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Compare Us to NextGen

NextGen is a popular Electronic Health Record (EHR) choice for many practices, but it still does not compare to the Amazing Charts EHR when you stack them up side-by-side.

The 2014 Medscape EHR Report

Medscape Readers were asked to rate their Electronic Health Record (EHR) as either poor (1), fair (2), good (3), very good (4) or excellent (5) in 12 areas of performance, including ease of use, satisfaction, vendor support, connectivity, and usefulness as a clinical tool.

EHR Vendor

Top Rated EHRs Overall
(on 1-5 scale for all areas of performance)

Amazing Charts

3.7

NextGen

2.6

From Kane L and Chesanow, N. Medscape EHR Report 2014. Physicians Rate Top EHRs.. (http://www.medscape.com/features/slideshow/public/ehr2014#1), July, 2014. 

2013 Black Book Overall KPI Leaders: Ambulatory EMR EHR Solo Physician Practices

A survey by Black Book Rankings, a division of the market research firm Brown-Wilson Group, ranked the top EMR vendors for 2013 based on key performance indicators including meaningful use. The rankings are a result of a poll, conducted by Black Book, that surveyed more than 30,000 healthcare records professionals, physician practice administrators, and hospital leaders. Black Book Rankings employs 18 key performance indicators, including support, implementation, cost and reliability (Black Book Rankings, 07/13).

Ambulatory Physician Practices, Top Ranked Electronic Health Records Vendors-
Raw Scores 2013 Solo Physician Practices

Rank

Vendor

Mean

3

Amazing Charts

9.19

14

Nextgen

7.86

2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of Healthcare IT vendors based on survey data of users. Amazing Charts had the second highest score for ambulatory practices of 1 - 10 providers, beating Greenway, e-MDs, eClinicalWorks, Aprima, NextGen, GE Healthcare, and others. (Klasresearch.com, 11/12)

Vendor/Product

Overall Score

Rating % Change

Konfidence Level

Disclosure Level

Buy Again

Product Quality Rating

Amazing Charts

84.0

-1%

√√

Full

93%

7.7

NextGen Healthcare EMR

72.6

-4%

√√√

Full

81%

6.8

2011 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of Healthcare IT vendors based on survey data of users. Amazing Charts was ranked the #1 EHR for ambulatory practices of 1 - 10 providers, beating Greenway, e-MDs, eClinicalWorks, Aprima, NextGen, GE Healthcare, and others. (Klasresearch.com, 12/11)

Rank

Vendor/Product

Overall Score

Rating % Change

Konfidence Level

Disclosure Level

Buy Again

Product Quality Rating

1

Amazing Charts

85.1

0%

√√√

Full

90%

7.7

8

NextGen Healthcare EMR

75.5

-1%

√√√

Full

84%

7.0

The 2011 EHR User Satisfaction Survey (n=2,719)

This survey, published in Family Practice Management (FPM), asks  2719 AAFP academy members how much they agree with a number of statements (17 in all), including the ones below. Physicians were asked to indicate their level of agreement or disagreement using the scale Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, Strongly Disagree. Data from this study are summarized below with EHRs ranked in order of respondents' satisfaction.

EHR Vendor

Percentage(1) of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the following statement:


"I am highly satisfied with this EHR."

"Overall this EHR is easy and intuitive to use."

"Documenting care is easy and effective with this EHR."

"Finding and reviewing information is easy with this EHR."

"E-messaging and tasking within the office is easy with this EHR."         

"If I were in the market to buy a new EHR now, this is the EHR I would buy."

Amazing Charts (n=99)

90%

97%

97%

94%

94%

88%

NextGen (n=247)

28%

29%

47%

35%

57%

17%

(1) Percentages adapted from bar graphs in Edsall RL, Adler KG. The 2011 EHR User Satisfaction Survey. Fam Pract Manag. 2011 July-Aug; 18(4):23-30

The AmericanEHR Partners Study (n>1,700)

This is an ongoing survey of members of various medical societies, including the American College of Physicians (ACP) and many others (see reference below). Physicians ranked their EHR on 12 parameters using a 5 point scale. Only vendors with > 10 respondents were compared. Data as of October 2011 are summarized below with vendors listed by Satisfaction.

EHR Vendor

Satisfaction

Overall Usability

Implementation Experience

Training

Support Experience

Purchase Experience

Amazing Charts (n=45)

4.22

4.29

4.47

4.12

4.18

4.52

NextGen (n=132)

3.09

3.35

3.35

3.28

2.98

3.50

(1) Presentation of Data Collected From Physicians in the American College of Physician (ACP), American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI), American College of Rheumatology (ACR), American Osteopathic Association of Medical Informatics (AOAMI), American Psychiatric Association (APA), Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), Renal Physicians Association (RPA), and the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). Vendors are included only if there are 10 or more physician reviews. Data at http://www.americanehr.com as of10/7/2011.

The Center for Health IT Physician Survey (n > 720)

The Center for Health IT at the AAFP has an ongoing survey instrument that asks members to rate their EHR on a 5-point Likert scale based on five basic parameters: Quality, Price, Support, Ease of Use, and Impact on Productivity.

EHR Vendor

Average Physician Rating
On a scale of 1 to 5 based on
Quality, Price, Support, Ease of Use, and Impact on Productivity

AmazingCharts (n=35)

4.54

NextGen (n=29)

2.74

(1) Data for some of the 94 EHRs listed at www.centerforhit.org as of 10/06/2011

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