ClearHealth

Short Name: 
ClearHealth

ClearHealth is a comprehensive practice management and EMR system incorporating the key categories of functionality for scheduling, patient registration, electronic medical records and CPOE, electronic and paper billing, and SQL reporting. As an open source reference implementation of several interoperability protocols ClearHealth has support for working with data in HL7 [8] and Continuity of Care Record (CCR) formats.
The ClearHealth system is fully compliant with HIPAA security provisions [9]

Written in the PHP language and capable of running on most server configurations, windows, Linux or Mac OS X, under Apache and MySQL (LAMP), ClearHealth is compliant with the expectations of most Open Source web-based systems. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ClearHealth)

Standards: CCR, DICOM, HIPAA, HL7, XML

ClearHealth has taken the powerful VistA EMR system which powers the Veterans Administration health network and modernized it. With added, seamless, scheduling and billing WebVista offers the only fully comprehensive VistA based system in a cost-effective, Web 2.0 package. Utilize all of the capabilities from a standard web browser.

The product comes into two version: Office and Avantage. The main difference is the amount of encounters the Office version can handle i.e. 10,000 while Advantage can handle >10,000 encounters. The following are the features of both as lifted from the official website itself:

The ClearHealth medical suite now offers a next generation set of capabilities to practices large and small. ClearHealth is a fully comprehensive system encompassing all of the following features.

Scheduling: Full Featured Scheduling & Calendars

Appointment Rules

Find First
Schedule Optimizer
Complex Schedules
Rooms & Resources
Multi-facility Support
Registration
Full Featured Patient Registration
Automated Eligibility
Participation Programs
Referral Tracking
Statistics
Duplicate Detection
De-duplication

EMR
Health Status Alerts
Patient Dashboard
Encounters
Allergies
Social History
Problem List
IHI Self Management Goals
Medical History
Clinical Summary
Real-time Lab Results
Electronic Lab Ordering
LOINC Code Support
Patient Pictures
Barcode Generation
Barcode Scanning and Workflows
Decision Support
SOAP
Drawover Images
ID Cards/Magstrip support
Patient Portal/History from Home
PDF Forms
PDF Reports
Labels
On-demand Superbill/forms
CCR Records
Specialty Configurations
SNOMED
LiveBookmarks/Worklists/RSS Feeds
Data sharing/Patient Portal
Mobility
Mobile Devices
iPhone
Blackberry
RSS Feeds
Billing
Electronic ERA
Electronic Submission (X12)
Realtime status
Realtime eligbility
Paper claims
PDF Specialty Forms
Accounts Receivable
Reporting
Custom Superbill/Electronic Superbill
Reporting
User definable reports
PDF templates
Excel/CSV exports
Datasource Exports
SQL Support
Specialty Modules
OBGYN
Chiropractic
Urology
Oncology
DME
Home Health
Mental Health
Integration
HL7
CCR
Web Services
Timed import/export
XML
Technology
Web-based
Easy of deployment
Remote access
ASP/Hosted Configuration

Short Description: 
A comprehensive practice management and EMR system incorporating the key categories of functionality for scheduling, patient registration, electronic medical records and CPOE, electronic and paper billing, and SQL reporting
Application Type: 
EMR
Application Type: 
PMS
Development
Latest Version: 
2.0
Latest Version Date: 
2007-09-14
Development Stage: 

Professional service version (ClearHealth Inc.) released 2.0 as of 14 Sept. 2007
Community version released 3.0 (Developer preview) as of June 22, 2010

Licensing/Access
Licensing Mode: 
GPL
Means of Acquiring Software: 
Download
Reviews: 

ClearHealth is Open source EMR and clinic management software , focuses on the most needed big five features: Medical Billing, Medical Accounts Recievable, Scheduling, Access Control, and EMR . (http://www.goomedic.com/clearhealth.html);

An article entitled, "Introduction to ClearHealth" posted by David Uhlman on Thu 2nd Jun 2005 17:41 UTC URL http://www.osnews.com/story/10740/Introduction_to_ClearHealth/page1/

A study made on Vista and ClearHealth is available on this site:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/28m1t1k71142n21m/ (only abstract is available; the full text access will require payment)
A review by the California Health Foundation is found here: http://www.chcf.org/resources/download.aspx?id=%7B905B88C8-EC65-4CF0-886...

Timestamp: 
2010-07-06 02:24:40