Atlanta. Georgia (PRWEB) October 19, 2011
InHealthCDS, a national provider of clinical documentation software and service to clinics and physician offices, has partnered with the medical technology company MD-IT of Boulder, Colorado, to offer a radically different electronic medical record (EMR) that is designed for physicians who are dissatisfied with the current generation of products on the market. The MD-IT EMR solves the two major complaints that physicians have about traditional EMRs: permanent productivity declines and patient records that lack clinical utility.
“Our clients are frustrated by point-and-click EMRs that force them into using one method for note creation and limits their ability to use narration to tell a more detailed patient story” says InHealth’s National Director of Sales and Business Development, Scott Manwaring. “All they really want is a choice. More and more often customers call us saying that they rushed into an EMR without really considering the physician’s workflow. As a result they are now just cutting & pasting dictation into their expensive EMRs. We just figured there has to be a better way,” added Manwaring.
Dictation continues to be the preferred method for documenting patient encounters because it makes efficient use of physician time, is customized for each medical specialty, and provides a detailed description of each patient visit required for continuity of care and verification of insurance coverage.
“The time for a sensible EMR is long overdue,” said Dr. Anthony Valenti, a MD-IT EMR user. “MD-IT has eliminated a significant barrier that often stands between a physician and the patient. The MD-IT EMR allows our physicians to focus on the practice of medicine and not the process of documentation.”
“One of the biggest reasons InHealth as a company chose to partner with MD-IT was because their EMR is so simple to install and use; we can have a physician up and running with less than two hours of training,” noted Manwaring. “ This is especially important in smaller practices that can’t afford the tremendous downtime often associated with learning a complex EMR.”
The MD-IT EMR is designed especially for 1) specialty groups that use narrative notes as a primary source of communication and marketing to referring physicians, 2) small practices that seek a simple software solution which is easy to install and use, and 3) physicians that prefer dictation and seek to avoid the permanent productivity declines of point and click EMRs.
InHealth is the industry leader for clinic-based physician documentation solutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, for more than 30 years, ICDS has built a reputation for providing custom solutions designed to streamline clinical documentation, improve physician productivity and accelerate EHR adoption. Our mission is to help physicians, in any size organization, document their patient encounters in the most efficient, meaningful, cost-effective way possible using the latest advances in digital voice technology.
Founded in 2000, MD-IT is the nation’s leading provider of medical technology software and service to physician practices and ambulatory groups. By developing dictation-based solutions that preserve the primary role of medical documentation, MD-IT empowers physicians to use narrative notes in any clinical environment where electronic medical records are part of the workflow.