Lehi, UT (PRWEB) July 15, 2013
In response to the Open Payments section of the Physicians Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA) mandate, set to begin August 1, 2013, Infuse Medical, the award-winning healthcare digital agency for medical device manufacturers, announced today the release of their highly anticipated “Sunshine Act Compliance Mobile App," a complete mobile solution designed to streamline the entire compliance process of the new mandate. At its core the new app by Infuse Medical provides the crucial data-capturing and reporting features that the Sunshine Act demands of all manufacturers of medical devices, drugs, and biological products who provide payments or other applicable transfers of value to any Health Care Provider within the US.
Beyond the data capturing and intuitive Sunshine Act reporting functionalities which are the foundation of Infuse Medical’s Sunshine Act Compliance Mobile App, medical manufacturers will also find more essential features such as flexible reconciliation and error checking functionalities that are designed to greatly reduce mistakes long before reports are submitted to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Professional Sales Reps (PSRs) will appreciate the smooth NPI lookup feature within the app that allows PSRs to record activity anytime, anywhere--even without a wifi connection.
The Physician and Hospital lookup feature within the app speeds up data input times, and the app’s sleek digital signature-capture function provides the Physician with a convenient way to approve the details of a transaction before it is recorded. Custom branding capabilities, centralized databasing controlled by the manufacturer with convenient .csv export options, simple-to-use category pick lists, intuitive user session tracking and a time stamping systems are all additional features to be admired within the app.
“We are very pleased to be the first to respond with a complete mobile solution for Sunshine Act compliance that aligns to the way PSRs are already working,” said Jordan Erickson, President of Infuse Medical. “PSRs are already overburdened with massive amounts of information to collect and report. Our Sunshine Act Compliance mobile application fits right in with the way they are already detailing physicians.” Erickson finished by saying that “This app will minimize the mandate’s disruption to a PSR’s workflow.”
Being the only applications development agency that specifically works in the medical device industry and who is in a position to respond to the vast need for a mobile application solution, Erickson reported that requests for a Sunshine Act Compliance app began pouring in soon after the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” was signed into law. Development on their Sunshine Act Compliance Mobile App began shortly thereafter with an in-depth study of every mandate the PPSA’s Open Payments section required.
In the process of building their new app, Erickson also stated that it was very apparent to their team that while the PPSA’s Open Payments mandates aimed to provide the public with simple and transparent access to all financial interactions between physicians and manufacturers in the medical industry, it was clear that the medical manufactures (and their PSRs) would be the ones who would bare the brunt of the complicated mandate burdens or face severe consequences for failing to properly comply. With this in mind, Infuse Medical architected their app with the understanding that unless the PSRs felt the entire experience was intuitive, simple, and fast, the app itself would not be utilized consistently or correctly; putting medical manufacturers at significant risk.
In addition, the team at Infuse Medical was also keenly aware of how simple data input mistakes could negatively affect the public payment records of both the physicians as well as the medical manufactures (ie: adding an extra 0 to a $1,000 payment). Safeguarding the manufacturers against data entry mistakes quickly became top priority for Infuse Medical and is what led them to complete their unique pre-populating and centrally controlled, customizable fields for reconciliation and error-check processes from the administrative portal. A feeling of security also comes with knowing that the app itself is always 100% CMS audit-ready and that medical manufacturers can feel confident that their PSRs are equipped with everything they need to be fully and easily compliant with all requirements under the PPSA mandates.
The Sunshine Act Compliance Mobile App announcement comes only days after the release of CMS’s own government-developed solution called “Open Payments Mobile for Industry”. While the CMS’s app includes the basic functions an individual PSR needs to comply, it doesn’t provide medical manufacturers with an easy means of overseeing the combined data of all PSRs and it leaves plenty of room for individual mistakes and potential liability. Infuse Medical’s app provides a comprehensive, user-friendly solution for full-compliance, while minimizing the effort and cost required to comply and protecting them against potential liability.
The Sunshine Act Compliance Mobile App is currently iPad-ready and is available by contacting Infuse Medical directly. Questions regarding the app itself and future platform developments can be directed to the team at Infuse Medical or by visiting http://www.InfuseMed.com/Sunshine-Act-Compliance-Mobile-App/
About Infuse Medical
Infuse Medical, based in Utah, is the leading digital agency for the medical device industry and has been the choice of the majority of the Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 medical device companies since 2007. Infuse Medical applies its comprehensive, industry-leading capabilities in custom mobile interactive applications for the iPad and mobile devices, 3D animation, interactive sales and education tools and programs, and digital promotional content to help its clients Accelerate the Transfer of Knowledge™ to physicians, nurses, patients and field sales representatives.
More information about Infuse Medical can be found by visiting their website http://www.InfuseMed.com or by calling them directly at 801-331-8610.
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