CompuGroup Medical (CGM), creators of CGM Clinical, was established 25 years ago by a computer scientist who recognized how beneficial improved technology systems could be fore the healthcare sector. He worked to develop a streamlined and intuitive system that minimizes administrative tasks and simplifies day-to-day operations for both physicians and office staff. The company is unique in that they provide solutions for physicians, as well as insurance companies, laboratories, hospitals, and other important entities in healthcare.
CGM Clinical is a fully integrated Electronic Medical Records and Practice Management system. It contains a host of features that help ensure doctors always have the best information at their fingertips. One feature, referred to as Software Assisted Medicine, aids in patient treatment by assessing clinical information during the patient's appointment. This feature offers treatment suggestions, suggests possible medications, and ultimately improves the quality of patient care. Understanding that doctors must keep track of vast amounts of medication information at all times, CGM Clinical's Software Assisted Medicine can also help alert to possible negative medication interactions. This sophisticated feature will send a notification directly to a doctor's computer screen if any such incompatibilities occur.
CGM Clinical strives to reduce paperwork and back office hassles, and streamline the overall flow of a practice. This means less time spent on administrative tasks, and more time spent providing the best care possible. CGM Clinical is a great fit for small to mid-sized practices of most Medical segments, including Cardiology, Occupational Medicine, Mental Health, and Gastroenterology.
Bruce from NervePro
Specialty: Neurology / neurosurgery
Employees number: 2 to 5 employees
It has an easy to use patient flow program that is intuitive. ICD10 searches are excellent, put in two words and the codes pop up. It integrates well with billing. You can use your server or be web based. Tech support quickly answers your questions and puts problems to developers. you are not kept on line
They are constantly making fixes, meaning there are sometimes problems. Their meaningful use and PQRS modules are barely available by the deadline, giving the practice little leeway to submit information. As in most EHR programs, they are set up for primary care and internal medicine. Being a specialist means having to make your own templates, which is not too big a deal. I like the company, but am not certain they will be able to keep up and remain competitive with all the new regulatory hurdles.
I don't have much experience with other programs, I didn't like the cookie cutter approach when looking at some others (NextGen and Clinical). They keep adding features, but many of them are for additional cost. I am not convinced they will be up to date or helpful in the next generation of meaningful use and PQRS where money could really make a difference. Check on the number of users, as that may make a difference in their ability to keep up with new regulations as they can spread the cost better.