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Woodbridge, NJ, (PRWEB) May 29, 2014

iPatientCare, Inc., a pioneer in mHealth and cloud based ambulatory EHR, Integrated Practice Management and Patient Portal Solutions, announced enhanced functionality for the ePrescribing / eRx in iPatientCare iPad EHR app available on the App Store. Hundreds of medical practices already use the iPatientCare iPad EHR app. Now physicians can use the app for advanced electronic prescriptions.

As a leading provider of mHealth solutions, iPatientCares fully-integrated, robust EHR system streamlines the prescription process and reduces errors with eRx. This electronic prescription tool allows physicians to easily draft and renew prescription orders, customize provider favorites lists, and document drug and allergy interactions to increase patient safety. iPatientCare enhances productivity with easily adaptable eRx process which is built to match the workflow of each physician and will help them to send error-free prescriptions to pharmacies in the US on their iPad and iPad mini.

iPatientCare’s Electronic Health Records software integrates a breakthrough patient care platform with the mobility of the iPad to help medical practice triumph in every setting. With just a few clicks, providers will be transmitting safe and efficient prescriptions through iPatientCare eRx on iPad, said Kedar Mehta, CTO, iPatientCare. In addition to that iPatientCare has been awarded with the SureScripts White Coat of Quality for 2013. White Coat program is part of a larger effort to increase e-prescribing quality and accuracy, by recognizing the organizations that excel in those areas, he further commented.

mHealth is an integral part of iPatientCares product strategy. With a carefully designed workflow and intuitive touch-screen based user interface, iPatientCares eRx system on iPad, for prescribing drugs and other applications, ensures reduction in the number of drug-related mistakes. Physicians can enter the prescription type, quantity, and pharmacy location directly into the iPad EHR app at anytime, anywhere, said Shripal Shah, Senior Technology Officer, iPatientCare.

We had received tremendous response from the healthcare provider community for our native iPad app. Many reported their experiences on the Apple Store expressing their joy of using most easy to use EHR app. We will continue to offer new features and enhance existing ones based on the needs and requests of health care professionals, said Mac Gurnani, Lead, Customer Support and mHealth Innovations, iPatientCare.

About iPatientCare:

iPatientCare, Inc. is a privately held medical informatics company based at Woodbridge, New Jersey. The company is known for its pioneering contribution to mHealth and Cloud based unified product suite that include Electronic Health/Medical Record and integrated Practice Management/Billing System, Patient Portal/PHR, Health Information Exchange (HIE), and mobile point-of-care solutions that serve the ambulatory, acute/sub acute, emergency and home health market segments.

iPatientCare EHR 2014 (2.0) has received 2014 Edition Ambulatory Complete EHR certification by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), in accordance with the applicable eligible professional certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Full certification details can be found at ONC Certified Health IT Product List.

The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

iPatientCares ONC 2014 Edition Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certified Complete EHR is also Designated as a Test EHR by CMS.

The company has won numerous awards for its EHR technology and is recognized as an innovator in the field, being a pioneer to offer an EHR technology on a handheld device, an innovative First Responder technology to the US Army for its Theatre Medical Information System, the first to offer a Cloud based EHR product. iPatientCare is recognized as one of the best EHR and Integrated PM System for small and medium sized physicians offices; has been awarded most number of industry Awards; and has been recognized as a preferred/MU partner by numerous Regional Extension Centers (REC), hospitals/health systems, and academies.

Visit http://www.iPatientCare.com for more information.

Contact:

iPatientCare, Inc.

One Woodbridge Center, Suite 812, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095

Phone: 800-741-0981 | Fax: 732.676.7667 | Email: info(at)ipatientcare(dot)com







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Denville, NJ (PRWEB) October 03, 2012

A month ago, the website called emrnews.com, created by private practice marketing expert and physical therapist himself, Nitin Chhoda, proudly provides practitioners with the information necessary to utilize the latest tools in their own practice. There are many benefits of electronic medical records which practitioners tend to overlook. The goal of this website is to inform all practitioners of the advantages in using EMR to simplify the daily tasks in the office.

As stated on the website, “In order to draw more clients to use EMR, software developers are continuously learning and updating to provide just what clinics and clinicians need from a complete electronic system.”

Electronic medical records have been shown to increase efficiency and accuracy in record keeping for all health care offices. However, many practitioners have a tendency to overlook the advantages of this type of system. The website intends to educate practitioners on how an electronic medical record (EMR) system can greatly improve their business.

Electronic medical records (EMR) have been shown to increase the efficiency of all areas of the health care field. This system is an advantage to both the practitioner and the patient. By ensuring that the records are correct, current, and available with the click of a button, everyone can be confident on the accuracy of the records. Medical billing personnel also found out that the system is allowing them the advantage of ensuring the billing is proper and correct.

Nitin Chhoda states, “We are proud to offer users informative and accurate information to assist in their decision making process.”

Chhodas office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.

ABOUT NITIN CHHODA

Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an entrepreneur. He is the author of “Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy” and Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics and is a prolific speaker, writer and creator of products and systems to streamline medical billing and coding, electronic medical records, health care practice management and marketing to increase referrals. He has been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems and the annual Private Practice Summit. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He is also the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, both web-based services to help private practices improve communication with patients, delivery better quality of care and boost patient retention.







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Denville, NJ (PRWEB) October 13, 2012

Electronic medical records allow medical practices the ability to keep detailed records of each patient without the use of lots of papers and pens. The physical therapy software has many incredible benefits, including the fact that information is faster to enter, review, and communicate with others. This can improve efficiency within the office as well as the health care practice management, and when communicating with other clinics or hospitals.

International marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, believes that, Electronic medical records provide therapists with a quick and easy way to document patient records to prevent lawsuits, eliminate billing and coding errors, and expedite payments. The longtime advocate of electronic office systems went on to say, Electronic medical records are versatile systems that also provide clinics with valuable analytic and marketing tools.

Electronic medical records systems are web-based, and can be accessed with ease from any internet-enabled computer or mobile device, http://www.emrnews.com/physical-therapy-management-of-emr-top-ten-benefits/. This provides physicians instant access to critical data and treatment histories from in-or-outside of their facility. Electronic medical records played a significant part in the 2009 H1N1 pandemic allowing hospitals and public health officials to track the ascent and descent of reported cases in virtually real-time.

Chhoda uses electronic medical records for physical therapy services and to provide practice owners with innovative ways to monitor patient medical records, referrals and the success of marketing endeavors. Electronic medical record systems provide physical therapists with state-of-the-art tools to provide physical therapy scheduling software, better customer service, increase revenues and grow their practice. Implementing is well worth the effort.

Chhodas office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.

ABOUT NITIN CHHODA

Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an entrepreneur. He is the author of “Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy” and Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics and is a prolific speaker, writer and creator of products and systems to streamline medical billing and coding, electronic medical records, health care practice management and marketing to increase referrals. He has been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems and the annual Private Practice Summit. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He is also the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, both web-based services to help private practices improve communication with patients, delivery better quality of care and boost patient retention.







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Valdosta, GA (PRWEB) August 23, 2012

Azalea Health Innovations (AHI), Inc. recently provided the Lowndes County Partnership for Healths (LCPFH) Partnership Health Center with their Azalea EHR system as well as donated full training and implementation services from their experienced client relations team.

The two organizations joined forces after the LCPFHs Partnership Health Center, a free primary healthcare facility staffed by healthcare volunteers who offer their time to serve the healthcare needs of the working uninsured in Lowndes County, made the decision to automate and streamline the workflow of their practice. The LCPFH was looking for an electronic health records system (EHR) which would be usable by multiple volunteers and found that AHIs Azalea EHR was a natural fit. An EHR is a collection of electronic health information about individual patients or populations that may include a range of data, including demographics, medical history, medication and allergies, immunization status, laboratory test results, radiology images, vital signs, personal stats like age and weight, and billing information.

Part of our corporate culture is to give back to the community and help non-profit organizations. This partnership fits that profile. The LCPFH is a valuable organization with volunteers who truly care about the health of their community. Providers are working full days in their own practice before volunteering at the Partnership Health Center. We are proud to call them a partner and thrilled to provide them with Azalea EHR, says Baha Zeidan, CEO of AHI.

AHIs client relations team have been diligently working with and training the LCPFH staff and volunteers for the past month to prepare them for their scheduled launch. Upon launch, the Partnership Health Center will receive a host of benefits afforded by Azalea EHR. Advantages include: access to electronic prescribing, a multiple provider and location scheduler, office workflow management feature, doctor specific internal templates and custom fields, a Meaningful Use dashboard, a secure messaging and tasking system as well the ability to give their patients access to their personal medical records through the fully integrated patient health records portal, Azalea PHR.

John Sparks, Executive Director of LCPFH says, AHI has worked with us on customizing the Azalea EHR to cater to our specific needs. As we are based on a non-profit platform, we require information that the average healthcare provider does not in order to receive grants and other funding; AHI understands that and has been very flexible throughout this process.

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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2012

Sheila Cooper, a Principal at CSG Government Solutions, was a featured speaker at the 7th WEDI Summer Forum held last month in Fairfax, Virginia.

Sheila leads CSGs health insurance exchange (HIX) Center of Excellence, dedicated to research and development of best practices in HIX planning and implementation. At the WEDI forum she shared her expertise on state exchanges, describing the new landscape, federal requirements, and resulting impacts on the health insurance marketplace.

Sheila has 18 years of state government experience in health and human service programs, says Andrea Danes, Director of CSGs Healthcare and Human Services practice. This experience, combined with her wide-ranging work in the Medicaid program and health insurance exchanges, provides a wealth of knowledge for states as they embark on implementing their own HIX, and the broader healthcare industry as stakeholders begin to participate in these exchanges.

The 7th WEDI Summer Forum assembled healthcare professionals from across the nation to discuss the major health IT issues currently facing the industry, as well as strategies to approach these new challenges.

CSG Government Solutions continues to increase its presence across the United States. The company deploys highly experienced teams and its CSG REALize collection of innovative methods, knowledge, and tools to help governments modernize complex program enterprises. CSG clients include over 30 state governments, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and large municipal governments.

Contact:

Tim Lenning

Executive Vice-President and Managing Director

CSG Government Solutions

180 N. Stetson Ave

Suite 3200

Chicago, IL 60601

312.444.2760 Fax: 312.938.2191

tlenning(at)csgdelivers(dot)com

About CSG Government Solutions:

CSG Government Solutions is a growing government operations consulting firm focused on helping states modernize critical program enterprises. Our highly experienced teams employ our CSG REALize collection of innovative methods, knowledge and tools to help governments modernize their technology and business processes to meet the challenges of administering increasingly complex programs. Founded in 1997, CSG has established itself as a trusted adviser to government agencies throughout the U.S.







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Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 03, 2012

The Massachusetts legislatures Joint Committee on Health Care Financing was not able to pass the Bill H.4291, that would change Massachusetts’ definition of ‘smokeless tobacco’ for tax purposes to include electronic cigarettes and dissolvable tobacco.

The Bill would increase the Massachusetts smokeless tobacco tax rate from 90% to 110% of the wholesale price, and also tax electronic cigarettes and dissolvables at 110% of the wholesale price.

Nick Molina, CEO of South Beach Smoke and EverSmoke, two top rated electronic cigarette companies stated, We are elated to see that the public and legislators made the right decision and did not pass Massachusetts Bill H.4291. This demonstrates that the misconceptions on electronic cigarettes is changing and people are becoming educated on better smoking alternatives. We strongly feel it is in the best interest of smokers to offer them affordable smoking alternatives, helping them avoid life threating illnesses related to smoking tobacco.

Electronic cigarettes resemble traditional cigarettes, but they contain no tobacco. A smoker enjoys doses of a vaporized liquid nicotine solution and exhales a water vapor that resembles a puff of smoke, which provides the physical sensation and flavor similar to traditional cigarettes.

South Beach Smoke and EverSmoke are urging individuals who support electronic cigarettes to please call, write or fax the members of the Joint Committee on any of the following issues:

1. You oppose H.4291 because it would redefine the state’s definition of “smokeless tobacco” to include new life-saving products like smoke-free electronic cigarettes.

2. Tell your story on how switching to an e-cigarette or smokeless tobacco has changed your life.

3. Explain that the purpose of increasing cigarette taxes has been to cover governmental healthcare expenditure caused by smoking and to discourage smoking. But since electronic cigarettes, dissolvables and smokeless tobacco products are 98-99% less hazardous than cigarettes, there is no fiscal or public health justification for such a hefty tax.

4. Point out that this bill also would tax “any component, part, or accessory” of e-cigarettes (e.g. hardware, batteries, rechargers, etc.), regardless of whether it contains nicotine. This would be the unfair equivalent of taxing items such as matches, cigarette lighters, ashtrays, etc. at the same rate as cigarettes.

5. Since many/most e-cigarette sales are made online, enactment of this legislation would devastate brick-and-mortar e-cigarette retailers in MA and destroy e-cigarette companies in MA, as they could no longer compete against out-of-state and international online suppliers.

6. Many smokers who switch to less hazardous electronic cigarettes do so because e-cigarettes are less expensive than cigarettes. Increasing the costs of e-cigarettes to that of cigarettes would discourage many smokers from switching to e-cigarettes. It could also encourage some e-cigarette consumers to go back to cigarette smoking.

For information regarding the Senate or House members addresses, email address or phone numbers, please visit this website: http://blog.casaa.org/2012/07/massachusetts-call-to-action-on-e.html.

For information on South Beach Smoke or EverSmoke you can visit http://www.southbeachsmoke.com or http://www.eversmoke.com.

You can also follow us on Twitter at @SouthBeachSmoke and @EverSmoke, and like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/southbeachsmoke or http://www.facebook.com/eversmoke.







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Denville, NJ (PRWEB) July 24, 2012

Physical therapy software will see additional features added as more input is received from therapists, said Chhoda. EMRs can be very expensive and more cloud-based solutions or outsourcing will be sought to save money. Two of the largest concerns for practice owners is the need for security and remaining HIPAA compliant, which will entail building stronger protections for patient information.

Just as the Internet has evolved to meet the changing needs of users, EMRs will transform physical therapy management. The trend in physical therapy EMRs is toward expanded patient portals that require clients to accept more responsibility for their care, treatment and information. An EMR also facilitates communications between patients and therapists, making it as easy to exchange messages as it is to post on social media sites.

Chhoda noted that part of the communication process will include transferability and access to records from anywhere in the world for enhanced patient care. Currently, client record sharing is a hodge-podge of access ranging from regional to statewide, depending on the provider and the EMR system in place. In an age of global travel, physical therapy management will include access to patient records among all providers for more effective treatment.

The proliferation of apps will extend to EMRs, giving them additional flexibility. Mobile apps will play a key role and could eventually lead to a marketplace where therapists can pick and choose from selections compatible with specific EMRs to expand their range of options.

Physical therapy management software provides clinic owners with the ability to delegate a variety of tasks to staff members that are currently handled by therapists. Prescription refills can be approved by trusted staff. Instructions, notes, x-rays and test results can be posted online instead of having patients return to the office. Backed by the data available in the EMR, errors are reduced while efficiency and accuracy are increased.

Sometimes less is more, and EMRs are assisting in reducing the number of expensive tests that include MRIs and CT scans, providing overall savings for patients and insurance providers. EMRs provide all healthcare providers with a comprehensive record of tests and procedure, saving time that can be better spent on treatments.

There are virtually no limits to the ways an EMR system can be utilized, giving rise to new and innovative means of communication and physical therapy management as information technology continues to evolve. Chhoda noted that trends for EMRs will continue to change as their usage increases, providing the means for better healthcare across multiple disciplines and more profitable practices.

Chhodas office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.

ABOUT NITIN CHHODA

Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an entrepreneur. He is the author of “Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy” and Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics and is a prolific speaker, writer and creator of products and systems to streamline medical billing and coding, electronic medical records, health care practice management and marketing to increase referrals. He has been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems and the annual Private Practice Summit. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He is also the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, both web-based services to help private practices improve communication with patients, delivery better quality of care and boost patient retention.







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Denville, NJ (PRWEB) July 24, 2012

Physical therapy software will see additional features added as more input is received from therapists, said Chhoda. EMRs can be very expensive and more cloud-based solutions or outsourcing will be sought to save money. Two of the largest concerns for practice owners is the need for security and remaining HIPAA compliant, which will entail building stronger protections for patient information.

Just as the Internet has evolved to meet the changing needs of users, EMRs will transform physical therapy management. The trend in physical therapy EMRs is toward expanded patient portals that require clients to accept more responsibility for their care, treatment and information. An EMR also facilitates communications between patients and therapists, making it as easy to exchange messages as it is to post on social media sites.

Chhoda noted that part of the communication process will include transferability and access to records from anywhere in the world for enhanced patient care. Currently, client record sharing is a hodge-podge of access ranging from regional to statewide, depending on the provider and the EMR system in place. In an age of global travel, physical therapy management will include access to patient records among all providers for more effective treatment.

The proliferation of apps will extend to EMRs, giving them additional flexibility. Mobile apps will play a key role and could eventually lead to a marketplace where therapists can pick and choose from selections compatible with specific EMRs to expand their range of options.

Physical therapy management software provides clinic owners with the ability to delegate a variety of tasks to staff members that are currently handled by therapists. Prescription refills can be approved by trusted staff. Instructions, notes, x-rays and test results can be posted online instead of having patients return to the office. Backed by the data available in the EMR, errors are reduced while efficiency and accuracy are increased.

Sometimes less is more, and EMRs are assisting in reducing the number of expensive tests that include MRIs and CT scans, providing overall savings for patients and insurance providers. EMRs provide all healthcare providers with a comprehensive record of tests and procedure, saving time that can be better spent on treatments.

There are virtually no limits to the ways an EMR system can be utilized, giving rise to new and innovative means of communication and physical therapy management as information technology continues to evolve. Chhoda noted that trends for EMRs will continue to change as their usage increases, providing the means for better healthcare across multiple disciplines and more profitable practices.

Chhodas office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.

ABOUT NITIN CHHODA

Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an entrepreneur. He is the author of “Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy” and Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics and is a prolific speaker, writer and creator of products and systems to streamline medical billing and coding, electronic medical records, health care practice management and marketing to increase referrals. He has been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems and the annual Private Practice Summit. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He is also the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, both web-based services to help private practices improve communication with patients, delivery better quality of care and boost patient retention.







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Kitchener, ON (PRWEB) January 30, 2012

For behavioral health care organizations in the United States using Athena Software’s Penelope case management system, getting reimbursed for insurance claims just got easier.

Pittsburgh-based technology company Cimend Information Systems has developed a program that will read the X12-835 electronic transmission of claim payments and denials, then update billing information in the Penelope application accordingly.

Cimend’s 835 tool is an add-on for use with the Penelope system allowing users to receive and process payments faster, with detailed reporting on payments (either full or partial) and denials. Penelope’s existing EDI feature allows users to easily create electronic 837 claims for submission to funders — the 835 program will now help organizations process electronic payments with equal speed and ease.

“We are so pleased to launch this product with Cimend,” said Diane Stanley-Horn, business development director for Athena Software. “Alongside our 837 claim-generation capabilities, Cimend’s 835 module will make billing and reconciliation for Athena clients even quicker and easier. Like Penelope, Cimend’s tool is also scalable to meet the different needs of different organizations.”

As with Penelope, the 835 Import System developed by Cimend is a web-based application protected by a 256-bit high security Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection and runs on Cimend’s virtual cloud servers, saving organizations the need to commit IT resources to maintaining the application. As Cimend president William Streiff explains, the system can also save valuable staff time as well.

“With the Penelope 835 Import System, organizations can quickly, accurately and securely import 835 files, eliminating the need for dedicated staff members to manually comb through each file. This process takes only a few minutes to run and can save hundreds of employee hours a year,” says Streiff. “The entire process is easy to use, requiring only two clicks of the mouse.”

Users of the 835 Import System access the application using a secure log-in, upload the 835 file from their workstation then download the uploaded file into Penelope in two easy steps. Reports on previous imports can be generated in multiple formats, including PDF, Rich Text and Microsoft Excel and Word. Reports can also be searched for relevant data or printed out for reference.

Organizations who purchase the 835 tool from Cimend also receive data storage, backup and restoration services as part of the package. The 835 Import System is compatible with the new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 5010 transaction standards, which took effect Jan. 1, 2012.

The 835 payment processing tool was created and is licensed separately for Penelope clients by Cimend Information Systems.

COMPANY INFORMATION

Cimend Information Systems (http://www.cimend.com) provides worldwide consultation services evaluating IT systems and process redesign. Based in Pittsburgh, Cimend specializes in electronic medical record design and implementation for the healthcare field.

Athena Software (http://www.athenasoftware.net) is a global case management solution provider based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

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