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    I work for an EMR PM company called Eclincal works. I would suggest you to give it a look. I am an implementation specialist on the PM side I can vouch that this is the best product I have seen.

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    I work out of a nine provider family practice group and we have been using PrimeSuite by Greenway since 1/26/09. There was a great deal of time and consideration put into determining which system would be the best to go with. After apprx 1-1/2 years of researching systems we were finally able to narrow the decision down to two: Centricity by GE and PrimeSuite by Greenway. They both allowed the most flexibility, expansion, and data mining opportunities out of all the systems we looked at. In the end there were more pros for PrimeSuite, such as: CCHIT certification, high ratings with KLAS awards, and forward thinking technologies/development. I would highly recommend including this product in your search.
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    Jason Steeprow, CPC

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    Eclinicalworks is a great system. We use it in our office and we really like it. I would really recommend this system!

    Quote Originally Posted by srivirao@yahoo.com View Post
    I work for an EMR PM company called Eclincal works. I would suggest you to give it a look. I am an implementation specialist on the PM side I can vouch that this is the best product I have seen.
    Herbie W Lorona Jr., CPC, CPC-H

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    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire


    I work for a multidisciplinary practice which is owned by a hospital. We use NextGen practice management system with the integrated EMR. Because we've got a fairly large staff dedicated entirely to the development, implementaiton and training of the system, we run this software as efficiently as anyone else in the country who uses NG (we were finalists last year for the Practice of the Year award at the national NextGen conference). Overall, I am very satisfied with the product, but we've done a great deal of customization and development to get ourselves to this place.

    Herbie, I've audited for surgeons who use e-Clinicalworks. I have to say that I am unfamiliar with the practice management system, but the EMR documentation is much more conversational than the data-driven language that NextGen EMR spits out.

    Whatever you choose, don't ignore the fact that none of these software packages run correctly, efficiently, and specifically right out of the box. Unless you have IT staff that are specifically assigned to the project, you will need a consultant at the very least. We've hired multiple consultants since we implemented NextGen in 2005, to help us with gap analysis, setup, customization, coding and workflow. My employer could pay me for ten years with what they've already spent in consultation fees! But it has paid off, and we have a pretty well-running practice managment/EMR system.

    The CCHIT has a list of "approved" EMR systems. They are really the only certification board for EMRs, (so there's nobody else to compare with) and they do not evaluate the interoperability of practice managment systems with their accompanying EMR systems. They only evaulate the EMR in terms of the electronic medical record, and those issues surrounding the record. They do not evaluate any coding capability, billing efficiency, reporting or scheduling. In short, plan to do some research.

    Good luck with your implementation!
    Pam Brooks, MHA, CPC, PCS, COC
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

    If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

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    We are billing company and have implemented a few EMR's and have come to the conclusion that "which is a good EMR?" is not the question to ask. How far do you want to go and how techno-savvy is the Doctor and staff. It is the synergy between the Doctor-EMR-Staff-EMR-Patient-EMR and all things in between that dictate 'the best EMR for your practise'.

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