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   March 2013


2012 HIMSS Davies Award winner uses template-free EHR

Praxis EMR’s template-free charting helps Jeremy Bradley, M.D., FAAFP, customize care, improve medical quality and optimize clinical outcomes. And now it has helped the Owensboro, Ky., physician earn the prestigious Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award for 2012.

The national award recognizes excellence in the use of electronic health records (EHRs) in a clinical setting. Dr. Bradley will receive his award at the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans on March 3-7, 2013. The awards program aims to promote EHR adoption through sharing information and lessons learned on implementation strategies and value of the EHR to improve patient care and outcomes.

Dr. Bradley provides primary care to over 9,000 active patients, with 50 percent of patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid or uninsured. His practice employs one physician, one nurse practitioner and one physician assistant.

In 2008, Dr. Bradley implemented a fully integrated EHR called Praxis EMR into the practice. He used the solution’s template-free technology to design his own customized practice guidelines and quality measures, earning him national recognition from Bridges to Excellence in diabetes, hypertension and physician office management. His clinic was the first ambulatory practice in Kentucky to receive Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Since implementing Praxis EMR, he says he has achieved a return on investment of over 200 percent, increased patient intake by 28 percent and integrated his EHR with local hospitals, labs and immunization registries.

See Praxis EMR at HIMSS13 booth #140.



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MacPractice iEHR for iPad and iPad mini with ePrescribe
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See MacPractice at HIMSS13 booth #149. Download from iTunes.

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See PhoneFactor at HIMSS13 booth #4751. Download from the Windows Store.


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HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exhibition, March 3-7, New Orleans, brings together the latest in technologies, patient safety and quality, regulatory compliance, business best practices and personal growth all in one location. Don’t miss the new Knowledge Centers, Social Media Center and HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. Former President Bill Clinton speaks March 6.


The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2013 Annual Meeting, June 6-9, Grapevine-Dallas, Texas, is the place to discover today’s imaging informatics essentials and trends. Educational sessions, exhibit hall hours and networking opportunities provide dynamic interaction between practitioners and vendors

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute 2013, June 12-14, Las Vegas, invites you to join thousands of health insurance decision makers to experience the industry’s premier educational event.

ANI: The 2013 HFMA National Institute, June 16-19, Orlando, presents financial management how-to solutions for pressing challenges such as reform, value, clinical transformation, accountable care and revenue cycles.




Best in KLAS Awards: General Market Software 2012

Released Dec. 14, 2012, this highly anticipated annual report from KLAS reflects feedback from nearly 20,000 healthcare providers about more than 900 software solutions and services. Who’s numero uno for Software? Hint: Epic sweeps eight Best in KLAS award categories.

2012 Best In KLAS
General Market Software

Company, Product

HIMSS13 Booth

Acute Care EMR

Epic, EpicCare Inpatient EMR

#3315, Interop Showcase

Ambulatory EMR

(1-10 Physicians)

athenahealth, athenaClinicals

#149, 7223, 7229

Ambulatory EMR

(11-75 Physicians)

Epic, EpicCare Ambulatory EMR

#3315, Interop Showcase

Ambulatory EMR

(Over 75 Physicians)

Epic, EpicCare Ambulatory EMR

#3315, Interop Showcase

Business Intelligence Reporting

Dimensional Insight, The Diver Solution



Digisonics, DigiView


Community HIS

McKesson, Paragon

#869, 4341, 4581, 8247, 8711

Document Management and Imaging

Perceptive Software, ImageNow

#723, Interop Showcase

Emergency Department

Wellsoft, EDIS


Enterprise Scheduling

Unibased USA, RMS


Financial ERP

Oracle, PeopleSoft Enterprise



Homecare Homebase,
Agency Automation Solution



Siemens, NOVIUS Lab

#2640, 2641


Elekta, MOSAIQ



DR Systems, Unity v|Series PACS


Patient Accounting and Patient Management

Epic, Resolute Hospital Billing

#3315, Interop Showcase


Epic, Willow

#3315, Interop Showcase

Practice Management

(1-10 Physicians)

athenahealth, athenaCollector

#149, 7223, 7229

Practice Management

(11-75 Physicians)

athenahealth, athenaCollector

#149, 7223, 7229

Practice Management (Over 75 Physicians)

Epic, Resolute/Prelude/Cadence Ambulatory

#3315, Interop Showcase


Epic, Radiant

#3315, Interop Showcase

Speech Recognition

Dolbey, Fusion Expert/SpeechEMR


Surgery Management

Epic, OpTime

#3315, Interop Showcase




We’ve all heard tablet use is on the rise, but how much? Are tablets standard-issue employee equipment? And why do users like them? CDW surveyed 610 professionals in four industries to get the skinny on tablet use for work.


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