Dr.Daniel Griffin graduated from New York University School of Medicine and founded an award-winning internal medicine practice in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Griffin is the winner of the 2006 HIMSS Davies Award for Excellence in Ambulatory Care.
"Our goal is to deliver efficient, quality healthcare with no patient waiting time and 100 percent patient satisfaction. Praxis EMR is a key component to achieving this goal."
Including blood bank, EKG. Track, blood, urinalysis, and comprehensive lab results, and trend or lab values.
Customize Health Maintenance and Disease Management on a per assessment basis.
Track and review a summary of risk factors, such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Hypercholesterolemia, Depression, Smoking Status family history or personal history of cancer, or social history and lifestyle habits.
Intelligent reminders given clinical parameters family history details, surgical history details, or other chart items as alerts.
Create detailed wellness plans and health maintenance, including PSA, testicular exams, DRE and other key screening programs.
Automatic tracking, trending and health maintenance of discrete lab values within the free text of the patient's chart.
"As a physician using an EMR, not only is PRAXIS the best electronic medical record out there--I say this as I spent two months of forty-hour weeks devoted to this important choice--but also the best supported. As a physician I realize that down time and delays with support just can't be tolerated. PRAXIS dramatically improves my quality of care...the satisfaction of my patients, and the satisfaction of my colleagues to whom I refer my patients. And...the efficiency and effect on my bottom line is darn impressive."
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.
Praxis grows with your knowledge, and learns just as fast as you do! The Concept Processor is nothing short of amazing.
Praxis not only allows us to practice individually, but allows us to communicate with one other. We learn how each one of us manages patients and sees the system.
Praxis paid for itself in less than a year, and has now paid for itself over and over again!.... It makes my patient visits faster and helps reduce my liability.
With Praxis, I even have the freedom to create my own report model for Gastroenterology, using my own words, how I think, and how I practice medicine.