St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) May 5, 2005
Further establishing the software as a must-have clinical diagnosis and case document management and reporting system, the ACOM Electronic Medical Records Division (ACOM EMR) http://www.acomemr.com has introduced an enhanced version of RAPID EMR with new power and convenience features designed to streamline notes and reports, save time and money, and get chiropractors paid faster with fewer disputed claims, it was announced today by ACOM Vice President Gregory T. Church.
ÂChiropractors are under mounting pressures from insurers, regulators and patients for concise, direct, error-free documentation throughout the treatment reporting and follow-up cycle,Â Church said. ÂRAPID EMR 3.6 addresses these pressures, impacting all aspects of a practice and beyond.
ÂReimbursements and private patient payments come in faster and more reliably, patient retention improves, and the professional quality of the documents leads to a more positive image and greater respect for the chiropractic field overall. Meanwhile, RAPID EMR alleviates the paperwork burden that can consume 40-60 percent of the professionalÂs time.Â
RAPID EMR 3.6 streamlines the Outcomes Assessment process with four comprehensive assessment methodologies as well as adds a powerful Inking capability with flexible handwritten input options. Outcomes Assessment tools include:
- Visual Analog Scale sliders to indicate overall condition as well as grade of pain and rate of progress. When completed, the selections create a graph that is stored as a visual record of patient progress.
-The Neck Disability Index questionnaire, which generates a report that is associated with a graphic representation.
- The Oswestry Index, for establishing current level of disability based on low back pain.
- The 24 Roland-Morris questions, which measure improvement from the first day and from the last visit. It also has an associated graphic.
RAPID EMRÂs new Inking capabilities are especially valuable in optimizing the software for the highly portable tablet computer environment. Inking enables:
-The ability to scribe notes on the tablet computer screen with a pen device, save the notes in the patient record and produce them on demand in printed form
- The ability to pinpoint areas of pain or muscular-skeletal anomalies interactively and in multiple colors
- The ability to simulate mouse-clicks in selecting check-boxes from symptom and treatment lists
- The ability to navigate the entire RAPID EMR system using the associated pen device.
RAPID EMR 3.6 also incorporates a launch navigation element that automatically calls the specific case form for each of five types of cases: accident, workers compensation, workers compensation-auto, slip-and-fall, and wellness. Only the intelligent fields and associated intelligent paragraphs relevant to the specific type of case are included on the form.
RAPID EMRÂs filing system has been refined, updating and reorganizing tabs for patient document recovery and also allowing users to import data from a variety of sources. If they choose, users can store signatures for document signature automation. All RAPID EMR reports are generated through Microsoft Word and moreover, the software has been more closely integrated with Microsoft Outlook, enabling on-the-fly scheduling to the appointment book.
ÂIn every type of endeavor outside the health care field, it has long been accepted that automation is the key to getting more work done, faster and cheaper,Â Church said. ÂHealth care has been slow in catching up but now, by automating virtually all of the notes and reports functions and permitting them to be accomplished in real time, RAPID EMR 3.6 frees its users to focus on practice growth, profitability and more effective use of professional and personal time. In doing so, it establishes an outcomes-driven practice.Â
About ACOM Solutions, Inc.
Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, the ACOM Electronic Medical Records Division is part of ACOM Solutions, Inc. The division was formed to develop and market diagnostic, reporting and document management solutions for chiropractors and other medical specialties. Its flagship product is RAPID EMR, a graphically oriented software tool that automates note-taking and report-writing customarily required by insurers for payment of claims. Now in its 21st year of business, ACOM develops, markets and implements advanced modular software systems for e-document management, e-payment management, B2B e-commerce management and e-purchasing management domestically and through overseas partners. Corporate headquarters are in Long Beach, California, iSeries Division headquarters are in Duluth, Georgia, and regional offices are located in several major U.S. cities. For information on ACOM EMR, phone 866-286-5315 or visit http://www.acomemr.com.
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