Based on its recent analysis of the clinical documentation market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Infor-Med, Inc with the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation for Praxis EMR (Electronic Medical Records), a unique technology that provides a quick and easy way to document patient encounters by using the physician's own words and concepts instead of those created by a software vendor.
Unlike competing EMRs that use vendor-produced templates that are often restrictive and time-consuming, Praxis technology is based on a unique artificial intelligence engine called a Concept Processor that learns from the physician. It enables physicians to document a patient encounter using free text, capturing the patient's story exactly as the physician wishes. Praxis also automatically generates prescriptions, lab orders, procedure reports, referrals, letters, patient instructions, superbills, etc., instantly at the time of charting.
"While the Praxis EMR display is similar to many other EMRs, the product's uniqueness lies in the way the technology builds upon an existing knowledge base formulated from previous, similar patient encounters," says Frost & Sullivan analyst Nancy Fabozzi. "In that way, Praxis gets smarter and faster as the knowledge base grows with continued use. This focus on clinical usability within the physician workflow gets to the heart of what is needed to grow EMR adoption."
With Praxis, documentation for new patient encounters is quick and smooth with minimal changes needed. Because documentation is based on previous, similar patient encounters, the physician never has to write anything more than once. The Praxis system also triggers Clinical Practice Advisories or "agents" that send notifications advising further steps to be taken.
"Agents only need to be created once and, like patient notes, can be used again with many patients under similar circumstances," notes Nancy Fabozzi. "Praxis agents are particularly useful for Meaningful Use compliance in addition to other regulatory requirements."
In Praxis EMR v5, released in 2011, the signature Concept Processing technology has been further enhanced with the addition of several key features. The Praxis Knowledge Exchanger is a comprehensive database that contains deep medical knowledge across many different specialties. It serves as an expert reference database, enabling a rapid start for new Praxis users and improving the charting experience for established Praxis users.
Also new to Praxis v5 is Praxis Datum, an unprecedented new feature that resolves the incompatibility between naturally-written text and concrete data. With Datum, it is now possible to embed discrete data directly into free text, as well as to pull data from free text using the Praxis Query Engine. This capability presents new possibilities for clinical research institutions, as well as physicians seeking to create their own queries.
Praxis EMR v5 includes a new feature that allows users to link Clinical Practice Advisories together, creating Clinical Practice Algorithms that can be set up once and then used by all the providers within the practice or clinic. This saves time, ensures that clinical care is based on the best recommendations, and offers the practice legal protection. Praxis v5 also includes e-prescribing with Surescripts, allowing physicians to electronically exchange prescription information with pharmacies throughout the U.S., as well as allowing for electronic routing of prescription refill requests.
Infor-Med's focus on innovation and deep understanding of what physicians look for in an EMR has enabled Praxis EMR to consistently earn top ratings in numerous physician user satisfaction surveys conducted by respected medical societies like the American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP).
Overall, Infor-Med's innovation offers a very practical solution to the issue at the core of every physician practice - efficient and effective clinical documentation. As many satisfied users have discovered, Praxis EMR delivers on its promise to help physicians streamline their standard charting functions while simultaneously improving the quality of patient care, driving overall practice efficiencies, saving time, and maximizing reimbursements. In recognition, Frost & Sullivan is proud to present the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation in the clinical documentation market to Infor-Med for Praxis EMR
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About Infor-Med, Inc.
Award-winning and template-free, Praxis EMR (praxisemr.com) by Infor-Med, Inc. is a leading innovator of Electronic Medical Record software, serving thousands of physician-users across the U.S. and throughout the world. Whereas most other EMRs are based on rigid and cumbersome templates, Praxis EMR utilizes an artificial intelligence technology called Concept Processing that self learns from each clinician, becoming smarter and faster as the user charts in free text. Its unique approach to medical charting makes Praxis the most usable EMR on the market today. Praxis EMR's focus on clinical usability consistently earns it #1 ratings in physician-user satisfaction polls, including #1 rankings in User Satisfaction, Overall Usability, Improving Medical Quality and several other categories in the ACP as well as the AAFP User Satisfaction Surveys. The new Praxis EMR v5 is certified as a Complete EHR under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Meaningful Use Program.
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