Well-known and respected health information technology blogger, John Lynn, commented last week about XLEMR in his twitter feed. In addition to twitter, John also runs two blogs, EMR and HIPAA, and EMR and EHR. John’s topics include everything about electronic medical and health records (EMR/EHR), implementation, selection, HITECH stimulus, meaningful use, EHR certification, and HIPAA.

Recently, John was hosting a discussion on EMR and EHR about “unconventional” EHR systems. Pursuant to that topic, we sent John an example of our Electronic Encounter Form (EEF) and history note template. After reviewing our software, he stated on twitter, “I’m completely amazed by the XLEMR… It’s such a radically different approach to EMR, it’s astounding.”

We certainly appreciate John’s kind words. Most EHR software utilizes the typical three-tiered architecture, where the user inputs data to a graphical user interface (GUI), which sits on top of software that ultimately processes data stored in a large database, such as MySQL or Oracle. Although tried-and-true, this three-tiered architecture introduces a level of complexity and expense that is not necessary for most small and medium-sized practices.

We designed XLEMR to integrate directly into the Windows desktop and Microsoft Office. This gives us a few advantages. It makes XLEMR simple. Rather than learning a whole new system, users interact with Windows and MS Office, which is already familiar to the majority of medical staff. It allows XLEMR to be mobile; we don’t depend on a constant internet connection or a database server. This lets you see patients on the move without needing an expensive and unreliable air card. Our architecture encourages efficiency. Because we use MS Office as a building block, it allows us to quickly and easily customize our EHR to look like the forms and templates you already use in your practice. This cuts down on training time, workflow re-engineering, and lost productivity.

If you are interested in an EHR that can conform to your practice, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to conduct a no-pressure, no-obligation needs analysis and custom demonstration for your practice. Also, be sure to sign up for our newsletter on the web at www.xlemr.com.

We also urge you to follow John Lynn on Twitter @techguy, on www.emrandhipaa.com, and www.emrandehr.com. John brings a wealth of knowledge and perspective into the EHR/Health IT space. All of us at XLEMR follow his blogs; it really helps us keep abreast of what is going on in the market. Please check him out.

Ryan Ricks
Security Officer