Waiting Room Solutions® (WRS), a leading web-based EHR and PM provider, announced today that Michael Last Internal Medicine PC has chosen to implement the 2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based Internal Medicine Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management System (PM) V4.0.
Michael Last Internal Medicine PC was founded in Westminster, CO in February 2010. Michael Last, MD is the sole practice physician, and he has over twelve years of clinical experience. Dr. Last sees patients both in-office and at hospitals such as the North Suburban Medical Center, Vibra Hospital and St. Anthony’s North. Michael Last Internal Medicine PC has not used an EHR system in the past, but looks forward to the web-based and electronic features of the Waiting Room Solutions system.
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.”
Additionally, the Waiting Room Solution Internal Medicine Specialty EHR and PM was specially designed to fulfill the needs of an internal medicine practice. The system contains internal medicine templates and comprehensive clinical content for quick charting. The WRS software also contains e-prescribing, patient portal, order tracking, and PQRI incentive reporting capabilities. Lastly, the internal medicine software offers EKG, PFT and laboratory device integration, and lab interfaces with Quest and Labcorp, among others. Together, these features fulfill the workflow, information, clinical and business needs of an internal medicine practice.
Through implementation of the WRS Internal Medicine EHR and PM, Michael Last Internal Medicine PC will accomplish its goal of both improving patient care and streamlining processes. WRS will aid the practice in creating a website and patient portal, through which patients can register online, maintain their personal health record, schedule appointments and send messages to Dr. Last and his office. Each website is customized by specialty, and as a result marketing messages to patients and educational links closely follow patient interests. WRS also offers website optimization tools to help market the practice through search engines. In all, the website and patient portal features will lead the practice to attract more patients, strengthen patient loyalty and improve ongoing patient communications.
The WRS software will also allow the practice to transition from paper scheduling to an electronic online patient registration and medical office scheduling system. The online patient registration feature allows patients to complete registration forms from anywhere with an internet connection prior to their in-office appointment. Patients input their demographic data, insurance information, medications, allergies, previous medical history, family history, immunization status and more directly into their own medical record. The medical office scheduling system adds convenience by providing an electronic scheduler which is easy to revise and update from any location. Lastly, the automated reminder system within the scheduler system will alleviate the front desk workload by automatically sending both phone and E: reminders for upcoming patient appointments. The registration and scheduling software provides administrative convenience while also ensuring that patient information is properly documented.
“Michael Last Internal Medicine PC has been operating without a web-based or electronic system since it was founded about a year ago, and we believe that the addition of our software will greatly improve the practices’ efficiency and patient care, ” said Dr. Lawrence Gordon, founder and CEO of Waiting Room Solutions. “The implementation of features such as the patient portal, scheduling system, and specialized templates will be very beneficial.”
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 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on January 11, 2011 by CCHIT. 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 system is also a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR. Waiting Room Solutions is a Surescripts® Solution Provider for its web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management System (PM) V4.0. The EMR and PM 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.