Over the past five years, Chiropractic Economics has covered the healthcare industry’s transition from paper documentation to certified EHR technology.
The CMS meaningful use program driving the conversion cultivates much discussion about financial incentives and deadlines to meet objectives. Among these important rules of the game, it’s easy to lose sight of the program’s intent and what it means for you as a doctor—not just financially, but personally, philosophically, and for your patients.
When defining meaningful use, CMS emphasizes improving “quality, safety, and efficiency,” perhaps the most obvious and practical motivations for EHR. Yet as we move into the preliminary phase of the third and final stage of implementation, those who have mastered the basics of electronic recordkeeping should be thinking about more advanced uses of the technology. In addition to concerns about patient health information privacy, CMS highlights increased transparency, enhanced clinical outcomes, and empowering individuals.
When you weigh the costs and benefits of the diverse EHR software options, think long-term about your selection. Technology is always evolving, but the choice you make sets the precedent for your future practice operations. Pay attention to the essential ONC-ATCB certification that demonstrates compliance with government standards. As interoperability becomes the key to health information exchange, look for software that supports HL7-XML, the most widespread format that would allow you, for example, to seamlessly refer a patient to a specialist.
We asked the industry’s leading software companies to submit or update their latest products for our annual software roundup. This collection is a guide to help you make the most well-informed decision about which software suits your practice style.*
Although we could not highlight every product in our database, a complete software listing can be found by visiting our “Products & Services” page.
*All information has been provided by the manufacturers, and Chiropractic Economics does not test nor endorse any of the products listed.
ChiroTouch and SmartCloud
ChiroTouch is the premier provider of fully-certified innovative chiropractic software technology solutions including ChiroTouch: Chiropractic’s No. 1 complete practice software and SmartCloud: Chiropractic’s No. 1 cloud-based EHR software. Fusing advanced software systems with superior support services, the company partners with chiropractors across the country to help them automate operations, improve patient care, and increase profitability.
Call 800-852-1771 or visit chirotouch.com.
PracticeStudioX16 from MicroFour is a Stage 2 certified complete, beginning-to-end premium EHR solution designed for chiropractic. Get started quickly with a low setup cost and affordable monthly plan options. Customizable, pre- built chiropractic-specific blueprints are ready to use on day one. Choose from cloud-based or server-based options and start practicing using workstations or tablets. Charting, practice management, billing, and claims are all designed for seamless integration. Advanced scheduling, system-wide messaging, and patient tracking streamlines patient flow.
Call 800-235-1856 or visit practicestudio.net.
Platinum System is marketed as the No. 1 fully automated, paperless EHR system in the world for chiropractors. Platinum System uses electronic keys to build entire and complete phrases for detailed SOAP notes within seconds. Then, it will do all the billing automatically, including insurance. The system features automatic insurance payments posting, integrated credit card processing with lower fees, a unique patient subjective module, and is ICD- 10 ready.
Call 888-808-4898 or visit platinumsystem.com.
ChiroScribe from Apsis Systems is a streamlined touch- screen system designed to build detailed documentation in support of medical necessity. It intuitively follows the thought processes of chiropractors in real time to think and work the way they do. ChiroScribe provides access to comprehensive chiropractic musculoskeletal exams that autogenerate primary and secondary objective problems with ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, confirmatory exams, and indicated diagnostic tests.
Call 239-994-1496 or visit chiroscribe.com.
RAPID certified EHR and Practice Management Software
RAPID EHR and Practice Management Software from ACOM Health is built especially for chiropractors and is ICD-10 ready. It features interactive, 2014-certified EHR clinical notes and documentation, practice management for workflow automation, patient management and scheduling, financial management, billing, and detailed reporting. ACOM Health’s claim management service team is an alternate to self-managing the costs and hassles of billing and collecting from insurance payers.
Call 866-286-5315 or visit acomhealth.com.
ChiroWrite offers multiple packages to assist an office with its software needs. Cash-based practices or those who outsource their billing will find ChiroWrite to be an affordable solution. Offices that need documentation only will find that ChiroWrite can assist in that manner and integrates with many different billing systems including ECLIPSE, Medisoft, InPhase, EZBIS, and many others. The software is easy to use and customizable.
Call 800-642-6082 or visit softworxsolutions.com.
Atlas Chiropractic System
Atlas Chiropractic System is a complete EHR solution. Atlas serves chiropractors with every type of practice style and philosophy. The system includes sign-in, touch-screen notes, X-ray analysis, scheduling, electronic billing and reconciliation, and much more. Check out the company’s slick modern look and experience its instant live support access.
Call 877-602-8527 or visit atlaschirosys.com.
eTHOMAS Practice Management Software
The eTHOMAS Practice Management system offers inventory tracking, financial reports, e-statements and billing, a customizable appointment book, and automated appointment reminders. The company also offers documentation, coding, and compliance training. Genius Solutions helps you automate a little or a lot by coordinating its eTHOMAS practice management system with your favorite EHR solution of choice.
Call 800-645-0955 or visit geniuschiro.com.
VitaLogics EMR is an all-in-one, cloud-based, easy-to-use practice management solution. The system was built on Microsoft’s .NET 3.5 platform, which is marketed as the fastest, most dynamic and easy-to-update platform on the market. VitaLogics now includes scheduling, calendar, self check-in, appointment reminders, billing, electronic bill batch creation, custom SOAP note macros, one screen in- visit doctor’s dashboard, one-button practice diagnosis, multiple customizable fee schedules, and everything a chiropractic clinic needs to operate efficiently.
Call 765-404-4672 or visit vitalogics.com.
3D BodyView imaging system
Foot Levelers’ 3D BodyView imaging system is designed to help you show patients the connection between the feet and overall wellness, making it easier to recommend functional orthotics. Visually explain to your patients the importance of the foot in treating conditions related to the kinetic chain, which results in greater patient understanding and satisfaction.
Call 800-553-4860 or visit footlevelers.com.
ChiroSpring is a modern cloud-based EHR practice management software for chiropractors that will run your entire practice. You can write SOAP notes with a touch screen. The software supports both Mac and PC systems, and was designed by a practicing chiropractor. Check out the full demo available online.
Call 888-426-0007 or visit chirospring.com.
IMS for Chiropractic
1st Providers Choice specializes in EHR and practice management software designed to help you improve the quality of care, reduce risk, cut costs, and increase revenues. Appropriate for any size practice, this system helps you create and maintain patient billing information and records faster and more efficiently than ever. IMS has received both the ONC and the CCHIT certifications for the meaningful use program.
Call 480-782-1116 or visit 1stproviderschoice.com.
GoMotive provides chiropractors with an app branded to their practice to retain clients and build referrals. The Web and mobile platform links chiropractors with trainers and coaches to create and share online workouts, news, and best practices. Stay connected to every client, and give patients a mobile health and fitness solution to track their progress. Create your own or use 6,000-plus rehab exercise videos and evidence-based protocols to build a workout, set goals, and measure outcomes through time.
Call 206-462-6379 or visit gomotive.com.
Chiro Quick Charts
Chiro Quick Charts is designed to allow patients to check themselves in and input history and other subjective information. It also allows the doctor to quickly form SOAP notes in travel card layout for up to five visits. Its features include: scheduling, billing, e-claims, certified EHR, and travel card view. Supports HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10.
Call 888-978-5222 or visit quick-charts.com.
Autumn8 from tgi Software is a full-featured chiropractic practice management system that integrates front and back office, from patient self check-in to electronic EOB posting. Currently certified under the 2014 Edition, Autumn8 has been a Certified Complete EHR since 2012, and an expert staff of genuine, friendly folks have supported and trained Autumn8’s users through the tumultuous transitions of meaningful use, paperless notes, electronic billing, and now ICD-10.
Call 800-645-4309 or visit 4tgi.com.
EZBIS Office is a complete practice management and EHR system, with features for patient accounting and billing, appointment scheduling and reminders, EHRs, patient check-in, credit card processing, inventory control, and more. EZBIS software is ICD-10-ready and includes helpful tools to assist doctors in converting patients’ ICD-9 codes to ICD-10. EZBIS is ONC-certified for the 2014 edition of the EHR meaningful use incentive program for doctors in either Stage 1 or Stage 2.
Call 800-445-7816 or visit ezbis.com.
ECLIPSE has been used by thousands of chiropractors across the U.S. since 1985. Practices range from single practitioner to multidisciplinary, multisite practices with dozens of providers and more than 150 networked computers that bill millions in revenue monthly. ECLIPSE is the only software that has been highly rated in multiple independent polls by state associations in 2001 and 2012, and reviewed in 1988 by NYSCA. ECLIPSE handles documentation, billing, scheduling, and custom forms. It’s certified for ANSI 5010 electronic claims.
Call 800-966-1462 or visit ineedeclipse.com.
Chart Talk Clinical Workflow Solutions from Mighty Oak Technology is a fully integrated, cloud-based EHR system with easy-to-use practice management, billing, scheduling, patient reminders, speech recognition, and excellent support and service. The product is available on any mobile device or Internet browser. Outcomes assessments are sent with patient reminders.
Call 952-374-5550 or visit charttalk.net.
NexySoft-DC from Nexyka is marketed as a state-of-the-art paperless clinic management software. It uses the most innovative technology, can be entirely customized to your needs, and has been designed for touch-screen computers. Being Windows standard, it is marketed as the most user-friendly system on the market, leading to a rapid learning process. NexySoft aims to increase the efficiency and profitability of your clinic and save you time for what matters the most: your patients.
Call 877-891-3657 or visit nexysoft.com.
EZnotes was created by two chiropractors in 2002 who take suggestions from doctors and add them to the software updates conducted every two weeks. The system features a classic version and a certified version (ONC-ATCB complete EHR). The company added an affordable billing component in 2014.
Call 866-821-6837 or visit eznotesinc.com.
Report Master is a chiropractic report writing system designed to make it easy to document your patients’ care with complete and compliant SOAP notes and narratives for insurance, Medicare, personal injury, workers’ compensation, MDs, and you. Reportmaster is easy to use and comprehensive. It’s marketed as the top chiropractic report writer in the industry, and it just got better with Report Master 7 Classic.
Call 727-449-0817 or visit reportmaster.com.
Chiro8000 from Forté Holdings is a straightforward, easy- to-use billing and EMR solution designed to manage your practice. Specifically created for the chiropractic profession, the Chiro8000 is offered in three levels. The program fits the needs of a practice looking for a reliable billing system, all the way through the practice that needs practice management and EHR.
Call 916-476-1919 or visit chiro8000.com.
Make paperwork disappear with PayDC—the easy, affordable cloud-based software solution that makes scheduling, documentation, and billing easier than ever before. Access PayDC securely from anywhere. Do SOAP notes in under a minute, create highly detailed care plans automatically, and submit billing in real time with 99-percent claims acceptance. Unlimited users and automatic updates are included.
Call 888-306-1257 or visit paydc.com.
WritePad chiropractic-specific EHR software is a complete ONC-ATCB government certified software system for meaningful use Stage 2. The WritePad product suite generates notes and reports through a unique randomized text feature to help clinics become paperless and compliant with evolving healthcare industry regulations. Featuring cloud- based or hosted options, WritePad is used by over 18,000 users nationwide and is compatible with desktops, laptops, and tablets. WritePad links with your current billing system and also offers a fully integrated practice management option.
Call 800-496-2001 or visit writepad.com.
The Digital Office
EON Systems’ software suite, The Digital Office, has every- thing you need to manage your practice. It is composed of The Practice Solution for management and billing, Documentor for notes and narratives, and Document Solution for digital document storage, viewing, and messaging. It is seamlessly integrated, ICD-10 compliant, 2014 ONC-ACB certified ambulatory EHR, and is designed for any practice size.
Call 800-955-6448 or visit eonsystemsinc.com.
Medicfusion, a subsidiary of VSS Medical Technologies, is a certified EHR for chiropractors. Since its inception in 2002, Medicfusion has been focused on providing a certified EHR to professionals seeking an easy-to-use paperless system with superior customer support. Medicfusion has an extensive range of features including: automated workflows, patient Web portal, electronic prescribing, electronic payments, clinical documentation (SOAP notes), comprehensive reporting, and online training resources.
Call 866-643-7778 or visit medicfusion.com.
NowMD is effective, low-cost health insurance billing software designed for use in chiropractic offices and other healthcare practices. It includes paper and electronic insurance claims billing, patient statements, claims tracking, business reporting, and much more. NowMD is ready for ICD-10 diagnosis codes and supports the most current requirements for the updated 1500 claim form.
Call 800-329-3209 or visit nowmd.com.
QNotes Office EMR and PDQ Chiropractic Touch Notes
Quick Notes has been a leader in portable chiropractic documentation software since 1989. The affordable product line protects your practice against Medicare audits, medico-legal issues, and catastrophic loss. PDQ is the ultra-portable touch solution for iPad and Android pads. PDQ is 100- percent customizable and your patient charts are always in your own words—never canned or computer randomized. Add the EasyReports Template Solution for narratives, letters, and office forms. SOAP notes and documents are safely stored in the locally installed EMR.
Call 800-899-2468 or visit qnotes.com.
EndoBalance is a software platform and continuing education system designed for cash-based practitioners to understand their patients’ ability to adapt to stress through evidence-based wellness assessments. Quickly offer wellness products and services based on endocrine gland and body system stress, and customized wellness programs tailored to your patients’ individual needs.
Call 855-464-3636 or visit endobalance.com.
Since 1990, FreeMedicalClaims.com has been serving the medical community with the electronic claims technology it has acquired, developed, and continues to advance. The site features a portal for healthcare providers to submit medical claims electronically and provide other services that can assist a provider in receiving timely payments and running a more efficient practice. The cost-free electronic medical claims do not indicate compromised service. FreeMedicalClaims.com employs a full-time staff including technical support, customer service, software engineering, and infrastructure groups.
Call 973-353-6209 or visit freemedicalclaims.com.
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