South Nassau Communities Hospital Chooses Meta's Electronic Physician Query Software - Physician Benefits and Robust Reporting are Deciding Factors

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Meta Health Technology, a leading provider of health information management software solutions, announced today that South Nassau Communities Hospital has implemented Meta's Electronic Physician Query software. South Nassau chose Meta's Electronic Physician Query software because it provides enhanced communication and workflow for their physicians, and offers excellent reporting capabilities. The product also enables hospital management to monitor reimbursement so that they can calculate their return on investment in the software.

Meta Health Technology, a leading provider of health information management software solutions, announced today that South Nassau Communities Hospital has implemented Meta's Electronic Physician Query software.

According to Elizabeth Carnevale, South Nassau's Assistant Vice President, Revenue Cycle, "There were two key reasons why we chose Meta's Electronic Physician Query software. First, it enhances communication and workflow for our physicians. The product is integrated with our current Meta applications for chart abstracting and electronic signature, so that when our physicians log on to PowerSign, they can also see and respond to their queries. The software also sends email directly to physicians alerting them that they have a query. When a query is sent, the portion of the chart that's being referenced can be scanned and attached, so the physician can review all the relevant information without having to come to the HIM department.

Second -- but just as important -- the product has excellent reporting capabilities. We can track queries by physician, by type of query and by DRG, and we can monitor physician response rates. The software also enables us to monitor reimbursement so that we can calculate our return on investment."

"We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with South Nassau," says Eli Nahmias, President and CEO of Meta. "By selecting Electronic Physician Query, the hospital will enhance their efficiencies and physician relations. It's exciting for Meta to work with South Nassau's dynamic management team. We look forward to receiving their feedback and ideas as they use the software, so that we can continue to improve a product that has already produced great results for our clients."

About South Nassau Communities Hospital
South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region's largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 875 physicians and 2,600 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center, boasts Long Island's first and only Gamma Knife (R) and provides both emergency and elective angioplasty. South Nassau is designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery. For more information, visit http://www.southnassau.org.

About Meta Health Technology
Meta Health Technology is a full-service provider of health information management solutions for hospitals, physician group practices and long-term care facilities. Headquartered in New York City, the company has served the healthcare industry exclusively for 30 years. Meta's clients range from small community hospitals to many of the largest and most prestigious medical facilities across the United States and in Canada. The company provides a level of client service that is unmatched in the industry.

Meta's CHARMS 2000™ is a comprehensive suite of HIM applications designed to automate and augment critical HIM functions, including abstracting and coding, physician query, RAC management, chart tracking, chart analysis and completion, release of information, document management, electronic medical record, electronic signature, reporting and compliance, and department management. More information about Meta Health Technology is available at http://www.metahealth.com, or by calling 800-334-6840.

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