Professional Data Services, Inc. (PDS), a leading medical practice management software company and award winning reseller of McKesson Practice Partner electronic health records (EHR), held their annual customer meeting conference, PDS MindShare, at Harrah’s Casino and Resort in Kansas City, Missouri.
Over 250 medical professionals attended the meeting to take part in workshops covering medical topics related to Meaningful Use, billing, insurance, scheduling and revenue cycle management as well as information on the latest updates to PDS Cortex, a leading practice management software solution.
Attendees to the conference had the opportunity to mingle with PDS employees and other vendors, as well as network with other practices on challenges they face in today’s market.
Gary Hobbs, President of PDS started the conference by welcoming each of the attendees to PDS MindShare and addressed some of the issues medical practices face in today’s medical industry.
David Henriksen, Senior Vice President of McKesson gave the conference keynote, speaking on Meaningful Use and the impact that the medical industry over the next few years. Mr Henriksen pointed out that “by 2015, 18% of the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or $2.6 trillion will be spent on healthcare.”
He also mentioned that McKesson is involved with multiple facets of healthcare industry as over 200,000 providers rely on McKesson’s products and services such as Practice Partner EHR. To satisfy the ‘frontline’ needs of physicians across the US, McKesson is reliant upon partners like PDS to ensure medical practices position themselves correctly for the future.
The conference concluded with Michelle Taber, Manager of Systems Quality Assurance at PDS, presenting the details on updates to PDS Cortex and the highly anticipated release of PDS Cortex version 8.
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a health care services and information technology company dedicated to helping its customers deliver high-quality health care by reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient care.
Over the course of its 177-year history, McKesson has grown by providing pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management across the spectrum of care; health care information technology for hospitals, physicians, home care and payers; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payers designed to improve outcomes for patients.
About Professional Data Services (PDS)
PDS provides over 39 years of experience with medical practice management and electronic health record solutions for practices at all sizes and specialities. PDS Cortex (pdscortex.com), a multi-component medical office management program, gives greater efficiencies in managing patient information, insurance, collections, coding and more. Combining PDS Cortex with McKesson’s Practice Partner (EHR) equips practices with a robust, seamless system that covers everything from the care of patients to the business of cash flow.