Praxis physician-client and Internal Medicine Specialist, Daniel Griffin, MD, wins prestigious HIMSS Davies award for excellence in Electronic Medical Records. Dr. Griffin credits the Praxis Concept Processor for EMR success.
Daniel Griffin, MD won the prestigious HIMSS Davies award for excellence in the use of Electronic Medical Records. The Nicholas E. Davies Award recognizes top performance in the implementation and use of health information technology. Dr. Griffin credits the Praxis Concept Processor for his award winning EMR success. Each year the national award spotlights providers that demonstrate exemplary use of EMR systems to improve healthcare delivery.
Dr. Griffin founded his clinic on the principle of superior customer service, with a target of 100% patient satisfaction. His vision was to create a different kind of practice that focused on the patient's time, while delivering the highest quality of care possible. "I envisioned a clinic that would offer same day appointments, never ask patients to wait beyond their scheduled time, and allow more patient interaction", explained Dr. Griffin. "Also key were clinic productivity, reducing malpractice risk, and controlling the impact of work on my family and social life", he added.
As Dr. Griffin strived to perfect his practice, he became convinced that complete documentation during the patient visit was critical to clinical success, as well as a strong bottom line. Charting after the encounter is uncompensated and reduces a provider's hourly income. Therefore, Dr. Griffin's top priority was to document clinical encounters in real time, consistently, at the point of care. Moreover, he envisioned a system that could manage customized practice guidelines to achieve optimum clinical care. Dr. Griffin intentionally avoided template-driven EMRs, preferring a system that enabled custom plans tailored to individual patients based on his own knowledge, training, and experience.
After an extensive search, he implemented Praxis ® EMR by Infor-Med, Inc., a system based on Concept Processing rather than structured pre-set templates. A Concept Processor is an artificial intelligence engine that learns from each user to progressively document faster and smarter with every patient encounter. Imperative to Dr. Griffin's selection was that Praxis closely mirrored his own thought processes and documentation style. "Praxis is truly a physician-centric EMR", explains Dr. Griffin, "It integrates my clinical and personal preferences, decision support, medical literature, and gives me exactly the information I need, when I need it."
Selecting the right EMR has certainly been rewarding for Doctor Griffin. The clinical results have been astounding. Testing administered onsite by CFMC showed that Alpenglow achieved 91% patient "value added time" (the inverse of time wasted), compared with 45% to 79% across the rest of the state, landing in the top 1% of clinics nationwide. As a result, patients of Dr Griffin see more of their doctor, while spending less time at the clinic.