Practice Fusion has reached an agreement with Google to provide its web-based EMR software for free. Google ads will be financing the product.
Having just experienced how painful and expensive the transition to EMR can be, this development can be incredibly beneficial to smaller scale practices. These are PracticeFusion’s features from their website:
* Free: We do not charge licensing fees for our application, nor do we charge for hosting.
* Integrated and Interoperable: Connecting physicians to other physicians, their patients, healthcare groups and RHIOs–delivering secure, shared patient information.
* On-Demand: Our Solution is web-based requiring no software to implement and manage. Provisioning is a fraction of the time of client-server solutions.
* One View: We provide unified, aggregated views into clinical data across the entire physician and patient community.
The website even has a blog. How cutting edge!
One downside to this development could be yet another venue for drug-company influence in the world of medicine.
(Hat Tip: Medical Connectivity Consulting)