Cost of the Electronic Medical Record system

Factors affecting the cost of the EMR

Factors based on number of users, data volume, implemented features 

There are many variables to consider to estimate the installation cost of an EMR system.

These are the standard questions about the final users, which we usually ask in order to quote an installation and a maintenance service. The answer will give us an idea of the intensity of use, of user diversity, of the amount of data to be managed and of the complexity of the initial installation and subsequent adaptations and configurations.

Questions for the health administrators

  For a fast automated quote see our calculator and you will know how many hours of a technician will be needed to install the software.  Continue reading “Cost of the Electronic Medical Record system”

Some FAQs for advanced features

I want it to be easy to find providers by Specialty, so that the patient who looks for a Pediatrician finds it right away.

A.: It is not foreseen. You can put the specialty after the surname, in the function of Administrator – Users. For example, Dr. Blanca Pérez Pediatra.

Q.:  I want to see an example of Provider schedule (doctors)

A.: In the Medical-records.net system I created Dr. Blanca Pérez Pediatra, who works on Thursday, all day (light blue). See the Calendar. Continue reading “Some FAQs for advanced features”

Health Insurance FAQ

How are the health insurance providers already admitted published?

First of all, each country has a different health system and denomination, but the most common is Health Insurance. In Argentina there are Obras Sociales (obligatory for all workers) or Prepaid Insurance o Prepagas (of voluntary affiliation). In Administration – Practice – Health insurance companies there is an editable list. Continue reading “Health Insurance FAQ”

Download here the full software for Digital Health Records, OpenEMR

This is the description in the PAD File for the budgeter software and this one the English PAD file for OpenEMR.


In the OEMR pages there are links  that allow downloading the OpenEMR software, to be used in any language. We support English and Spanish versions, the latter in Spanish OpenEMR site.

We can provide the latest software to you. Our clients receive the updated terminology table, in international Spanish, from which we have refined almost 20 unnecessary languages. We also have teaching materials in .pdf and PowerPoint formats, with the main tasks performed by users (doctors, nurses or administrative). The Windows version is 43.8 mb. It requires to run an Apache server emulation, with PHP and MySQL. The complete version, with the XAMPP system (Apache emulator, PHP, MySQL and mail), has 227 mb and can be downloaded from the aforementioned page. If you have a Linux system, for example Debian or Ubuntu, download your version (of 33 mb) on the Oem.org project site.

After installing the software on a local area server, which can be any Windows or Linux machine, we perform the tasks of configuration and adaptation to local needs. These tasks include definition of care centers, professionals in charge of medical services, opening hours, health insurance available, etc. Regarding the system itself, there are many modules that are enabled or disabled according to the user needs. If you are not an expert in this type of computer-medical-administrative task, ask about our initial EMR configuration service, training and support.

Most of the queries we receive are referred to:

– prescription printing

– users and passwords for different members of the patient’s equipment

– portal, so that the patient sees the information regarding his measurements and observations, as well as his appointments with health professionals.

– Security: intrusion control, backup

-capacity of the equipment, to manage speed and number of transactions.

– maintenance costs in our servers or in the cloud

– requirements to bill health companies, hospitals, insurers

– customized developments

This is the descriptor of the software in PAD File format —– To download free software for Digital Clinical Records, go to the Oem.org  site.

Write us.

For Spanish support, check our Spanish EMR site. 

PowerPoint presentations explaining how to use OpenEMR

We made PowerPoint presentations showing OpenEMR features. They are still in Spanish only. See:

OpenEMR.com.ar/pp

Part 1: Find and create patients. 2 mb Presentation 1
Part 2: enter patient data. 4 mb Presentation 2
Part 3: Calendar. Appointments. 4,2 mb Presentation 3
Part 4: Coding. Accounting.  6,7 mb Presentation 4
Part 5: Administration. 6,8 mb. Presentation 5
Part 6: Pain map.  0,4 mb.  Presentation 6
Part 7: Incidences.  0,4 mb.  Presentation 7
Part 8: Inpatients.  0,4 mb.  Presentation 8
Part 9: Coding.  0,4 mb.  Presentation 9
In YouTube: OpenEmr 

OpenEMR features

Free

  • Freely available
  • Free to download, use, modify, and upgrade
  • Free documentation
  • Free support forum
  • Open source
  • Released under the GNU General Public License

ONC Certified

ONC Certified as a Complete EHR

Patient Demographics

  • Track patient demographics
  • Primary information (name, date of birth, sex, identification)
  • Marital status
  • Contact information of patient and patient’s employer
  • Primary provider
  • HIPAA information
  • Language and ethnicity
  • Insurance coverage
  • Deceased Tracking
  • Fully Customizable

Patient Scheduling

  • Patient Flow Board, Tracking, and Reporting
  • Supports multiple facilities
  • Patient appointment notification via email and sms
  • MedEx Communication Service
  • Recall (reminders) Board
  • Compact and flexible appointment calendar
  • Calendar features include:
  • Find open appointment slots
  • Categories for appointment types
  • Colors associated with appointment types and facility
  • Repeating appointments
  • Restricting appointments based on type
  • Random Patient Drug Screening

Electronic Medical Records

  • Interoperability
  • CCDA
  • Basic FHIR Support
  • Encounters
  • Medical Issues
  • Medications
  • Immunizations

Forms and clinical notes:

  • Vitals (growth charts included)
  • SOAP note
  • Review of systems
  • Eye (Ophthalmology/Optometry) Module
  • Template Driven Forms
  • CAMOS (Computer Aided Medical Ordering System)
  • Nation Notes (WYSIWYG editor)
  • Ability to create and customize forms
  • Group Therapy
  • Graphical Charting
  • Labs
  • Procedures
  • Patient Reports
  • Referrals
  • Patient Notes
  • Disclosures
  • Electronic digital document management
  • Voice recognition ready (MS Windows Operating Systems)
  • Paper Chart Tracking
  • Electronic Syndrome Surveillance reporting
  • Clinic Messaging
  • Send and Receive Medical Records via Direct Messaging
  • Dated Reminders
  • Medical Image Viewer (DICOM)

Prescriptions

  • Online drug search
  • Track patient prescriptions and medications
  • Create and send prescriptions
  • E-Prescribe
  • Print
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Customizable layout including options for DEA, NPI and state license numbers.
  • In-house pharmacy dispensary support

Medical Billing

  • Flexible system of coding including CPT, HCPCS, ICD9, ICD10 and SNOMED codes, and the ability to add others
  • Support for 5010 standards
  • Support for Institutional Billing Standards (UB-04)
  • Support for electronic billing to clearing houses such as Office Ally and ZirMED using ANSI X12
  • Support for paper claims
  • Medical claim management interface
  • Insurance Eligibility Queries
  • Insurance Tracking Interface
  • Accounts Receivable Interface
  • EOB Entry Interface
  • Customizable to work with a clearing house for automated 835 or ERA entry

Clinical Decision Rules

  • Physician Reminders
  • Patient Reminders
  • Clinical Quality Measure Calculations
  • Automated Meaningful Use Measurement Calculations
  • Fully Customizable and Flexible

Patient Portal

  • Modern User Interface
  • Scheduling and Appointments
  • Secure Messaging and Chat
  • Online Payments
  • Send Records via Direct Messaging
  • Customized Forms
  • New Patient Registration
  • CCDA Support

Reports

  • Labs
  • Medical Problems
  • Medications
  • Allergies
  • Appointments
  • Secure API that Supports Third Party Patient Portals
  • Patient Lists
  • Prescriptions and Drug Dispensing
  • Referrals
  • Immunizations
  • Clinical Measure Calculations
  • Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) Calculations
  • Automated Measure Calculations (AMC) and Tracking
  • Syndromic Surveillance
  • Pending Procedure Orders
  • Ordered Procedure Statistics
  • Paper Chart Tracking
  • Sales
  • Collections
  • Insurance Distributions
  • Insurance Eligibility

Multilanguage Support

  • Supports use of multiple languages within the same clinic
  • Fully supports UTF-8 encoding
  • Supports RTL

Security

  • Support for Role Based Menus and Custom Menus
  • Ability to Encrypt Patient Documents
  • Supports fine-grained per-user access controls
  • Active Directory Support
  • Database Connection Encryption Support
  • Remotely accessible from any modern web browser with a suitable security certificate installed

Support

  • Vast Online Documentation
  • Free Online Forum
  • Free Online Chat
  • Numerous Free and Professional Support Options