Office Practicum Software


 

Office Practicum by Connexin Software was built by physicians to provide an integrated electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solution. The system offers appointment scheduling, clinical documentation management, comprehensive exam room functionality and billing.

It's noteworthy how many aspects of the system are geared towards the treatment of children, including several growth chart options, such as Down’s Syndrome and preemie-specific growth curves. Templates are included for school and camp forms, with over 175 templates for “sick visits.” Vaccine forecasting allows doctors to keep track of when vaccines are due for their patients, with prompts and notifications to schedule appointments in advance.

Office Practicum has been used for more than 20 years in small to large medical practices, as well as integrated health systems. Office Practicum has received several awards, including Complete EHR Certification for 2014 Meaningful Use, 2011 PCMH Prevalidation by NCQA, and the Surescripts White Coat of Quality in 2011 and 2013.

 

Office Practicum - Down Syndrome Growth Chart
 
  • Office Practicum - Down Syndrome Growth Chart
    Down Syndrome Growth Chart
  • Office Practicum - Vaccine Forecast
    Vaccine Forecast
  • Office Practicum - Queue Structure on One Screen
    Queue Structure on One Screen
  • Office Practicum - Patient Chart Showing Hyperforms
    Patient Chart Showing Hyperforms
  • Office Practicum - Medication History Checking
    Medication History Checking
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

234 Reviews of Office Practicum

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from Carolina Pediatric Center, PLLC
Specialty: Billing services
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Are you down with OP15?

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The level of responsibility taken by the customer support.

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Not intuitive, cannot create a rules engine without assistance. Visually looks like it was made in the 1990's circa Windows 95/98

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Great for small practice, phenomenal support, and they listen to their clients with open ears and empty wallets. They care more about you than they do their paycheck, unlike Wells Fargo

 
 

from Pear Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

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templates are all pediatric based, the customer support staff get back to you right away, erx, medications are all up to date and you can look up calculated doses, easy to manuever

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maybe more training after a few months of using the product

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its the best pediatric software we have worked with

 
 

from VIPediatrics, PC
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Far and Away the BEST EHR for Pediatrics

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The product itself is incredible. I have been using it for over 11 years and am still thrilled with it! The updates are quick and the support is extremely helpful. As it is a Pediatric specific EHR, it is ALWAYS up to date with all the latest recommendations. I absolutely LOVE it!

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Not really a criticism of Connexin software specifically, but I was used to the way things were when I first purchased it, You pay for the software, and get everything. Not a huge fan of now having to pay extra for all the additional "modules" but this is the way ALL software companies seem to be now.

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No other software is consistently rated high in pediatrics as this one. One might be rated higher in a particular year because they just overhauled their pediatric features, but will then ignore it again for five years. OP is consistently tops.

 
 

from Downers Grove Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

A great tool for pediatricians everywhere

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The vendor is very helpful and quick to respond with solutions to most issues our office has. The product itself is easy to use and has so many useful tools (like PCMH reports).

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The thing I like the least is the updates. Usually there are great new features, but there is also the occasional glitch that disrupt the workflow until it is resolved.

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This software is definitely one to consider because its focus is solely on pediatrics. You won't be able to find another software that will be as in line with what the needs of your practice are.

 
 

from Dr. Vijaya Radhakrishna
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Very easy to learn and great help

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Very easy and help is prompt.
the ease of going to chart from appt and then complete billing in one go.

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Would like if we can get the deductbles in tracking

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Must go for it, give it a try as it is very easy to learn and impliment

 
 

from Southampton Pediatric Associates
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Overall we love OP.

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Peds specific. Ease of use in schedule. Extra tools (MU, PCMH), editable reports.

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very little, except sometimes we bring issues to support and they don't take care of it or get back to us with a resolution, or are unable to resolve.

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Review all preset templates to make sure they are what you want in a template. Make sure you have someone who is knowledgeable with computers and tech as there are some great features to OP, but you really need some tech background to truly utilize.

 
 

from Discovery Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

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This EMR was designed by a pediatrician, and works beautifully for the way pediatricians practice. It incorporates Bright Future guidelines, is very easy to customize and allows for each practitioner to make templates for the way they practice. The company is very responsive to users, and is constantly trying to improve. Highly recommend.

Likes Least

Using their loaded developmental software adds additional expense
Updates sometimes not fully explained prior to release

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Best tried out by using it- or going to an office where it is used and do a test drive

 
 

from Chester Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Clinical Supervisor, CMA

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This system has been very user friendly and easy for someone who is not a computer person to use.

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I like the ease of looking up the immunizations for our patients and the information on the needed vaccines and the required spacing.

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Keep an open mind and use the Help button when you have questions about some of the steps required and how to perform some of the tasks

 
 

from Torresdale Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

OFFICE PRACTICUM and YOU

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I am very happy with the way questions are responded to.
The politeness and help from the employees for hardware and software.
Once you get into the swing of OP it does a lot of streamlining your work.

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I would like the rejections on bills to be more clearly telling a story about what happened. Each rejection should be clearly stated in each claim.
I would like to add on procedures to an existing bill when necessary.
I would like to not have a hard time tracing back credits and applying credits to accounts

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It is a very well run company. Make sure you push to learn everything you can during your training.
As with everything some people go the extra mile and some assume you should know.

 
 

from soho pediatric group
Specialty: Billing services
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

i really like using OP

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op is very functional, and user friendly, the vendor does need a bit of improvement on customer service with its wait time.

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some glitches but they respond in a timely fashion

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take your time to learn the software and it will be a breeze to use. Sometimes employees dont pay attention during training and it will show.

 
 

from Mercer Island Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Pediatric specific EHR

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As a seasoned pediatrician with very little tech savvy, it was important to get an EHR with the most support for pediatric primary care.

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Unfortunately, even OP still requires the user to divide visit notes into each of the buckets of an encounter.....still takes longer than writing the note would take.

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Be sure that the software helps implement care coordination, Bright Futures, interfaces with the state immunization registry, and helps prepare practice metrics that are the most important in pediatrics.

 
 

from McKinney ABC Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Office practicum is entire office-friendly

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It works for the entire staff--including doctors. It supplies all of our needs. It is easy to train new people to use.

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There are several places where there could be less mouse clicks (which is time consuming)

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Look at what you are needing for everyone in the office. I think office practicum is going to be a great choice.

 
 

from ASSOCIATION OF CHILDCARE PHYSICIANS
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Highly recommended!

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The software is user friendly and easy to navigate!

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The only critique I can give is to do a little bit more in depth with the training especially on the billing end. They do provide additional webinars so those are very helpful!

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Be sure to ask lots of questions about ease, functionality, and how it will best fit your practice!

 
 

from PEDIATRIC CARE OF FOUR CORNERS
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Was not happy with the product .

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pediatric specific templates and vaccine inventory.

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The fact that OP is uni-directional with Florida shots vaccine registry dis-allowing exporting vaccines from florida shots . The general layout of the system has a very small font size making it hard to read, get your self a pair of glasses if you are planning to use OP . The system keeps freezing when I am using it from home and I was told its due to the speed of my wireless internet which means additional cost to upgrade both home and business internet. The schedule for implementation is based upon the availability and the convenience of the trainers, it took me more than 5 months to go live with them and its not because of the intensity of the training its just because they don't have enough trainers. The customer service is of limited help and is mainly for technical support, if you have an EHR question then you have to get in touch with the trainer.

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The system is complicated and not user friendly with continuous of clicks and exiting multiple screens to get to the old one..The system needs a lot of upgrades to be up to date with the current technology.The system is not truly paperless since they dedicate a scanner just for OP which means endless scanning affecting the front desk jobs and the work flow. The system doesn't have the capability of faxing referrals to specialists which means using a manual fax at the office which is again consuming more front desk time. Just be careful before you sign with them, look at other EMR's and most importantly look at the system live and have a long list of questions about every single feature otherwise you may end up losing money, time and effort.

 
 

from Midland Pediatric Associates
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Best EMR that we have used to date

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Our office has previously used 2 other EMR's and I have used 2 other and by far this is the most intuitve and easy to use EMR on the market.
Easy to use and allows for work flow to be easy.
Thinks the way pediatricains think.
Can see where patient is in system from check in to check out
Financial reports easy to use and find out what you need
Easy to enter and keep inventory of vaccines

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When you want to fine tune forms the process is very labor intensive.
However this system allows you to fine tune any report you want once you learn the system.

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Can multitask on multiple charts and has security and can only have one person in a chart at a time and easily flows for a pediatric office.

 
 

from Renaissance Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Renaissance Pediatrics Review

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The clinical side of OP is excellent and had improved our operational flow as well as documentation.

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The billing side needs work. Reports are not always accurate, depending on where OP pulls the data from. Making insurance adjustments is not easy. Should not have to find another patient to make a credit from the insurance. It would make an audit unbearable.

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Do the demos. Be sure to have all departments test the product and have a representative from each department attend the conference. While our clinical side loves the product, our billing department feels like they have taken a step back from our previous software. Purchase the on site training. Training videos are not always up to date with latest version of the software.

 
 

from Cholla Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

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The fact it is pediatrics specific! Most EHR's don't specialize in just one specialty and when changes are needed that becomes a bit difficult. That is not the case with OP. If a new vaccine comes out OP is on it and there is no leeway time for them to get the new information uploaded into the system. Their entire focus is making the best PEDIATRIC EHR system.

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It would be nice if it was written in the initial contract & price to have a trainer come onsite after years 1, 2, 5 & 10 (of implementation) to do an analysis on how the software is being utilized and ways to become more efficient.

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Choose a software company who's only focus is the specialty in which you work. Have worked with both I can state from experience requests, problems, issues, wants, etc. are attended to much quicker when everyone within the company is after the same goal.

 
 

from Caring Hands Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Excellent product

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Consistent updates to help improve provider functions. Devotion to help making MU achievable.

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Having to open multiple screens for patient information. Ex. When in a patient chart you have to then open demographics to see patient information.

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Highly consider purchasing this software. Customer support is always excellent. Ease of use of software will make your EMR transition smooth.

 
 

from Palm Beach Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Easy to edit the templates and make it very practice specific.

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Pediatric specific with embedded Bright Futures features. The vendor is always moving forward with innovation.
Seemless conversion to SNOMED> Hopefully, the same for ICD 10!

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Delays, delays, and more delays. Please adjust your timeframes to a more realistic date. Ex: OP 14--many months after it was promised.

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Run a complex patient interaction through the system to see the complexity and how well it handles more than run of the mill problems.

 
 

from Muddy Creek Pediatrics
Specialty: Pediatrics
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

User Friendly/Easy to adjust to

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I love that it is Pediatric specific and easy to use. Very windows based. I love being able to auto post my payments and work my A/R directly from the screen versus a piece of paper.

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That I cannot change the date in the tracking screen. I would also love to be able for the front desk to see patient/family balances in the tracking screen.

Recommendations

Speak to the Offices who are using OP. You will not be disappointed. We had the opportunity to speak to another Practice who was currently utilizing OP. It helped us in making our decision to switch from our old system to OP.

 
 
 
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