With no other practitioners to divert patients to, solo private practitioners have to treat patients efficiently without compromising on the quality of care. To do this, they require the patient's medical history, including their medications, and drug recommendations for a variety of conditions. In a pen-and-paper world, this can be intimidating.
EHR/EMR software will help private practitioners by managing workflow automation, patient care, and administrative tasks. The electronic health record software creates, stores, and updates patient charts, medical records, medication history, and test results.
As a solo practitioner, you could be vulnerable to an inefficient system that increases the workflow cycle instead of shortening it. However, if implemented the right way, an EHR system will drastically increase efficiency. We can help you find the right software.
In this article, we've discussed the top six EHR software featured on Software Advice, listed alphabetically, to identify the best-rated solutions. (Refer to the methodology section for more details.)
Notable features: HIPAA compliant, Insurance eligibility verification, Remittance advice
ChARM EHR is Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant which ensures that sensitive patient health information is secure. The software's clinic and Outpatient Department (OPD) management solution works to streamline patient visits. This is especially helpful for individual practitioners who are managing their medical practice by themselves or with limited staff.
ChARM EHR offers subjective and objective assessment and plan templates to document patient visits. You can create and manage patient appointments using a color-coded calendar. You can use customizable decision trees to list annotations while treating complex conditions.
The electronic medical records software provides multiple payment options so that customers can easily pay bills after using your services. Practitioners can also generate invoices based on patients' chart note entries.
The mobile app is available for both iOS and Android users and allows you to schedule appointments and create chart notes. You can contact the help support team via phone, email, or by filling the contact form.
Notable features: Medical billing, Treatment planning, E-prescribing
The cloud-based, fully integrated EHR software system offers practice management, scheduling, and medical billing service. InSync Healthcare Solutions provide assessments for different practices. You can create custom forms within the system to gather relevant information about your patients.
The EMR software aims to decrease patient encounter time by providing patient information to the provider before the visit. This helps care providers to focus on face-to-face consultation and with shortened visits, they do not face burnout as easily. Most of the information can be accessed by patients on their portal. Integration with e-prescribing enables medical professionals to prescribe medication through the system and check the electronic medical record of patients.
Providers can schedule and host telehealth sessions, and patients can request telehealth appointments. InSync also offers revenue cycle management services so that you can focus on taking care of your patients. In this, you will receive access to an account manager and gain insights into medical revenue.
The electronic health records software is designed for all devices with a customized dashboard. You don't need to download software or an app to access the system. You can either call InSync Healthcare Solutions, or fill out the form to contact support.
Patients' record dashboard in InSync Healthcare
Notable features: Appointment management, Customizable forms, Healthcare compliance
Jane helps you manage your whole practice from one platform. You can book, chart, schedule, make payments, and generate invoices through Jane. The software's intuitive interface works with the practitioners' schedule, and patients can book the appointment in just a few clicks. Patients can also check all the services and treatments you offer from your practitioner profile.
Jane offers helpful reminders so that the patients do not miss their appointments, and practitioners also receive booking notifications. Before a patient's arrival, you can check their reason to visit and insurance information so that you can focus on diagnosis and treatment during the appointment.
You can add handwritten notes, shorthand symbols, and callouts to include extra information on patients' charts. You can also add photos and videos to track patients' conditions. The software offers different chart templates that suit a variety of healthcare practices.
The electronic health record software provides integrations with popular tools such as Mailchimp, TELUS eClaims, Physitrack, Fullscript, and Teleplan. The tool is browser-based and is accessible from any device using your clinic-specific link.
The EHR system offers phone, live chat, and email support.
Patient balance in Jane
Notable features: Charting, Meaningful use certified, Voice recognition
Praxis EMR is a template-free medical tool that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to understand user patterns. The tool uses concept processing which understands the types of cases that a provider's practice typically receives. As the tool does not give templated suggestions for diagnosis, it helps individual healthcare providers practice medicine in their own way.
The tool incorporates clinical guidelines within the EHR system so that you provide improved quality of care. The tool also provides advisory services such as medical advice, decision support, and treatment protocols.
You can automate timely reminders and alerts for your clinic and patients with Praxis EMR. The EMR software also offers scanning, imaging, and archiving functionality that allows you to import digital files.
Praxis EMR offers a knowledge base, online forum, ticket requests, and live support, and is both cloud-based and mobile-ready.
Concept Processing Bell Curve in Praxis EMR
Notable features: Customizable dashboard, Customizable templates, E-prescribing
RXNT helps you complete administrative tasks while adhering to regulations so that you can focus on patient care and generate revenue. This helps solo practitioners since there is usually limited to no staff to handle administrative tasks. The software is HIPAA compliant and provides direct access to states' Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) and Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMP).
The software's EHR offers e-prescribing, scheduling, a patient portal, custom reporting, and patient check-in. You also receive mobile charge capture, which is a structured billing and documentation process that allows you to record all the services provided during the patient visit to collect service fees.
The EMR system is telehealth-friendly making it easy for you to schedule appointments and see patients virtually. The medical billing module helps you improve efficiency while receiving payments faster and more securely.
RXNT offers mobile apps for iOS and Android devices for appointment scheduling, patient check-in, e-prescribing, hospice, and charge capture. You can get in touch with customer support via phone, email, and a contact form.
Patient dashboard in RXNT EMR
Notable features: Patient scheduling, Physician scheduling, Remote treatment plans
TriMed Complete is a browser-based software that you can access anywhere with full capabilities through your web browser. The software tool puts the patient record onto one screen so you don't have to switch between windows to gather information.
The EHR platform offers multiple ways to refill and write prescriptions, and you can pick the option that best suits your practice. The tool also allows providers to send multiple prescriptions to multiple pharmacies. You can sign up for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) to send controlled substances.
TriMed offers a telemedicine plan through which you can diagnose, discuss treatment plans, and prescribe medicines to patients. You can schedule virtual appointments with your patients by sending them a link, and they will not need to download an app or log in to any software.
You can use all the features of the medical practice management software on a desktop, as well as a tablet. If you are using your smartphone, you can check your schedule, patient data, appointment history, and prescribe medications.
To get in touch with TriMed support, you can contact them via phone and email.
EHR dashboard in TriMed Complete
How to choose the best EHR software for your private practice
An EHR software helps streamline administrative tasks and patient care. To achieve this, you need to keep in mind the following things when searching for your practice's software:
- Check the task management capabilities: EHR software should remind you to complete daily tasks such as approving medication, replying to patient messages, completing patients' chart details, and more. The reminder of what needs to be done helps you save time, and you won't miss out on important information.
- Look for scheduling functionality: It's crucial to check the appointment-setting options of your EHR software because you need to schedule patient visits for both online and in-person appointments. It's also important that patients can access an easy-to-use interface to get in touch with you. Without that, they might leave before scheduling a visit.
- Choose a tool that suits your business needs: Since you are a solo practitioner, you have to make sure that all the features of the EHR software can be used without the need for a staff. Lastly, the software should integrate well with your billing software and medical devices so that your information is not scattered.
Common questions to ask while selecting EHR software
EHR software is a key element in your practice, so you need to ask the EHR vendor these questions before finalizing your software choice.
- What are the deployment and accessibility options?
- What is the total cost of ownership?
- What are the reporting options?
Cloud-based solutions are easy because you don't have to spend a ton of time setting up the software. It's a good idea to check whether the EMR solution is accessible from all your devices (iOS, Android, etc.) so that you can access information from anywhere.
Conduct a cost-benefit analysis before purchasing the EMR solution. You can check all other functions that your software offers, such as e-prescribing, telehealth, and billing, to make sure they are included in your pricing plan.
You need to analyze the clinical and financial data of your practice, because this will give you insights into what kind of common conditions you are treating. This will help you see if you are facing revenue loss, and then what you can implement to better serve your patients.
How do we select products? Your reviews.
At Software Advice, we consider and verify all our user reviews to recommend the most efficient tools for your business.
Our software recommendations reflect the views and experiences given by your peers. These recommendations are never bought or sold, nor based on the opinion of a single individual.
To be included in this list, products must:
- Be listed under Software Advice's FrontRunners for EHR Software and offer EHR services specific to private practitioners.
- Read more about the FrontRunners Methodology here.
The six products with the highest customer satisfaction and usability scores are featured in this article.
Note: The applications selected in this article are examples to show a feature in context and are not intended as endorsements or recommendations. They have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable at the time of publication.
Source: Kritika Tyagi, Software Advice, 6 Best EHR Software for Private Practice, December 6, 2021.
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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 throughout the U.S and worldwide. The new Praxis EMR v8 is certified as a Complete EHR under CMS' MACRA Quality Payment Program. For more information, please visit www.praxisemr.com
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