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2012 HIMSS Davies Award winner uses template-free EHR Praxis EMR’s template-free charting helps Jeremy Brad-
ley, 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. T e 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. T e awards program aims to promote EHR adop- tion 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.
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MacPractice iEHR for iPad and iPad mini with ePrescribe A simple-to-use, full-featured EHR app that also facilitates medication reconciliation, clinical decision
support, and patient and account alerts. Interoperates with MacPractice MD version 4.2 desktop practice management and clinical software, and with the recently announced MacPractice Clipboard 4.2 App, which streamlines patient registration. See MacPractice at HIMSS13 booth #149. Download from iTunes.
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both on-premises and cloud applications. T e app can also be used to block illicit activity and alert a company’s security response team. Apps for iOS and Android devices available. 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. www.himssconference.org
The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2013 Annual Meeting, June 6-9, Grapevine-Dallas, Texas, is the place
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In 2008, Dr. Bradley imple- mented 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 na- tional recognition from Bridges to Excellence in diabetes, hypertension and physician offi ce management. His clinic was the fi rst 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.
to discover today’s imaging informatics essentials and trends. Edu- cational sessions, exhibit hall hours and networking opportunities provide dynamic interaction between practitioners and vendors. www.siim2013.org
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. www.ahip.org/Conferences/Institute2013/
ANI: The 2013 HFMA National Institute, June 16-19, Or-
lando, presents financial management how-to solutions for pressing challenges such as reform, value, clinical transformation, account- able care and revenue cycles. www.hfmaconference.org
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