Software Advice Ranks Praxis #1 in EHR Usability

Woodland Hills, Calif., February 5th, 2019 Praxis EMR, a leading provider of Electronic Health Records (EMR/EHR) software for physicians, today announced its #1 ranking in FrontRunners at Gartner’s Software Advice. Praxis EMR placed number one after a review of 140 Electronic Health Records systems, earning the best overall score in Usability and the highest User Recommended score.

Software Advice’s FrontRunners uses real reviews from real software users to highlight the best software products to help small businesses make more informed decisions about what software is right for them. Praxis EMR placed higher than all other EHRs evaluated with the survey’s top score.

The EHR “FrontRunners” quadrants ranks EHR leaders that offer the best Usability with the highest User Recommended scores.

Software Advice Ranks Praxis #1 in EHR Usability

Products Scored Based on User Reviews

Software products were scored in two areas-Usability and User Recommended-based on actual user ratings. EHRs have to offer a core set of functionality-for example, they must be able to create and store digital patient records, generate E/M codes, provide decision support, retain ONC-ATCB certification (meaning the system meets standards set by government health officials) and more. From there, user reviews dictate the Usability and User Recommended scores.

“Praxis keeps getting better the more I use it.” says Doctor Michael Gnatt, MD, of Gnatt Medical Associates in Rockville, MD. “It’s amazing how it adjusts to my practice. Instead of being stuck with somebody else’s EMR templates, Praxis learns from how I use it. With each patient encounter, Praxis learns how I approach each diagnosis and uses this with future encounters on other patients. Documenting visits, ordering tests, generating letters and handouts, prescribing meds, complying with Medicare requirements are all done easily with Praxis,” says Doctor Gnatt.

According to Doctor Keyvan Shirazi, MD, of Shirazi Medical Group in Encino, CA, “There is nothing that this EMR cannot do to make my practice easier. It has allowed me to provide better care to my patients, document better and keep up with the difficult regulations that are imposed on us. The use of Praxis is limited only by your imagination.” says Doctor Shirazi.

The difference in Praxis lies in its AI technology. Rather than relying on rigid and cumbersome templates that mimic the old paper chart, Praxis EMR uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology called Concept Processing that learns from each provider to document progressively faster and smarter. Praxis learns from each provider regardless of specialty, training, or experience.

“To be rated number one at Software Advice shows that Praxis’ focus on EHR usability has paid off,” said Doctor Richard Low, CEO of Praxis EMR. “This is further proof that the template-based paradigm, which is basically the old paper chart on your computer, is no longer applicable in modern medicine. In fact, templates contribute to physician burnout because they waste hours of valuable time and result in poor documentation. When physicians are spending twice as much time with their EHR as they do with patients, something is definitely wrong, says Doctor Low.”

“Thanks to EHR interoperability, more and more physicians will be allowed to use Praxis,” added Doctor Low.

You can download the full FrontRunners for Electronic Medical Records report here.

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About Praxis EMR

Award-winning, affordable and template-free Praxis EMR is a leading innovator of Electronic Medical Record software, serving thousands of physician-users across the U.S. The new Praxis EMR v7 is ONC-certified as a Complete EHR for Meaningful Use and CMS’ MACRA Quality Payment Program. For more information, please visit

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