Aprima Medical Software has reported that Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Brandon, Florida, a two-provider podiatry practice, purchased Aprima’s EHR through Tampa-based Doctor’s Administrative Solutions (DAS).

In addition to being a certified Aprima reseller, DAS assists physicians in selecting and implementing new technologies to help streamline workflows. Specialists went live with Aprima following a 60 day implementation period.

During the process, DAS converted the practice’s paper-based patient records to remotely hosted electronic records.

DAS offers clients unlimited training and implementation support as a cornerstone of its philosophy. This approach allows the practice to make use of additional training as it becomes experienced with the system, or when bringing on a new employee.

In addition, DAS provides off-site hosting of patient and practice information in its secure data center. The center is hurricane Category 4 rated with backup generators and redundancy.

An advantage of DAS’s off-site approach is that the practice does not have to worry about maintaining the technology it would otherwise have to handle in its own office.

Brandi Johnson, co-founder, said: “DAS and Aprima’s EHR have been instrumental in organizing our office scheduling, availability of office notes for our office staff and in minimizing time to complete patient notes.”

The company claims that unlike template-based EHRs that force individual providers to conform to practice-wide standards while satisfying no one, Aprima’s template-free electronic health record software enables providers to follow their own protocols.

Its adaptive learning feature speeds adoption and deployment, a critical capability as medical practices seek to meet ‘meaningful use’ standards for government stimulus fund reimbursements.