CareMore Purchases PatientKeeper Charge Capture Software

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CareMore will deploy PatientKeeper’s software to physicians at multiple hospitals across its network.

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I expect our relationship with PatientKeeper will provide us with an additional tool to obtain vital information from the hospitals in a timely, accurate and automated fashion, which will assist in the continuity and coordination of care for our patients.

PatientKeeper®, Inc., the leading provider of physician health care information systems, today announced that CareMore, a California-based, senior-focused health care delivery system, has purchased PatientKeeper Charge Capture™ software. CareMore will deploy PatientKeeper’s software to physicians at multiple hospitals across its network, which serves more than 64,000 people in California, Arizona and Nevada.

PatientKeeper Charge Capture software provides an automated billing workflow that easily fits a clinician's work style, and can support ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes. The software offers flexible access on PCs with a Web browser and popular handheld devices.

CareMore takes care of very frail and chronically ill patients, where coordination of care is essential, especially in the area of transitioning patients from hospital to home. One of the keys to ensuring that transitions of care are as effective and seamless as possible is for all appropriate data to be collected and in the hands of the post-acute providers at the time of follow-up visits to ensure patient stability and reduce the risk of re-admissions.

CareMore’s purchase of PatientKeeper software was driven not only by the need for a tool for charge and diagnosis capture in the hospital, but also as an interface to CareMore’s hospitals' core information systems, so CareMore providers and care teams have real-time access to patient information to optimally treat frail senior patients. PatientKeeper initially will be utilized by 34 hospitalists covering 24 hospitals.

CareMore Senior Medical Officer Henry Do, M.D. said, “I expect our relationship with PatientKeeper will provide us with an additional tool to obtain vital information from the hospitals in a timely, accurate and automated fashion, which will assist in the continuity and coordination of care for our patients.”

Paul Brient, PatientKeeper’s president and CEO, said, “We are excited to welcome CareMore to the PatientKeeper family and applaud their unique approach to care management for a critical segment of the population.”

About CareMore
CareMore is a leading healthcare company that specializes in providing a complete, pro-active health care experience to senior Americans. As a leader in senior healthcare for over 20 years, CareMore’s vision is to significantly improve the lives of Medicare recipients throughout California by providing focused and innovative approaches to the complex problems of aging.

About PatientKeeper
PatientKeeper® Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems, enables physicians and hospitals to focus on their patients, not technology. PatientKeeper provides highly intuitive software for physicians that streamlines workflow to improve productivity and patient care. PatientKeeper’s CPOE, physician documentation, electronic charge capture and other applications run on desktop and laptop computers and popular handheld devices and tablets. PatientKeeper’s software integrates with existing healthcare information systems to create the most effective solution for driving physician adoption of technology, meeting Meaningful Use, and transitioning to ICD-10. For more information about PatientKeeper, which is headquartered near Boston, Mass., visit http://www.patientkeeper.com or call 781-373-6100.

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