ChartWare Electronic Medical Records

Texas health care provider depends on Chartware

One of the most satisfying features of ChartWare's electronic medical record-keeping, EMR and EHR is the hassle it saves, says Dr John Tilley, a medical provider in Texas. He now has access to patient medical records through the Internet. ChartWare's EMR and EHR provides him access to his medical records and clinical data through the Internet, "When Iím at home I can review new clinical lab results for my patients and leave health care instructions for my nurse. I can check up on medical referrals, print prescriptions, chart phone calls, do anything as if I were in my medical office. My nurse doesnít have to wait while I sift through medical lab reports before she can get on with her work, and Iím not distracted or delayed while providing health care to my patients" says Tilley. He is a health care provider with over 20 years of medical practice experience and has been using ChartWare's EMR to keep his patients' medical records and EHRs for 18 months. The health care providers at his medical practice using ChartWare's EMR and EHR now share medical data, quickly and accurately, with other health care providers. He also likes ChartWare's flexibility as this EMR adapts easily to the wide range of patients and clinical practice styles.

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ChartWare Electronic Medical Records

After a 10 year search, one doctor finds that ChartWare is the only choice

"I searched for an electronic medical record program, EMR and EHR for more than 10 years and found nothing suitable until I came across ChartWare's EMR. It is the only electronic medical record system I know of that can meet my needs as a busy primary care physician." So says Dr. David Chan, a busy health care provider in Nevada, who started using the ChartWare EMR five years ago.

"Knowing that I wanted the accuracy and efficiency that an electronic medical record, EMR could give me, I researched a whole range of EMR and EHR systems. Some EMR and EHR systems were good at this, some that. But none of the electronic medical record systems that I saw could do the entire job satisfactorily. Some clinical health care electronic medical record-keeping systems were too cumbersome, others had been written by programmers who didnít have the clinical experience of dealing with real life primary medical care." Dr. Chan took a 2 Ĺ day course at to learn ChartWareís EMR/EHR. In two or three weeks of practicing with ChartWare's electronic medical record system he reported being confident enough to use the Chartware electronic medical record, EMR/EHR during clinical encounters.

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Award winning doctor relies on Chartware

One of 12 medical physicians given Minnesota Medical Associationís inaugural Leadership in Quality awards was health care provider, Dr. Tim Malling for introducing and developing an electronic medical record keeping system or EMR/EHR for Paynesville Area Healthcare System, in Minnesota, which has seven health care clinics and a medical emergency room. Medical provider Dr. Tim Malling won the medical award for improving health care with the implementation of ChartWare's electronic medical record system a cutting edge EMR/EHR. "Having an electronic medical record system such as ChartWare's EMR/EHR, that produces logically-arranged and legible medical records that we can access at any time has made us better doctors," Malling says. The electronic medical record system, EMR/EHR we chose ChartWare's EMR -- allows us to do anything we want. I donít think there is another electronic medical record, EMR/EHR, program out there that would meet the needs of a diverse group of health care providers like ours. The improvements in clinical efficiency with ChartWare's electronic medical record system can be seen most clearly in the practiceís medical emergency room where many patients arrive without any precise idea of their clinical history.

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ChartWare Electronic Medical Records

ChartWare technology lowers the risk of medical error

Technology will eventually play a major role and as the information overload gets worse there is really no other solution that is tenable,according to Dr Kevin Johnson, of Vanderbilt School of Medicine, a panel member. ChartWare's CEO Dr. David Tully-Smith agrees. With computerized electronic medical record-keeping, EMR and electronic health records, EHR the same health care providers who prescribe a drug can now order it directly using ChartWare's electronic medical record, EMR/EHR a computerized electronic medical record-keeping system. The health care provider no longer asks a medical assistant, who may not be familiar with the the drug, to try to read their writing and their personal abbreviations and call it in to a pharmacy. Even if there is no mistake with clinical data on paper medical records at the time, future problems often occur when the paper medical record cannot be found. When a medical provider using ChartWare's electronic medical record system, EMR/EHR prescribes a drug, it is automatically entered not just into the prescription medical record but also into a list of medications the patient is taking and the clinical treatment log too. That alone radically lowers the chances of a dangerous medical error when the patient needs further clinical treatment.

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ChartWare Electronic Medical Records

ChartWare's business alliance with VisualMed

Visual Healthcare Corp. (Montreal, Quebec) (VSHC.PK) will license its state-of-the-art medical decision support technology for inclusion in Chartware's EMR/EHR a medical office-based electronic medical record. At the same time, Chartware, a leader in the EMR/EHR marketplace will license its unique clinical note-generating interface for use in clinical information systems marketed by VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. The agreement underlines the complementary nature of Visual Healthcare's clinical decision support system and Chartware's vast EMR and EHR technologies that have already been adopted by thousands of health care providers. The ChartWare electronic medical record, EMR/EHR, is designed for use in clinical settings, small or large medical practices and a variety of inpatient health care settings and allows for fast, accurate and affordable clinical record keeping while the intuitive EMR/EHR user interface lets the user easily capture, manage and analyze data. The system supports an unlimited number of patient records, and is scalable to any practice size. The ChartWare Electronic Health Record is easy to install and customize for any practice or specialty.

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ChartWare Electronic Medical Records

ChartWare offers ease of documentation at the point of care

ChartWare's electronic medical record system, EMR/EHR has been under development since the 1980ís and has accrued millions of successfully charted clinical encounters. ChartWare's electronic medical record system, EMR/EHR includes a customization tool that most of our health care providers (or their medical office staff) use to tailor the medical terminology over time to accommodate each clinicianís preferences, to make sure that the medical chart note reflects each users preferred method of documentation. ChartWare's electronic medical record, EMR/EHR, is different and unique as it provides the health care provider with a comprehensive clinical knowledge-base (clinical & procedural descriptors), from one screen. Additionally, he ChartWare EMR allows even the most complex patient encounter to be fluidly charted, without the cumbersome restrictions of a template based electronic medical record system. With ChartWare's electronic medical record system, EMR/EHR, the typical patient encounter takes about 2 to 3 minutes to completely document,including clinical progress notes, coding, orders, scripts, medical consultation reports or referral letters, disability and follow-up notices, patient health education handouts and all other iterations of the visit, with essentially all clinical and clerical tasks completed by the time the patient walks out of the exam room!

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ChartWare Electronic Medical Records

ChartWare's Electronic Health Record provides a Continuity of Care Record

The Continuity of Care Record is a standard specification being developed jointly by The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Health Information Management and System Society (HIMSS) and the ASTM International. ChartWare and early entrant into the EMR and EHR market was an early adopter of the CCR and EHR concept, which allows a patient's electronic medical record, the EMR to be exported to create and encrypted and password protected EHR, viewable with a browser such as MS Internet Explorer. ChartWare pioneered and was the first electronic medical record, EMR company to introduce a fully compliant EMR and EHR solution. The medical CCR is being developed and enhanced by the health care community in response to the need to organize and make transportable patient health data containing basic medical information consisting of the most relevant and timely facts about a patientís health status, recent medical care provided, as well as recommendations for future medical care (care plan) and the reason for a medical referral or transfer. The goal is to create an EHR that will enable the next health care provider to easily access the patient's health and medical information at the beginning of the first health care encounter and easily update the medical information when the patient goes to another medical provider.

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ChartWare Electronic Medical Records

ChartWare's EMR improves productivity and quality of care

As a physician-driven EMR company, ChartWare has pioneered intuitive clinical documentation solutions to address today's most pressing medical practice and health care provider needs. Since 1995 ChartWare, the EMR and EHR solution specialist, has been delivering electronic medical record and clinical documentation software that is known for it's elegant functionality and ease of use. Today, ChartWare a pioneer in the world of electronic medical record and electronic health record-keeping is operational in medical facilities in over 40 states and has been successfully implemented in over 20 clinical specialties. What makes our EMR and EHR solution successful? ChartWare's electronic medical record technology is designed for doctors by doctors who understand the unique demands of clinical encounters and patient care. As health care providers, we're dedicated to improving how physicians work. A key feature of ChartWare's technology is its versatility across the spectrum of health care providers: the system is equally at home in solo medical practices and large health care organizations. ChartWare is the only electronic medical record, EMR software, suitable for both small and large medical installations, to have been awarded five stars by Family Practice Management, the official journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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“I can't conceive of going back to dictation or handwritten notes.
I estimate ChartWare EMR saves me around $45,000 a year in pay and benefits. ”

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Case Study: Converting to an EMR after 20 years in practice.
Texas Avenue Medical Clinic in Bryan, Texas

Challenge: Texas Avenue is an established healthcare facility with over 20 years in practice. Operating 7 days per week, with 17 employees, the practice needed to migrate from paper charting into the electronic age. For the project to be successful the new electronic medical record system had to be user friendly, be a full feature EMR and have a proven track record. Having already invested thousands of dollars for their practice management system, Centricity, successfully integrating the new EMR with the practice management system was paramount to this project.

Solution: Lisa Ketchum, business manager at Texas Avenue did her research and discovered that ChartWare was the only electronic record system suitable for large and small facilities to have been awarded five stars in a survey by Family Practice Management, official journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Ms. Ketchum was very impressed with the enthusiastic and glowing references ChartWare received from physicians who had implemented ChartWare and needed it to work with their practice management system. The ChartWare programmers were able to develop an interface enabling ChartWare to share patient data with Texas Avenue's Centricity system for billing and scheduling purposes.

Results: Following 3 days of ChartWare training the entire practice was up and running with their new EMR. Because ChartWare was installed with a deep clinical vocabulary no time was lost building templates. The computerization of note taking during the clinical encounter has benefited not only the practice but the patients as well. Prescriptions and patient aftercare instructions are generated during the charting process making them readily available and legible. Today, Texas Avenue Medical Clinic is taking full advantage of all the benefits of automating the clinical potion of their practice and they did it without the pain normally associated with most conversions.

Case Study: ChartWare EMR resolves Medicare concerns.
William Marsh, M.D. of Scottsdale, Arizona

Challenge: Dr. Marsh's practice serves a patient population of primarily elderly individuals on Medicare. Many of his patients have difficulty remembering all of their medications, not to mention the dosing instructions. Patients also tend to have difficulty explaining to a family member the instructions given to them by the doctor; consequently non-billable time is spent on the phone going over the instructions again. The charting time and follow up documentation required to ensure quality patient care and comply with the Medicare fee schedule was becoming overwhelming for the doctor and his staff. Often Dr. Marsh found himself under-billing for fear that he might over-charge by mistake and be faced with a Medicare fine.

Solution: Dr. Marsh realized that having the ChartWare electronic medical record would address not only the needs of his patients but his documentation and coding concerns as well. ChartWare was so flexible that he could automate his practice without changing his style of practice. He and his staff attended a three-day ChartWare course followed by 2 days of onsite training. Within days they were up and running, in three months they were confident and after six months none of them had the desire to ever go back to their old methods.

Results: "The patients love it," he says, "and I love it too." The notes are now so clear and so quickly made that the patients are given a copy as they leave, with all the information they need, plain to see. When caregivers want to know what happened at the appointment patients no longer have to rack their memories. Everything is listed, orderly and legibly. Medication logs and problems and allergy lists are automatically updated in the patient's chartfile. As for Medicare, Dr. Marsh is no longer under-coding and the documentation is there for anyone to see, recorded at the time of the visit. "My income is up, my costs are down and I can get all my work done in seven hours a day. It's probably the best investment I've ever made."

Case Study: Paper Charts don't work for 24-hour Comprehensive Care.
Primary Caring of Malibu, California

Challenge: David Baron, M.D., Primary Caring of Malibu, California, needed a powerful and versatile electronic medical record system to satisfy the sophisticated clientele that he would serve when he opened his concierge-style medical practice in 2004. Dr. Baron wanted on-demand access to the complete patient medical record from anywhere at any time in order to provide comprehensive 24 hour, 7 day per week care in his office, in patients' homes or at their worksites.

Solution: With an overwhelming variety of systems to choose from, Dr. Baron hired a seasoned health care consultant to assess the electronic medical record products available before making his purchase decision. ChartWare met his requirements as well as enabling him to provide his patients with a wallet-sized CD-ROM or key chain-styled USB memory drive containing copies of their medical records.

Results: ChartWare met Dr. Baron's requirements as well as offering an entirely paperless office. He says he will never go back to paper because ChartWare is so much better for his staff and undeniably guarantees better quality of care for his patients.

Case Study: Healthcare system finds an EMR that won't slow them down.
Paynesville Area Healthcare System, Paynesville, Minnesota

Challenge: This rural healthcare system operates multiple sites each with a varied mix of inpatient and outpatient services. The sites include a hospital with an emergency department, a long term care facility and 7 clinics. Ancillary services include acupuncture, physical therapy, lab, x-ray and pharmacy. Because the healthcare system is geographically fragmented each individual site was maintaining a separate paper chart. Paynesville's goal was to find a cost effective EMR that could be centrally located but widely accessible from their multiple sites. Other requisite EMR attributes affecting the selection process included ease of use, adaptability to customization requests and features such as alternative data entry formats, reminders, medication lists and search capabilities for quality assurance research.

Solution: Dr. Timothy Malling's search for an EMR took several years and over 20 vendors were reviewed. He knew that ChartWare had what Paynesville was ultimately looking for. ChartWare's clinical knowledge base could easily satisfy the EMR needs of the Paynesville healthcare system while possessing the necessary flexibility to meet users' requests for modifications. There would be no need spend the first 6 months building our clinical vocabulary. Unlike the other EMRs ChartWare would not require providers to reduce their production in order to learn the system.

Results: ChartWare has kept pace with the needs of a growing healthcare system without compromising either productivity or quality of care. Providers spend less time charting and do not stay late to get caught up because most notes are finished by the time the patient encounter is completed. The nursing staff is very happy with ChartWare as they now have on demand access to a complete patient medical record making nursing care more about nursing and less about finding the chart. The physicians taking call have a patient's entire medical history, medications and problems and allergy lists at their fingertips. ChartWare has enhanced not only patient care but the bottom line as well.





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