Today’s EHR and HIT news includes several new product announcements from OmniMD as well as customer acquisition news from MedAptus. In other news ZyDoc, a New York-based medical informatics company, announced that its Clinical Data Repository application has been selected as a finalist in the Sanofi 2013 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge
OmniMD Launches Three Cutting-Edge Software Products
OmniMD™ announced today the introduction of three new products:
- Its new revenue cycle management software, OmniRCM™, a truly superior solution for medical practices and medical billing companies
- OmniXchange™, an advanced health care interface engine
- OmniACO™, OmniMD’s suite of products for accountable care organizations (ACOs)
“OmniRCM has advanced capabilities which improve the efficiency and effectiveness of revenue cycle management,” said Divan Da’ve, CEO of OmniMD and its parent company, Integrated Systems Management, Inc. “Its unique features allow users to easily identify and implement dramatic improvements in their billing and collections processes. The percentage of claims paid on first submission can increase substantially.”
OmniRCM includes the functionality of a practice management system, from eligibility verification and billing through claims status to payment posting. In addition, its sophisticated RCM features will help medical practices and medical billing companies execute successful denial management, manage claims, reduce total accounts receivable, and expedite turnaround time from submission date to final claims resolution, increasing revenue and efficiency. Its features include electronic claim submission through four major clearinghouses, automated follow-up, and a total workflow process.
OmniXchange provides secure application-to-application messaging for the health care industry, including clinics, hospitals, EMR/EHRs, and labs. “This is the ideal solution for seamless data exchange between practices, hospitals, labs and the whole health care community,” Da’ve said.
Based on InterSystems Ensemble™ and Cache™ databases, OmniXchange supports a wide range of communications standards as well as being an advanced HL7 interface engine. It is designed for ease of use with a dashboard for monitoring and managing message flow, and allows users to add new HL7 interfaces without programming. OmniXchange can integrate with all ambulatory and hospital EHRs, lab information systems, practice management systems, e-prescribing systems and document management.
OmniACO provides the health care information services an accountable care organization needs in a single integrated platform. It includes OmniXchange for secure application-to-application messaging, OmniEHR as a repository system and patient portal, and OmniAnalytics for the tools and technology to support population health management goals.
“OmniACO has all the components an ACO needs for managing data in one platform, built to work together,” Da’ve said. “Integrating among multiple vendors can be expensive, complex and time consuming. With OmniACO the tools to gather and analyze patient health information for care coordination and population health management, and to communicate with patients, are available in one package.”
UMass Memorial Health Care Deploys MedAptus for Technical Charge Capture and Management
MedAptus® today announced that UMass Memorial Health Care is rolling-out the company’s Technical Charge Capture (Tech) software. Tech, currently live in the departments of rheumatology and oncology at UMass Memorial Medical Center, helps to standardize the outpatient facility billing process by automating charge creation and operational management across the ambulatory care team.
UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest health care system in central and western Massachusetts, and the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The five-hospital system employs 12,530 individuals and has approximately 1,700 affiliated physicians.
With 1.4 million annual outpatient visits, UMass Memorial Health Care required a technical coding and billing process that was simple for clinicians to manage, effective for compliance and also promoted payment timeliness. This is why the organization sought a proven technology solution. Given that the MedAptus Tech product was created expressly for large outpatient hospitals eager to eliminate manual entry and reconciliation processes whilst leveraging existing system investments, the fit with UMass Memorial’s needs was a good one.
“With more services shifting from the inpatient arena to the ambulatory environment, it is imperative for organizations such as ours to be efficient and effective in our billing operations. Clinical and administrative staff alike have adopted MedAptus because it simplifies technical coding of both procedure and E&M levels, and in a fashion that applies professional charge components for full compliance and streamlined workflows,” said George Brenckle, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, UMass Memorial Health Care. “The deployment of MedAptus at our pilot departments has been successful and we are now gearing up for an enterprise roll-out to 100 other areas.”
MedAptus Tech is populated by two inbound data feeds at UMass Memorial – the first interface brings over appointment data and the second feed brings in professional charges as generated by the organization’s Allscripts EMR. Once the latter data enters MedAptus Tech, the patented software translates the interfaced professional charge data into a facility component, greatly simplifying the process of split-billing for UMass Memorial. For procedural-only visits such as vaccinations, those are entered directly into MedAptus Tech since those visits have no corresponding professional component.
“The implementation of our Tech solution at UMass Memorial has been an exciting project for MedAptus. We have enjoyed the opportunity to help a very large institution, in our backyard no less, improve upon manual processes that otherwise would require significant, and increasing, administrative resources. With ICD-10 quickly approaching, the timing could not be better for UMass Memorial to fully deploy our software and eliminate paper from the outpatient coding workflow. As more and more outpatient centers convert to “provider-based” status we expect the Tech integration model deployed at UMass Memorial will intrigue other large groups looking to make improvements to how they execute split-billing,” said Jeffrey Pagnini, MedAptus Vice President of Account Management.
ZyDoc’s MediSapien Clinical Data Repository Selected as a 2013 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge Finalist
ZyDoc a New York-based medical informatics company, is pleased to announce that its MediSapien™ Clinical Data Repository application has been selected as one of five finalists in the Sanofi 2013 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge – Prove It! (http://www.redesigningdata.com). MediSapien, an enterprise-class web-based platform that accepts isolated silos of unstructured data, empowers healthcare analytics and is highly customizable for diabetes management. Following a three-day Innovators’ Bootcamp, the ZyDoc technical team will work with Data Design Diabetes mentors to prepare the MediSapien CDR for a live demonstration at Health Datapalooza IV, June 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
ZyDoc’s selection for the 2013 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge – Prove It! comes on the heels of another significant achievement for the company, an NIH SBIR grant for a research study, “Applying NLP to Free Text as an EHR Data Capture Method to Improve EHR Usability,” with participation by Columbia University.
According to ZyDoc Chairman James Maisel, MD, “ZyDoc is proving the efficiency and usability of dictation for structured data extraction and EHR insertion with our research grant. We are demonstrating the power of the MediSapien platform in real-world clinical settings. The combined ZyDoc and MediSapien platforms are currently being installed to fulfill a competitive RFP for a state psychiatric institute and are being integrated with several leading EHRs. As an Innovation Challenge finalist, we are pleased to collaborate with Redesigning Data and Health Datapalooza IV on focused efforts to improve health care for diabetics.”
Dr. Maisel, who is also founder and CEO of the Retina Group of New York, has cared for thousands of diabetic patients. “As a retinal specialist,” explains Maisel, “I have an extensive insight into the needs of the health care system for diabetes prevention, education, disease management, and coordination of care. Diabetes is a chronic disease that severely impacts millions of Americans and is becoming much more prevalent. We must improve outcomes, quality of care and control costs.
“The utility, power and flexibility of the MediSapien platform make it highly customizable for focus on diabetic health care,” continues Maisel. “We hope to fulfill the potential of the ZyDoc documentation and MediSapien knowledge management platforms by working with channel partners from the transcription, EHR, revenue cycle management and analytic arenas to enhance their functionality with rich text and highly structured granular data with standardized messages and seamless interoperability. We anticipate integrating many workflow-specific diabetic applications that will be able to extract relevant data elements from MediSapien and also use the platform to incorporate newly acquired patient-specific input into structured patient records.”