Case Study

Dr. Josh Waltzman Seamlessly Opens a New Practice With Help From the Plastic Surgery EMR System, EMA™

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The Goals

  • Select an EMR designed for plastic surgery
  • Eliminate sifting through unrelated information
  • Increase documentation speed and accuracy
  • Access patient records when away from the office

Key Benefits Experienced

  • Plastic surgery electronic medical record (EMR) system
  • Ease of use aids in smooth transition
  • Intuitive technology saves time
  • Cloud EMR platform allows for mobility creating efficiencies

Cloud EMR provides added mobility and practice efficiency.

EMA anticipates the way I would think about a problem and elegantly tailors the information to help me present a solution. I don’t have to sift through extraneous information that I wouldn’t need in my notes, which saves me time. For routine post-operative and common office visits, I can easily complete a note in EMA in one to two minutes, which is much faster that writing a note from scratch.” 

‒ JOSH WALTZMAN, MD

Background

Dr. Josh Waltzman, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, completed his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic with a goal to open to his own practice in Long Beach, Calif. He knew from the initial planning stages that he wanted an EMR system and he didn’t have to search long for the right solution.

Dr. Waltzman shares, “Because a plastic surgery EMR system for my practice was a must, I began keeping my eyes open to what the market had to offer. I first noticed Modernizing Medicine’s plastic surgery EMR system, EMA, in an advertisement in one of the plastic surgery publications. The native iPad-based application really appealed to me so I scheduled a demonstration and was instantly impressed. Unlike other hospital-based systems I had experienced during my medical training, EMA is designed for plastic surgery and cloud-based, which are undeniably huge benefits. I researched a few additional options but EMA was the only system I seriously considered, which made for an easy decision.”

“EMA proved to be an easy to use system because I simultaneously completed online trainings while building my brand new office space. The intuitive interface and medical knowledge it brings forth made for a simple transition. I was successfully able to document my first patients with EMA and never looked back.”

In-depth Medical Content Makes Documenting a Breeze

EMA was designed by practicing plastic surgeons that understand the workflow and detail required for treating patients. This aspect enables Dr. Waltzman to complete his clinical documentation within minutes.

“You can tell that plastic surgeons have been involved in the development because EMA anticipates the way I would think about a problem and elegantly tailors the information to help me present a solution. I don’t have to sift through extraneous information that I wouldn’t need in my notes, which saves me time. For routine post operative and common office visits, I can easily complete a note in EMA in one to two minutes, which is much faster than writing a note from scratch. The adaptive learning technology has made my documentation faster without having to sacrifice detail.”

Easily Accessible, Cloud-based Technology

The benefits of a cloud-based system are abundant, which is why it was a crucial component to Dr. Waltzman’s EHR system. With EMA, he now has the ability to securely access patient information in real time, from virtually anywhere.

“We have so much flexibility because EMA is a cloud-based platform. When I am away from the office, I can easily look up patient information using my iPad, iPhone or laptop, which makes me very efficient,” Dr. Waltzman shared. “I have found the most useful application to be PocketEMA™, a native smartphone version of EMA, which is accessible from my iPhone and makes writing a prescription or looking up a patient note extremely quick and easy. I also love the mobility the iPad presents. I can interact with my patients by using the drawing tool to show where the incisions will be placed or manipulate body images by using the 3D layered Interactive Anatomical Atlas™.”

“EMA is the only plastic surgery EMR system I’ve used in my practice and hopefully it will be the last. Here’s to continued success.”

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