PulseEHR vs. UpToDate

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PulseEHR
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
PulseEHR, from Pulse Systems in Kansas City, is what the vendor describes as a configurable EHR system meant to accommodate a specific practice's needs.N/A
UpToDate
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
UpToDate from Wolters Kluwer supports clinician decisioning with instant access to drug information, patient data, diagnosis support, and shareable data for patient information.N/A
Pricing
PulseEHRUpToDate
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PulseEHRUpToDate
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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PulseEHRUpToDate
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PulseEHRUpToDate
Billing and Claims Management
Comparison of Billing and Claims Management features of Product A and Product B
PulseEHR
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
UpToDate
5.0
1 Ratings
42% below category average
Real-time eligibility verification10.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Claims management10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Coding10.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Financial Reporting10.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Patient billing00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Patient Scheduling
Comparison of Patient Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
PulseEHR
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
UpToDate
4.0
1 Ratings
66% below category average
Automated appointment reminders10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-location support10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Calendar interface00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Electronic Medical Records
Comparison of Electronic Medical Records features of Product A and Product B
PulseEHR
5.9
1 Ratings
21% below category average
UpToDate
-
Ratings
Charting / document management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Templates10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Patient portal1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile/tablet support1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Fax integration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow automation4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Speech recognition3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
E-prescribing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Medical Security and Privacy
Comparison of Medical Security and Privacy features of Product A and Product B
PulseEHR
9.5
1 Ratings
13% above category average
UpToDate
2.3
1 Ratings
114% below category average
HIPAA compliance10.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Role-based permission levels8.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Data backups and redundancy10.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Local mode / networking failsafe10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow and Scale
Comparison of Workflow and Scale features of Product A and Product B
PulseEHR
8.0
1 Ratings
2% above category average
UpToDate
4.7
1 Ratings
50% below category average
Task tracking10.01 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Specialty-specific workflows6.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Multi-office / multi-physician capabilities8.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
PulseEHRUpToDate
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PulseEHRUpToDate
Likelihood to Recommend
Pulse Systems
Small clinics (less that 10 providers) would benefit from this product
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Wolters Kluwer
  • On patient rounds (working with the medical team and providing them updates on various therapies
  • Answering drug information questions (MDs questions that may need further review and response)
  • Updating lecture material (ensuring upToDate data)
  • Patient education utility (ensuring appropriate and up to date patient information)
  • Not useful for a comprehensive clinical review e.g. writing a paper, but it is not designed for that function
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Pros
Pulse Systems
  • The scheduling and template system
  • Reporting
  • Making the system unique to users
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Wolters Kluwer
  • List relevant information on various diseases and conditions.
  • Summarize pertinent information.
  • Easy navigation across information and subjects.
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Cons
Pulse Systems
  • Up to date use of the Documentation side of the EHR
  • The patient portal side of the EHR needs to be fully implemented
  • After updates we have issues or errors.
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Wolters Kluwer
  • The app is sometimes a bit hard to use
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Support Rating
Pulse Systems
No answers on this topic
Wolters Kluwer
UpToDate provides evidence-based, currently relevant medical information in an easy and clear method. The software has directly helped me stay up to date in medical treatments and new information on etiology of diseases. This information has directly and positively improved my care and treatments for various musculoskeletal conditions and diseases.
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Alternatives Considered
Pulse Systems
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Wolters Kluwer
UpToDate offers a much more comprehensive tool when compared with Epocrates. Although both provide good drug references UpToDate goes far beyond the Epocrates tool in terms of clinical disease diagnostic data.
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Return on Investment
Pulse Systems
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Wolters Kluwer
  • Improves patient care.
  • Improves provider treatment plans.
  • Updates clinical standards and treatment options.
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