AAFP Member Survey Names Practice Partner as Most Widely Used EHR

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The results of a recent American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) survey of family physicians found Practice Partner Patient Records to be the most commonly implemented electronic health record (EHR) system.

The results of a recent American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) survey of family physicians found Practice Partner Patient Records to be the most commonly implemented electronic health record (EHR) system. When asked which system they currently used, survey respondents named Practice Partner Patient Records from Physician Micro Systems, Inc. (PMSI) more than any other system.

The survey of 21 AAFP state chapters also points to an increased physician interest in EHR technology. More than half of the family physicians responding to the survey said that they currently use an EHR or plan to within the next year. Of those respondents that have implemented an EHR, 73 percent said their EHR system improved the health of their patients by reducing prescription errors and improving patient communication.

“The results of this survey reflect PMSI’s 17 years of experience with helping family physicians successfully implement and use electronic health records and practice management software in their practices,” said Dr. Andrew Ury, M.D., founder and president of PMSI. “We are also encouraged that more and more physicians are recognizing the potential of EHR systems to improve quality of patient care.”

About Physician Micro Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1983 by Andrew G. Ury, M.D., Physician Micro Systems, Inc. (PMSI) is the creator of the Practice Partner line of electronic health record (EHR), practice management system (PMS), and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) software applications for ambulatory care practices. PMSI is committed to making healthcare easier and is grounded in the daily reality of providing mission-critical clinical and administrative systems for thousands of physicians and their staff. PMSI has succeeded through a strong focus on the ambulatory care market combined with technology, leadership, and vision. PMSI is a privately held, independent corporation that has been profitable since 1991. Practice Partner applications are used nationwide by approximately 1,300 practices of all sizes and specialties, from solo-practitioners to large, enterprise, multi-site practices. Around 5,000 providers use one or more Practice Partner products. Practice Partner Patient Records alone is used by approximately 850 practices, 3,500 providers, and 14,000 medical office staff, making it one of the market leaders of EHRs in the U.S.

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