IRVINE, Calif., May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kareo, the leading provider of clinical and business management software for independent medical practices, today announced their placement at the top of the “Leaders” category in a new data-driven evaluation of electronic medical records (EMR) software suppliers. Released by Software Advice and Gartner, the “FrontRunners” analysis identified products in the EMR and EHR (electronic health records) software market that offer the best capability and value for medical practices.

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“We’re honored that our EHR, Kareo Clinical, received the top score in the FrontRunners ranking,” said Dan Rodrigues, founder and CEO of Kareo. “It’s been our goal from the beginning to make it easier for providers to deliver high-quality care by offering them user friendly, affordable, and comprehensive software. It’s especially gratifying to know that the FrontRunners score is based on customer evaluations. We work hard to build strong relationships with the healthcare providers we serve, listening to their needs and developing the tools to help their practices thrive.”

See more details about the FrontRunners report and about Kareo’s top-ranking EHR.

The FrontRunners contenders were evaluated and given a score for the Capability (x-axis) and Value (y-axis) brought to users, and then slotted into quadrants representing “Leaders,” “Masters,” “Pacesetters,” and “Contenders.” Overall, 63 separate software providers were evaluated, with the top 31 identified as FrontRunners.

Kareo placed in the upper right “Leaders” quadrant, reserved for all-around strong products offering the highest value and capability in that market, according to Software Advice. (See Figure 1.)

Notably, the FrontRunners evaluation included an extensive set of core capabilities, including charting/patient records, order entry, decision support, automated coding assistance, care plans, reporting/analytics and ONC-ATCB certification, as well as at least one of the following: clinical interoperability or a patient portal. They also identified these additional features that medical practices may consider when deciding on EMR/EHR software: patient scheduling, medical billing, claims scrubbing, claims management, e-prescribing, handwriting recognition, patient eligibility checks, statements and collections and voice recognition.

The Capability Score is an overall weighted average of scores including end-user ratings of product functionality, ease of use, customer support, key functionality, and the number of other products that integrates with it.

The Value Score is an overall weighted average of scores including end-user ratings on satisfaction with the product, how valuable they consider the product relative to its price, and how likely they are to recommend the product to others, as well as scores for the size of the product’s customer base, the number of professionals who have experience with the product, the total number of user reviews across three Gartner web properties, and the average number of times per month that internet users search for this product on Google.

“Kareo is extremely easy to navigate for any physician, mid-level provider, and clinic staff,” said Kareo user Lee Peter Bee, DO, Internal Medicine. “The interface is extremely intuitive, simple, with built-in and customizable templates that allow you and your staff to complete the intake, history, physical, and charting in minutes. Most of all, it is built for mobile and desktop platforms. My staff and I can access Kareo EHR on our mobile phones, PDAs, iPads, or Google-based pads with ease.

“The integrated billing features, electronic prescriptions, along with integrations with various laboratory and diagnostic test centers make Kareo a complete EHR solution for a small to mid-size practice,” continued Dr. Bee. “It is not easy to impress me, having built the entire IT infrastructure myself for my own practice and for several medical practices around the country. Kareo's cloud-based EHR system makes it easy for migration, conversion and implementation, without having to upgrade to expensive server systems.”

Additional information on Kareo Clinical and its placement on the FrontRunners’ report is available here, and the complete FrontRunners analysis is available here.

About Kareo
Kareo is the only cloud-based complete medical technology platform purpose-built to meet the unique needs of independent practices. Today Kareo helps over 40,000 providers in all 50 states run more efficient and profitable practices, while delivering outstanding patient care. The Kareo technology platform is the first to help independent practices find more patients, manage their care with a fully certified and easy-to-use EHR, and get paid quickly all in one complete and integrated package. Kareo has received extensive industry recognition, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 5000 and Black Book's #1 Integrated EHR, Practice Management and Medical Billing vendor. Kareo's growth further demonstrates the expansion and vitality of the independent practice market in the U.S. With offices across the country, Kareo’s mission is to help independent practices succeed in an ever-changing healthcare market. More information can be found at

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