Friday, July 25, 2008

Practice Fusion: Free EMR

There are more and more free EMR/EHR (Electronic Medical or Health Record) systems that are appearing all the time. This one is called Practice Fusion and was recently featured in MDNG, ZDNet, and CNET. Impressive!

It is a web-based EMR system that is free as long as you don't mind seeing some advertisements. If you want the ad-free version, then it costs $100 per month.

Is the free EMR/EHR movement going to dominate this industry? Open source? Freeware? Ad-ware?

Maybe I missed it, but is Practice Fusion a CCHIT certified ambulatory EHR?
Update: I was told by Ryan Howard, the CEO of Practice Fusion, that they will be CCHIT certified at the end of the year. Great news!

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