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New EHR Survey shows users want more than just the basics

Published on June 10, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

A recent survey by Software Advice, in collaboration with Research Now Healthcare, found that many of the most common concerns for prospective EHR buyers are no longer such overwhelming problems for current users. The ongoing survey has collected responses from over five hundred EHR users to date. The results show that 58% of users had little

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Survey: The era of the EHR switch is far from over

Published on May 15, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

According to a recent study on 385 randomly selected medical practices by Software Advice, Inc., 40% of EHR buyers are looking to replace their EHR. The desire for better technical support and more integration between applications ranked among the top reasons for replacement. From the first quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014,

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The EHR dissatisfaction crisis: looking beneath the surface

The rise in provider dissatisfaction with EHRs and the second-time buyer boom have been well-documented and much-discussed. However, when analysts look to understand the cause of this dissatisfaction, they identify only superficial reasons: lack of training, workflow issues, price, or poor customer support, to name just a few. They fail to look deeper and miss

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Template-free Charting At HIMSS13!

Published on March 11, 2013, by in Uncategorized.

For the first time in our 20-year history, Praxis EMR was a first-time exhibitor at the HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans March 3 – 7, 2013. The Exhibition was an amazing opportunity to share our unique technology with attendees.  We had fascinating conversations about what EHR usability really means, and how to use

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Interfacing and Interoperability: not an EHR selling point

It may sound counterintuitive, but it’s true: interoperability should no longer be a major selling point when looking for an EHR.  Why?  Because every good EHR should be fully interoperable.  And soon, every EHR will have to be interoperable. Interoperability is one of the most exciting areas of health IT: it holds incredible potential to

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Is your EHR an automobile or a tricycle? The quick-start myth

Many doctors say, “I want a no-brainer of an EMR that is easy to learn and is very cheap, free if possible. In fact, I want to try it out without any reading or training whatsoever.”  Be careful what you wish for: you are bound to get it! No one would argue that it is

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Choosing the Right EHR: the only list you need to read

We are excited to introduce Choosing the Right EHR, a blog series on the many factors to consider when purchasing EHR software.  The EHR market is changing rapidly: companies are appearing and disappearing, federal requirements are changing, and technology continues to evolve.  Recommendations that were helpful five, three, or even one year ago no longer

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Billing and EHRs: the myth of integration

Until a few years ago, billing applications took advantage of doctors’ lack of familiarity with EHRs to sell “integrated solutions.” According to this marketing pitch, an EHR is better and more effective when it contains all of the functions needed in a clinic, including billing and other administrative task management. Although it sounds attractive at

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CMS warns that templates don’t make the cut: Template users face Medicare denials

EHR templates have long been under scrutiny, but only now are consequences being established for the use and mis-use of templates. In a recently published addition to its instructions for payment review contractors, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) states that templates do not provide adequate documentation of clinical encounters. In fact, in cases

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Praxis EMR Training Seminar: Sept 13-16

From September 13-16, Praxis EMR clients, trainers, and staff gathered in Orlando, Florida for the 2012 Praxis Training Seminar. After a welcome address from CEO Dr. Richard Low, participants divided into beginner and advanced groups.  Course material covered the new features included in Praxis v5 as well as a detailed walk-through on how to attest

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