Practice Fusion and National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Partner to Improve Care for Underserved and Uninsured Americans
Partnership brings modern electronic medical record (EMR) technology to Free and Charitable Clinics nationwide
SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Practice Fusion, the free, web-based EMR platform serving 60 million patients across the country, and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) announced their partnership to offer life-saving health technology to providers in 1,200 clinics across the country. This partnership brings advancements in care to those who need it the most while supporting Practice Fusion's mission of saving lives by making patient information available anytime, anywhere.
More than 300 Free and Charitable Clinics across the country already use Practice Fusion. Practice Fusion's EMR allows these clinics to streamline their workflow so providers can see more patients, train volunteers more quickly, ease the strain on their existing staff and provide the best possible care to their patients. Unlike complicated legacy EMR systems, it takes less than five minutes to implement Practice Fusion, with no downtime or extensive training required.
"The NAFC is excited to offer Practice Fusion's fantastic EMR technology to our clinics across the country," says Nicole Lamoureux Busby, NAFC Executive Director. "For our clinics, this means a lot of time saved. We can see more patients and better manage their health by having patient information literally at our fingertips, while also more quickly onboarding new volunteers. Since Practice Fusion is 100% free, this partnership also means a lot of money saved."
A 2009 study of EMR usage in hospitals revealed that new health technologies such as EMR are closing the gap in care between affluent and underprivileged communities. Practice Fusion's unique ad-supported business model allows the company to provide a world-class EMR platform and support at no charge to physicians, without compromising on quality. Practice Fusion's EMR was recently ranked No. 1 for Meaningful Use and e-prescribing customer satisfaction based on a survey of more than 250,000 health IT users, conducted by Brown-Wilson's Black Book Rankings. This is the second year in a row that Practice Fusion has received No. 1 honors in this Brown-Wilson report.
"We're driven by our mission to help doctors save lives," said Todd Martin, SVP of Business Development and Operations, Practice Fusion. "With partners like the NAFC, we are realizing that mission for a huge number of providers. These kinds of efforts make a major impact, especially when these doctors are providing care to those most in need."
To start using Practice Fusion in your clinic today, visit www.practicefusion.com/nafc.
About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based EMR system to physicians. With medical charting, scheduling, e-prescribing (eRx), lab integrations, referral letters, Meaningful Use certification, unlimited support and a personal health record for patients, Practice Fusion's EMR software addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing electronic medical record community in the country with more than 150,000 users serving 60 million patients. The company closed a $34 million Series C financing led by Artis Ventures in June. For more information about Practice Fusion, please visit www.practicefusion.com
About the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the only nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of more than 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics and the people they serve in the United States.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., the NAFC is an effective advocate for the issues and concerns of Free and Charitable Clinics, their volunteer workforce of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, technicians and other health care professionals, as well as the patients served by Free and Charitable Clinics in communities throughout the nation. For more information, go to: www.nafcclinics.org/.
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