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Amazing Charts Emerges as EHR of Choice for Small PracticesUsed by 3,600+ Practices and Growing by 70+ Practices Monthly (July 20, 2010)
SAUNDERSTOWN, RI -- (Marketwire) -- 07/20/10 -- For the small practice healthcare provider, selecting an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system can be a daunting task, with more than 300 vendors, complicated pricing, and products that are impossible to evaluate for usability, effectiveness, and implementation times. Oftentimes this leads to buyer's remorse and later switching to another EHR.
Due to its industry-leading user satisfaction ratings in multiple studies, $995 price tag, and three month risk-free trial offer, Amazing Charts has quickly emerged as the EHR-of-choice for small practices.
Founded and designed by physician Jonathan Bertman, MD, FAAFP, specifically for offices with three or fewer providers, Amazing Charts enables rapid documentation of patient encounters, with fewer errors, faster coding, and ePrescribing. In most cases, no training is required for first-time users. Amazing Charts is a CCHIT Certified® 2008 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Child Health.
Gordon Comstock, MD, practices family and geriatric medicine in Arcade, New York, a low-income area of the state. His medical practice has over 3,000 patients, many of who are elderly and on fixed incomes.
At his former practice, Dr. Comstock saw his colleagues "spend nearly $280,000 on an EHR system they found to be unwieldy and difficult to use." He notes that there were way too many little pull-down menus and data fields, forcing him to "dictate notes anyway because [he] couldn't document notes during a visit." Additionally, the practice had to hire a full-time person just to scan paper documents like referral letters and lab reports into the EHR.
Today he uses Amazing Charts to run his entire office.
Says Dr. Comstock, "Amazing Charts is the closest an EHR can get to how a family doctor likes to generate a note. Many of the referral letters I see from specialists are indecipherable because they are generated by EHRs that don't communicate what the specialist actually saw and thought. Amazing Charts always allows me to express myself in a way that captures not only the data points, but also the subjective narrative of my thoughts and observations."
Another practice, Community Medical Group in Downey, California, had a different set of problems. After decades in operation, the three physician practice had amassed over 7,200 patients and their charts had become a significant obstacle to keeping the office running.
According to Dr. Martin Sechrist, "specific charts were hard to track down, the filing backlog was lengthy, and it was often difficult to match charts with filings."
With Amazing Charts, every patient has an electronic health record that can be accessed from any computer in the office, remotely, or via a simple iPhone app.
Says Dr. Sechrist, "Amazing Charts mirrors the way we conduct patient encounters, and makes immediately available all patient demographics, imported items, and a patient summary of current issues, medications, and prior encounters. Even outside laboratory results are imported directly into the electronic medical record!"
Amazing Charts automatically generates an electronic "super-bill" whenever a note is signed, and records are backed up daily in a secured database on-site.
Amazing Charts V5 can be downloaded for a free, three-month trial at http://www.amazingcharts.com.
About Amazing Charts
AmazingCharts.com provides Electronic Health Record (EMR) software and services to small and medium sized healthcare practices. Used by more than 3,600 practices in the U.S., Amazing Charts has been growing by over 70 new practices each month, based on its high ratings for quality, price, support, ease of use, and impact on productivity. For more information visit www.amazingcharts.com or call 1-866-382-5932.
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