Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) February 8, 2006
The Electronic Medical Records Division of ACOM Solutions, Inc. (http://www.acomemr.com) and the Advantage Chiropractic Network, a doctor-owned nonprofit affiliate of Ankeny-headquartered Iowa Chiropractic Society, have concluded a partnership agreement under which the network will participate in marketing ACOM’s RAPID EMR automated clinical documentation and reporting solution to its members.
According to Dr. Paul Eberline, chairman of Advantage Chiropractic Network board of directors, board members in mid-January selected RAPID EMR as its preferred practice enhancement solution and directed the staff to assist ACOM in exposing the RAPID EMR solution to its members. Currently, the network numbers approximately 400 out of 1,200 active chiropractors in the state.
RAPID EMR is a MS Windows-based solution that is recommended for installation on a tablet PC. The system is comprised of RAPID EMR 3.9 software, a lightweight, wireless-enabled tablet computer, the Microsoft Office 3.0 productivity suite, training in system use; and a year of support on the software and the hardware. The agreement allows members to acquire the solution at a discount and the network will earn a percentage of the revenue from each member sale.
Available options include a patient self-registration “kiosk” module and a wireless enabled printer-scanner-fax. The self-registration module enables the front desk to offload the task of opening case files on the initial visit. Patients complete the registration form on the tablet PC while waiting, and the information automatically becomes the opening entry in the case file.
Dr. Eberline said that selection of RAPID EMR was the culmination of a technology search in which some 15 solutions for chiropractic practice enhancement were examined.
“We had been actively looking for a solution for standardization of notes and reports for several months,” he said. “When we found RAPID EMR, we immediately perceived how it would help our members move away from dictated and handwritten notes and reports, saving significant amounts of money and recapturing as much as a full day each week that they now can devote to family activities, professional development or practice expansion.
Under terms of the agreement, network staff will field member inquiries and refer the prospective customers to ACOM, which will demonstrate the system, complete the sales process and provide installation service and system support. ACOM will display and demonstrate the solution at the network’s annual meeting in February.
RAPID EMR supports diagnosis and the recording of SOAP notes with graphic diagrams and checklists that the doctor can display on-screen during the patient visit. Tapping on diagram elements or checklist items records blocks of associated text in the patient file and when a case is concluded, reports are assembled automatically from stored text and scanned-in documents, graphics and photographs.
Text blocks can be modified by doctors to reflect their own words and can be randomized to avoid a “canned” appearance. Besides an array of interim and final reports, system features include four popular outcomes assessment reports, on-board support for coding and compliance, and a free-standing Microsoft Word document creation and management program, among others.
“We are delighted to enter into this relationship with the Advantage Chiropractic Network,” said ACOM Vice President Gregg Church. “The network’s board and staff are truly progressive in recognizing the value that automating clinical notes and narratives will quickly bring to members. We applaud their leadership and look forward to helping their members enhance their practices in an identifiable, meaningful way.”
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 software 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 23rd 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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