Our Picks for the Top 11 Healthcare Software

Introduction   

In a world of technological advancements, there seems to be no end to the competitiveness of the healthcare software that exists in the market, which can make the decision to go for the right software hard. 

But it is important to understand the pros and cons, features and pricing structure of these software to make proper comparisons. 

We have put together this list of top 11 healthcare software for you to go through.       

PatientNow EMR  

Proudly backed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), PatientNow EMR targets the specifications of spas and smaller aesthetic-based clinics.

The focus is to serve in the fields of cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery.       

Features   

Some features are: 

Social Media Posts and Scheduling, Photography, Patient Engagement, Patient Financing, Marketing, Telehealth and Reputation Management.

Pros and Cons  

Pros:  

  • Backed by ASPS   
  • Supports compliance with regulations    

Cons:    

  • Limited customization options    
  • Android not supported    

Pricing Structure   

Initial pricing structure is not available, please get in touch with their representatives for an accurate quote. 

Praxis EMR  

Praxis EMR system supports small to medium-sized practices, it is a well-known solution that is used all over US and worldwide by doctors. 

One thing that stands out about Praxis is its artificial intelligence (AI) system called Concept Processing, which continuously learns and upgrades itself making the software better each day.

Features   

Some features are:

Revenue Management, Appointment Scheduling, Decision Support, Treatment Planning, Coding Assistance and E-prescribing.    

Pros and Cons  

Pros:  

  • No need for predefined templates
  • Improved accuracy with AI technology    

Cons:    

  • Requires more initial setup    
  • Licensing costs can be high    

Pricing Structure   

Praxis starts from $259 per month. To get a quote catered for your size of practice, get in touch with their team.

Epic EHR  

Epic has been famously known ever since its initiation. Healthcare facilities such as community hospitals, private practices, and rehabilitation facilities, enjoy the many benefits of Epic and its known interoperability.       

Features   

Some features are:

Telehealth Assistance, Care Everywhere, Billing, Reporting, E-prescriptions, Data Management, Automated Claims Processing, and Scheduling. 

Pros and Cons  

Pros:  

  • A platform specially for Interoperability (Care Everywhere)  
  • Scalability    

Cons:    

  • May overwhelm smaller practices   
  • Customization complexity    

Pricing Structure   

Getting in touch with their representatives is the best idea as this information is not openly available. You can also book a demo to get some insights.   

Allscripts 

Allscripts, rebranded as Veradigm, has distinguishing characteristics. Allscripts’ EHR system runs independently without depending on products from specific vendors, making it an easy choice for many.    

Features    

Some features are:

Care Coordination, Scheduling, Reporting and Analytics, Patient Records, E-prescriptions, Telehealth, Patient Portal and Billing.  

Pros and Cons  

Pros:    

  • Comprehensive clinical tools  
  • User friendly interface 

Cons:    

  • Integration challenges 
  • Pricey for small practices  

Pricing Structure   

To get an accurate, get in touch with the representatives of Allscripts as they do not make their pricing available to the public.

Practice Fusion EHR  

Ideally, for solo practitioners and smaller healthcare clinics, Practice Fusion EHR aims to assist like most solutions on our list. It also copes well with bigger organizations such as pharmacies, hospitals and clinical labs.      

Features    

Some features are:

Insurance and Claims, Practice Management, Dashboard, Patient Portal, Billing, Document Management, and Medical Templates.    

Pros and Cons    

Pros:  

  • Free 14-Day trial    
  • Aims for data interoperability  

  Cons:   

  • Limited customization in free version  
  • May not meet all compliance requirements       

Pricing Structure   

Practice Fusion starts at $149, offering a risk-free trial. No credit card information needed. 

Athenahealth   

Athena EMR offers patient care improvement as its services work to reduce workload. It also reduces the time spent on administrative work, resulting in better financial results.

It offers the following products:

  • athenaclinicals
  • athenaCollector
  • athenaCommunicator
  • athenaCoordinator
  • athenaClarity     

Features  

Some features are:

Revenue Cycle Management, Patient record sharing, Dashboards, athenaOne app, Carequality and CommonWell.

Pros and Cons  

Pros:  

  • Robust revenue cycle management tools   
  • Emphasizes data interoperability    

Cons:     

  • Challenging for budget  
  • Complex system leading to learning curve 

Pricing Structure    

Athena emr does not offer their pricing structure openly, so you may need to contact their representative for a quote.  

Cerner EHR    

Cerner has been on the frontlines for many practices of all sizes and specializations, allowing them to streamline operations, improve patient care and offer premium healthcare delivery.   

Features    

Some features are:

Clearinghouse Integration, Automated Payments, Billing Automation, Meaningful Use Reporting, Patient Tracking, Appointment Reminder, and Clinical Data Exchange.     

Pros and Cons    

Pros:    

  • Supports data exchange, interoperability benefits 
  • Offers clinical decision support tools 

  Cons:   

  • High implementation and maintenance cost
  • Less adaptability 

Pricing Structure    

Cerner starts at $25, which makes it an affordable option. To get a price tailored to your practice, contact their representatives. 

OpenEMR  

OpenEMR is an open-source medical practice management system, which extensively integrates many features. It allows clinics to properly centralize records, calendars and financials.

Features   

Some features are:

Patient Management, Clinical Workflow, Reports and Analytics, Patient Portal, Appointments and Interoperability. 

Pros and Cons  

Pros:  

  • Interoperability  
  • Scalability  

Cons:    

  • Apps not supported  
  • Can be complex for beginners 

Pricing Structure   

Pricing for OpenEMR is not made public, which is why you have to contact their team for an accurate quote.   

DrChrono     

DrChrono EHR offers solutions such as billing and practice administration. It keeps a special focus on creating a seamless connection between patients and healthcare professionals. 

Features    

Some features are:

Voice Recognition, Patient Demographics, Document Management, Appointment Scheduling, Ordering Lab Testing, Patient Charting and E-prescribing.    

Pros and Cons    

Pros:    

  • User friendly interface  
  • Integrated billing  

Cons:    

  • Limited specialty-specific templates   
  • Mixed customer support reviews  

Pricing Structure   

According to Forbes Advisor, DrChrono will cost you an estimate of $199, but for an exact quote you need to contact their representatives. 

DrChrono offers four plans: Prometheus Plan, Hippocrates Plan, Apollo Plan and Apollo Plus Plan     

NextGen  

NextGen is known for offering its services for an improved practice management integration while catering to practices of various sizes. It combines clinical and financial management solutions all under one roof.        

Features    

Some features are:

Patient Engagement Management, Clearing House, Population Health, Financial Management, Scheduling, and Billing.    

Pros and Cons  

Pros:    

  • Comprehensive features and functionalities 
  • Dedicated support and training resources  

Cons:      

  • High initial and ongoing costs
  • Resource-intensive  

Pricing Structure    

NextGen does not publicly reveal its pricing, so contacting their representatives is required.       

eClinicalWorks  

eClinicalWorks is a cloud based EHR system, intended to offer increased care efficiency.  It does so by keeping their focus on customer satisfaction. 

One of their standout elements is their virtual assistant, Eva. 

Features    

Some features are: 

Revenue Cycle Management, Patient Engagement, Population Health Management and Clinical Documentation.

Pros and Cons    

Pros:    

  • It is HIPAA compliant 
  • Offers a specific search engine PRISMA  

    Cons:     

  • Free trial is not available   
  • Limited third-party integration     

Pricing Structure   

  • EHR Only: $449 per month
  • EHR plus Practice Management: $599 per month 
  • Revenue Cycle Management (RCM): 2.9% of the practice’s collections.        

Conclusion  

This list of 11 healthcare software should make your decision making a bit easier. But don’t let internet reviews influence your major decisions. 

Make sure to assess each software individually, and don’t forget to schedule the free demos offered. They are your best bet in understanding the functionalities of a software without having to invest first. 

You should also keep in mind the budget, size of your practice and the specific requirements. It should also prove useful to read real user reviews, which can be found online.