ZyDoc Medical Transcription Enhances the Practice Fusion EMR

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ZyDoc Medical Transcription has teamed up with Practice Fusion to offer doctors an integrated medical transcription solution with their electronic medical record (EMR) system. This partnership will allow doctors to continue to dictate as the preferred method of data capture, yet achieve all the extended benefits of the EMR. The combination of dictation and EMR has added benefits of rapid implementation and adoption by physicians and eliminates the risks of transition to EMR systems.

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This alliance offers doctors substantial advantages over current solutions

ZyDoc Medical Transcription announced today it has formed a business alliance with Practice Fusion, Inc. ZyDoc will offer transcription services that are tightly integrated with Practice Fusion's EMR. Both systems are ASP based and will work from any Internet-connected computer.

With no change in work habits, doctors can dictate from any telephone to the TelDoc system or utilize handheld professional digital recorders. The dictation and records are tracked on the ZyDoc TrackDoc Internet site, similar to UPS packages, and are transcribed and returned within the required turnaround time as quickly as two hours. The highly accurate transcribed reports are available on the web and after review are automatically inserted into the Practice Fusion EMR system as part of the specific patient record.

Practice Fusion is a free, on-demand, no-risk Electronic Medical Records service. The solution for independent practitioners launched on October 23, 2007 with over 700 physicians. Practice Fusion's application is available over the Internet and does not require any licensing or hosting fees. Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion, explains that "Many EMR companies have added dictation to their products as an afterthought to increase user acceptance. Practice Fusion and ZyDoc have collaborated through the HL7 data standards to allow seamless integration of the transcription service and EMR output delivered from day one."

"This alliance offers doctors substantial advantages over current solutions," according to James Maisel, M.D., Chairman of ZyDoc. "From the doctor's perspective, data entry into an EMR is time consuming and not their area of expertise. When the patients fail to conform to the EMR template-based systems, data entry with repetitive clicks can be tedious and often take more than 10 minutes for a typical encounter. In contrast, dictation of comprehensive detailed encounters allows more efficient documentation within two minutes at 140 words a minute versus slower typing or handwriting speeds of 20 words per minute. With decreased reimbursements, physicians are striving to increase the number of patient encounters daily. Dictation remains the fastest and most detailed way to document the patient record. It remains the preferred method of data capture for physicians and is utilized by virtually all high-volume physicians."

Doctors can review the Practice Fusion EMR system at the Practice Fusion web site or sign up for a demo and enroll on the ZyDoc web site for a free trial of ZyDoc transcription services. ZyDoc Medical Transcription services are widely used by physicians of all specialties, groups, ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, and RHIOs. More than 600 small physician practices have expressed interest for the Practice Fusion service since the beginning of 2007.

About ZyDoc Medical Transcription
Founded in 1993, ZyDoc is a full service, e-transcription company featuring HIPAA-compliant web-based records, e-signature, faxing, and legacy integration solutions. Physicians, transcription companies, and hospitals use these services to produce, organize, and distribute multi-specialty patient documentation. ZyDoc solves the PC literacy, data entry bottleneck, implementation, and cost issues that plague other clinical documentation and EMR companies. The company uses award-winning technology, workflow enhancements, and the Internet with ASP applications. In 2004, ZyDoc was ranked 3rd nationally in medical transcription by the Medical Records Institute and has also won awards from the medical informatics, speech recognition, and software industries. The technology platform is augmented by 24-hour U.S.-based support through the ZyDoc Operation Center. ZyDoc features unsurpassed highly accurate documents ensured by measurement, continuous quality improvement, and backed by a staff of U.S.-based level II and III transcription editors, proofreaders and a quality assurance team.

About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion addresses the complexities and critical needs of today's healthcare environments by proving a revolutionary application and delivery model for physicians and patients at no cost. Practice Fusion offers an integrated, on-demand healthcare platform delivered in a software-as-a-service model that eliminates the complexities associated with licensing, implementation, integration and support usually experienced with traditional enterprise software solutions. Practice Fusion dramatically reduces the cost to the practice while enabling providers to deliver the highest level of care possible to their patients. For additional information, please visit the Practice Fusion web site.

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