The key to finding the best EHR/EMR (Electronic Medical Record) system, with the right features and at the right price is to ask yourself what your practice needs the most in an EMR - and what it really does not need in the way of added bells, whistles and fees. If you are a solo or small practice, then most likely you are looking for EHR with the most bang for the buck. More than likely you are looking for a low cost EHR system that is easy to use with all the features and capabilities to take your clinic paperless. To narrow down your EHR options, it's often good to investigate what systems your peers are recommending? What are the best EHR systems for today's small practice when asking other software users?
According to Software Advices' FrontRunners Top EHRs for 2019 Report, these are the Best EHRs for Small Practices bases on real EMR users feedback and reviews.
The EHR "FrontRunners" quadrants ranks EHR leaders that offer the best Usability with the highest User Recommended scores.
Products Scored Based on User Reviews
Software products were scored in two areas-Usability and User Recommended-based on actual user ratings. EHRs have to offer a core set of functionality-for example, they must be able to create and store digital patient records, generate E/M codes, provide decision support, retain ONC-ATCB certification (meaning the system meets standards set by government health officials) and more. From there, user reviews dictate the Usability and User Recommended scores.
Praxis EMR is an award winning medical tool that serves thousands of physicians across the United States. Praxis employs an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system called Concept Processing that self learns while the user charts in free text. Praxis EMR has been ranked number 1 for user satisfaction by a number of organizations, including Software Advice, Capterra, AmericanEHR, and the AAFP.
InSync provides MU-2 certified integrated EMR, along with practice management software. This Tampa, Florida based company also provides speciality EMR such as behavioral health software, substance abuse software, and pediatric therapy software. InSync also focuses on improving practices’ billing services.
This EHR service is headquartered in Cary, NC and focuses solely on optometry physicians. Liquid prides itself on using the latest technology in the industry in order to provide the best service possible to its users. In addition, Liquid is Drummond Certified, according to the 2015 edition.
iPatientCare is an EHR service that provides assistance to physician offices, rural health clinics, and federally qualified health centers across the United States. This company focuses on reducing the costs associated with billing and helps raise collection rates. iPatientCare received Surescripts' White Coat of Quality Award in 2016, signifying that their standards for e-prescribing are of the highest quality.
Sevocity is a division of its parent company, Conceptual Mindworks which was founded in 1990. Sevocity began in 2002 and started operations in the United States in 2009 and is now based in San Antonio, Texas.This EHR provider makes sharing patient information easier by frequently updating its software to best fit the needs of its customers.
75health was founded by Kumar Subramaniam when he became frustrated with having to use multiple paper reports, instead of an electronic system like the one he created. This company has offices in the US, India, South Africa, and Trinidad and Tobago. Some of 75health’s key components for its software is the use of charting, HIPAA compliance, and ICD-10 compliance.
iClinic prides itself on providing an EHR that is innovative and provides assistance to private clinicians’ offices and hospitals. Some features that iClinic provides include its Scheduler, which provides a view of calendars and rooms at once, along with an easy method for scheduling patients.
Care Cloud was founded in September of 2009 by Albert Santalo in Miami, Florida. This EHR services works with physicians in over 50 different specialties in 48 states. This company provides cloud based software and released a mobile app in 2014. In 2014 CareCloud was listed as 28th in Forbes' "Most Promising Companies" list.
As part of Greenway Health, this cloud-based EHR provides over 4,000 customizable templates. These templates can be used by at least 35 different specialties and even allows for the templates to be shared with other physicians. Prime Suite focuses on making using this EHR system as efficient as possible, along with having a simplistic model.
Electronic Medical Assistant is an EHR service from Modernizing Medicine which values making their EHR as efficient as possible. In addition, Electronic Medical Assistant integrated their products and services so they can provide millions of data points from patients. Their other services include business operations, practice management, and analytics.
The terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) are synonymous today, but they did not start that way and some still argue that there is a difference. Praxis is a fully certified EHR. So, Praxis is an EHR. However the original term EMR is more precise, and should be preferred by medical practitioners.
Why does Praxis proudly claim to be the best EMR and not simply an EHR?