Practice Fusion announces new Free Laptop, Free EHR program to help doctors ease the transition to a paper free office addressing a critical need in medical offices.
Practice Fusion, the country’s largest physician-patient community, announced a program today that offers new users a free Google Chromebook™ for easy access to the company’s free, web-based EHR system anywhere with an Internet or Wifi connection. This addresses a critical need in medical offices, where according to a 2013 survey of Practice Fusion’s community, outdated computers are common, with more than a third (36 percent) of doctors using computers that are between three to six years or older.
The company also launched a new set of clinical decision support tools for providers on the company’s platform. Doctors charting in the system will see new proactive messages prompting them to run critical tests and perform actions for at-risk patients. For example, doctors seeing patients with type 2 diabetes will now receive alerts reminding them to administer critical foot and eye exams and hemoglobin testing.
“The ability to afford hardware to access the web is the single largest barrier for primary care doctors to adopting new technology to manage their patients’ health,” said Ryan Howard, CEO and founder of Practice Fusion. “In addition to our award winning EHR, we are now going to address the financial burden of purchasing laptops to further serve our growing community and mission. Our new in-product clinical decision support tools further solidify our commitment to leveraging technology to help each of our users to provide the best care possible to patients.”
According to a recent survey, meeting Meaningful Use deadlines was the key driver for EMR adoption with 46.4 percent of doctors reporting “moderate expertise” of Meaningful Use in 2013.
Doctors new to Practice Fusion will become a part of the largest 2014 Meaningful Use certified EHR community. Sign-up is easy and with no lengthy trainings or server set-up necessary, new doctors on the platform can begin charting in minutes. Practice Fusion provides free support from its headquarters within the US, with specialists on-hand to assist with transitions to the Practice Fusion EHR system.
For more information about the “free laptop, free EHR” program and to get started on Practice Fusion, visithttp://www.practicefusion.com/