EHR and HIT News for March 13, 2013 includes partnership news between Healthland and Swisslog, the announcement of a new hospice EMR and billing system from Blackbean Software as well as the announcement of a set of ICD-10 consulting services from Panacea Healthcare Solutions.
Swisslog and Healthland Form Strategic Partnership to Improve Patient Safety in Rural Hospitals
Swisslog has announced that it has formed a co-marketing partnership with Healthland where Healthland will interface its complete electronic health record solution with Swisslog’s MedRover Mobile Dispensing Cabinet.
“The integration with MedRover enables Healthland to provide hospitals with a closed-loop process for medication dispensing, administration and documentation along with our state-of-the-art EHR solution,” said Michael Karaman, Healthland senior vice president of product. “Our relationship with Swisslog furthers our commitment to rural hospitals, ensuring these providers have access to the patient information they need to improve the efficient delivery of quality, informed healthcare.”
MedRover is the only fully integrated mobile dispensing cabinet designed to increase nursing and patient satisfaction. Giving nurses all essential medications and supplies in a single mobile unit allows them to spend more time providing uninterrupted patient care. MedRover offers secure, high-capacity storage of patient-specific medications, narcotics, floor stock and supplies in a single mobile unit, with a lower total cost of ownership than automated dispensing cabinets.
“Together, Swisslog’s MedRover and the Healthland EHR solution allow rural healthcare customers to improve patient safety by putting critical patient-centered activities at the point of care,” said Ben Hinnen, vice president of Swisslog’s Medication Management business unit. “It also provides rural hospitals with a platform for EHR implementation. This is a natural step in our efforts to ensure that nurses are able to do their most important job – taking care of patients – without interruption.” With this partnership, Swisslog Healthcare Solutions and Healthland look forward to providing cutting-edge technology solutions for critical access hospitals at the most cost-effective price.
Blackbean Software LLC. Launches Nationwide Hospice EMR System and Billing Services
Blackbean Software is expanding its current product line and services to include the newly launched hospice management system; Footprints Hospice EMR & Billing Services, creating the nation’s guaranteed lowest cost, fully comprehensive hospice software and billing service provider.
CMA Technologies, in strategic alliance with Blackbean Software Inc., “has served the governmental and non-profit human services industries for more than twenty-five years, managing more than 55,000 records daily,” according to Mike Watson, President, CMA.
Footprints Hospice EMR & Billing Services brings together nearly fifty years of combined hospice EMR and compliance expertise from its partners and contributors. The launch of Footprints Hospice EMR is the first time a hospice-specific, national software company, provides built-in, full customization, at the guaranteed lowest cost.
“The Footprints platform is the most versatile, complete, and easiest to use hospice-specific software. Footprints Hospice EMR is the first software that allows hospice providers to custom brand the application with their own proprietary content and resell the software to other hospice providers nationwide,” asserts Vicki Kammeier, CEO.
“Our goal is to be the most robust and user-friendly hospice software available and the lowest cost to use. Footprints Hospice EMR is a comprehensive solution that integrates and tracks patient medical records, clinical plan of care, billing and finance, quality assurance, donations, hospice management tools, reports, and volunteer services. With Footprints Billing Services, you can maximize your reimbursements, reduce administrative costs, expedite your cash in-flow, streamline your billing processes, and increase billing accuracy. As a billing services client, hospice providers also gain access to our hospice specific management software at no additional cost. All of this with a guarantee you will save at least 30% off what you currently pay,” said Kammeier.
Panacea Healthcare Solutions Announces Comprehensive Suite of ICD-10 Preparedness and Education Services
Panacea Healthcare Solutions has announced a comprehensive suite of ICD-10 consulting services.
“To prepare for ICD-10, hospitals need to identify their specific areas of improvement for coding and documentation in order to better understand where to focus resources and reduce their reimbursement exposure,” says Kim Charland, Vice President of Consulting for Panacea Healthcare Solutions, previously Medical Learning Inc. (MedLearn). “When vulnerable areas are identified, customized coding and documentation training programs can be created.”
Panacea’s broad range of complementary ICD-10 services provides an end-to-end solution for hospitals. The I-10Focus data analytics reports identify those specific diagnosis and procedure codes having the highest probability for opportunity and risk. The report results provide specific patient records to be selected for remote or on-site chart reviews followed by ongoing staff training and education based on those findings. One thing that differentiates Panacea from other firms is the company’s proprietary technology combined with its in-house team of experienced of AHIMA certified consultants and financial consultants that can facilitate and monitor a provider’s progress during the ICD-10 preparation and implementation phase.