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 to Meaningful Use. Dr Jeremy Bradley, Praxis EMR user and director of Kentucky’s first NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home, also gave a presentation on improving medical quality and reimbursement through pay-for-performance initiatives & practice advisories. All participants worked directly with their clinic’s Praxis EMR systems via wireless internet, allowing them to implement their new skills in real-time.
We love spending time with our physician users, receiving their input, and seeing first-hand how they use Praxis EMR in daily practice. Many thanks to all who participated this year: you help us make Praxis EMR better and better!
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Bravo! Well stated! The prenest state of the EMR is such that even in the hands of the most computer savy physician, he or she spends more time with the computer than the patient. Last time I looked we were treating patients, not computers. There seems to be a misconception that anything done by computer is faster and better. Sorry, last time I checked, human emotions, symptoms, and complaints are not a linear function. In the near future it appears the government will be giving a 5% penalty to those physicians who treat Medicare patients and don’t use an approved EMR. This is laughable in that physician productivity probably drops by at least 20%, i.e., seeing 20% less patients per day. It doesn’t take Quantum Mechanics to do the math here. Then, again, this may simply be consistent with federal deficit thinking. Another consideration is that when physicians, either by force or choice, spend less time than needed with a patient, they tend to order more tests to make up for what is lacking in the history or physical exam. We all know what that does to medical costs. Yes, physician productivity must be addressed! By the way, have you ever ventured a pronunciation of CCHIT. Perhaps there is some subliminal message here.