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Dr. Byron Cotton of Kids & Teens Primary Healthcare of Atlanta
Dr. Prakash Desai of Cobb Pediatric Associates
Dr. Thomas Mahon of Snellville Pediatrics
Atlanta Magazine’s “Top Doctors” issue includes 165 physicians from 45 specialties. Castle Connolly, a New York based health research company, relied on a rigorous screening process to ask a randomly selected sample of local board-certified physicians who they would send their own children to for medical care.
Drs. Cotton, Mahon, and Desai’s impressive achievement prompted me to do some additional research into use of the EncounterPRO Pediatric EMR in Atlanta and Georgia.
I found this undated Clinical Information Technology Survey (archived here as well) conducted by the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Of approximately 100 respondents, 28 used an EMR, of which 40% used the EncounterPRO Pediatric EMR. There were only three other EMRs used more than once, and they were used by only 10%, 7%, and 7% of the survey respondents respectively. Atlanta is a sophisticated medical and information technology market. Word of mouth as to which EMR to get is important, so I think this survey reflects extremely well on the EncounterPRO Pediatric EMR.
I am also reminded that several years ago M.D. News, a local magazine for physicians, conducted a survey of Georgia EMR companies and deemed the EncounterPRO EHR workflow management system the top EMR in Georgia. They subsequently did the excellent article “Wired! How Electronic Medical Records Have Transformed Duluth Pediatrician Jeffrey Cooper’s Practice”.
To do well in Georgia, whether you are a pediatrician or develop and market a pediatric EMR, is to do well in a state that does a lot of things rather well. We are both a beneficiary of, and contributor to, Atlanta and Georgia’s unique workforce, infrastructure, and business climate:
Best Managed State in the Southeast
No. 1 in U.S. for Workforce Training
Most Inexpensive U.S. City to Do Business
Second Fastest Growing City in America
Fastest–growing Port in the US (that’s sea, not internet, port!)
To which I’d like to modestly add:
Home of the Best (and Only) Pediatric EMR Workflow System