ZH Healthcare is pleased to announce a new educational program to share knowledge and experience with the OpenEMR community. OpenEMR is an ONC-ATB Ambulatory EHR 2011-2012 certified electronic health records and medical practice management application. It features fully integrated electronic health records, practice management, scheduling, eRX, and electronic billing. OpenEMR is endlessly configurable to suit the individual needs of the practice.
The new OpenEMR education program will provide online webinars two times per month on specific features and usage techniques of the OpenEMR system. “ZH Healthcare is dedicated to support the OpenEMR community” says Shameem C. Hameed, Chairman of ZH Healthcare. “Because of the rich full features of the OpenEMR software coupled with the open source development approach of continual updates and enhancements, we recognize the need to have a better way to support and educate the growing community of OpenEMR users as well as those who are interested in learning more about an alternative EMR solution to the one they have” explains Hameed.
A sampling of the topics in the upcoming OpenEMR education series are, Using Encounter Notes, Using eRX (New Crop), An Introduction to Meaningful Use, Optimizing Your Forms, and Using the Patient Portal.
The OpenEMR system was developed and is supported by the open-source development community with over 50 developer organizations having contributed to the project. One of the leading contributors is ZH Healthcare which is also one of only six recognized OpenEMR Certified Contributors. ZH Healthcare has offices in McLean, VA and Cochin, India and have engaged a staff of over 75 in the effort to make the OpenEMR system the best free EMR option for healthcare providers. “We have committed our resources in order to provide the healthcare community a system that is highly customizable and is based on the work flow of the provider” says Hameed. “We have made several significant contributions to the OpenEMR code base, including e-prescription connectivity and the off-site Patient Portal”. Substantial contributions were made in the areas of the OpenEMR user interface, the advanced payment feature, an updated billing manager, including the ability to have multiple billing facilities. We are pleased to be part of the OpenEMR community and are encouraged with the progress and implementation of the system by providers in large and small practices” states Hameed.