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   RE: Practice Fusion to start charging for its EMR
 From: Daniel Zacharias
 To: Member Forum
 Posted: 02-04-2018 15:59
 Message: I did a demo with TalkEHR about two months ago.

It seemed to cover lots of the bases but was not refined. eg looking up an ICD code did not have a plain "headache" and looking in Rx did not have amlodipine 5mg but did have 10mg.

I recall being nonplussed in generaly but I did not make notes.

It's painless to sign up and start using it right away to try it out.

It's my understanding that it takes about 6 weeks for Practice Fusion to give the data download that could be uploaded to TalkEHR. But it's hard to believe much from the folks at Practice Fusion.

Original Message:
Sent: 02-03-2018 22:22
From: Milton Stern
Subject: Practice Fusion to start charging for its EMR

Anybody know anything about talkEHR?

I have no experience with it. I only saw a quick blurb on it.


Milton (Moshe) Stern, M.D.
Staten Island, New York
He [Hillel] used to say: If I am not for myself, who is for me?
And if I am only for myself, what am I?
If not now when? (Avot 1:14)

Original Message:
Sent: 02-02-2018 08:29
From: Laurie Troup
Subject: Practice Fusion to start charging for its EMR

Good morning,
I was suspicious that they would start charging when they joined with Allscripts. Is there a way of downloading our current charts and use our own templates off-line?

Sent from my iPad

Original Message------

This is the first time I am posting but I just found out today that Practice Fusion is no longer going to be free and will start charging a subscription rate of $99 per provider per month starting in May.  Those of us who use Practice Fusion probably got an email a couple of weeks ago notifying members that Allscripts had acquired PF.  I thought to myself that when that happened that PF was no longer going to be free to use.  I wrote an email to the CEO of PF and an account representative called me today to tell me that PF was going to start charging monthly in a subscription model and then he proceeded to try to sell me on it by telling me that they will start offering more perks like ePrescribing of controlled substances (which they have been promising for the past 5 years), etc.  Just thought everyone in this forum would like to know.  The rep told me they will be putting out a post in March to notify all the practices.  I have to think about what to do and if it is worth changing to another EMR.  I haven't looked at prices other EMRs because as a solo practice, it was so economical to use PF.  Any suggestions from the forum on other free or low cost options for EMRs for a small practice would be greatly appreciated.

Cindy Go, MD PhD
Lemont ENT, SC
Lemont, IL
solo since 2013

Cindy Go

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