, they can often be linked automatically to the order that was placed. This is an important functionality aspect to review when comparing EMR software systems. Also, it is ideal to be able to submit the order and enter all the notes regarding the order, directly into the EMR if possible, instead of via a third party tool.

If you’re going to plan on this for your EMR implementation, you might as well take the next steps and initiate plans to be able to send those orders electronically to the receiving facility. The major labs, i.e. Quest and many others, are now able to receive orders electronically. With the outbound orders to the lab, and then incoming results returning to the EHR system, you will have eliminated a paper-intensive process.
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65% scripts are compared to at least one drug formulary and transmitted electronically.

EHR Prescription

This is an increase, but certainly fits in the direction that we have seen the CMS pressing. Most EHRs have this functionality, but again, you may want to determine whether this is accomplished through a 3rd party add on application, or if the system itself can handle eRx submission to SureScripts, etc.

One frustrating aspect of this is that providers are often in a position of prescribing to the pharmacy requesting by the patient, even when that pharmacy has not established the ability to received perscriptions electronically yet. We would expect pressure in the medical community to change this.
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80% patients have demographics recorded as structured data in the EMR.

Patient Demographics

This requirement is somewhat a no-brainer, and there are few EMRs remaining on the market that don’t offer this as a given. When the PM is integrated into the EMR, or independent, this can be eaily accomplished. Quality reporting, patient letters, and much more is dependent on structured demographic data.

Further analysis is underway and will be posted shortly.


EMR Software Reviews – Epic EMR, eClinicalWorks EMR, AllScripts EMR, NextGen EMR

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Four leading EMR software vendors are attracting attention even from customers with current EMR systems. A recent report indicates that a third of current users of electronic medical records are looking to replace their systems, and Epic, NextGen, eClinicalWorks, and AllScripts are the most frequently considered EMR applications.

Here is high level overview of each EMR company. We focus below on the vendors’ summary of their ambulatory solutions, but each provides inpatient systems as well.

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AllScripts EMR Software

Intuitive: Allscripts Professional EHR thinks the way you do. Its intuitive design mimics practice workflow, while its simple and flexible navigation mirrors a physician’s thinking process. And with anytime/anywhere access to information via Allscripts Remote on your iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry or Android smartphone, Professional EHR puts you back in control of your day.

Affordable: Allscripts Professional is the EHR that pays you back: There’s never been a better time to implement this Stimulus-ready EHR. Flexible financing options—including zero payments for the first six months—and a proven return on investment make Allscripts Professional the clear choice.

Connected: Allscripts Professional keeps your practice connected to over 50,000 pharmacies, more labs than any other vendor, virtually every payer, and most importantly, connected to patients through the Allscripts Patient Portal.

Complete: With comprehensive EHR and Practice Management/Claims Processing Solutions bundled into one, Allscripts Professional is everything you need in an EHR solution. Plus, with hundreds of pre-loaded templates in more than 20 specialties, no matter what your specialty Allscripts Professional EHR has you covered.

With over 180,000 physicians using our solutions, Allscripts is the safe choice and the industry leader. There’s no reason to wait any longer.

Epic EMR Software


The EpicCare EMR is rated #1 in its category by KLAS Enterprises – and has been for the last 10 years straight. The system makes physicians more productive by simplifying the important patient-facing elements of care delivery.

EpicCare is a physician-friendly system in use by providers representing more than 100 specialties. It installs easily with our pre-built Model System and configures to meet specific workflow requirements. Instead of starting from scratch, Epic customers build on the content from successful customers – including decision support, order sets, reports and documentation tools. The result is a faster path to effective chronic care management and measurable quality gains.


eClinicalWorks EMR Software


Featured Advantages:
* Improved workflow – Unified with the eClinicalWorks Practice Management system, patient flow from check-in to departure is streamlined. Workflow from the front desk to physicians to billing office staff is seamless. Documentation is faster using templates, drop-down lists, and more
* Customizable – Many features within the EMR software can be configured on a per provider basis. This means eClinicalWorks will accommodate to how the providers like to work; not the other way around
* Access clinical content – All of your practice data is at your fingertips, whether you’re in the office, an exam room, or at home. Manage medications, access labs and test results, clinical decision support, and patient education materials are just some of the crucial types of information available in an instant. Provided are the tools needed for healthcare quality measures and patient disease management using built-in Registry and Quality Measure Reporting
* Communication – eClinicalWorks EMR makes it easy to send and receive information – whether it’s an alert to a colleague down the hall, a referral to a specialist across town, or an exchange of data with a hospital in another state. Electronic prescribing is also available
* Unification – The EMR is just one part of the eClinicalWorks Comprehensive Electronic Health Record Solution. All products were developed by one company and will function as one powerful system.
* ARRA Meaningful Use – eClinicalWorks provides all of the features needed for qualifying practices to receive Meaningful Use reimbursement


NextGen EMR Software


Why NextGen: Our award-winning, 2011 CCHIT certified NextGen Ambulatory EHR offers unique features that set us apart from other systems:
* Pre-built clinical templates and workflow for over 26 specialties ensure complete, accurate documentation stored in a standard format.
* Disease management templates capture discrete data at the point of care to meet clinical reporting guidelines for pay-for-performance programs.
* ePrescribing that automatically checks prescriptions against a patient’s medications and allergies.
* Integration with the NextGen product suite to enable consistent, real-time clinical and administrative workflow among providers, hospitals, and patients.

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EMR Software Companies Achieving Meaningful Use Certification

CCHIT continues to certify EMR companies for ONC-ATCB Compliance – which means they are meaningful use certified. They are certifying them for limited measures, often just for family practice measures, and then the EMR vendors follow up to receive certifications on the specialty-specific measures. As always, when comparing EMR software options, be sure to put your organization’s needs (patient care quality, efficiencies, etc) before the government’s meaningful use objectives.


ABELMed EHR – EMR / PM 11

EMR Company EMR Technologysort icon ONC-ATCB Certified Certification Period CCHIT Certified Certification Period
Pulse Systems 2011 Pulse Complete EHR 2011 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Waiting Room Solutions 2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based EHR and Practice… Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
4Medica 4medica Inpatient Cloud IHR (Integrated Health Record) with… Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
ABEL Medical Software Inc. Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Abraxas Medical Solutions, Inc Abraxas EMR 4.1.7 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Health IT Services Group Acumen EHR 6.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Compulink Advantage/EHR 10 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Integritas, Inc. Agility EHR 10 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
AllMeds, Inc. AllMeds EHR 9 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Allscripts Allscripts ED 6.3 Service Release 4 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012 Emergency 2011
Allscripts Allscripts PeakPractice 5.5 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Allscripts Allscripts Professional EHR 9.2 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
AmazingCharts.com, Inc. Amazing Charts Version 6 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
American Medical Software American Medical Software – EMR 22 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Aprima Medical Software, Inc Aprima 2011 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
athenahealth, Inc athenaClinicals 10.12 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Benchmark Systems Benchmark Clinical Version 6.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
CitiusTech, Inc. BI-Clinical Framework 10.3 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
MedPlus, A Quest Diagnostics Company Care360 EHR 2010.2 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Qualifacts Systems, Inc. CareLogic CareLogic Enterprise Version Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
GE Healthcare Centricity Advance 10.1 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
GE Healthcare Centricity EMR 9.5 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
GE Healthcare Centricity Practice Solution 9.5 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
CredenceHealth CH Live 1.0 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Prognosis Health Information Systems ChartAccess 4.0 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
STI Computer Services, Inc. ChartMaker Medical Suite 3.7 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Iatric Systems, Inc Clinical Document Exchange Client Server 1.5.0 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
DigiDMS, Inc. ClinicSpectrum Enterprise 10.8 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Sabiamed Corporation ClinNext Ambulatory EHR 3.0 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
Covisint Covisint DocSite MU MU Stage 1 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
CPSI (Computer Programs and Systems), Inc. CPSI Medical Practice EMR V 17 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
CPSI (Computer Programs and Systems), Inc. CPSI System 17 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
CureMD Corporation CureMD EHR Version 10 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Cyfluent, Inc. Cyfluent Chart 2.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
digiChart, Inc. digiChart OBGYN 8.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
DocPatientNetwork Doctations 2.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
DoctorsPartner, LLC. DoctorsPartner EMR/PM 5.0 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
eClinicalWorks LLC eClinicalWorks 8.0.48 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
eClinicalWorks LLC eClinicalWorks 9.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
MPN Software Systems, Inc. ECLIPSE 2011 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
EDIMS, LLC EDIMS 2.6 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012 Emergency 2011
eHealth Made EASY, LLC eHealth Made EASY 3.0 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
eHealth Made EASY, LLC eHealth Made EASY 3.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
eHealth Made EASY, LLC eHealth Made EASY 3.0 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Office Ally EHR 24/7 3.6.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
E-Health Partners, Inc. EHRez 3.5 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
3M Health Information Systems, Inc. Electronic Signature Authentication™ Software 5 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Origin Healthcare Solutions EMRge 8.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Epic Systems Corporation EpicCare Ambulatory – Core EMR 2010 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Epic Systems Corporation EpicCare Ambulatory – Core EMR Spring 2008 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Epic Systems Corporation EpicCare Ambulatory – Core EMR Summer 2009 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Epic Systems Corporation EpicCare Inpatient – Core EMR 2010 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Epic Systems Corporation EpicCare Inpatient – Core EMR Spring 2008 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Inpatient 2011
Epic Systems Corporation EpicCare Inpatient – Core EMR Summer 2009 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Infomedika, Inc. Evolution EHR 1.0 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Jardogs Follow My Health 1.0 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
gMed, Inc. gCardio 4.13.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
gMed, Inc. gCare 4.13.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
gMed, Inc. gGastro 4.13.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Glenwood Systems LLC GlaceEMR 4.5 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
gloStream, Inc. gloEMR 6.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
gMed, Inc. gUro 4.13.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Health Care Systems, Inc. HCS eMR 4.0 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Healthland, Inc. Healthland Clinical Information System (CIS) V9.5 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
MDLAND iClinic Comprehensive EHR 12 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Meditab Software, Inc. IMS v. 14.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Ingenix Ingenix CareTracker 7 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
MED3000, Inc InteGreat EHR 6.4 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
SuiteMed Intelligent Medical Software (IMS) V14 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Validus Medical Systems inTouch 2.2.0 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Intuit Health Intuit Health Personal Health Record 10.7 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc INVISION EHR 2010 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc INVISION EHR B2 2010 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc INVISION EHR B3 2010 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc INVISION EHR B4 2010 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
IO Practiceware, Inc. IO Practiceware 7.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
MCS – Medical Communication Systems, Inc. iPatientCare 10.8 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
MedLink International, Inc iSuite 4.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
KeyMedical Software, Inc. KeyChart 4.0.0.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
LeonardoMD, Inc. LeonardoMD Virtuoso 1.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
LG CNS Co., Ltd. (Korea) LG CNS Clinical Systems 1.0 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
McKesson Provider Technologies Lytec MD 2011 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
MacPractice, Inc. MacPractice MD 4.1 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
ManagementPlus ManagementPlus 5 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Consilience Software Maven 4.0 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
First Insight Corp MaximEyes SQL Electronic Health Records 1.1.0.0 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
First Insight Corp MaximEyes SQL Electronic Health Records 1.1.0.0 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
McKesson Provider Technologies McKesson Practice Complete 7.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Vision Infonet Inc MDCare EMR 4.2 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
Rheumatology and Dermatology Associates PC Medcomplete 1.1 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
Community Computer Service, Inc. MEDENT 19.5 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
MedEvolve LLC MedEvolve EHR 4.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Medical Office Online, Inc. Medical Office Online 2.2 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Medicat, LLC Medicat 2011 10.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Advanced Data Systems Corporation MedicsDocAssistant Version 5.2 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
McKesson Provider Technologies Medisoft Clinical V17 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc MedSeries4 EHR 2010 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc MedSeries4 EHR B2 2010 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
meridianEMR, Inc. meridianEMR v5.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Henry Schein Medical Systems MicroMD EMR 7.5 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
NeoDeck Software NeoMed EHR 3.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
NexTech Systems Inc. NexTech Practice 2011 9.7 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
nextEMR, LLC nextEMR, LLC 1.5 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
NextGen Healthcare NextGen Ambulatory EHR 5.6 SP1 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
NextGen Healthcare NextGen Inpatient Clinicals 2.4 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Inpatient 2011
Nortec Software Inc Nortec EHR 7.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Eyefinity/OfficeMate OfficeMate/ExamWRITER 10.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
OIS OIS EMR 4.1.7 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Integrated Systems Management, Inc. OmniMD Version 11.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Altos Solutions, Inc. OncoEMR 2.6 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Keane, Inc. Healthcare Solutions Division Optimum V3.1.0 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Iatric Systems, Inc Patient Discharge Instructions 3.0 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
3M Health Information Systems, Inc. Patient Financial Services (PFS) Document Management™ Software 5 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
PatientKeeper PatientKeeper 7.0 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Business Computer Applications, Inc Pearl EMR 7.0 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
PeriGen PeriBirth 4.5.0 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
PeriGen PeriBirth 4.5.1 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Iatric Systems, Inc PHR Connect 1.3 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Universal EMR Solutions Physician’s Solution 5.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Picis Picis ED PulseCheck 5.0 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Cerner Corporation Powerchart, Cerner Healthe, IQHealth, HealthSentry and P2… Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Cerner Corporation Powerchart, Cerner Healthe, IQHealth, HealthSentry, and P2… Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Cerner Corporation Powerchart, Cerner Healthe, IQHealth, HealthSentry, Cerner… Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Cerner Corporation Powerchart, Cerner Healthe, IQHealth, HealthSentry, Cerner… Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Cerner Corporation Powerchart, Cerner Healthe, IQHealth, HealthSentry, Cerner… Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Cerner Corporation Powerchart, FirstNet, Cerner ProFile, HealthSentry, Cerner… Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Cerner Corporation Powerchart, FirstNet, Cerner ProFile, HealthSentry, Cerner… Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Cerner Corporation Powerchart, FirstNet, Cerner ProFile, HealthSentry, Cerner… Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Cerner Corporation Powerchart, FirstNet, HealthSentry, and P2 Sentinel (Powered by… Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Cerner Corporation Powerchart, FirstNet, HealthSentry, and P2 Sentinel (Powered by… Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Cerner Corporation Powerchart, FirstNet, HealthSentry, and P2 Sentinel (Powered by… Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Cerner Corporation Powerworks, Cerner Healthe, IQHealth, HealthSentry, and P2… Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Cerner Corporation Powerworks, Cerner Healthe, IQHealth, HealthSentry, Cerner… Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
McKesson Provider Technologies Practice Partner 9.5 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Prematics Prematics 2.6 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
PriMedx Solutions, LLC PriMedx EHR 10.8 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. PrimeSuite 2011 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
UNI/CARE Systems, Inc Pro-Filer(TM) 2011 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
UNI/CARE Systems, Inc Pro-Filer(TM) 2011.0 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
BizMatics Inc PrognoCIS Version 2.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Iatric Systems, Inc PtAccess 1.0.11 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
QuadraMed Corporation QuadraMed Computerized Patient Record (QCPR) 5.2.0 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
ACOM Health RAPID 7.0 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
DrFirst Rcopia MU 3.x Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
Health Innovation Technologies, Inc. RevolutionEHR 5.1.0 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
Networking Technology dba RxNT RxNT EHR 7.0 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
Sammy Systems SammyEHR 5.1.1 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
simplifyMD, LLC simplifyMD SP12 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
SOAPware, Inc. SOAPware 2011 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc Soarian EHR 2010 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc Soarian EHR B2 2010 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc Soarian EHR B3 2010 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
StreamlineMD, LLC StreamlineMD 10.8 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
SuccessEHS SuccessEHS 6.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. Sunquest Laboratory 6.4.2 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Allscripts Sunrise Acute Care 5.5 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Inpatient 2011
Allscripts Sunrise Acute Care Module Set 5.5 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Allscripts Sunrise Ambulatory Care Module Set 5.5 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Allscripts Sunrise Emergency Care 5.5 Hospital
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Emergency 2011
Allscripts Sunrise Emergency Care Module Set 5.5 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Allscripts Sunrise Patient Portal and Sunrise Acute Care EHR Sunrise… Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
Allscripts Sunrise Patient Portal and Sunrise Ambulatory Care EHR Sunrise… Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
SynaMed, LLC SynaMed, LLC Version 5.4 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Sindhu Synergy, LTD SynergyEHR 1.1 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
T-System Technologies, Ltd. T System EV 2.7 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012
T-System Technologies, Ltd. T SystemEV 2.7 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
M2comsys INC dba MSQUARED T-CAS (Total Clinic Automation Solution) 2.2 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
BioMedix Vascular Solutions TRAKnet Practice Management Software 2.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Tu Record Corp TuRecord Version 2.3 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012
Intuitive Medical Software UroChartEHR 4.0 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
Medical Informatics Engineering WebChart EHR Version 5.1 Eligible Provider
Complete EHR
2011/2012 Ambulatory 2011
WellCentive WellCentive EHR-M 1.0 Eligible Provider
EHR Module
2011/2012
Wellsoft Corporation Wellsoft EDIS v11 Hospital
EHR Module
2011/2012 Emergency 2011

EMR Software: Beyond Meaningful Use

Compare EMR put out a thoughtful note regarding the current stimulus incentive dollars:

EMR vendors are quickly scooping up Meaningful Use certifications on their systems. They know it’s not optional – it’s mandatory for their survival – so they are ensuring they get certified. This means that the certification is not the key to finding the right system.

Obviously, it’s important to review costs when you compare EMR systems. But it is just as important to look at workflows and implementations processes.

An EMR implementation cannot be done in 8 hours. If the vendor isn’t prepared to work with you at a level you are comfortable with, you may want to look elsewhere.

Also, challenge the prospective EMR vendors to show you your workflows in their system. It may require some build on their part, but they should be able to show you how the system will look when it’s live in your environment, for your practice and your specialty specifically.

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Meaningful Use and EMR Software Comparison

Meaningful Use is the hottest buzzword in Health IT right now. The PCAST report (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) provided this summary: Recent Federal legislation has charted a new path forward. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, authorized expenditures of at least $20 billion to promote the adoption and use of EHR technologies that would ideally be connected through a national health information network. Hospitals and physicians who make “meaningful use” of interoperable EHRs can qualify for extra payments through Medicare and Medicaid.

EMR Software Meaningful Use

Vendors are quickly pursuing Meaningful Use certification for 3rd parties such as CCHIT. To qualify for these incentive dollars, providers must be using a Meaningful Use certified EMR product. That’s only one of many requirements that will incur workflow changes and additional possible investments. Providers and administrators are encouraged to consider Meaningful Use when beginning the EMR software selection process and EMR implementation. However, it is more important to select a product that will be supported and upgraded, and will best meet your hospital’s or clinic’s needs.

Use the form below to share some specifics about your clinics needs; we’ll match you to vendors that can meet your needs, for free quotes and demos.


Questions to Ask EMR Vendors

When you begin the EMR selection process, you will want to be sure your committee has representation for the providers and the staff. You will want to engage individuals that can speak to the organizations needs from a billing, scheduling, workflow, and IT standpoint. Electronic-medical-record.blogspot.com assembled a list with excellent qualifying questions for evaluating EMR software providers. They published this in 2007, but the points are just as relevant today.

Use the EMR Software Pro form below to conduct initial research, identifying pre-screened vendors that serve your area and are matched to your requirements.

* How long have you been in business?

* How many live sites are currently using your software? If possible, learn which specialties do or do not use the software.

* Can you provide me a representative list of your clients, allowing me to randomly select which practices to contact? If not, why? (Most vendors won’t give you their entire list, but the customer list they offer needs to be comprehensive.)

* Is the electronic medical records system being used in a multi-site environment? If yes, ask about their experiences to date.

* Is your product a client-server model or ASP model? Each has its own benefits, although smaller practices will probably want an ASP solution.

* What is the typical length of time between the purchase date and the “go live” date? No matter the EMR vendor or the EMR system, there will be a delay between the purchase date and the go live date. Look for vendors who can implement the EMR software in a reasonable amount of time, while still allowing enough time for implementation pre-work.

* What is your plan for implementation? This plan should be thorough! Beware of vendors who don’t offer a detailed EMR implementation plan. Even the most basic systems require a plan.

* What type of technical support is available, and how much does it cost? Beware of EMR vendors who require expensive technical support agreements, or those who advertise “rock bottom” prices with no mention of service or support. In many cases, these vendors require additional annual costs for service and support. To be fair, many vendors offer affordable electronic medical records with no expensive service or support requirements.

* What is the process for fixing bugs and launching upgrades/new versions to the EMR system? Every system will have bugs. Be less concerned about bugs and more concerned about how those issues are resolved.

* How are licenses issued? Is the license fee payable monthly, yearly, or is it a one-time fee? Some EMR companies charge a one time fee, others charge a monthly subscription, and still others charge a one time fee with monthly or yearly service fees. Do your homework.

* How much do software upgrades cost? Are these upgrades mandatory?

* Is your electronic medical record system CCHIT certified? Look for systems that have been certified. The 2007 standards were more rigorous than the 2006 standards, although any certified system is better than a non-certified system. Again, to be fair, some good EMRs have yet to receive CCHIT certification, but a lack of certification should be a red flag for more homework.

* For ASP systems, how frequently are backups performed, and how long are data stored? The more the better. It rarely hurts to “over-backup” information!

* For ASP systems, what percent of time is the system functional and online? An ASP-based electronic medical record is of little use if it’s always down. Look for systems with the best uptimes, and aim for a 98% minimum.

* Does your EMR system import and export data to and from common formats, such as .csv or .txt? If not, ask why.

* What standard clinical templates, if any, are included in your software system? How were these templates created? Look for systems with templates that are based on the most recently published clinical/medical evidence, and look for companies that routinely update these templates.

* Does your system have a single summary page for each patient?
* Are both structured and free text allowed for documenting progress notes?

* Does the EMR system generate a summary at the end of the visit that provides the patient with visit findings and discharge instructions? Most systems will do this. Beware those electronic medical records that don’t.

* Does the software system provide patient education handouts? These aren’t as important as the end-of-visit patient summary, but they are still an important feature.

* Is there an additional cost for transferring date from my existing EMR into the new EMR software system? Some of the most affordable systems charge you to migrate or transfer data from your old EMR system to your new software system. Others allow a one time transfer at no charge. Look for the vendors who offer a free or deeply discounted transfer.

* Can the software be accessed from remote locations? For most ASP systems, the answer will be yes. Many client-server systems can also be accessed remotely, although it can be difficult.

* Can the system send prescriptions electronically to pharmacies in my local market? Can it fax orders to pharmacies? If it does neither of these tasks, look elsewhere!

* Does the EMR feature disease-specific clinical templates? The better the clinical templates, the better the system.

* Is there a dashboard that shows the day at-a-glance? If the EMR doesn’t offer a dashboard, look elsewhere!

* Can a personal health record be generated? If yes, great, but you shouldn’t necessarily ditch a company that doesn’t have a PHR feature. If the EMR system doesn’t generate personal health records, ask when the feature will be available.

* Does the system have a built-in charge capture mechanism and automatic coding advisor? These features are important; they’ll likely help pay for the system. Look for a system that minimizes defensive coding. A solid medical billing component helps, too! Some vendors will offer free medical billing services if you use their software, and others will offer a free electronic medical records system if you use their medical billing services.

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AllScripts EMR Software

From Allscripts, here are the advantages they highlight for their EMR software:

* Intuitive: Allscripts Professional thinks like you do. Its intuitive design mimics practice workflow, while its simple and flexible navigation mirrors a physician’s mindflow. And with anytime/anywhere access via your Apple iPhone, Blackberry or Windows Mobile device, Professional EHR puts you back in control of your day.

* Affordable: Allscripts Professional is the EHR that pays you back and there’s never been a better time to implement an Allscripts Professional EHR. Flexible financing options—including zero payments for the first six months—and a proven return on your investment make Allscripts Professional the clear choice. Plus, with the Allscripts Stimulus package, you can rest assured that your EHR will be stimulus-ready, no matter what.

* Connected: Allscripts Professional keeps your practice connected. Connected to over 50,000 pharmacies, connected to more national labs than anyone else, connected to virtually every major payor, and most importantly—connected to patients through the Allscripts Professional Patient Portal.

* Complete: With comprehensive Single EHR and PM/Claims Processing solutions bundled into one, Allscripts Professional has all the features you need in an EHR solution. The integrated Patient Portal and built in ePrescribing make it easy to keep your patients first. And hundreds of templates for well over 20 specialties come standard, so no matter what your specialty, Allscripts Professional EHR has you covered.


Centricity EMR Software

From GE’s Introduction: Centricity® Electronic Medical Record (EMR) from GE Healthcare is a proven ambulatory system.

Relied on by more than 30,000 clinicians nationwide, Centricity EMR puts information at the center of care – and at your fingertips. Physicians and staff can spend less time tracking down lost charts, searching for radiology images, or calling the lab for results, and more time with patients.

With GE’s proven quality reporting solution, the GE Medical Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC), Centricity EMR customers are able to feed quality metrics back into the care team’s workflow, driving behaviors that increase quality indicators and enabling participation in pay-for-performance programs.

With more than 20 years of successful implementations in settings ranging from solo practitioners to some of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations, Centricity EMR is an established solution backed by GE’s world-class service and support team.