Waiting Room Solutions® (WRS), a leading web-based EHR and PM provider, announced today that Neurological Services of Orlando has chosen the 2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based Neurology Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management System (PM) V4.0 for implementation.
Neurological Services of Orlando was established eleven years ago in Orlando, FL. The practice is comprised of one nurse practitioner and four physicians, each of which have a different specialty within the neurology field. Some of these specialties include multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, sleep disorders and memory testing. This busy practice sees both office and hospital patients five days per week. Neurological Services of Orlando has a unique clinical setup; a wide variety of services are provided to patients, from basic appointments to testing. The practice describes itself as a manually intensive practice based on paper, but through the implementation of the WRS electronic health record and practice management system, the practice hopes to develop more efficient, electronic methods of operation.
The 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. Additionally, 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).
Furthermore, the Waiting Room Solutions Neurology EHR and PM has been specially designed to offer solutions for the charting and management needs of a neurology practice. The WRS system provides a wide range of features such as lab interfaces with Quest, Labcorp and others, PQRI Medicare incentives, e-prescribing, and an order tracking system. Neurology-specific features include EMG interface, CT and MRI interface, medical device integration, and standardized neurology procedure notes. Lastly, the software contains neurology CPT codes and ICD-9 crosswalks, neurology templates and comprehensive clinical content for quick charting. There are neurology templates for epilepsy, headache, stroke, Botox injections, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, vertigo and seizures. With all of these features available, the Waiting Room Solutions EHR for neurology aids practices in enhancing efficiency, profitability and patient care.
Through the implementation of the Waiting Room Solutions Neurology EHR and PM, the practice will be able to reduce its dependence on manual labor. To lessen the responsibilities of the front office, the software includes an automated appointment reminder system. This system delivers an automated phone call and email to patients both when they schedule appointments and twenty-four hours prior to the appointment, reducing no-shows. Manual labor will also be decreased by reducing the amount of paper documents handled by the practice. Currently each doctor has their own intake forms in addition to driver’s licenses, insurance cards, and medication lists that are collected from patients. Patient charts are also recorded in paper files, which take up space and are more difficult to organize. The Waiting Room Solutions electronic health record system will be able to record all of this information within condensed, electronic patient files from the start, eliminating the need for manual organization.
Since lab work and radiology are very integral to Neurological Services of Orlando’s operations, the Waiting Room Solutions lab interfaces will also be very valuable to the practice. Radiology is performed on site, and the practice has an array of clinical equipment such as an electromyograph (EMG), two electroencephalographs (EEG), a magnetic resonance imaging machine (MRI) and a bladder scanner. Through the WRS incoming and outgoing fax queue and lab interfaces, the practice will be able to immediately order and receive laboratory results through electronic laboratory connections. Neurology Services of Orlando already has a relationship with Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp, two of the reference labs with which WRS frequently connects. Through these valuable links, the practice will be able to more easily manage its patient testing activities.
“Neurological Services of Orlando is a multi-physician practice which handles a high volume of patients and offers a large variety of services,” said Jeff Hirsch, COO of Waiting Room Solutions. “Through the implementation of our EHR and PM software, we hope that the practice will be able to reduce the labor necessary to maintain such a busy and diverse practice.”
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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