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What do the best EHR systems have in common?

February 24, 2020

Our leading EHR solution, CGM APRIMA offers a uniquely fast, flexible, and powerful EHR designed to complement and simplify your workflow, not hinder it.

Happy doctors who rely on CGM APRIMA EHR and Practice Management

Not all EHR systems are created equal

According to a study by Perspectives in Health Information Management, 67% of healthcare providers aren’t satisfied with their current EHR system.

Many providers switch to a new EHR system that better suits their needs. 

When looking for the best electronic health record, it’s important to understand that no two EHRs are the same. Every EHR emphasizes different features, and that will impact how you provide care for patients.

Even still, there are traits that all the best EHR systems share. The question is, what are they and how important are they to you?

Integrations among the best EHRs

Technology’s job is to make your life easier and help your practice be more efficient. The best EHR systems offer seamless integration with any other system that your practice uses.

What if your clinical documentation doesn’t connect to your billing system? You’ll end up spending more time working between systems, inputting the same information twice. That’s the opposite of what technology should be doing for you.

Most systems offer some integrations, but the best EHR systems offer the ones you need today and even more that you might be looking into in the future.

For example, CGM APRIMA integrates with other systems and devices through more than 3,500 established interfaces. CGM APRIMA's integration with CommonWell Health Alliance and Surescripts NRLS (National Record Locator Service) also lets you participate in helpful programs.

The best systems offer EHR training

When you start using new technology, it can be overwhelming. The best EHR systems come with training for your staff to help you be successful. Training can take the form of webinars or even an on-site implementation specialist.

CompuGroup Medical understands this, and that's why CGM APRIMA customers are offered training from day one. On-site training and live, remote training are available when implementing a new system.

To make things easier, new customers are assigned a project manager throughout the onboarding process to streamline implementation.

Training shouldn't end when the system is set up. The best EHRs are supported by remote training throughout the life of the practice. Combat employee turnover or turn new users into experts through remote training, user conferences, and more.

Compliance and your EHR

One of the top concerns for any practice when considering a new solution is compliance. Being up-to-date with government regulations is critical for your practice’s success. Having a system that does the same is also important, and helps you stay in compliance with little work.

CompuGroup Medical understands how serious staying compliant with regulations is for your practice. CGM APRIMA provides ongoing, timely upgrades to meet industry requirements including MACRA/MIPS, PQRS and ACO quality reporting, Patient-Centered Medical Home, Population Health Management, EPA, EPCS, Chronic Care Management and Care Plan oversight, and more.

With CGM APRIMA, there are no licensing or add-on fees for adherence to mandates like MACRA/MIPS and APM.

Availability on the go

Not having a network connection can make using an EHR difficult. Many EHR systems requires an uninterrupted connection to access patient charts. If your network goes down or if you work outside of a traditional setting, you end up in a standstill. The best EHR systems account for that and offer an offline solution.

CGM APRIMA lets you work anywhere, anytime, with or without a connection. 

Whether you’re at the office, working remotely, or in a patient’s home, you can work the same way if you've adopted on of the best EHR systems available.

CGM APRIMA lets you document patient charts without a wireless connection. You can still look up or enter data using your preferred form of entry—including handwriting, voice recognition, point-and-click, and keyboard—and perform other everyday tasks. Once reconnected, the system transmits patient data, digital images, orders, results, and more.

Don’t want to carry around a computer? CGM APRIMA is also available through a smartphone app. Make the most of touch screens, tablets, and even mobile phones.

Flexibility in the best EHR systems

The best EHR systems work the way you want them to. One common problem that healthcare providers face with potential new systems is that they are too rigid. Struggling against technology makes your day harder when you’re trying to make it easier. The best EHR systems will be intuitive and will work how you work.

CGM APRIMA, for example, is an intuitive EHR that adapts to you instead of making you adapt to it.

Adaptive Learning technology means CGM APRIMA learns your preferences as you work. CGM APRIMA learns treatment plans for your common patient complaints. You can document procedures, write prescriptions, and order tests quickly.

You’re free to chart in a way that matches how you think and how you examine patients. Chart by chief complaint, procedure, problem, or previous visit for fast documentation. Your past notes can carry forward to the current note, so you’re not charting from scratch.

Working with the best EHR systems saves you time and eliminates your headaches. Learn more about how CGM APRIMA can help your practice be more efficient. Ask us to schedule a demo today.

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