Goshen, NY, May 26, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Waiting Room Solutions® (WRS) (www.waitingroomsolutions.com), a leading web-based EHR and PM provider, announced today that Express Care has chosen to implement the 2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based Family Practice Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management System (PM) V4.0.
Express Care was established over a year ago in Texarkana, TX by Dr. Brian Harris, MD. Dr. Harris, who has over sixteen years of clinical experience, is the owner and sole provider. The practice specializes in family care and sub-specializes in urgent care, with typical appointments including those for primary, urgent and occupational care services. The practice boasts a “Sick Today? Seen Today!” policy, which ensures that patients will be seen in a quick and convenient manner while still receiving a high level of care. The busy practice offers extended hours to provide additional availability, does not require scheduled appointments, and can usually get a patient in and out in less than an hour. In order to preserve this highly efficient process, Express Care has decided to implement the full service, affordable Waiting Room Solutions EHR and PM.
2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based EHR and Practice Management System V4.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on January 11, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®). It is also a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Child Health with a four star rating for usability. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “The Medicare and Medicaid Incentives for EMR/EHR adoption offer an unparalleled opportunity for Eligible Providers to implement tools which can help improve healthcare quality and efficiency,” said Dr. Lawrence Gordon, CEO of Waiting Room Solutions. “We are thrilled with the announcement, and as a result will provide an incentive of $1000 for all small practices that sign-up in the near future.”
The Waiting Room Solutions Family Practice EHR and PM has been specifically designed to maximize the efficiency of family practices. To facilitate charting, the system provides specialty templates for chest pain, well/sick baby exams, comprehensive pediatric visits, abdominal pain, physical exams, immunizations, health screening, referral letters, and more. These point-and-click templates allow physicians to chart faster and reduce chart processing expenses. The system also offers automated ICD/CPT coding, increasing the uniformity and accuracy of medical records for physicians and insurers. Other features integrated into the software include lab interfaces with Quest, LabCorp. and others, ERx and medication management, EKG integration, standardized family practice procedure notes and document management, and an order tracking system. In all, this compilation of features serves the everyday needs of physicians specializing in family medicine.
Through implementation of the Waiting Room Solutions Family Practice EHR and PM, Express Care will be able to even further deliver on its pledge to provide complete and efficient service. The WRS charting system will help the practice maintain a fast pace through electronic patient files and specialized templates. The electronic files will make it easier for the front desk to process walk-in patients, since information can be placed directly into the electronic record and insurance information and identification can be scanned. Dr. Harris can then chart directly into patient files during encounters, and will no longer have to spend time manually taking notes and exchanging files between patients. Specialized templates will also aid the practice in maintaining a flowing schedule, since this feature makes charting faster and more accurate for future billing. Since Express Care sees patients for a wide variety of ailments, the practice will also benefit from the customizability of the templates; the templates can be adjusted to best fit the patient base served by the individual practice. In all, these charting capabilities will help Express Care deliver on its past reputation of getting patients in and out in an hour while still providing exceptional care.
“As a practice that sees walk-in patients regularly, we also believe that Express Care will enjoy the convenience of our auto-eligibility system,” said Jeff Hirsch, COO of Waiting Room Solutions. “This feature can access insurance coverage and co-pay requirements instantly for unscheduled patients, facilitating the claims process and allowing these patients to receive care more quickly.”