The Days of Paper Based Medical Records Are Numbered

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This may or may not sound astounding but it is true and the only portion we can’t really predict is the amount of time it will take for more practices and hospitals to join the ranks.  There are really just too many reasons not to and with the stimulus money given for exhibiting meaningful use you can get the government to help you out with the cost, or in some areas it might be paid for totally and there may be some change left. Continue reading: The Days of Paper Based Medical Records Are Numbered

Practice Fusion Announces 5 Million Patient Milestone at User Conference

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Practice Fusion, the fastest growing EMR community in the US, kicked off its first user conference last Friday with several major announcements from CEO Ryan Howard including milestones around the company’s growth.  Just three years after the free, web-based EMR’s launch, the company now serves 50,000 medical professionals and 5 million patients.  Practice Fusion’s growth has accelerated so that the company is now adding more than half a million patients to the system each month.

“We’re growing faster than ever,” said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion, on stage at Practice Fusion Connect 2010.  “There is tremendous strength in our numbers. We now reach almost 2 percent of the US population, making us the third largest EMR community behind the VA and Kaiser.  We are creating a revolutionary transition in the delivery of care of in the US, one free EHR account at a time.”

In addition to the 5 million patient announcement, highlights from the user conference included:

  • Detailed discussion of Practice Fusion’s ONC-ATCB certification as an EHR Module, a first step toward ensuring users can apply for $44,000 in Meaningful Use incentives
  • Previews of upcoming iPad, iPhone and Android mobile availability for the EMR
  • Plans for using Practice Fusion’s API to connect at-home medical devices to the EMR
  • Information about the Microsoft Windows Azure MarketPlace partnership to offer a free set of de-identified health information to researchers
  • Announcements of new lab integrations and feature enhancements coming in 2011
  • Deep dive sessions covering practical tips for billing and practice management
  • One-on-one training sessions for users throughout the day
  • Photo and video booth where the community shared their perspective on the EMR

Practice Fusion Connect 2010 was held at Fort Mason in San Francisco on November 5.  The free user conference brought together doctors, nurses, practice managers and other medical professionals from across the country to share insight into Practice Fusion’s free EMR system.  Conference sponsors included Kareo, CollaborateMD, ReachMD, MD Secretary, Medical Billing, Digital Island and iMD.

Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system to physicians.  With charting, scheduling, e-prescribing, billing, lab integrations, referral letters, unlimited support and a Personal Health Record for patients, Practice Fusion’s EMR addresses the complex needs of today’s healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo.  Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EMR community in the country with more than 50,000 users.  For more information on Practice Fusion, please visit practicefusion.com.

This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Practice Fusion was certified October 18, 2010, Certification ID number 10182010-9527-1, for Clinical Quality Measures: 170.302 (c), 170.302 (d) 170.302 (e), 170.302 (f)(1), 170.302 (f)(2), 170.302 (f)(3) 170.302 (o), 170.302 (p), 170.302 (q), 170.302 (r), 170.302 (s), 170.302 (t), 170.302 (u), 170.302 (v), 170.304 (b)

Practice Fusion’s Free, Web-based EHR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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Small and mid-sized medical practices across the country have a free option for achieving Meaningful Use

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Practice Fusion, the fastest growing Electronic Health Record (EHR) community in the country, announced today that it is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 compliant and is certified as an EHR Module in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Continue reading: Practice Fusion’s Free, Web-based EHR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

Practice Fusion EHR is Rapidly Growing

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Practice Fusion may be a ‘newer’ electronic medical record (EMR); however, many people already know about the company.  The reason they know about Practice Fusion is because its EMR solution is FREE.  Physicians are able to use the EMR system at no charge to the practice.

Free is not always good, but in Practice Fusion’s case it is.  Practice Fusion announced this week that they have had a 72% growth in the first half of 2010.  This means that they have more than 43,000 users.

Practice Fusion is considered the fastest growing EMR in the United States.

How many doctors and how many different medical records will you have in a lifetime?

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Technology will influence the answer to this question, and that’s exactly what a recent Practice Fusion survey conducted by GfK Roper sought to explore. The survey sample included 1,035 adults aged 18 and over. It aimed to identify how many individual doctors participants estimated they had seen in their lifetimes. This estimate included all primary care, specialists, hospital and urgent care providers.

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