Friday, February 24, 2012

Meaningful Use Attestation by Psychiatrists

The ONC released a spreadsheet recently of all the eligible providers (Medicare and Medicaid) who attested to Stage 1 Meaningful Use (MU) of certified electronic health records (EHRs). I downloaded the results and did some pivot table magic to see which EHRs are being used by physicians identifying their specialty as "psychiatry."

There were 285 people who said they were compliant with Stage 1 MU. Interestingly, there were others who identified themselves in other ways. Three were "Community Mental Health Centers," even though HITECH specifically included them (but a doc there can attest, so I guess it's ok); they used Meditech and HCA. Five identified as "psychiatric" (Cerner, Design Clinicals, Siemens, and Wellsoft). And 16 as "psychiatric unit (Epic, Cerner, NextGen, McKesson, GE, HCA, Meditech, Midas+, Siemens). Here is data on the 285 identified as "psychiatry." If I get ambitious, I'll come back and hyperlink the names.
[edit 2/26: the links are in the Clinical Psychiatry News version of this article]

After discounting the large system products (eg, Epic, Cerner), you can get an idea about the EHR products being used in outpatient private practices.

Vendor Name EHR Product Name Total % of all Psychiatrists
Epic Systems Corporation EpicCare Ambulatory - Core EMR 129
EpicCare Inpatient - Core EMR 2
Epic Systems Corporation Total 131 46.0%
Practice Fusion Practice Fusion 22
Practice Fusion Total 22 7.7%
Cerner Corporation Health Sentry 8
Millennium Powerchart, Healthe Exchange, IQHealth, Health Sentry, Cerner Health 1
Powerchart and Cerner Healthe 8
Cerner Corporation Total 17 6.0%
Allscripts Allscripts ED 1
Allscripts Enterprise E HR Modular 2
Allscripts Enterprise EHR 2
Allscripts ePrescribe 1
Allscripts MyWay EHR 1
Allscripts PeakPractice 1
Allscripts Professional EHR 5
Allscripts Total 13 4.6%
Community Computer Service, Inc. MEDENT 9
Community Computer Service, Inc. Total 9 3.2%
Valant Medical Solutions, Inc. Valant Premium Psychiatric Suite 9
Valant Medical Solutions, Inc. Total 9 3.2%
DrFirst Rcopia MU 8
DrFirst Total 8 2.8%
MedSeek, Inc. eHealth ecoSystem 8
MedSeek, Inc. Total 8 2.8%
WellCentive WellCentive Registry 8
WellCentive Total 8 2.8%
eClinicalWorks LLC eClinicalWorks 6
eClinicalWorks LLC Total 6 2.1%
ICANotes, LLC ICANotes EHR/EMR for Behavioral Health 6
ICANotes, LLC Total 6 2.1%
NextGen Healthcare NextGen Ambulatory EHR 5
NextGen Inpatient Clinicals 1
NextGen Healthcare Total 6 2.1%
McKesson Medisoft Clinical 4
McKesson Total 4 1.4%
e-MDs, Inc. e-MDs Solution Series 3
e-MDs, Inc. Total 3 1.1%
MedPlus, A Quest Diagnostics Company Care360 EHR 3
MedPlus, A Quest Diagnostics Company Total 3 1.1%
UNI/CARE Systems, Inc Pro-Filer(TM) 3
UNI/CARE Systems, Inc Total 3 1.1%, Inc. Amazing Charts 2, Inc. Total 2 0.7%
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. PrimeSuite 2
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. Total 2 0.7%
MedCPU Inc. Meaningful Use Advisor 2
MedCPU Inc. Total 2 0.7%
Meditab Software, Inc. IMS 2
Meditab Software, Inc. Total 2 0.7%
MTBC (Medical Transcription Billing Corporation) MTBC-EHR 2
MTBC (Medical Transcription Billing Corporation) Total 2 0.7%
Nuesoft Technologies, Inc. NueMD EHR 2
Nuesoft Technologies, Inc. Total 2 0.7%
Office Ally EHR 24/7 2
Office Ally Total 2 0.7%
TheraManager LLC MaestroMed 2
TheraManager LLC Total 2 0.7%
Waiting Room Solutions 2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based EHR and Practice Management System 2
Waiting Room Solutions Total 2 0.7%
ADP AdvancedMD AdvancedMD EHR 1
ADP AdvancedMD Total 1 0.4%
athenahealth, Inc athenaClinicals 1
athenahealth, Inc Total 1 0.4% Inc. drchrono EHR 1 Inc. Total 1 0.4%
GE Healthcare Centricity EMR 1
GE Healthcare Total 1 0.4%
HealthFusion MediTouch EHR 1
HealthFusion Total 1 0.4%
Henry Schein Medical Systems MicroMD EMR 1
Henry Schein Medical Systems Total 1 0.4%
Ingenix Ingenix CareTracker 1
Ingenix Total 1 0.4%
IOS Health Systems Medios 1
IOS Health Systems Total 1 0.4%
iSALUS Healthcare OfficeEMR 1
iSALUS Healthcare Total 1 0.4%
Medical Informatics Engineering WebChart EHR 1
Medical Informatics Engineering Total 1 0.4%
SuiteMed Intelligent Medical Software (IMS) 1
SuiteMed Total 1 0.4%
Grand Total 285

Hmm, the numbers are cut off. I placed this here in a Google Doc so you can see all the data.


  1. Thanks for such a comprehensive review, Steve. I use another EHR from which costs all of $50 per month for EHR, scheduling, secure messaging, appt email reminder, outcome measures and electronic claims. As a semi-retired psychiatrist, I really wanted to keep my costs WAY down. I am consistently amazed how much bang for the buck,eg, electronic payments are back in about 2 weeks after the appt! Disclaimer: After giving Carepaths a lot of suggestions, they apparently found some of my contributions helpful as they unilaterally decided to waive the $50 fee a couple of years ago. I'd happily pay the $50.

  2. Kurt Peters is the current Chief Medical Officer of CarePaths

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