Waiting Room Solutions® (WRS), a leading web-based EHR and PM provider, announced today that Colorado Pulmonary Disease has chosen the 2011 Waiting Room Solutions Pulmonary Web Based Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management System (PM) V4.0.
Colorado Pulmonary Disease was founded five years ago in Lone Tree, CO. Philippe Lopez, M.D., P.C. is the owner and clinical lead of this sole-physician practice. This busy practice operates five days a week and specializes in pulmonary care, sleep medicine and critical care. Dr. Lopez sees both office and hospital patients; he sees office appointments in his Lone Tree office and in a Hugo office, and sees hospital patients at Sky Ridge Hospital and Porter Hospital. Colorado Pulmonary Disease previously used another EHR system, but Dr. Lopez was inconvenienced by the fact that the data could only be accessed from one location. As a result, he was attracted to the web-based Waiting Room Solutions EHR and PM, which can be accessed from any location with an internet connection.
2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based EHR and Practice Management System V4.0 has earned its designation as a fully CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR with an additional certification for Child Health and a four star rating for usability. The system received these certifications after undergoing testing to inspect the integrated functionality, interoperability, security and usability of the EHR. Furthermore, the Waiting Room Solutions EHR and PM prepares practices to meet the “meaningful use” criteria as outlined by the Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Meeting these requirements will allow practices to be eligible to receive government incentives under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).
In addition to these benefits, the Waiting Room Solutions Pulmonary EHR and PM has been specially designed to fit the everyday needs of pulmonary practices. Like all WRS specialty software, the pulmonary software contains features such as ERx (electronic prescriptions) and medication management, lab interfaces with Quest, Labcorp and others, and an order tracking system. Some of the features unique to the pulmonary software include bronchoscopy image management, asthma quality care and PQRI incentive reporting, sleep study imports, standardized procedure notes for bronchoscopy and critical care, pulmonology document management, and a spirometer and pulmonary function test device interfaces. Lastly, the system provides pulmonary CPT codes and ICD-9 crosswalks, as well as pulmonary medicine templates and comprehensive clinical content for quick charting. There are pulmonary templates for allergies, asthma, chronic cough, lung cancer, pneumonia, sleep apnea and referral letters.
In addition to providing web-based access, Colorado Pulmonary Disease will also be able to reduce outsourcing costs through the implementation of the Waiting Room Solutions Pulmonary EHR and PM. As a result of the system’s templates and Dragon Medical Voice Recognition software compatibility, the practice will no longer need to outsource for transcription. The WRS specialty templates provide a variety of standard templates for quick and easy charting, and are also highly customizable so that they can be adapted to fit practice needs. The Dragon Medical software is a voice recognition charting tool that allows physicians to vocally dictate information directly into patents’ files. Dragon Medical 11 is up to 99% accurate, and includes medical vocabularies covering nearly 80 medical specialties and subspecialties. Through the use of these features, Colorado Pulmonary will greatly improve the accuracy and efficiency of patient charting.
The WRS Billing Module will also eliminate the need for outside billing assistance, and will fulfill the practice’s goal of creating smooth transitions between patient encounters and billing. The module automatically receives charges, cross checks them to payer rules, and enters them for claim submission without dual entry by staff. The system also provides claim scrubbers to reduce errors on claims and speed processing, fulfilling the practice’s goal of achieving quick and correct billing. Lastly, the practice will enroll in the auto-posting and auto-eligibility features offered through the software. Auto-posting automatically posts patient payments to a queue for viewing, and auto-eligibility scans the daily schedule to ensure that all patients are properly covered before visits. Since the practice rarely checks for insurance eligibility currently, this feature will aid the practice in beginning this procedure. In all, the Waiting Room Solutions EHR and PM for pulmonology will create a more efficient revenue cycle for the practice.
“Since Dr. Lopez is frequently serving patients in different locations, it is very important that he be able to access his practice information no matter where he is providing care,” said Dr. Lawrence Gordon, founder and CEO of Waiting Room Solutions. “Since the Waiting Room Solutions EHR and PM are web-based, Dr. Lopez will be able to instantly pull up patient information and chart during his encounters without having to wait until he returns to his home office.”
About Waiting Room Solutions
Waiting Room Solutions (waitingroomsolutions.com) is the leading web-based provider of fully integrated EMR and Practice Management software solutions for over 32 medical specialties. Waiting Room Solutions seamlessly integrates all of the clinical and business functions required for healthcare providers, including: Electronic Medical Records, Revenue Cycle Management, Personal Health Records, electronic prescribing (ERx), scheduling, website creation and content management, messaging, fax, order tracking, and billing -- all at an affordable price. 2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based EHR and Practice Management System V4.0 is a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR. Waiting Room Solutions is also a Surescripts® Solution Provider for its web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management System (PMS) V4.0. The EMR and PMS V4.0 is Surescripts certified for prescription routing messaging. It has been designed and built by successful medical professionals, who leveraged their expertise to help other healthcare providers with similar issues. Waiting Room Solutions continues to be recognized for its cutting edge technology.
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