SAN FRANCISCO – January 27, 2014 – Practice Fusion, the country’s largest physician-patient community, announced a program today that offers new users a free Google Chromebook for easy access to the company’s free, web-based EHR system anywhere with an Internet or Wifi connection. This addresses a critical need in medical offices, where according to a 2013 survey of Practice Fusion’s community, outdated computers are common, with more than a third (36 percent) of doctors using computers that are between three to six years or older.
The company also launched a new set of clinical decision support tools for providers on the company’s platform. Doctors charting in the system will see new proactive messages prompting them to run critical tests and perform actions for at-risk patients. For example, doctors seeing patients with type 2 diabetes will now receive alerts reminding them to administer critical foot and eye exams and hemoglobin testing.
“The ability to afford hardware to access the web is the single largest barrier for primary care doctors to adopting new technology to manage their patients’ health,” said Ryan Howard, CEO and founder of Practice Fusion. “In addition to our award winning EHR, we are now going to address the financial burden of purchasing laptops to further serve our growing community and mission. Our new in-product clinical decision support tools further solidify our commitment to leveraging technology to help each of our users to provide the best care possible to patients.”
Doctors new to Practice Fusion will become a part of the largest 2014 Meaningful Use certified EHR community. Sign-up is easy and with no lengthy trainings or server set-up necessary, new doctors on the platform can begin charting in minutes. Practice Fusion provides free support from its headquarters within the US, with specialists on-hand to assist with transitions to the Practice Fusion EHR system.
For more information about the “free laptop, free EHR” program and to get started on Practice Fusion, visit http://www.practicefusion.com/free-ehr-free-laptop/.
About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare platform, with a mission of connecting doctors, patients and data to drive better health and save lives. A driving force in modernizing American health care, Practice Fusion is used by a community of 100,000 monthly active medical professionals serving 80 million patients. In April 2013, the company launched its consumer-facing platform, Patient Fusion, where patients can find and book appointments with doctors and access their medical records. The World Economic Forum recognized Practice Fusion as a Technology Pioneer for 2013. www.practicefusion.com.