Dr. Berman has been using Office Practicum since 2001. He and his wife opened their primary care practice straight out of residency in 2001. They have 5,000 active patients and employ five clinicians and 20 support staff, all of whom use Office Practicum. They work part-time days during which time they attend to 30-40 patients.
“We always knew we wanted an EHR for its functionality and analysis capabilities. We spent six months looking, including sample programs, Internet trials, and a short-lived attempt at writing our own software. It was immediately apparent that Office Practicum stood head and shoulders above other programs in both functionality and affordability.”
Adapting to Office Practicum:
“We had no transition from a paper-based office since we started our practice with Office Practicum. We’ve had no serious technical problems, and even the minor issues are addressed promptly. The Connexin Software staff is very responsive.”
Using Office Practicum:
“I can’t say which features are most helpful because so many of them are invaluable. Automated vaccine logic is wonderful. Growth charts are used constantly. Coding and billing are very streamlined. The review of systems and medicine management features make it easy to track children with chronic diagnoses and multiple sub-specialists. Phone messages are easy to document and pass around the office staff. Templates for well and sick children take most of the pain out of documentation.”
“We have no ‘before or after’ comparison because we used Office Practicum from the start [of our practice], but I can’t imagine practicing without it. Just in the time spent generating and reading patient records instead of handwritten scribbling, it’s a tremendous boon to patient care. For anyone considering an EHR, I’ve not seen a better product than Office Practicum and I can hardly imagine one.”