The Praxis EMR was voted the top medical records system in all categories with a survey from the AAFP.  Praxis is the “no template” medical records system that “learns” how you write in a software program.  Like any medical records system it has a small learning curve but once physicians have the “learning” portion of the software in place, the reduction in time and effort really begins to pay off.  The association looked at 31 different software systems. 

Templates can save time, but they are not the words of the physician as they see it and thus this has been an issue to get the patient chart documented as desired.  All the way around doctors said the program is a real tool and does not distract from patient care.  The “Concept Processor” is the engine inside that runs the technology.  One of the best comments read on the AAFP page was from a physician that stated “I’m jealous of the 38% who were satisfied with their EHR”….and he goes on to speak about his experience.  There’s an entire page of testimonials from different specialties on how they are using the software.  The company does very little advertising and has grown largely by word of mouth recommendations. 

Praxis® Electronic Medical Records (EMR-EHR) is template-free. Templates are rigidimage and slow charting down. Instead Praxis uses an innovative artificial intelligence technology called Concept Processing. The Concept Processor acts as a second medical brain mirroring the mind of each physician by recalling elements from past cases that are similar to the case being seen. This enables instant documentation in a provider’s own words, allowing individuality and creativity as opposed to restrictive data fields within template software. The more a physician uses Praxis EMR, the faster and more powerful it becomes.”

In addition, Praxis integrates with many different billing software systems and you can read more here at the website.  The software is certified and qualifies any client to obtain stimulus incentives so you are are good to go.  The news in the last few weeks has had several articles speaking about the use of copy and paste and templates as relates to electronic medical records.  Praxis has been around for quite a while and has worked on the Concept Processor for a number of years to make it even better.

Press Release:
CANOGA PARK, Calif., Nov. 21, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Praxis Electronic Medical Records earned the top overall score in the American Academy of Family Physicians’ (AAFP) Family Practice Management 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey. Praxis EMR received number one ratings in thirteen of nineteen categoriesimage including overall satisfaction, efficiency, productivity, and medical quality, as well as overall #1 ranking across all categories.

The AAFP survey collected responses from 3,088 physician users of 31 different EHR systems, and questions covered functionality, efficiency, and user satisfaction. Physicians responded to 19 different statements including “I enjoy using this EHR,” “This EHR helps me focus on patient care rather than on the computer,” and “This EHR provides useful tools for disease manage­ment.”  The survey’s stated purpose is to serve as a resource for family medicine practices seeking to purchase a new EHR.

Praxis EMR won by the widest margin in the categories of efficiency and patient focus, areas in which other EHRs received the lowest scores in the survey.  Praxis was the only system for which a majorityimage of users strongly agreed with the statement “This EHR helps me see more patients per day (or go home earlier) than I could with paper charts.”  The company was also ranked number one in allowing the physician to focus on patient care rather than on the computer.  Praxis EMR was again ranked number one when physicians were asked whether “This EHR helps me avoid making mistakes.”

“This is the first year in history in which the majority of our colleagues have experienced EHRs in their practice, and therefore they are now better informed,” said Richard M. Low, MD, CEO of Praxis EMR. “Doctors have seen the limitations and risks of template-based EHRs and now understand that an Electronic Medical Record is not a computer thing, but a medical tool that must help doctors practice faster, easier, and better medicine. Only Praxis does this.”

About the AAFP

The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 105,900 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students nationwide.  Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.

About Praxis EMR

Award-winning and template-free Praxis EMR is a leading innovator of Electronic Medical Record software, serving thousands of physician-users across the U.S. Whereas most other EHRs are based on rigid and cumbersome templates, Praxis EMR utilizes an artificial intelligence technology called Concept Processing that self learns from each clinician, becoming smarter and faster as the user charts in free text.  The new Praxis EMR v5 is ONC-certified as a Complete EHR under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Meaningful Use Program. View a free Praxis EMR demo at