Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Practice Management Software for Audiologists
Electronic medical records (EMRs) and practice management software allow for maintaining clinical documentation, scheduling, insurance authorization, billing functions, and more. While Medicare and Medicaid EMR incentive programs are aimed primarily at physicians and health care facilities, other health care providers, including audiologists and speech-language pathologists, will benefit from using these systems. If it is important that the product has been certified by the ONC/HIT (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology)—not all products are listed below, check individual websites for more information.
This list of commercially available EMR and practice management software programs is provided to ASHA members, but does not constitute an endorsement of products. Products target different audiences and uses. Clinicians should evaluate products based on criteria such as overall time required to input data, stability and reliability of the software, degree of manipulation to enter information, accessibility and adaptability of data, accessibility of hardware, and expense. Data collection is important, and EMRs play a key role in this process.
Apex EDI processes insurance claims for medical, dental, optometry, audiology, and many specialty practices. For features and pricing, see
Apex EDI's website.
AS/PC Complete is a software solution that handles all aspects of a practice and includes a certified Electronic Health Records (EHR), practice management software, scheduling—including text and e-mail reminders, and automatic payment entry. This product uses the latest Microsoft SQL databases for speed and security.
Athenahealth offers web-based electronic health record (EHR), electronic medical billing, and medical practice management software for small- and medium-size physician's offices, hospitals, and health systems.
Benchmark Systems' fully-integrated suite of solutions includes EHR, Practice Management, Patient Portal, Scheduling and Revenue Cycle Management.
Blueprint Solutions focuses on providing software solutions for hearing health care providers including scheduling, patient data maintenance, hearing aid information, and billing and accounting integration.
Cerner Ambulatory Practice Management solutions streamlines office workflow. Specialty Practice Management (PM) is for small to mid-sized practices with 10 or fewer providers. PowerWorks Practice Management (PWPM) is for billing services or large practices with more than 10 providers.
Chart Links develops rehabilitation software that automates workflow for referrals, insurance authorizations, cross-discipline scheduling, documentation, charges, and more. For OT/PT/ST and audiology.
ClinicSource is a fully-integrated online EMR and practice management system for therapy practices of any size. With customizable features and templates designed by therapists, ClinicSource helps you maximize practice efficiency. This web-based software integrates all therapy scheduling, documentation and billing in one system. HIPAA compliant and ONC-ACB 2014 certified.
Epic makes software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals, and integrated health care organizations—working with customers that include community hospitals, academic facilities, childrens' organizations, safety-net providers, and multi-hospital systems. Integrated software spans clinical, access, and revenue functions.
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HearForm software. Patient management, marketing, audiology, accounting, financial tracking, scheduling, and EMR. HearForm software was developed by audiologists, ENTs, and dispensers.
iSALUS Healthcare is a web-based integrated suite that handles recordkeeping, practice management, and billing. It offers features that can be customized to handle the specific needs of speech therapists.
Kareo make it easier to run your small medical practice with simple-to-use, cloud-based management and billing that streamline the way your office works.
Costs: Kareo EHR; FREE Per Provider
Additional costs for other services.
MediTouch provides integrated EHR, billing, collections, Patient Portal, and clearinghouse software. The complete system is certified by an ONC-ATCB.
MedXLnce, Inc.'s Audiology & Balance Center Edition is a cloud-based software system for EMR and patient management.
NextGen's EMR software offers practice management for audiologists. Use pre-built procedure templates to capture and store data for audiograms, hearing aid fitting, repair, follow-up, immittance testing, Dix-hallpike maneuver, Epley maneuver, ENG, and more.
NueMD Medical Billing Software
software and services for practices of all sizes. Choose from appointment scheduling, practice management/medical billing software, electronic health records, and medical billing services.
Raintree Systems, Inc. is a provider of integrated patient registration, scheduling, electronic medical records, e-prescribing, billing/collections, and management reporting for physical rehabilitation, surgery, behavioral health, long-term pediatric rehabilitation, oncology, and billing service industries.
practice management system for the hearing care industry. Schedule appointments, enter patient information, and track business metrics.
TIMS Audiology Software
TIMS software is for EHR and management systems for the hearing industry, including scheduling, charting and testing, hearing aid tracking, and more. NOAH-certified, TIMS has an HL7 interface that allows communication with large hospital systems, ENT systems, or other electronic medical record systems.
VersaSuite offers tools to help audiologists with workflow and administrative functions. VersaSuite's Audiology EHR helps audiologists track changes over time. Integrated inventory management for hearing aids and other stock. ONC certified HIT.
VistA—Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture—is VA's health information technology (IT) system. It provides an integrated inpatient and outpatient electronic health record for VA patients and administrative tools to help VA deliver the best quality medical care to veterans.
WRSHealth, chart a patient encounter with audiology templates for audiograms, ABRs, OAEs, and more. Billing and revenue cycle management.
Note: Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by ASHA.