Today’s EHR and HIT News includes an update from Intelerad Medical Systems on their latest KLAS rating, customer acquisition news from Practice Velocity and the news that digiChart’s founder, Dr. William Bates, is stepping down from his position as chairman to pursue other interests.
Intelerad’s InteleOne Solution Receives High Marks from KLAS
Intelerad Medical Systems has announced that their InteleOne® solution has received an overall grade of A- in the KLAS research report InteleOne: A KLAS Innovation Review. The report was written by KLAS analysts, with the findings based on a comprehensive series of interviews conducted with InteleOne customers.
“We are quite pleased with the high marks that InteleOne received from KLAS,” said Randall Oka, President and CEO, Intelerad. “InteleOne’s original goal was to improve radiology practices’ efficiency by streamlining medical imaging workflows from disparate PACS, HIS, RIS, and EMRs into a unified reading solution. As this KLAS report clearly demonstrates, InteleOne’s features and benefits have helped us achieve that goal and provide a solid ROI for our customers.”
Amongst the key findings in the report, InteleOne customers reported improvements in efficiency and workflow, with over 70% seeing a good or excellent ROI. Furthermore, over 60% of customers have seen improved customer relationships. In terms of integration, KLAS validated that InteleOne currently interfaces with 36 different PACS, RIS and EMR solutions.
“For years customers have recognized Intelerad as an industry leader in the ambulatory PACS market. Early adopters are also recognizing Intelerad for its development of InteleOne with optimism,” said Ben Brown of KLAS. “While IT interfacing expertise is one of the technical keys to success with InteleOne, radiology groups are touting that this interoperable enterprise imaging workflow platform is increasing productivity, improving patient care, client relationships and creating opportunities to grow their business.”
digiChart’s Bates To Become Chairman Emeritus
digiChart today announced that William Bates, M.D., will become Chairman Emeritus of the company, stepping down from his current role as Chairman to pursue other business interests including teaching. Dr. Bates founded digiChart in 1999, and the company has grown to become the nation’s leading provider of specialty-specific OB-GYN electronic health record and practice management system solutions. Dr. Bates will assume his new role effective October 31, 2012.
Phil Suiter, digiChart CEO, said, “We want to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Bates for his leadership during the formative years of the company. He has helped digiChart remain the leader as the only exclusive women’s health EHR. We thank Dr. Bates for his many years of service and work at digiChart, and we all wish him only the best as he pursues his passions of teaching and consulting to businesses.”
Practice Velocity Now Serving Customers in All 50 States
“We chose Practice Velocity for our EMR because of their tremendous experience in the industry. They presented a well-organized product with great functionality and we are confident we will receive wonderful customer service,” said Lesley Wilkinson, RN and BHUC’s Practice Manager. BHUC is owned and operated by Black Hills Surgical Hospital (BHSH); a physician owned surgical hospital also located in Rapid City. BHUC offers a state-of-the-art facility with: private treatment rooms, advanced equipment, peaceful lobby and operating hours seven days a week to provide quick attention for non-emergency incidences.
“We recognized an opportunity to fulfill a need for weekend and night hours not currently covered in the medical industry in the Rapid City area. At BHSH we are known for our exceptional customer service and are looking forward to continue this tradition in our urgent care facility,” explained Wilkinson. Patients will have the convenience of quick and comforting care in a welcoming setting.
David Stern, MD, CEO of Practice Velocity noted: “We are delighted to help urgent care centers provide urgent care services in all 50 states. We are, also, happy to be a part of bringing convenient and timely access to healthcare to Rapid City, SD.”