Amazing Charts EMR Software Review

Amazing Charts EMR is a software service provided by Amazing Charts which uses an electronic Chart that has an uncanny resemblance to the conventional paper charts used for maintaining healthcare records. Amazing Charts is an ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that not only allows complete documentation of the medical encounter in a fast, efficient, and straight-forward manner but also improve the lives of health care providers through its powerful, intuitive, and easy to use solutions that are user friendly and affordable. It is no wonder then that it won the award for 2011 Best in KLAS Ambulatory EHR.

So why should one settle for this Electronic Medical Records? Listed below are some of its key points and strong features.

  • Charges: Amazing Charts, a complete certified ambulatory EHR, is $1,995 per provider for the first year, and $995 per year thereafter for maintenance and support and what’s more, it is free to try for three months.
  • Usability: it has most things needed to run a practice, including charting, scheduling, intra-office messaging, prescribing, just to mention a few.
  • Graphical User Interface: this solution operates in a single window as opposed to several windows as other EMR systems therefore, offering an easy and quick way for the physician to access and identify data or any other functionality that they intend to use.
  • Templates: these are designed to not only work easily but also to minimize the risk that your notes all end up being essentially the same. A simple right-click in any text box in Amazing Charts makes the pre-fabricated templates pop open adding templates is equally easy.
  • Charts: This affordable EHR designed to be intuitive and easy to adopt Chart has several tabs at the top that leads to the standard sections like patient demographics, the summary sheet, history of prior visits, imported items, and account information. It has a distinctive emphasis by providing the maximum volume of patient information on a single page. The most recent visit’s details are automatically laid out every time a patient chart is clicked upon i.e. the patient chart is progressive in terms of presenting information.
  • Office flow: This solution is designed to match the office flow including scheduling appointments, patient phone calls, documenting notes, instant messaging throughout the day between you and your staff, etc. therefore, your patient and practice data are always right at your fingertips. In addition, it can run on multiple computers, such as PCs, laptops, tablets, and netbooks connected to one "main" Amazing Charts SQL Server database located on one of the computers in the office, or for larger practices, an option of connecting to a dedicated server.

From a technical point of view, it is best for a single physician office that is simply looking a quick and inexpensive way to document encounters electronically although, you may encounter some difficulty in data mining given that it uses Microsoft Access database. By extension, it would be wise to back up all data including getting printouts since Access databases are known to blow, at least from my experience.

Charting a Patient in Amazing Charts