Mike K. Branche: Medizinische Praxis
WhiteCoat Medical Group has been using PrognoCIS EMR system for about a year now, since launching our healthcare services. We use both their web EMR, mobile EMR, and Revenue Cycle Management. WhiteCoat offers medical home visits via our patient web platform where patients can utilize to make appointment requests. WhiteCoat providers are always on the go, thus requiring a simple and easy-to-use mobile EMR that can be used to chart the home visit on the go. We’ve been using PrognoCIS’ mobile EMR, which served us very well.
The reason why we continue to use PrognoCIS is because of the numerous customizable features that we can implement to tailor the system to our medical group’s needs. For example, we can bundle CPT codes as a custom CPT code that our providers can select, but more importantly, these CPT codes can be customized to be arrange alphabetically and to show up first when our provider get to the CPT code assessment and plan section. In addition to that, we can add various assessment and plan templates that our providers can use to quickly document things on the go. PrognoCIS also helps with the creation and implementation of such templates. We use both web EMR and the mobile application EMR. We use the web EMR for electronic prescriptions and when there needs to be more detailed charting, but the mobile application EMR, which is an iPhone app is also connected with the web EMR, is mainly used by our providers to chart while on the go on their iPhone or iPad. The mobile EMR is incredibly user friendly and intuitive. They also have a patient portal system that our patients also utilize to message the provider and also for patients to access their medical records on their phone. The patient portal is both web and mobile. PrognoCIS’ tech stack is robust and covers all the necessary platforms to efficiently and effectively chart. I highly recommend it.
The only thing I wish from PrognoCIS is an updated app with e-RX feature on the iOS application EMR, but after speaking with a PrognoCIS representative, there's a new version coming out. Looking forward to seeing it!
PrognoCIS also has Revenue Cycle Management, which we use, in addition to their technology platform. The billing system is seamlessly built into both the web and mobile EMR, which serves us well. It makes billing easy. Also, their billing managers take care of all our reimbursement needs. PrognoCIS is always willing to work out a Revenue Cycle Management deal that works for us, while providing us with great rates for over 25 EMR licenses for both web and mobile. No other EMR company is like this. I highly recommend that all medical groups consider PrognoCIS, and request a demo from Julia Young, if possible. This EMR system will serve you well now and in the future.
In addition to the customizable feature, PrognoCIS’ customer service is excellent. We’ve been working with Julia Young, who is a System Implementation Manager, and she is the key personnel who helped train all 25 providers on how to use the system, and she is the go to person to troubleshoot how to customize the EMR towards our operational needs. Julia is one of the main reasons why we continue business with PrognoCIS. She’s available by email, phone, and online meetings. She always tries to squeeze a meeting in, despite her busy schedule. She knows the system inside out, and is patient to learn our medical operations, so that she can tailor and further customize the EMR to make our medical operations and logistics more efficient.
Valerie N. Branche: Medizinische Praxis
We have been with PrognoCIS for 5 years after experiencing an epic failure with another EHR solution. Our practice is a small private medical office and flexibility is paramount to optimizing our functionality. We were looking to stay clear of the old large dinosaur solutions most prevalent in the EHR market and we found PrognoCIS. Our relationship with PrognoCIS has been one of growing appreciation of each of our requirements in order to work toward a common goal, clinic efficientcy. What we like most about PrognoCIS is the adaptability or customization of the product. This takes some effort at implementation and continues to be maluable as we fine tune our processes to be more and more efficient. I particularly like that there are certain aspects that we can tweak to meet our current needs.
There are a tremendous number of reports but sorting through them is a challenge. I struggle with understanding the logic with their naming conventions. The good news is that there has been significant improvement with the "Tech Support" so the response time is more reasonable. I appreciate that Bizmatics continues to work on communication skills with the end user and the tech support team. To provide the correct solution one must first understand the issue. My understanding is that this is an industry challenge but Bizmatics has made concerted efforts to improve customer communications with tech support.
Malleability; Many of the "Old" systems are stuck and struggling to be adaptable to the newer technologies. Consider whether the product adapts to your clinic flow or if YOU have to change the flow to adapt to the EHR solution.
Maryam M. Branche: Medizinische Praxis Mitarbeiteranzahl: Selbstständig
It is easy to use. Entire team including support and billing are very accessible and quick to respond to any concerns. It is easily customized and is cost-effective especially for a small medical practice.
I was worried in the beginning because the training was not done on-site, but the person who trained me was wonderful and very accessible and responsive to my needs which made it much easier than I had anticipated.
I wish I had the ability to make more minor changes on my own without having to go thru their IT support each time.
Nina K. Branche: Medizinische Praxis
At the presentation, it looked simple, straightforward, and user-friendly. Now, after updates, it is much more complicated and bulky. At the beginning, we had one technical support person, who was always available, helpful, and patient, so we really worked as a team. In general, the product is reasonably functional, satisfying our needs.
It requires too many clicks on different pages to complete some steps (eg., the Medications Section on the Face Sheet). There are too many different pages to be completed in general; it takes too much time to finish up a file. We don't have personal tech support person anymore; the ticket system is not that quick or efficient, and sometimes tickets get closed without being solved satisfactorily for us. There are open tickets since 04/14. To get a technical support person now takes much longer, up to two days.
All updates and changes change the system to the worse for users. Checkboxes are spread all over the page or even on different pages; simple and familiar symbols are switched to be more complicated.
On the other hand, when we, as users, asked to change or simplify certain things, we were told that it is impossible, or our requests were sent to the engineers and died there.
The latest update was not presented as a serious and complicated one. Training webinars were not recommended to take before its implementation, so the first week was a nightmare, and the first day was a total failure (with a full schedule!).
Come to a practice using it already, but don't just visit, stay for at least half of the day and watch how they are working.
Tatia B. Branche: Gesundheit, Wellness & Fitness Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Overall, my experience has been good.
Single sign on solution
User interface, ease of use.
Billing system ease of use
All MACRA/QPP Updates as well CPT/ICD/HCPCS codes updates are included
I cannot really think of anything at the moment.