Aprima Patient Relationship Manager™ (PRM) improves efficiency. It is designed to help doctors gain more control over their time and their practice. The product continues to adapt to the changing needs of the medical professional, to address compliance regulations and take advantage of emerging technology for greater efficiency, so you get access to the latest solutions.
Aprima’s handwriting feature on a tablet PC allows you to write new prescriptions or quickly complete electronic refills. It’s liberating and it’s legible. You can download a patient’s medication history from the pharmacy to determine if any prescriptions you’re considering may conflict with the patient’ existing medications.
Flexible EHR Implementation
Some physicians in a practice are ready to go entirely electronic. Others are comfortable with their existing workflows. Unlike most EHR/PM systems that take an all-or-none approach to product adoption, Aprima recognizes these differences. Each doctor chooses the capabilities he or she needs. And Aprima’s pricing reflects that flexibility.
Aprima learns how you practice and adapts to you rather than forcing you to adapt to Aprima. This results in easier adoption and deployment. For example, Aprima identifies your most frequently used items and displays them for you as you chart visits.
Single Application / Single Database
Simplify EHR and practice management (PM) interfaces by using a single solution, application and database. Move between functions without opening separate systems. Implement EHR and PM features at your own pace.
Clinical and administrative functions are generally separate, but much of the data is shared. That’s why it makes sense to use a single application and database—one that combines EHR and PM applications. We will help your practice integrate functions and take advantage of scalability to add features at your own pace.
Clinician-friendly Medical Vocabulary
You can accelerate the coding process and enhance billing accuracy with Intelligent Medical Objects’ (IMO®) Problem [IT]™ terminology that seamlessly maps diagnostic terminologies to medical billing codes and medical concepts.
Clinician-friendly descriptions replace the hunt for ever-changing ICD nomenclatures. Physicians and billers spend less time dealing with coding issues and handle fewer rejected claims. This leads to speedier reimbursement.
Fastest Note Documentation
EHRs use pick lists set up with patients’ typical responses to exam questions. With Aprima, if the answer isn’t there, you add it on the fly. You can reuse it with any other patient. With other systems, call IT.
Clinical documentation can be work-intensive and time-consuming, and in the past, physicians avoided EHR conversion because documentation tools could be slow and difficult to use. Aprima makes clinical documentation easier and faster than manual data entry by pre-populating fields and using adaptive learning and intelligent navigation features. Aprima’s award-winning products bested competitors in documentation speed trials.
Aprima’s automatic coding feature improves accuracy, increases reimbursement and eliminates manual charge entry time. Aprima presents an E&M coding summary after each visit so you can accept or change the recommendation and create a bill.
As you document patient visits, Aprima’s E&M coding tool automatically recommends diagnosis and procedure codes for your review and approval. Since the system is integrated, insurer guidelines, fee schedules and other factors are taken into account to automatically generate a superbill, virtually eliminating revenue loss from under-coding. Take advantage of Aprima’s E&M coding automation and built-in error checker.
Enter Data Your Way
Physicians in the same practice likely follow similar clinical protocols when they treat a condition. With template-based EHRs, a practice is forced to choose one physician’s protocol; the other physicians must conform. In contrast, Aprima respects each physician’s unique preferences. The typical learning curve spans 4 – 12 weeks. With Aprima’s revolutionary training protocol and knowledge transfer methods, you can be documenting patient visits in 2 days. With other EHRs it’s 18-24 months.
Routine data entry takes time away from delivering care. Aprima provides flexible data entry options to help physicians eliminate busywork. It pre-populates fields and provides recommended codes, diagnoses and links. Individual doctors within a single organization can choose the method that’s most familiar to them and adapt to new methods at their own pace.
Patient Education Advisors
Customize Aprima’s built-in patient education material and load in your own patient education information—including anatomical drawings and printed documents—to increase compliance and enable patients to better manage their conditions.
Helping patients understand their conditions, treatment options and the lifestyle changes that can improve outcomes and is a vital service doctors provide. Aprima helps you educate patients with a robust tool that includes a variety of peer-reviewed educational material and allows you to add in your own patient education material.
Accessible Clinical Information
Access clinical information instantly, including health maintenance guidelines, patient education materials, a drug interaction database and other clinical reference data. Set your preferred view of instantly accessible clinical information by physician, group or location for maximum efficiency.
Quick access to the clinical information you rely on daily helps you treat patients more efficiently. Aprima puts clinical information at your fingertips. This includes formularies to enable more accurate, rapid prescribing as well as vaccine information and other vital clinical data to help you manage your patients’ medication and overall health.
Prescribe with confidence by accessing a drug database that puts drug interactions, formularies and standard dosing information at your fingertips. Quickly review possible interactions with existing medications as well as drug information related to pregnancy and age.
With thousands of drugs on the market and new information and guidelines constantly being added, it’s important to have accurate information on hand. Learn more about Aprima’s extensive drug databases, which include detailed information on drug interactions, dosing guidelines according to age, weight and gender as well as optional formulary lists to help you comply with insurance carrier guidelines.
Chief Complaint / Symptom Driven
Very often, a patient’s chief complaint isn’t the only one. Unlike EHRs that replicate paper-based paradigms, Aprima lets you chart multiple complaints in the same record. Moreover, Aprima’s categories can be customized by practice, care team or provider.
When you see a patient, you are focused on health issues and symptoms, not coding and record keeping. Now there’s an EHR solution that follows the flow of patient visits, helping you efficiently document care, initiate orders and comply with applicable regulations. Aprima’s template-free design incorporates existing patient data so you can focus on what’s important: your patient.
Image and Document Management
Manage documents, images and even video easily with Aprima. You can copy documents into the database, link files of all sizes or attach them to patient charts. Aprima makes it possible to quickly sort, search and summarize documents and images.
A paperless EHR solution requires a robust image and document management system. Aprima delivers with tools that allow you and your staff to easily embed, annotate and manage documents and images. The powerful image and document management solution helps you quickly access lab reports, radiology images and patient education material from anywhere on the integrated database.
Tablet PCs and Pens
Increase face-to-face time with patients with an EHR solution truly designed for tablet PCs. Using a tablet PC allows you to maintain patient interaction while handwriting notes or entering data digitally.
Tablet PCs offer unique advantages—they’re light and portable, and they allow you to use a stylus to write directly on the screen. When you combine a tablet PC with Aprima’s EHR solution, you’ll find it’s easier than ever to refill prescriptions, document visits, track referrals and manage tasks and messages. Aprima can help you operate efficiently.
Transcription and Dictation
Aprima creates dictation and ensure seamless transcription without requiring a change in the way you practice medicine. Aprima supports a variety of transcription and dictation import and export methods to streamline the EHR creation process.
One roadblock to paperless EHR has been that it required physicians to change the way they practice. Aprima is different. It allows you to document care in the way that is most comfortable for you: via handwriting, typing, dictation, voice-recognition and transcription. Learn how Aprima can help you export dictation, import transcription and quickly review and approve records without slowing down.
Achieve NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) status with Aprima, which helps document medical home standards related to patient access, communication, clinical information organization, self-management support, identification of diseases and conditions and tracking of test results.
To meet NCQA Medical Home status, your practice must demonstrate standards that emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care management practices. Aprima can help your practice achieve Medical Home status by integrating patient care, EHR technology, information exchange and education and health maintenance tools to create a more efficient, effective organization.
Use your existing tools more efficiently, including practice management software, PACs, EDI and lab, radiology and hospital interfaces. The Aprima solution links with major medical devices and software, which allows you to incorporate results and information accurately and instantly.
Integrating systems and devices helps you run your practice more efficiently. That’s why Aprima builds in integration capabilities, making it possible to link Midmark ECG, Holder and Spirometer devices as well as WelchAllyn ECG and Spot Vital Signs equipment. Aprima has auto-response options that generate alerts and information to help you respond to results and capture data instantly.
Interfaces: Lab Orders / Results
Go paperless by ordering lab tests with major organizations like LabCorp automatically through Aprima, streamlining the test ordering and recordkeeping processes. Receive results electronically that automatically populate EHRs so you can more easily manage treatment and ensure compliance.
Since it’s designed to follow patient visit workflow, Aprima makes it easy to order labs without writing out a separate order. You can instantly send requests to major companies like LabCorp and Quest and receive results electronically that are automatically recorded in the EHR and can be viewed as charts and graphs.
Patient Portal and Kiosk
Our secure patient portal allows patients to enter their own data, view medication history, or set appointments on the Internet or at a kiosk in your office. Your satisfaction scores will rise.
Technology tools can put vital information at you fingertips, eliminate repetitive tasks and increase accuracy. Aprima’s physician portal technology allows you to view patient data securely from any computer. The replication function allows you to work anywhere—online or offline—reviewing data, messages, patient charts and more. Aprima helps you improve workflow and increase mobility.
With Aprima, a practice can capture the necessary data to qualify for this additional CMS reimbursement without any extra work. The points accumulated during the exam are even displayed on the screen so providers can see the progress.
Medicare PQRI offers an incentive for meeting documentation and reporting requirements, but with different measures applying to each practice, it can be time-consuming to administer. Aprima makes it easy with built-in PQRI requirements at no extra cost. Physicians can modify rules as needed and take advantage of automated reporting capabilities as well as convenient desktop control.
See your day summarized with a customizable dashboard that allows you to display to-do lists and easily access reminders, items to track and more. Aprima’s dashboard feature allows each user to set the dashboard up according to individual preferences.
Doctors work long hours and deal with multiple tasks, so it helps to have an overview of the day’s pressing issues. Review appointments, lab and radiology results, messages and patient information at a glance with Aprima’s dashboard, which offers color-coding by status and filtering and sorting capabilities to customize your view. Find out how the dashboard can help you stay organized.
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