Today’s EHR and HIT News includes updates from MaxMD on their recent affiliation with the Tennessee Health eShare Direct Project, Black Box ranking news from Quest Diagnostics Care360, and partnership news between iSALUS Healthcare and Billnet Solutions.
MaxMD Announces Affiliation with the Tennessee Health eShare Direct Project
MaxMD, a secure information technology company, and an EHNAC accredited HISP was accepted as an approved vendor into the Tennessee Health eShare Direct Project. The Tennessee Health eShare Direct Project promotes the implementation of the Direct Project, which provides a simple way for healthcare professionals to send authenticated, encrypted health information directly to known, trusted recipients over the Internet.
MaxMD was selected on the basis of their Direct messaging functionality and framework. As an accredited HISP, MaxMD clients are eligible to receive incentive payments offered in Tennessee for the use of Direct messaging. MaxMD boasts a full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for HISP, CA and RA from DirectTrust.org and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).
“We are very excited to be working with MaxMD’s extensive product suite for the Direct Project,” said Amanda King, Manager, Direct Project of tnREC. “MaxMD was a natural choice for the Tennessee Health eShare Direct Project, not only because of their HISP accreditation, but also because of their reputation for providing interoperable, easy-to-use products that facilitate patient engagement.”
Quest Diagnostics Care360 is Top EHR, as Ranked by Doctors in 2013 Black Book Survey
Quest Diagnostics has announced that its Care360 cloud-based electronic health record has ranked number one in several categories in the Black Book 2013 Rankings of EHRs in the replacement market. The ranking is based on polling and surveys of 2,880 physicians in the United States interested in replacing their current EHR with a more advanced system.
Care360 ranked number one in overall satisfaction across all physician practices, practice sizes and specialties. This ranking includes assessments of EHR functionality, innovation and Meaningful Use. The system also ranked number one for mobile innovation and access, and received the highest possible score of ‘A’ in each of all seven categories evaluated, including interoperability and connectivity.
A summary of the report, “2013 State of the Ambulatory Electronic Health Records Replacement Market,” is available here.
“Eighty-eight percent of all surveyed physician practices evaluating EHR replacement options cited Care360 as meeting or exceeding their requirements, particularly in the areas of system usability and innovation, regardless of their current vendor,” said Doug Brown, managing partner of Black Book. “As providers look beyond basic EHR platforms to the more complex requirements surrounding Stage 2 and Stage 3 of Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchanges, ICD-10, and Accountable Care initiatives, they increasingly require solutions with flexible, robust data sharing capabilities that can help them achieve their business goals. Care360’s high marks in our survey suggest it is well regarded as an option by providers seeking to upgrade their current EHR with a more advanced offering.”
“The Care360 EHR was easy to implement,” said Emilia E. Murray, M.D., of Naples, Florida, whose internal medicine practice switched to Care360 after trying two other EHR systems. “Because it’s cloud-based, it is very user-friendly and very reasonably priced. Care360 is accessible from the office, hospital, or home and the iPad application is very helpful. I was able to achieve Meaningful Use within a few months of setting up Care360 EHR.”
iSALUS Healthcare Expands Revenue Cycle Management Services with Billnet Solutions
iSALUS Healthcare and Billnet Solutions have announced their partnership to offer medical practices a suite of services to include OfficeEMR(TM) along with Medical Billing and Revenue Cycle Management services throughout Florida and greater southeast region.
With over 15 years of experience, Billnet Solutions has expertise providing Medical Billing and Revenue Cycle Management services to a number of different medical specialties with a variety of payers – locally, regionally and nationally to include managed care organizations. With an already established client base in the South Florida market, iSALUS recognizes Billnet as an on-location billing provider, equipped with local training and support team to support customer needs.
“For our practice, the ability to encapsulate our EMR needs along with RCM services was a cost effective and easy decision to consider. Our medical office has peace of mind with our decision regarding the best-in-class software and locally-based billing team of professionals,” said Dr. Victor Tamayo, Medical Director for American Urgent Care.
In addition to their local presence, the Billnet team offers bi-lingual capabilities to best manage a diverse patient population. Billnet has vast experience in the cross functionality and interoperability in utilizing iSALUS Healthcare’s web-based EMR and Practice Management solution. This combined offering better enables medical practices to increase revenue streams, improve cash flow and reduce labor and administrative costs while best managing the on-going aggravations and concerns with the ever changing rules and regulations in healthcare.
“The success of our business was heavily dependent on a cloud-based billing system that offered an integrated EMR/EHR solution. OfficeEMR, coupled with an engaging and committed management team at iSALUS, continues to be a critical business decision for on-going growth and bright future for our clients and employees,” said Pedro Rodriguez, president of Billnet Solutions.