MACHESNEY PARK, Ill., Jan. 31, 2017 — Practice Velocity’s electronic medical record—VelociDoc®—has again been rated #1 Category Leader for Urgent Care in the 2017 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report.

KLAS, the independent research company that monitors vendor performance in the healthcare industry, collected feedback from healthcare providers nationwide to conduct the impartial review. Practice Velocity’s EMR and practice management software was rated highest in the urgent care category.

“Enhancements like Chartlet, which enables providers to document the most common urgent care conditions in as quickly as 40 seconds, set Practice Velocity’s software apart from its competitors by enabling urgent care centers to get patients in and out more quickly,” said Founder ad CEO Dr. David Stern.

“The Best in KLAS report celebrates and recognizes vendors who have made significant strides to improve healthcare while addressing changes like payment reform and the shift to population health. The KLAS team applauds your efforts and acknowledges your commitment to innovation and achievement,” said Adam Gale, President of KLAS. “As the years go by, we are continually humbled by the number of providers who share their experiences with us; they make all our reports, especially our Best in KLAS report, possible.”

In urgent care centers, patients cite wait time as the number one complaint and physician labor is the top expense. By offering the fastest charting solution on the market, Practice Velocity enables providers to spend more face-to-face time with patients and less time documenting visits. “Thus, Practice Velocity contributes to a higher level of medical care and patient satisfaction in urgent care centers,” Stern said.

“Practice Velocity continues to evolve its software and service offerings with the changing urgent care market, adding features and functionality in response to client needs that enable urgent care centers to more efficiently utilize providers and staff, seeing more patients per hour, while improving the overall patient experience by reducing wait times,” added Alan Ayers, Practice Velocity’s VIce President of Strategic Initiatives.

When asked how Practice Velocity has continued to stay on top in the KLAS review since the urgent care category was included in 2014, Chief Technology Officer Greg Wentz said:

“Urgent care is all about patient throughput, customer service, and provider and staff efficiency. Practice Velocity addresses all three through its fully integrated practice management and EMR solution that includes added functionality including a patient portal, credit card pre-authorization, online bill pay, full occupational medicine capabilities, and integration with enterprise EMR systems in hospital and multi-specialty applications.”

About Practice Velocity
Practice Velocity, LLC, is the leading supplier of software and electronic medical records (EMR) for urgent care centers. In addition to operating the largest billing service company for urgent care, Practice Velocity has over 1,200 implementations of EMR, medical coding, online patient registration, and practice management software in all 50 states. For more information, go to practicevelocity.com.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services and medical equipment to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. To learn more about KLAS and our reports, visit www.KLASresearch.com.