Health First Selects PatientKeeper Charge Capture Software

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Largest multi-specialty physician group in Central Florida’s Brevard County partners with PatientKeeper to streamline billing workflow

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Implementing reliable, user-friendly technologies that enable our associates to work more efficiently and effectively benefits our organization by allowing us to better serve our customers.

PatientKeeper®, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians, today announced that Health First, Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system, has selected PatientKeeper software to streamline professional charge capture, sign-out and quality metrics reporting for Health First Medical Group, the largest multi-specialty physician group in Brevard County.

PatientKeeper will begin its engagement by implementing electronic charge capture for the group’s 90 hospitalists who practice at Health First’s four hospitals: Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital and Viera Hospital. Health First Medical Group expects to be live on PatientKeeper Charge Capture™ in January of 2015.

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

PatientKeeper will integrate its software with Health First’s GE medical records and billing systems to create a smoother revenue cycle workflow. ADT feeds will come from the four hospitals into PatientKeeper to automatically populate each physician’s patient list. Charges entered by physicians into PatientKeeper Charge Capture through their mobile devices or the web portal will be reviewed by Health First’s billing staff and sent electronically to GE Centricity.

Health First’s goal is to eliminate missing charges and reduce the lag time between service delivery and billing. “Implementing reliable, user-friendly technologies that enable our associates to work more efficiently and effectively benefits our organization by allowing us to better serve our customers,” said Thomas Matenaer, Chief Financial Officer of Health First Medical Group.

“PatientKeeper is pleased to be partnering with Health First, one of Central Florida’s leading health systems,” said Paul Brient, PatientKeeper’s CEO. “We believe physicians, billers and coders alike will appreciate the advanced features and overall usability of our electronic charge capture system.”

About Health First
Founded in 1995, Health First is Central Florida’s only fully integrated delivery network (IDN) and employs more than 7,800 associates. The integrator of its IDN is Health First Health Plans offering a wide variety of health insurance options across Central Florida. In addition it operates four hospitals (Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital and Viera Hospital) and is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First also offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including Health First Aging Services, four Health First Pro-Health & Fitness Centers and Home and Hospice care. Visit http://www.health-first.org for more information.

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 many existing healthcare information systems to effectively support healthcare providers in adopting technology, meeting Meaningful Use, and transitioning to ICD-10. PatientKeeper has more than 60,000 active physician users today. For more information about PatientKeeper, visit http://www.patientkeeper.com or call 781-373-6100.

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