Our referral management solution has enabled large groups, such as IDNs, to meaningfully decrease leakage of patients out of network
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 03, 2014
Medicalis, a leading developer of Enterprise Workflow solutions, announced at the annual Radiology Society of North American (RSNA) being held November 30 – December 4, 2014 it is extending its referral management solution across the healthcare enterprise. Medicalis has successfully provided and enhanced this comprehensive solution for more than 12 years with significant impact within radiology departments and facilities.
“Our referral management solution has enabled large groups, such as IDNs, to meaningfully decrease leakage of patients out of network,” said Oran Muduroglu, president and CEO of Medicalis. “This is accomplished by simplifying the referral process, making provider availability broadly accessible. It is very similar to how a large travel search engine, like Kayak, identifies and books open air travel slots.”
Medicalis’ federated scheduling solution gives referring practices direct access to the specialists’ scheduling slots. Referring physicians can see which providers are most available, often a key decision criteria when referring a patient. Appointments can be booked online by the physician or their staff. Patient’s leave feeling engaged, prepared and with their appointment booked, highly increasing the chance that the patient will show up for their appointment, choosing to stay within the heath system network.
“Having the referring physician make the appointment directly with the specialist can be critical,” said Muduroglu. This helps minimize the risk of the patient booking the appointment themselves and potentially going elsewhere, or even skipping the appointment altogether.”
Medicalis provides the tools and process to encode content that helps referring providers and patients alike becoming more aware of the requirements of each referral. This results in patients who are prepared, on-time and engaged in the process.
These tools include provider network affiliation, health plan copay schedules, as well as patient preparedness alerts and reminders. It also offers structured intake questionnaires, clinical decision support and scheduling templates.
“With the increase in patient preparedness, waste is reduced, thus freeing up additional resources in the health system,” said Muduroglu. “Importantly, extending Medicalis solutions out to affiliate community providers increases market share by offering up otherwise unused capacity.”
According to Muduroglu, Medicalis’ referral process can be used as a cloud based standalone solution, or it can also be tightly integrated into the electronic health record (EHR) for a more seamless physician interaction.
Medicalis, headquartered in San Francisco, was founded in in partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The company provides enterprise workflow solutions that reduce leakage, and increase productivity in the delivery of high value care for integrated delivery systems. Medicalis’ broad range of offerings empowers providers and physician groups to work collaboratively within a transparent system to efficiently improve quality and economic outcomes in healthcare delivery. The company has invested over $30M in the development of its integrated clinical workflow platform. For more information about Medicalis, please visit: http://www.medicalis.com.