OB-GYN Practices Name Aprima Their Top Electronic Medical Record

Dallas, TX (March 14, 2012) — Black Book Rankings, which conducts impartial surveys for the service and software industries, has announced that Aprima Electronic Health Record (EHR) ranked first in its 2012 survey of obstetric, gynecology, and reproductive medicine physician practices.

“Aprima achieved the highest client experience and customer satisfaction scores in the Women’s Health/OB-GYN/Reproductive Medicine specialty practice group, based on the aggregate client experience and customer satisfaction scores on eighteen key performance indicators,” Black Book Rankings wrote in its February 23rd news release. The company surveyed more than 70,000 practice administrators, healthcare records professionals, and hospital IT leaders to compare the quality and usability of the more than 1,000 EHRs currently on the market.

This announcement comes on the heels of January news that Aprima also ranked number one with Black Book among ambulatory practices with 6–25 physicians.

CEO Michael Nissenbaum said, “”It was great to be  awarded first place last month for practices of 6 to 25 providers. It’s even better to be recognized once again, this time as the favorite EHR among OB/GYN practices. We’ve worked hard to ensure that Aprima offers the same fast charting, efficient workflows, and return on investment to all our customers. We appreciate Black Book Rankings for their unbiased methodology and their performance indicators that emphasize the customer experience.” Black Book Rankings’ scores look at customer satisfaction in the areas of document management, accessibility, e-prescribing, practice administration, and revenue cycle management.

In addition to the EHR, Aprima Medical Software products include a fully integrated Practice Management (PM) system as well as a Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) service to help practices maximize reimbursement and minimize payment time. The user-friendly Aprima EHR is chief– complaint-driven and offers adaptive learning capability based on each provider’s habits. The comprehensive intuitive knowledge base quickly displays appropriate content based on the presenting chief complaint, speeding up the physician’s documentation. Aprima’s robust PM software includes all the tools a busy practice requires to manage its patient population, including insurance eligibility, optical character recognition for automating data input, and built-in reporting capabilities, using Microsoft Reporting Services. The Aprima 2011 EHR is ONC Certified, enabling providers to be eligible for federal ARRA funding for Meaningful Use of an EHR.