Template-free EMR Earns Physician the 2012 HIMSS Davies Award

Praxis EMR's template-free charting helps Jeremy Bradley, MD customize care, improve medical quality, and optimize clinical outcomes

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 -- Praxis EMR physician-user Dr. Jeremy Bradley, FAAFP, of Owensboro, Kentucky has been honored with the prestigious Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award for 2012. The national award recognizes excellence in the use of electronic health records (EHR) in a clinical setting. Dr. Bradley attributes his success to Praxis EMR, a template-free EHR that allows him to continually refine his practice of medicine.

"I could not have accomplished this without Praxis EMR," said Dr. Bradley. "Since adopting Praxis, our clinic has seen progressive improvements in the quality of patient care. With a template-free system, I can build and modify clinical practice guidelines and continuously improve health maintenance. Praxis EMR allows me to practice medicine the best way I know how, so I become a better doctor every day." Since implementing Praxis, Dr. Bradley has achieved a return on investment of over 200%, increased patient intake by 28%, and integrated his EHR with local hospitals, laboratories, and immunization registries.

The difference between Praxis Electronic Medical Records and template-based EHRs is Praxis EMR's ability to adapt to each physician user's unique methodology. Rather than using pre-loaded templates, Praxis EMR uses artificial intelligence technology that learns from each user to chart progressively faster and smarter.

Dr. Bradley uses Praxis EMR's template-free technology to design his own customized practice guidelines and quality measures, earning him national recognition from Bridges to Excellence in diabetes, hypertension and physician office management. In addition, Dr. Bradley's clinic was the first ambulatory practice in Kentucky to receive Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). "My goal when I started my clinic twelve years ago was to offer the best care possible to an underserved community," said Bradley. "Today, my rural Kentucky practice offers patient care that meets or exceeds any major medical center in the nation."

"It is inspiring to see Dr. Bradley transform his practice using Praxis EMR," said Richard M. Low MD, CEO of Praxis EMR. "Dr. Bradley's unique quality measures go far beyond preloaded template-based EHRs: he documents in his own words while continuously customizing and improving his practice. And, because charting is faster and more thorough, Praxis EMR improves clinical productivity and revenues as well. Praxis is not merely a computer thing, but a medical tool that allows physicians to practice the art of medicine."

The HIMSS Davies Award is presented annually following a comprehensive application process in which physicians report clinical quality outcomes and demonstrate concrete improvements in an on-site visit. Dr. Bradley will receive his award at the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans on March 3-7, 2013.

About the HIMSS Davies Award

Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement in the implementation and value from health information technology, specifically EHRs. The Awards program promotes EHR adoption through sharing information and lessons learned on implementation strategies and value of the EHR to improve patient care and outcomes.

About Praxis Electronic Medical Records (Praxis EMR)

Award-winning and template-free Praxis EMR is a leading innovator of Electronic Medical Record software, serving thousands of physician-users across the U.S. Praxis EMR utilizes an artificial intelligence technology called Concept Processing that self learns from each clinician, becoming smarter and faster as the user charts in free text. The new Praxis EMR v5 is ONC-certified as a Complete EHR under the HHS Meaningful Use Program.

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