Just like any other industry, the technology revolution has taken over healthcare as well. Medical practices are shifting from paper-based methods to electronic ones. Electronic health record (EHR), also known as an electronic medical record (EMR) is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart.
Modern healthcare systems rely on software that generates EHR. In 2019, the rate of healthcare systems to adopt EHR is 87%. However, their implementation has been difficult for many companies. EHR systems are complicated because they put medical and administrative units under one roof. Healthcare software testing services ensure EHR systems are working properly.
There are many EHR solutions to choose from, as business scope, workflows, budgets and expertise vary. We list the top 10 EHR software companies for 2020:
1. EpicCare EMR
With 40 years of experience, EpicCare develops software with features like patient experience, clinicals, mobile, specialties and ancillaries, telehalth, revenue cycle, managed care, population health and community connect. The current software supports over 250 million patient records.
Allscripts has 30 years of experience in developing healthcare software. They provide EHR, population health, patient engagement, precision medicine, and revenue cycle management services. The software supports more than 20 medical specialties. The software supports sending electronic prescriptions to drugstores, prescription renewal without patient’s check-in at the clinic, patient appointments and doctor advice to patients.
For 20 years, eClinicalWorks has been providing services include EHR for practices, EHR for hospitals, population health management, patient engagement, revenue cycle management, interoperability, and the cloud.
4. Advanced MD
Advanced MD offers services like practice management, EHR software, patient experience, and resources. Their EHR software has features like a smart dashboard, patient cards, customizable templates, electronic prescribing, MACRA and MIPS, iPhone and iPad app. On this EHR software, physicians can customize health schemes for patients, which sync with automatic reminders for doctors. Patients can access health records, make appointments and refill prescriptions.
Athena Health’s EMR software is cloud-based software. It has features for making lab orders, viewing lab results and linking results directly to the patient’s chart. The software has voice-recognition technology so doctors can input data verbally. The web portal allows patients to make prescription renewals, get lab test results and other relevant information from the doctor. A messaging feature allows communication between doctors and patients.
CureMD provides EHR, practice management, specialty EHR, medical billing service, public health, federal qualified health centers, patient portal, payment tracking, EHR for iPad and iPhone.
Kareo is EHR software that allows easy inputting of notes and prescriptions and patient management. Health professionals can easily create patient profiles listing medications and history of operations. They can search for profiles and update information easily. Kareo offers superbill creation, which automatically reflects a patient’s assessment inputted into their chart. Doctors and patients can interact via a messaging feature.
Cerner is being used in over 35 countries. It supports 27,000 healthcare providers. Its EMR software can be used on-site or on cloud. Cerrner EMR has features that enable the inputting of information through text, voice, structure and code words. Cerner’s auto-texting function additionally makes data entry easy. The software is integrated with pharmacies and labs. It supports patient-doctor communication through a portal.
Practise Fusion supports over 600 labs, pharmacies, imaging centers, and health systems. Its features include charting, scheduling, billing, e-prescribing, lab integration, secure messaging and so on. It can be integrated with cloud-based billing services and exporting billing workflows electronically to outside billers.
NextGen offers services including EHR, revenue cycle management, analytics, clearinghouse, electronic data interchange (EDI), financial services and many more. NextGen is supporting 155,000 health care professionals.
Ray Parker is a senior marketing consultant at Kualitatem with a knack for writing about the latest news in tech, quality assurance, software development and Testing. With a decade of experience working in the tech industry, Ray now dabbles out of his New York office.