I am hardly calling my partners about whom I have to see as it continuously updates itself. It's like my biller is following my clinical rounds. Thanks for making my life easier to run our practice.
Long Island City, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2009
pMDsoft Releases Charge Capture Software for BlackBerry Storm
pMDsoft, Inc. today extended its popular mobile charge capture and rounding software to the BlackBerry Storm. Combining on-the-go connectivity with the simplicity of a touch interface, this device is a natural evolution for pMDsoft, which emphasizes realtime communication and exceptional ease of use. Practices seeking to save time, recover lost income, and improve patient hand-off can benefit immensely from charge capture; but only if they choose the right solution for their needs.
What's Wrong with Paper?
A paper solution for capturing charges - such as 3x5 index cards, the status quo for tracking hospital patients in many practices - is quick to use and highly mobile. No one can dispute its simplicity. Nonetheless, it exacts hidden tolls in the form of lengthy hand-off conversations, lost or forgotten charges, and delays in reaching the biller. An electronic solution can address these concerns while actually reducing the amount of time that it takes to document each patient encounter; but only if it was designed well for this purpose.
Dr. Jonathan Matthews, of DFW Hospitalists, has realized the benefits of adopting an elegant charge capture solution such as pMDsoft, declaring that "pMDsoft has made our lives a lot simpler, saving me hours of administrative work every week. Now when I leave the hospital, I'm usually done with my billing by the time I get to the car. Information flows easily within my practice, and my life is more efficient - which is more important than ever now that I'm starting to grow my small hospitalist practice." For small practices, great technology can make the difference between prospering and struggling to stay independent.
So what's wrong with paper? It cannot re-use demographics that doctors or staff have previously entered. It cannot help doctors stay abreast of which patients they and their partners have already seen, today or in the distant past. It cannot find its own way to the biller, or be accessed using a Web browser if the doctor forgets to bring it along. And if it is lost or stolen, patients' privacy may suffer.
Fortunately, today's smartphones - capable, friendly devices such as the BlackBerry Storm and the iPhone - have allowed pMDsoft to create a solution that is not only better than the competition; it's also definitely better than paper.
Save Time, Recover Lost Income, and Improve Patient Hand-Off
A practice that is considering adopting mobile charge capture must first determine where its existing process could be improved. In the rush to provide the best patient care or spend time with family, does billing ever fall by the wayside? In this case, the practice stands to tighten its accounts receivables cycle, getting reimbursed more quickly and more reliably for its work. Doctors may also benefit from being able to tell at a glance whom they've seen today and whom they haven't.
On the other hand, the practice's billing might be airtight, up-to-date, and accurate; but the checks and balances that it has put into place to ensure this are consuming it with administrative work. This time could be spent in a more productive way. If this rings true, then the practice stands to recover an immense amount of time by transitioning to a system that cuts out the middle man and sends patient encounters directly to the biller from the point of care. Like Dr. Matthews, the doctors could already be finished with their billing by the time they leave the hospital.
Finally, doctors may be spending a lot of time on the phone with your partners, catching them up on the status of each patient. In this case, the practice may improve both the speed and quality of hand-off by adopting a system that updates highly visible sign-off notes in realtime. Dr. Raj Patcha, of the Huntington Heart Center has found that "I am hardly calling my partners about whom I have to see as it continuously updates itself. It's like my biller is following my clinical rounds. Thanks for making my life easier to run our practice."
pMDsoft retains the best aspects of paper billing, and adds the simplicity of a well-written, truly mobile software solution. Learn more by calling 800-587-4989 or emailing sales (at) pmdsoft (dot) com
Headquartered in New York City, pMDsoft develops wireless applications that help physicians streamline and automate their entire practice from point-of-care through reimbursement. The company was started in 1999 to address physicians' need for an effective, mobile alternative to their paper-based method for recording patient encounters. pMDsoft developed the powerful, flexible, reliable and easy-to-use mobile charge capture solution physicians were seeking. By providing real-time access to patient information anywhere, at any time via handheld devices or desktop computers, pMDsoft's medical billing program enables physicians to automate charge capture; view hospital census and office schedules; create a centralized patient information resource for the practice; and more. Through it all, we protect your patient data by adhering to the highest standards for performance, security and reliability.
Today, pMDsoft's customers include individual physicians, physician practice groups, managed care organizations, hospitals, and billing companies located across the country. We attribute our success to our unwavering commitment to developing the best solution on the market and to our superior 24/7 customer support.