Aprima Electronic Health Record Software Powers San Francisco Free Clinic

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Aprima EHR supports training for hundreds of local medical professionals; aids improvement of healthcare for thousands of uninsured San Francisco residents

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The power of Aprima’s EHR lies in the fact that it is customizable to physicians’ specific needs.

Aprima Medical Software, a leading developer of electronic health record (EHR), practice management (PM) and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions for medical practices, today announced that its Aprima EHR application is now powering the San Francisco Free Clinic, a primary care services facility that provides free, accessible medical treatment to individuals without health insurance.

The clinic’s seven part-time physicians, as well as 120 local doctors who donate two visits per year to the clinic will all have access to Aprima’s EHR. The San Francisco Free Clinic handles over 7,000 patient visits annually. The clinic provides full medical exams and primary care services in addition to treating the full range of acute and chronic illnesses for people with no health insurance.

“The power of Aprima’s EHR lies in the fact that it is customizable to physicians’ specific needs,” said Dr. Richard Gibbs, Founder and Executive Director of San Francisco Free Clinic. “With multiple doctors donating their time to the clinic each year and a consistent influx of patients daily, we needed to ensure that each doctor would be able to adapt easily to the EHR in the midst of a high volume of patient visits. Aprima’s EHR will provide a smooth transition for our doctors, allowing us to focus on continuing to provide a high quality of patient care to the community.”

In addition to providing free medical services, San Francisco Free Clinic is dedicated to offering educational opportunities for future medical practitioners. Each year the clinic hosts over 100 residents and interns from esteemed medical institutions including Yale University School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC), California Pacific Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). During their time at the clinic, these medical professionals will receive hands-on training on and use of Aprima’s EHR solution.

“Aprima Medical Software began in the Bay Area and we believe in giving back to the community that fostered our beginnings,” said Michael Nissenbaum, CEO and President of Aprima. “Aprima is proud to make this significant step in not only improving healthcare for the thousands of uninsured in San Francisco, but aiding in the teaching of America’s brightest young physicians.”

Aprima’s template-free, content rich EHR software enables providers to follow their own protocols. Its adaptive learning feature speeds adoption and deployment, a critical capability as medical practices seek to meet “Meaningful Use” standards for government stimulus fund reimbursements. Furthermore, as a single EHR + PM application built on a single database, Aprima affords users with the fastest access to clinical and financial data. AprimaRCM addresses practices’ needs for seasoned financial expertise by delivering insight that helps practices collect every dollar they earn. Aprima’s licensing plans make sense for everyone from a solo rural practitioner to a multi-specialty urban group. For current product certification status, please visit http://tinyurl.com/Aprima2011Certified.

About San Francisco Free Clinic
The mission of the San Francisco Free Clinic is to provide free, accessible medical treatment to those without health insurance and to advance the field of primary care by providing educational opportunities for future medical practitioners. The San Francisco Free Clinic was founded in 1993 by two family physicians, Drs. Richard & Tricia Gibbs. Since opening in 1994, the clinic has provided over 70,000 patient visits.
About Aprima Medical Software, Inc.
Aprima Medical Software, Inc. develops innovative electronic health record, practice management and revenue cycle management solutions for medical practices. Reach Aprima at 866-960-6890, salesinfo(at)aprima(dot)com or aprima.com.    

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Aprima Medical Software, Inc.    
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