Spring Medical Systems showcases SpringCharts version 9

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Spring Medical Systems showcased version 9 of its SpringCharts, offering several new features to improve functionality and usability, at HIMSS07 in New Orleans last week. The new version includes SpringCharts OffSite Remote Access, a new approach to making EHRs accessible in real-time without the need to continuously “synch up.”

More than just a charting program, SpringCharts is built to work the way a practice works, simplifying typical office tasks while increasing efficiency so that doctors can focus on providing quality patient care. SpringCharts V9 emphasizes functionality and intuitive ease-of-use while providing an affordable EHR software solution for small-to-medium sized doctors’ offices.

“The new functionality and usability features Spring Medical has built into Version 9 are a direct result of feedback from the SpringCharts user base,” said CEO Jack Smyth. “Just like large medical organizations, small and medium-sized practices also need the ability to make a relatively seamless transition to electronic health records. Spring Medical offers the most instinctive and efficient electronic healthcare record system on the market today, at a price that small and medium-sized doctors’ offices can afford.”

Key additions to SpringCharts V9 include:
SpringCharts OffSite, an easy-to-use, reliable and secure method of EHR remote access. SC OffSite provides real-time access to SpringCharts data from any location. All data is secure and encrypted, and physicians never have to wait for hours as remote and host databases are synchronized.

Drug Interactions & Allergy Checking lets users compare all new prescriptions with existing prescriptions and known allergies.

Integrated One-Touch Scanning is an optional TWAIN/SANE interface enabling direct connection to TWAIN and SANE compatible devices such as scanners and digital cameras.

The InterFax Interface option enables web-based faxing directly to and from SpringCharts.

SpringCharts is in 440 practices in 44 states and three countries with 2,500 simultaneous users, said Smyth. The product received CCHIT certification on January 29. Smyth said the company originally didn’t think certification would be worth the cost and effort but was surprised at how many companies passed the criteria. Since receiving the certification, he has noticed more calls about SpringCharts.

Next up, the company plans to make slight modifications to the product to target practices comprised of 10-100 physicians.