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   RE: Any free EHR out there?
 From: Jean Antonucci
 To: Member Forum
 Posted: 03-08-2018 09:55
 Message: Thanks
Here in MAine  E rx of controlled substances was mandated last July  You could get a 6 mo waiver
  Dr First was offered to Medical association members as a stand alone til or if  your emr got e-rx for controlled substances As I recall we got a discount but it was $50 or 100 a month Do not recall exactly.
E rxcontrolled is really good to have   It is of course OMT(one more thing) as you have to have two factor security First one had to have an administrator in your practice certify you The EMR companies told us little practices to have our spouses or recptioists-I used my biller- to get administrative privileges in the EMR- which we gave them, and certify us then take it away DUMBER THAN DUMB
 then you have to download an app or here also the hosptial employees get a little device- the purpose of each is to generate a random number every thirty  second  that you put in.

I run a practice where noone ever gets ritalin oxycodone suboxone etc without a visit ever BUt in the case of a snowstorm delaying me from flying home I can now send in 1 days worth by internet so Il ike that  USed to be a pain of begging pharmacists then coming in and faxiing hard copy etc  Or redoing hard copy if I left off  chronic pain vs acute  or for adhd or any of the other OMTs I have to put on  there I  have to now  write an exemption code for anyone getting over 100 MME of anything It has been  mind boggling up here for months ​

Jean Antonucci
Original Message:
Sent: 03-07-2018 20:00
From: Milton Stern
Subject: Any free EHR out there?

Besides Practice Fusion that is going to a Paid model in June, I am aware of:

  1. OneTouch EMR - Free -
  2. talkEHR - Free -
  3. OpenEMR - Free - - System is not hosted by an outside company. It is installed on the local system, or on your network.
I have not made a side by side comparison as of yet.

I also am on Practice Fusion, including their ePrescribing with ECPS.
So, I also need to evaluate a new vendor for ePrescribing.

The above 3 EHR/EMR choices do have ePrescribing. From the websites, the ePrescribing functionality seems to read:
  1. OneTouch EMR - Free -
    Has free BASIC eRx, "advanced" is with charge
  2. talkEHR - Free -
    Electronic Prescription - Free *Charges may apply for EPCS
  3. Three known options for e-prescribing in OpenEMR.
    - Newcrop, a subscription service, is well integrated into OpenEMR.
    - Allscripts is quite good and requires no fees.
    - Weno Exchange is well integrated and requires no fees.
    (NOTE: 1. Needs some manual integration to get running.
                   2. Controlled Prescription component may require PAID subscription)
Other ePrescribing alternative I found are:
  1. - OfficeAlly
  2. - Dr. First
  3. - Allscripts ePrescribe

But at this point, I don't know of their EPCS functionaity, nor cost.

I hope to make a side by side spreadsheet at some time in the future, and share.
If anybody has some "free" time we can make a shared spreadsheet (Google Sheets? or Excel Online?), and make it a group effort.

Thoughts / Recommendations?

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: 03-06-2018 11:55
From: Anonymous Member
Subject: Any free EHR out there?

This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous I have been using Practice fusion for the past 10 years for free. Happy w it but now they want to charge $99/m. I am semi retired from my practice and see about 5 pts a week. Mostly doing acupuncture, cash based practice. Do not do Meaningful use, do not write many rx or labs. Maybe go back to paper? I can use Office ally for scheduling which I think is free

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