Today’s EHR and HIT news includes vendor acquisition news from SRS as well as two partnership announcements – one between ACOM Health and ClearGage and the second between Activ Doctors Online and OrthoNOW.
East Bay Eye Specialists Selects the SRS Cloud EHR to Achieve Benefits of SRS EHR With Reduced Up-Front Costs
SRS has announced that East Bay Eye Specialists has selected the certified SRS Cloud? EHR for its ophthalmologists. The SRS Cloud? EHR is a hosted EHR solution that provides a safe, secure, and highly available work environment with around-the-clock access to patient information from anywhere without the costs associated with purchasing hardware and maintaining IT support.
“As part of our due diligence process, we spoke with and visited physicians and staff at ophthalmology practices using the SRS EHR, and received consistently positive feedback about the technology, the company, and the level of service provided,” says Richard Lee, M.D., East Bay Eye Specialists. “Hearing the high level of satisfaction, witnessing the efficient clinical workflow that SRS facilitates, and seeing how efficiently data is captured for meaningful use assured us that the SRS EHR was the right technology for our practice.”
“It was important to us that the SRS EHR seamlessly integrates with diagnostic equipment and with our practice management system, so that our clinical and business applications are easily and efficiently accessible,” says Melanie Hom, M.D., East Bay Eye Specialists.
ACOM Health Now Makes Healthcare and Treatment Planning More Available to Chiropractic Patients and Their Physicians
ACOM Health has established a marketing and integration agreement with ClearGage which will provide ACOM Health clients with access to ClearGage’s portfolio of payment solutions which include credit card processing, virtual check payments, and patient financing.
“ACOM Health is pleased to provide its clients the suite of ClearGage payment solutions. With ClearGage, ACOM Health clients have access to payment tools and options allowing them to process point-of-sale, one-time payments for co-pays and to accept payments online. We see a huge benefit on the financing side, as patients will now be able to get the chiropractic care they need at the prescribed frequency. As a result, ACOM Health clients will now see increased practice revenue from patients who have previously forgone care or had left the practice due to finances,” said Mark Firmin, general manager of ACOM Health.
“This ClearGage partnership is well aligned to ACOM Health’s core healthcare business mission as we continue to provide our clients with the right tools to help them to extend the maximum in patient care, that drive practice capacity and growth, and that enable them to maintain a competitive edge,” added ACOM Solutions CEO and President Patrick McMahon.
“It’s no secret it is getting harder for patients to afford the care they need. In today’s healthcare market, and especially in the Chiropractic space, the increase in patient out-of-pocket expense is having a dramatic impact on utilization, patient wellness, and provider revenue. Through our relationship with ACOM Health, their clients will now have direct access to a suite of financial and payment solutions,” said Chip Hunziker, president and CEO, ClearGage, Inc.
Activ Doctors Online Partners with Orthopedic Urgent Care Franchise
Activ Doctors Online, a telemedicine innovator has announced a partnership with OrthoNOW, an orthopedic urgent care practice that provides immediate care on a walk-in basis for patients with sprains, broken bones and other orthopedic-related injuries. OrthoNOW will offer Personal Health Records (PHRs) and E-Consultations to patients through ACTIV’s PHR Platinum package.
ACTIV’s PHR Platinum will allow OrthoNOW patients to track and access their medical records and health information securely at ActivDoctorsOnline.com. Using the added Medical Records Assistance (MRA) feature, OrthoNOW patients can also have the system request and upload data on their behalf from selected physicians.
Empowered by access to medical records, ACTIV’s PHR Platinum also offers OrthoNOW patients the option of making routine check-ups through e-consultations rather than by a visit to the doctor’s office, which can be inconvenient and costly for some. OrthoNOW in Miami sees roughly 6,000 follow-up patients a year, with franchises planned to open in up to 13 states in the short term. E-consults help to manage the patient healthcare costs and scheduling challenges of a continuous treatment plan.
“OrthoNOW recognizes that advances in how doctors and patients communicate have valuable benefits in establishing new relationships and in efficiently managing care throughout long-term treatment,” said Dr. Alejandro Badia, Chief Medical Officer of OrthoNOW. “Activ Doctors Online gives our patients access to the right information about their health and the ability to carry out a treatment plan, at their convenience, with our specialist physicians.”
“This is an exemplary partnership that illustrates how Activ Doctors is empowering people with control over their health destiny,” said Activ Doctors Online Founder and Chief Executive Officer Florent Monssoh. “OrthoNOW patients will save time and money while producing the best possible outcomes for health conditions that are often quite serious. We are also honored to have Dr. Badia, a world renowned orthopedist, as an integral part of our global network of specialists.”
To find out more about how organizations and consumers can take control of their health destiny through Activ Doctors Online’s Web-based information and telemedicine platform, call 888-51-ACTIV or visit www.activdoctorsonline.com.