MicroFour, based in Amarillo, TX, offers an integrated suite of EHR, practice management and billing applications—PracticeStudioX16—which can be customized for any specialty, including cardiology, chiropractic, dermatology, family practice, urgent care and internal medicine practices. MicroFour has been working with providers to improve patient care, record accuracy and staff productivity for the past 25 years.
PracticeStudioX16 is certified for Meaningful Use Stage 2, is HIPAA-compliant and includes ICD-10 billing codes. A Meaningful Use certification dashboard is included, giving practices a clear view of their progress towards attesting for both stages. It was also recently named to Medical Economics’ 2014 list of the Top 50 EHR systems.
PracticeStudioX16 is laptop and tablet compatible to enable touch-screen charting. Its patient portal was designed to be accessible from mobile devices. Practitioners can choose between cloud-based or on-premise deployment. An online backup service is also available for an additional monthly fee based on the number of backups per month.
Teresa from Douglas Medical Group
Specialty: Internal medicine
The software is very user friendly and can be customized to fit the individual needs of different providers. Excellent claims management and reporting. The customer support is always available , knowledgeable, and friendly.
The product has had little exposure in our area so new employees are rarely familiar with the product.
Request customization for ease of use. Make sure your support team is always available for assistance.
Susan from Portage Chiropractic
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Best aspect of this product is the technical support. Very strong in meaningful use implementation. We have used this product for 10+ years.
Techical support, easily accessible and well-produced training videos, meaningful use assistance, working with the same technical support staff for 10+ years. You cannot find that type of consistency in staff anywhere these days.
Pricey for our small office.
Susan from Portage Chiropractic
Practice Studio has powered our practice for more than ten years. The thing I respect most about Micro Four is their ability to shepherd Practice Studio through constantly changing technical and regulatory environments. However, it's not enough that the product be up to date in both of these areas. We need help USING the software in the most effective way to achieve excellent patient care and incentives through programs such as Meaningful Use and PQRS. This is where Practice Studio's EXCELLENT customer service comes in. Their technical staff is the most experienced and accessible that I have come across in the use of any software product. I feel it says a lot about an organization when you are able to speak with the some of the same support staff over a period of more than ten years!!! Our office switched software products briefly a few years back and boy did we appreciate then what Practice Studio offers in terms of technical support! We headed back to Practice Studio within a few months. Practice Studio is the best of both worlds: established with a great track record and technical support but always on the edge of what is coming next. I highly recommend this product.
Kurt from Elkhorn Chiropractic, LLC
I am very pleased with the Practice Studio (X16) EHR software from MicroFour. I have enjoyed excellent Customer support, and feel that I have a business "relationship" with both the sales and support staff. The Software is very thorough, and admittedly complex, complying with all standards for proper documentation. But with the education I got, usage is quick, efficient, and fits my needs exactly. I can go into as much depth and detail as I choose, or easily roll records forward with just the essentials with a few keystrokes. I get timely, accurate information in responses to questions or tech needs. I highly recommend Practice Studio for EHR.
David from Brady Chiropractic Group PC
We have used Practice Studio's Practice Management software for 17 years. When we decided to move to EHR, I looked closely at 4 major providers and concluded that Practice Studio was as good or better than any other choice. After choosing software that will get the job done, the MOST IMPORTANT is the SUPPORT. This is where MicroFour really stands out. They are very timely and helpful in solving any problems that develop. The programmers are very responsive to suggestions. Much, but not all of the software is fairly intuitive. MicroFour was in the 5% of all EHR software firms that was ready to go to be certified EHR Level Two. They have made the Attestation process pretty simple and we have receive our checks as promised from Uncle Sam.
Don from Cove Family Health and Chiropractic
The system is very easy to understand and master quickly. The flow is intuitive and covers all the basics without having to develop your own templates. At the same time some of the preset buttons are not descriptive enough.
Scheduling is simple and the practice management side is well integrated with the EHR.
Marti from Family Practice of Ray County
So easy to use for a variety of patient conditions and easy to customize for each patient plan of care. I even add my own patient ed articles!
Charles from Munday Chiropractic Clinic
I have been using Micro Four's Practice Studio for chiropractors for over 15 years. They have always been on the cutting edge of EMR technology. The system is ready to use out of the box and can be easily customized to fit your practice style if needed. Their support is very fast and very helpful...we have never had an issue that could not be fixed beyond a day or two. They also have made it easy to comply with Meaningful Use measures and have helped me collect thousands of dollars in the incentive program. I highly recommend Practice Studio for any medical office that needs to convert to EHR.
Nathan from Envive
We currently use Practice Studio in all four of our offices. The attention to detail, opportunities for customization, high level of customer service, and the ongoing innovation is the reason I have remained a customer for 16 years.
Dr. Nathan Unruh
Diane from A Center for Chiropractic and Acupuncture PA
I greatly appreciate the Practice Studio Program features and how easily I have become custom to the use of all it's features. I started with Practice Studio in approximately 1998, and have watched it develop into one of the most comprehensive but easily used programs I have had. The customer service unit at Practice Studio is prompt and extremely helpful in all ways if you should ever need their assistance. I give this company more than 5 stars and will continue to utilize their program. The only thing I wish is that they were a bit closer, so if I wanted onsite training it would be easier to obtain.
Thomas from Integrative Health Care Partners
Although goverment regualtory oversight makes all EHR systems cumbersome and expensive, our office has arrived at the conclusion that Practice Studio Suite of products hasd the best sysytem we have seen to date. We have had the opportunity/burden to use at least 4 other major EHR software products. PS has the most efficient, most adaptable product on the market.
Support with Practice Studio is very efficient. Their trackable system and response time is 10 fold better than anything else we have used.
I recommend anyone looking for an EHR, to look long and hard at PS!
Carey from Norris Chiropractic
The scheduling functions are wonderful and very easy to modify. In a typical day we start with 20-30 patients scheduled for one Chiropractor and will turn over 30%, have another 10 patients call in and 5 to 10 patients walk in.
The billing and reconciliation functions are also smooth and easy to use. The codes can be modified to automatically include modifiers.
The premade reports are adequate. They can be modified but it is not intuitive. And exporting the data to modify for other use can be problematic as some fields don't make it to an excel spreadsheet.
The customer service is beyond reproach! All the support staff are supportive and responsive. The training videos online are wonderful and very helpful! I like that the personnel not only will fix my issue - they will show me how to make the modifications for myself for my future needs.
The charting screens are very touch screen friendly. The only drawback is the occasional need to hit an extra button to navigate. It is not intuitive as to when you can go directly to a screen and when you need to hit the "Next" button.
For achieving Meaningful Use - this company has it dialed in. They have specific videos to help make the process much less daunting!
I am very happy with this product and would strongly recommend it to other offices.
Response: MicroFour, MicroFour, Inc.
Date: August 2014
I just wanted to let you know that there are some solutions to the items that you mentioned.
First of all, there are some navigation features that I would imagine you might not be taking advantage of. Here is a blog post that will explain some of those tips including the swipe method (http://www.practicestudioblog.com/tips-and-tricks-chart-navigation/325). This will save a lot of time.
Second, regarding the Excel exports, you are right that in the past this has been a problem. However, this has been resolved starting in build 184.108.40.206 or later. We have totally revamped the reporting engine including the export to Excel which when exported, looks just like the report.
Thanks for your business and continued support! I hope this helps!
Teresa from Care Today Clinic
Excellent software, service and support and would highly recomend this software.
The softare has worked great from the billing, scheduling, financial reporting and insurance claims processing. Love the claims intergration into the software. The touch screen charting is the BEST!
Nothing that we have run into as we have used the software for over 10 years. The company will listen as we make suggestions and have been great at improving the software.