As one of the most mature and reliable EHR and Practice Management solutions on the market today, e-MDs has a successful track record that spans more than 15 years. This physician-founded, physician-run company focuses on developing extremely effective, user-friendly applications that helps practice optimize patient care, while improving practice performance and profitability.
The e-MDs Solution Series was designed to help practices better manage complex tasks related to patient care and billing, offering an intuitive, easy-to-use, and fully integrated suite of applications that improve practice efficiency. With e-MDs Solution Series, the doctors and administrative staff alike have complete visibility into the practice, from patient care and engagement to scheduling, charting, revenue cycle management, and more.
e-MDs provides comprehensive clinical content right out of the box, with an extensive library of templates that encompass almost all primary care, as well as a variety of other specialties. These templates can be adjusted quickly and easily with no programming expertise required and easily match the unique workflows of almost any specialty, from OB/GYN to cardiology, dermatology, podiatry, internal medicine, and much more.
These templates and the EHR in particular were designed to provide best practices/Meaningful Use guidance throughout the patient encounter. e-MDs also offers nMotion for iPad, a powerful, Meaningful Use-ready mobile application. e-MDs Bill is equally robust, providing a feature-rich Practice Management system. There are additional tools for scheduling, document management, ePrescribing, and much more, including the e-MDs Patient Portal.
Current e-MDs clients range from rural health clinics and solo practice to enterprise-level group practices with dozens of affiliated physicians. We recommend this system to any practice seeking a proven, award-winning solution.
Clarenc from Beaches Dermatology
Employees number: 11-50 employees
EMD's has not updated their software to make them compliant with PQRS data retrieval required by Medicare. We have had EMD's since 2009. PQRS and Meaningful Use are Medicare requirements. EMD's has not created an update that meets these requirements. Our practice has lost over $50,000 because of this. We were able to salvage an additional $75,000 loss by hand counting and collecting some data required by PQRS. This came at a significant employee cost. Other EMR systems such as Modernizing Medicine are up to date with their ability to gather the data required by PQRS and I strongly recommend that you look at that product or others.
Good accounting module
No support for upcoming Medicare requirements on data collection --- PQRS and Meaningful Use.
Go elsewhere for EMR software. I suspect this company is not putting resources in product development because they are soon to be sold or going belly up.
Katalin from NWMA
Specialty: Internal medicine
The patient portal worked for a year and everyone benefitted. Too bad it has been useless for 2 years.
The list is endless. You have to build everything on your own. Very cumbersome, labor and click intensive. Feels like a bottomless pit: keep feeding data (by hand in it) and not get any benefit out.
Absolutely no support. Etc.
Look elsewhere. You will regret getting this system. I wish I found a review like this before buying this overpriced, user unfriendly system.
Gavin from IT Factor
Specialty: Other specialty
Absolutely no support. It is almost to the point where you may as well learn SQL on your own to fix things.
Choose something else. This software is great, but you pay an arm and leg for support that is not there.
George from George M Miller Jr MD PC
Date: February 2013
I operate a solo practice general surgery office with one surgeon and two employees in a small town in north central Mississippi. I have been using e-MDs Solution Series since 2001 when I completed my active duty service obligation in the US Army. Software has come a long way in that time frame. My server is local in my office, not off-site. I provide my own IT support as there is no reliable support of sufficient calibre in town to do so. I occasionally use outside internet based support when I need OS/Active Directory/DNS/etc... type support.
Upon leaving the US Army, I realized that electronic records were up and coming as the best means for documentation. I had no prior EMR experience, other than the CHCS system that was then in use in the DOD.
I have been diligent in keeping my system up to date with the latest version of e-MDs. I use iPad nMotion application for documentation of notes for patients seen out of office. as well as reviewing records/documents from prior visits. I use iPhone Rounds application to document billable procedures that I perform outside of my office. Both apps can be used to scribe electronically when needed. The iPhone app comes in handy after hours to document phone conversations with patients immediatly after the call has ended. In the office, I use a Windows 7 Pro tablet to document my notes with the main Solution Series applications.
Implementation initially was in 2001. I attended a two day training in Austin, TX where I learned both the charting and billing side of the software (Remember I was just in the US Army and had no billing experience, minimal coding experience). I hired a woman who had some billing experience from prior Family Medicine practice she had worked in. I taught her the Billing software mechanics. She taught me the coding/billing insurance processes. We were up and running in days and never looked back. I closed that initial practice and upon moving to my current location. I was able to set up the computer system, restore the database, and initially train two persons to use the software in the performance of their duties. I have had a few billing clerks over the last 10 years, and I and the outgoing clerk were able to train the incoming individual without difficulty. I actually can perform all the billing functions as needed when my clerk is absent (invoice generation, claim batch submission, posting of payments from insurance and patients, transfer of balances, statement creation, etc...)
The charting software is currently very customizable to anyone's practice. As a general surgeon, my charting needs are somewhat different from a primary care practice needs. The ability to create/edit templates to document the different sections of the note, makes note creation very easy. By having complete templates, I auto-prompt myself or remind myself to ask questions that I might have forgotten to ask otherwise.
Customer support has always been a strongpoint of the e-MDs company. I 'auto-triage' my support. Things that I need an answer to yesterday, are answered yesterday. Things that can wait, are submitted via the support forum and are answered in an appropriate amount of time. I also look for the answers to my questions prior to submitting the question.
Benefits are hard to quantify in terms of dollars and cents. I was able to successfully attest to meaningful use both in 2011 and 2012 by using the system. I don't spend rent money floor space for a chart room. I don't pay my staff to go find and retrieve physical medical records to bring to me for review/comment/entry, and then refile them. Paper work is not lost once entered into the chart.