Florida International University’s Faculty Medical Practice Selects PatientKeeper Charge Capture Software

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South Florida’s first public medical college partners with PatientKeeper to streamline billing workflow and prepare for ICD-10.

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Some of our physicians visit four or five hospitals each day; they’re constantly on the go. Enabling them to look up their patients and enter charges on an iPhone or Android device is invaluable.

PatientKeeper® Inc., a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians, today announced that the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University (FIU), South Florida’s first public medical school, has selected PatientKeeper Charge Capture™ software to streamline professional charge capture for physicians in the FIU Health Faculty Group Practice.

PatientKeeper Charge Capture software provides an ICD-10 ready automated billing workflow that easily fits a clinician's work style. PatientKeeper’s highly configurable system supports workflows in all care settings and all specialties. The software offers flexible access on PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets, and comes with IMO (Intelligent Medical Objects) so physicians can enter their charges with familiar, clinician-friendly words and phrases rather than obscure billing terminology.

FIU Health will deploy PatientKeeper as a hosted solution for inpatient professional charge capture across all its departments. FIU Health’s 30 physicians practice at 12 hospitals in a three-county area in South Florida.

“PatientKeeper’s mobility is a key for us,” said Elizabeth Rockowitz, Associate Dean of Health Information Technology at FIU. “Some of our physicians visit four or five hospitals each day; they’re constantly on the go. Enabling them to look up their patients and enter charges on an iPhone or Android device is invaluable.

“One of our physicians already uses PatientKeeper at an affiliated hospital and also knew it from his time at Boston Medical Center,” Rockowitz said. “He was excited to hear we’re adding it in the practice.”

FIU is transitioning to PatientKeeper from a paper-based charge capture methodology. The PatientKeeper system will integrate with the practice group’s GE Centricity EMR system and its third-party billing provider.

“PatientKeeper will help us streamline our revenue cycle,” Rockowitz said. “Capturing all physician charges in a secure, reliable manner and preventing ‘charge leakage’ is a critical first step.”
Beyond revenue cycle management, Rockowitz says FIU plans to use other PatientKeeper capabilities, including physician sign-out, to help manage clinical workflow among medical students and attending physicians.

PatientKeeper Sign-Out is integrated with all applications, including the user’s patient list. It provides a communication tool to support sharing or transferring of patient care responsibility through the use of tasks and configurable data templates that include the data elements needed to facilitate care team coordination.

“The FIU medical college is a dynamic young organization committed to equipping its physicians and students with technology that truly helps them do their work, which makes it a perfect partner for PatientKeeper,” Paul Brient, PatientKeeper’s president and CEO, said. “We are delighted they have chosen PatientKeeper as one of their foundational IT tools.”

About PatientKeeper

PatientKeeper® Inc. is a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians, and KLAS’s 2012 and 2013 Category Leader in “Clinical Portals/Aggregation”. PatientKeeper’s highly intuitive software streamlines physician 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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