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Wireless Communication in Hospitals

As the proliferation of wireless devices gets broader it's understandable that a governing body would get into the mix to ensure the safety of it's users. Read more...

NextGen

I am, like many of the posters, an employed family physician for a large hospital system. We have been on NextGen for 8 months. We assumed after a few months we would be back up to our previous productivity. We now realize that our productivity has been reduced at least 20% permanently. Does anyone have any tips on using this product more efficiently? Or, as is my opinion, if you're forced to use it do you just have to accept the lost productivity. Read more...

EHR

This is another thing that the government dose not need to be involved in. What a waste of time & money! Going digital just cost more and dose not increase your bottom line. What a joke! Only the big health care companies will survive and all the mom & pop small companies will be forced out. The United States of America is built on small companies not just large corporations. Government needs to get out of trying to run America's companies! Read more...

independent diagnostic testing facility

may a physician order a diagnostic test, and send it to our IDTF? Read more...

nextgen emr

I am having a problem in the settings on nextgen, under preferences in tools: my system seems to be set on "sucks" and i need to change it to "does not suck". where is the button for that, i cant seem to find it while taking 10 clicks to enter a diagnosis. Read more...

Run away from NextGen!

NextGen has been a nightmare for our office. Even 6-months later, we're still struggling past an inefficient system with countless bugs and idiosyncracies. But don't take my word for it. Google search " an ehr user satisfaction survey " and select the AAFP website, where you can read an article comparing NextGen to the other major EMR's (NextGen didn't place dead last, but pretty close). Read more...

Advanced MD review

After being a customer of AdvancedMD for almost two years, we are looking for an alternative solution. Unfortunately we have experienced all the downsides of a web-based solution. Performance is typically slow and occasionally unusable. Support, while pleasant, is either incapable or unwilling to adequately diagnose problems and initially send you on time-consuming tangents to try and get you off the phone. Buyer beware. If you go this route and have issues, you have little leverage. AdvancedMD fully understands the time and cost involved with dumping them gives them all the power. Read more...

Avoid NextGen like the plague

I am very computer savvy, and have worked with other EMR's in the past. After using NextGen for a while, two things become apparent: A) It was designed in pieces by numerous teams of programmers, none of whom actually talked with one another to come up with a consistent, unified system; and B) The designers had very limited input from physicians. The problems are far to numerous to outline below, but here are a few examples of the insanity I deal with on a daily basis. -Templates exist for many problems, but not for some really common problems. So they have pre-made templates for Sjogren's and Peyronie's, but not conjunctivitis, or anxiety, or pre-operative history/physical. -The medication prescribing module does not list the patient's drug allergies. The system will alert you to allergies/interactions/contraindications, but not when you select a medication; you have to wait until you have entered all the data and instructions and submitted it before you find out about a potential problem. And it will flag interactions and contraindications for any med that has EVER been prescribed to the patient with the system, even if he hasn't taken it in a year! Finally, it flags everything imaginable (like a warning against using Advair in asthmatics!) -Some things just don't match up, so the part that allows you enter comments may accept 1000 characters, but the screen to read the comments only displays the 1st 300! Also, depending on where you enter data, it may or may not actually show up in the visible chart. As before, I could go on and on and on, but you get the idea. Let me leave you with these final pearls, which speak volumes. In 2008, the American Academy of Family Practice surveyed family doctors about their EMR's. NextGen ranked #10 out of 13 (not quite the worst, but pretty bad!) Of NextGen users, only 37% said they'd choose the same system again (I'll bet they never tried another system to know how good it could be!), and only 34% felt the system was worth the cost. Read more...

Sage HIE integration

Great news for HIT! This just shows this particular HIE technology is scalable. This is what needed in the space. I am not sure how many out there are delivering a portal and trying to sell as HIE. Eventually, those companies/technologies will fail. Thanks to Sage for realizing true connectivity. Read more...

nextgen

horrible --sloppy product -- filled with errors and inane check boxes --absolutely NO support --was never trained and wrought with daily frustrations ...For FP practice next gen is PURE garbage --and tranfer of a next gen record to a specialist is a worthless embarrasssment!!!! don't waste your money !!! Read more...

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