CHICAGO, IL (Laserfiche) April 6, 2009—Laserfiche® today announced that it will demonstrate its healthcare solutions, including IntuitionMD, at the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference to be held April 5-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.
Laserfiche’s proven and cost-effective document management systems communicates seamlessly with other software systems in hundreds of healthcare offices across the country, noted Laserfiche Senior Vice President, Chris Wacker. “Laserfiche’s entry-level, all-in-one scanner/software solution, IntuitionMD is priced as low as $4,000,” said Wacker. “And its ease of use makes it the ideal product for healthcare staff intimidated by the complexities and costs of this technology.”
Laserfiche will demonstrate how clients like JJ&R Medical Data Systems (MDS) built a completely paperless environment. “We have integrated Laserfiche with our billing system to greatly improve the time it takes to retrieve patient records. We also use Quick Fields™ to index and reconcile both electronic and paper records, and Workflow™ to automate the distribution of documents enterprise-wide,” said Matt Brown, MDS Solutions Architect.
Since 1983, MDS has provided billing and collection services to healthcare providers ranging from hospital emergency departments to urgent care centers. Working out of its office in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, MDS bills more than 60,000 patient accounts monthly.
Laserfiche has also helped Jo Wells, Director of Operations, Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of South Florida (ENTSF), to create a paperless office without the pain. “Not only does Laserfiche help staff and physicians simplify everyday tasks, it also helps them provide even better patient care,” said Wells.
ENTSF has been caring for patients since 1963 with 25 physicians in 19 office locations located throughout Broward and Palm Beach Counties in South Florida. As one of the largest private practice otolaryngology groups in the country, ENTSF offers comprehensive general and subspecialty ENT medical and surgical care all within one medical group using a Laserfiche electronic document management system to manage patient records and streamline billing, while creating a paperless environment.
Both JJ&R and ENTSF are ahead of the game when it comes to implementing a turnkey, business process management system. According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine and led by Harvard researchers, including Dr. David Blumenthal, chosen by President Barrack Obama to be the national coordinator of health information technology (IT), we have a way to go when it comes to modernizing the nation’s healthcare system, improving the quality of care and reducing its cost.
The study found that capital is a main obstacle; therefore, the U.S. Administration’s stimulus package intends to provide $19 billion over the next two years to promote adoption and use of health IT, with a pledge of $50 billion in all over five years.
The ultimate goal is an “interoperable” system that would allow easy exchange of clinical data between hospitals and doctors. The report concludes that the modernization effort will have limited value if a combination of different computer systems can’t talk to one another
Laserfiche creates simple and elegant document management solutions that help organizations run smarter. Since 1987, more than 25,000 organizations—including numerous hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and medical billing companies—have used Laserfiche software to increase efficiency organization-wide. By digitizing paper archives, Laserfiche enables users to instantly pinpoint the information they need. Secure Web access allows organizations to share information with remote offices, staff members and patients, while user- and role-based security options ensure compliance with government standards, including those mandated by HIPAA and JCAHO.