The ABCDEs: Top Orthopedic EMR Features of EMA™

Here are some top orthopedic software features to look for and ask about

While we could probably go through the whole alphabet with the features that a solid orthopedic electronic medical record (EMR) system should have, we figured we would stick with “A” through “E” to highlight some top features to look for and questions to ask when it comes to EMA™, the #1-rated orthopedic EMR system from Modernizing Medicine. Here we go!

EMA for orthopedics suggesting the provider's most used treatment plansAdaptive Learning Engine and Predictive Algorithms

Our EMR system, EMA, can recognize your preferred methods and even suggest your top diagnoses and treatments, helping you save time. For example, the adaptive learning engine can remember your preferred treatment plans for knee arthritis to include viscosupplementation injections, potential for future surgery discussion, prescriptions and physical therapy helping add efficiency to your day. Ask about how it helps eliminate orthopedic templates.

All-in-one system

With Modernizing Medicine, you have the option to go beyond our orthopedic EMR system with our comprehensive healthcare IT suite. Ask about our Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management and Analytics solutions.

Automated Suggested ICD-10, CPT and Modifier Coding

EMA goes beyond simply translating or narrowing down the number of codes to select. It automatically suggests codes based on your notes and populates them onto the bill for your review as you go through the exam. Ask about Global Periods.

Built-in Orthopedic Knowledge by Practicing Orthopedists

Who knows orthopedic workflow better than an actual orthopedic 3d knees joint diagram in EMA's interactive anatomical atlas for orthopedicssurgeon? Having on-staff practicing physicians who code help make the orthopedic platform intuitive, which can help you avoid having to sift through unrelated information and fields and eliminate the need to create time-consuming templates.

Right out of the box, our orthopedic EMR, EMA, provides over 550 chief complaints; 4,750 diagnoses with ICD-10 codes; 1,950 orthopedic treatment plans and procedures. 

For any given diagnosis, EMA can help describe and offer an array of possible plans which can range from counseling, prescriptions and image ordering, to surgical procedures and physical therapy. Ask about our co-founder, team of on-staff physicians, Interactive Anatomical Atlas, user-experience (UX) and client feedback.


Continue to practice the way you want toonly more efficiently. You can customize plans, review of systems and findings to fit your orthopedic workflow and preferences. You even have the flexibility to use EMA on an iPad, desktop or both! Ask about Protocols.

Convenient Interfaces

Our orthopedic EMR interfaces with a cloud-based PACS and image management platform to give you one-click access to patient images. EMA interfaces with a physical therapy EMR to share patient information easily with the patient’s orthopedic team to help improve documentation workflows and practice efficiencies throughout the orthopedic continuum of care. Ask about our interfaces with Ambra and WebPT.

Data Driven

EMA captures actionable data, also known as structured data, to help ease repetitive data entry and track patients’ health over time. Since structured data is mineable and can be uniquely identified retrospectively, it can help when it comes to interoperability and population health. Plus, gathering such data at the point of care can help prepare you for value-based medicine in the form of MIPS and MACRA. Ask about Grand Rounds, Outcomes and Built-in MIPS Intelligence Platform.

ePA and More.

Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA)

Give yourself more time to do what you do besttreat patients. Access to ePA can help reduce prescription processing times, eliminate payer-specific portals, and prevent drug claim rejections at the pharmacy.


Help save you and your patients time. EMA automatically writes and queues new ePrescriptions based on your documentation and preferred treatments for specific diseases. You can send the chosen prescription to the patient’s preferred pharmacy with one click.


Let EMA help you view eligibility, benefits and formulary information and know the patient’s estimated out-of-pocket costs at the point of care to help reduce follow-up calls.

Prescription History.

You can easily query the patient’s medication history from certain pharmacies and view and import medications.

Enhanced Mobility

Harness the power of the cloud and have your patient data history where you go with EMA. Let disruptive and manual software updates become a thing of the past. Plus, with the native iPad-based application, engage in face-to-face discussions with your patient. Ask about our SaaS model, native iPad-based application PocketEMA™ and modmed® Kiosk. 

Like I said, many features factor into a top orthopedic EMR. Read the blueprint for even more features to review when researching the best orthopedic EMR for your practice.

Want to see EMA’s orthopedic features in action?

Ask to Learn More About These Orthopedic EMR Features in EMA

  • Adaptive Learning and Predictive Algorithms
  • All-in-one system offering
  • Analytics
  • Automated Suggested ICD-10, CPT, Modifier Coding and Global Periods
  • Built-in Orthopedic Knowledge
  • Cloud-based
  • Convenient PACS Interfaces
  • Customizable
  • Data-driven Approach
  • Drawing Board
  • ePA
  • ePrescribing
  • Formularies
  • Interactive Anatomical Atlas™
  • Interface with WebPT EMR
  • MIPS Qualified Registry
  • modmed Kiosk
  • Native iPad-based Application
  • Orthopedic-specific Support
  • Outcomes
  • Patient Education
  • Patient Portal
  • PocketEMA
  • Prescription History
  • Protocols
  • Real-time Office Flow
  • Registry Solutions
  • Tasking
Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS

Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS

Medical Director of Orthopedics at Modernizing Medicine

Dr. Jason Weisstein is the Medical Director of Orthopedics. A native of southern California, he graduated Valedictorian from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City in 1998. Simultaneous with his medical education, Dr. Weisstein received a masters of public health at Columbia University in New York, NY. He subsequently completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, and then went on to receive fellowship training at the University of Washington. Dr. Weisstein specializes in joint replacement and limb salvage surgery. His interest lies in the restoration of function in limbs that are in jeopardy, either from arthritis, tumors or other diseases. He currently serves as the Director of both the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement and the Center for Musculoskeletal Oncology at the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, Fla. He also serves as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine.

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