Waiting Room Solutions® (WRS), a leading web-based EHR and PM provider, announced today that Geiger Psychiatric Care LLC has chosen the 2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based Psychiatry Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management System (PM) V4.0 for its psychiatric practice.
Geiger Psychiatric Care LLC has been located in Loves Park, IL for ten years. The practice is operated by one physician, three therapists, two nurse practitioners, and five additional staff members. This busy psychiatry practice sees patients five days per week for appointments including counseling sessions, medication management, crisis intervention, family therapy and more. The practice has used several EHR systems in the past, but has not been satisfied with the performance of these systems. The practice has recently experienced connectivity issues between different office activities and has suffered from an inability to use templates and e-prescribing. The practice feels that the Waiting Room Solutions system will provide a cost effective and easy-to-use solution to these issues.
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 so thrilled with the announcement that we are offering a special limited time ‘WRS Stimulus’ incentive of $1000 for all small practices that sign-up.”
In addition to these benefits, the Waiting Room Solutions Psychiatry EHR and PM is completely customized to meet the needs of psychiatry and behavioral health practices. Some of the system’s psychiatry-specific EHR features include integrated medication management for multiple psychiatric medications, integrated scheduling, medication reporting, integrated laboratory management and alerts based upon medication regimen, a HIPAA secure network, psychiatry and behavioral health CPT codes and ICD-9 crosswalks, and psychiatry and behavioral health templates and comprehensive clinical content for quick charting. These solutions have been created to directly benefit psychiatry and behavioral health professionals.
Through the implementation of the Waiting Room Solutions EHR for psychiatry, Geiger Psychiatric Care LLC will be able to utilize features unavailable to the practice in the past. First, the practice can greatly improve charting functions through the use of the WRS psychiatry-specific templates. These templates cover a wide range of psychiatric issues, and are also highly customizable and allow for the addition of new templates as needed. Charting with templates reduces the time needed to record information, allotting more time for physicians to provide high quality patient care while staying on schedule. Furthermore, templates increase the uniformity and accuracy of records, creating a more organized filing system.
Second, the practice will benefit from the addition of the WRS e-prescribing feature. Waiting Room Solutions is one of the few software providers that is certified as a full SureScripts Solution Provider, which exceeds HIPAA and CCHIT ERx interoperability requirements. WRS has been certified for new Rx (retail), Rx renewal (retail), new Rx (mail-order), Rx renewal (mail order), Rx history, eligibility and formulary, cancel Rx and ERx reporting. Through electronic pharmacy connections physicians can write and issue prescriptions more accurately and timely, increasing convenience for both providers and patients. WRS also maintains all connections through its web-based capabilities, ensuring that the practice is using updated pharmacy and medication data. Lastly, since Medicare started incentivizing eligible providers for submitting e-prescriptions in 2009, the practice could receive additional incentive payments through the PQRI program.
“We are glad that Geiger Psychiatric Care is eager to take advantage of the many features available through the Waiting Room Solutions software,” said Jeff Hirsch, COO of Waiting Room Solutions. “As a result, the practice has the potential to greatly improve administrative, clinical and network efficiency.”
About Waiting Room Solutions
Waiting Room Solutions (waitingroomsolutions.com) is the leading web-based provider of fully integrated EMR and Practice Management software solutions for over 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. 2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based EHR and Practice Management System V4.0 is a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR. Waiting Room Solutions is also a Surescripts® Solution Provider for its web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management System (PMS) V4.0. The EMR and PMS V4.0 is Surescripts certified for prescription routing messaging. 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.
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