Waiting Room Solutions® (WRS), a leading web-based EHR and PM provider, announced today that Pediatrics Sandcastles Services has chosen the Waiting Room Solutions Pediatrics Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management System (PM).
Pediatrics Sandcastles Services opened in Stuart, FL this past September. Dr. Waleska M. Tulier-Pastewski, MD is the practice’s sole physician, and she works a busy five to six days per week. While preparing to open her practice, one of Dr. Tulier-Pastewski’s colleagues recommended the Waiting Room Solutions EHR and PM software. Pediatrics Sandcastles Services understood the importance of having electronic records to avoid implementing an inconvenient paper filing system, and the easy to use WRS software fit this need. Furthermore, the practice felt that the administrative, clinical, billing and network capabilities of the software would ensure efficient and proper patient care from the beginning.
The Waiting Room Solutions EHR and PM will prepare Pediatrics Sandcastles Services to meet the “meaningful use” criteria as outlined by the Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Meeting these requirements will allow the practice to be eligible to receive government incentives under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).
In addition to this benefit, the Waiting Room Solutions Pediatrics EHR and PM offers solutions that are specifically designed to meet the needs of a pediatric practice. To make charting functions quick and easy, the system includes special pediatric forms, templates and comprehensive clinical content. Some of the pediatric-specific features integrated into the software are immunization/health maintenance reminders and tracking, well child exams, electronic growth charts, a pediatric dosage calculator, and pediatric education. Other features such as vaccination management, inventory management, e-prescribing and drug interaction crosschecks, patient portal, automated phone and email appointment reminders, EKG, PFT and laboratory device interfaces, and an order tracking system are also included. Together, these capabilities cover the workflow, clinical and business aspects of successfully running a pediatrics practice.
By utilizing all of the unique features offered through the Waiting Room Solutions Pediatrics Specialty EHR and PM, Pediatrics Sandcastles Services will be able to realize its full potential as a growing, young practice. Pediatrics Sandcastles Services looks forward to integrating the specialty templates into its patient encounters, since as a new practice it does not have previous templates. To alleviate some of the burden placed on the front desk, the automatic appointment reminder system sends emails to patients when their appointments are scheduled and then again twenty-four hours before their appointments arrive, reducing no-shows. The auto-eligibility feature and WRS billing module will aid in providing faster payments for the practice; auto-eligibility scans the daily schedule to ensure that all patients are properly covered, and the billing module processes the charge in an accurate and timely manner.
Lastly, the e-prescribing, lab interface, and order tracking capabilities will all provide important connections for the practice outside of the practice walls. WRS is a full SureScripts Solution Provider, and as a result can quickly write and issue prescriptions through electronic connections to the pharmacy. The WRS lab interfaces can also be used from within the EHR system to order and receive lab results with the help of the WRS ingoing and outgoing fax systems. These labs results are ordered from major labs such as Quest and Labcorp, and they are placed directly into the appropriate patient files. Lastly, the order tracking feature electronically tracks all orders issued from the EHR throughout the entire order cycle so that physicians can monitor the status of shipments and any time.
“The solutions provided by this software guarantee that the practice will be able to place its first patients directly into organized and thorough charts, will maintain control over its increasingly busy schedule, will not fall behind in the hectic billing and claims processes, and will maintain connections to a vast network of pharmacies and labs,” said Dr. Lawrence Gordon, founder and CEO of Waiting Room Solutions. “We are glad that we could help provide this solid foundation for such a promising young practice.”
About Waiting Room Solutions
Waiting Room Solutions (waitingroomsolutions.com) is a leading web-based provider of fully integrated EMR and Practice Management software solutions for the 32 medical specialties. Waiting Room Solutions seamlessly integrates all of the clinical and business functions required for healthcare providers, including: Electronic Medical Records, Revenue Cycle Management, Personal Health Records, electronic prescribing (ERx), scheduling, website creation and content management, messaging, fax, order tracking, and billing -- all at an affordable price. Waiting Room Solutions is a Surescripts Solution Provider for its web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management System (PMS) v 4.0. The EMR and PMS v4.0 is Surescripts certified for prescription routing messaging. Waiting Room Solutions’ Practice Management System, Version 3, is a CCHIT Certified® 2006 Ambulatory EHR. It has been designed and built by successful medical professionals, who leveraged their expertise to help other healthcare providers with similar issues. Waiting Room Solutions continues to be recognized for its cutting edge technology.