Waiting Room Solutions® (WRS), a leading web-based EHR and PM provider, announced today that Doctor Today TLC, LLC has chosen to implement the 2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based Internal Medicine Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management System (PM) V4.0.
Doctor Today TLC, LLC has been located in Lakeland, FL for over ten years. The practice has three full-time providers who specialize in internal and family medicine with a pediatrics subspecialty. Dr. Rekha Issar, who has over twenty-five years of clinical experience, is the clinical lead. This busy practice operates a South Location, North Location and Winter Haven Location, all of which are open between five and six days a week. Typical appointments include those for labs, follow-ups, annual physicals, PAPs and bone density checks. The practice has not used an EHR or PM system in the past, and instead relies on paper charting and other less-efficient methods of office management. Through the WRS system, Doctor Today TLC, LLC looks forward to increasing convenience and connectivity for both patients and providers.
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 has been designed to fulfill the specific needs of an internal medicine practice. The WRS software contains e-prescribing, patient portal, order tracking, and PQRI incentive reporting capabilities, among many others. To enhance testing abilities, the system offers EKG, PFT and laboratory device integration, as well as interfaces with labs such as Quest and Labcorp. To ease the charting process, WRS provides internal medicine templates and comprehensive clinical content for quick charting. This compilation of features improves both practice operations and the quality of patient care.
In order to improve the practice’s ability to record patient and practice information, Doctor Today TLC, LLC plans to transfer to the electronic charting methods offered by the Waiting Room Solutions Internal Medicine EHR and PM. Electronic charting will reduce the need for storage space while creating more organized and manageable patient files. Furthermore, the web-based nature of these files will allow physicians to monitor all patients from any of the practice’s three office locations. The charting process itself will also be simplified through the implementation of WRS templates and compatible OCR handwriting recognition software. The templates are highly customizable, which is ideal for managing the wide variety of services offered by Doctor Today TLC, LLC. The practice will benefit from being able to choose between internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics templates based on the nature of the appointment. The practice also plans to use optical character recognition (OCR) handwriting recognition software, which scans handwritten documents into text documents that can be placed in patient files.
The Waiting Room Solutions software will also prepare the practice for all patient encounters, whether they are expected or unexpected. For scheduled new patient encounters, the WRS patient portal provides an opportunity for patients to connect with the practice before they even come in for their appointment. Doctor Today TLC, LLC anticipates that 50-100% of their patients will utilize this patient portal feature, through which patients can register online, maintain their personal health record, schedule appointments and send messages to Dr. Issar and his office. The online patient registration feature allows patients to complete registration and medical history forms from anywhere with an internet connection prior to their in-office appointment. In all, the registration feature within the patient portal provides administrative convenience while ensuring that patient information is properly documented. For unscheduled patient encounters, the WRS system provides an auto-eligibility feature which can immediately assess the insurance coverage of walk-in patients. Since Doctor Today TLC, LLC sees walk-in patients regularly, this feature will be very helpful in providing a quick registration process for these encounters.
“As a practice that provides care in a variety of specialties to a wide patient base, Doctor Today TLC, LLC will benefit from the customizable features of the Waiting Room Solutions software,” said Jeff Hirsch, COO of Waiting Room Solutions.
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.
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