Cerner's Patient Portal Uses Instant Medical History to Enhance Patient Communications

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Cerner Corporation, a leading provider of fully integrated healthcare information systems, and Primetime Medical Software, the leading provider of software to support the computer-assisted interviewing of patients, today announced an agreement to extend the time-saving and revenue enhancing features of Instant Medical History.

By providing patients with symptom-specific questionnaires, Instant Medical History helps patients organize their history. Branching logic progresses quickly through adjustable questionnaires before organizing the positives and negatives for physicians. Using the Cerner Patient Portal's structured-messaging feature, VisitManager, patients and providers spend less time on paperwork and more time on care. VisitManager also helps eliminate unnecessary non-urgent care visits through online consultations.

Key benefits of the VisitManager powered by Instant Medical History:

Reduces the office visit by 3-4 minutes
Reduces data entry time
Enhances patient communication and satisfaction
Increases the documentation quality significantly
Enables online consultations between patients and physicians

About Primetime Medical Software, Inc.
Since 1992, Primetime Medical Software, Inc. has been compiling medical knowledge bases for patient interviewing in electronic health records. Designed by physicians for use in the office and in eVisits, the knowledge bases contain questionnaires for more than six thousand distinct patient complaints. Physician productivity increases because as much as sixty percent of the medical data necessary to complete the visit note can be provided by patients and automatically documented in medical terminology through the Internet, in exam rooms, or in waiting areas before the encounter. For more information, visit the company on the Web at http://www.medicalhistory.com.

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