Practice Fusion, a free Software as a Service EHR solution, recently announced obtaining ONC-ATCB certification in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
I have already discussed my interest in Practice Fusion in an earlier post. This cloud based system provides a free service to healthcare providers who are adopting Electronic Health Records in response to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
Other interesting developments for the Practice Fusion team is partnership with EMF Financial Services, a health IT consulting company in Michigan, and a partnership will Dell to provide a bundled hardware/software EHR solution complete with three months of free financing. And on No 5th they will be holding the first Practice Fusion User’s conference in San Francisco. And “surprise” the conference is completely free to attend.
No I don’t have any affiliation with Practice Fusion…but I do know a disruptive technology innovation when I see one. Health IT is an area where I have personal interest, hope, and concern about the ability of small providers to handle the cost, installation, and ongoing maintenance of an on premise solution. So when I first read months ago about Practice Fusion and their freemium pricing model…and being a huge fan/proponent of Google (the classic freemium pricing model)…I was immediately stuck by the idea that Practice Fusion may just be the silver bullet necessary for successful wide spread adoption of electronic health records by thousands of small physician practices throughout the USA.