ClearPractice, a provider of innovative software solutions for physicians and medical groups, announced today its strategic partnership with Prognosis Health Information Systems, a provider of healthcare information technology to rural and community hospitals. The partnership brings to market the first and only integrated SaaS-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rural and community hospitals and their affiliated physicians.
“There has been a glaring need within the rural and community hospital market for a robust, yet affordable enterprise EMR solution delivered via the Cloud,” said Joel Andersen, President of ClearPractice. “Via this solution, hospitals and physicians now have secure and timely access to critical patient information creating a highly coordinated and collaborative patient care environment.”
Cloud computing enables healthcare constituencies to cut back on the upfront expense and hassle associated with buying and maintaining software and computer equipment. Through a single-point, web-connection, ClearPractice and Prognosis are joining forces to help physicians and hospitals eliminate the expense of developing and managing on-premise infrastructure, servers, networks and the interfaces needed to share information between one another.
“As meaningful use unfolds, it will become increasingly important for hospitals to seamlessly share information with physicians in the community. This partnership makes it easy for hospitals and medical practices to exchange clinical data without having to worry about cumbersome, complicated interfaces. Providers can simply zero in on what’s important – sharing the clinical data that will improve care,” said Ramsey Evans, CEO of Prognosis Health Information Systems.
The first initiative resulting from this partnership, Faith Community Hospital in Jacksboro, Texas and the Jack County Medical Clinic is undergoing full implementation of the integrated electronic medical records system, allowing the seamless exchange of information from in-patient to ambulatory environments and back again.
“As a small hospital with an associated physician practice, we needed a single solution to help us with our EMR needs that was easy to use and cost-effective,” said Marion Thurman, Director of IT & HIPAA Compliance of Faith Community Hospital. “This solution is not only easy to use and cost-effective, but it also allows us to streamline our communications so we can provide better care for our patients.”