Waiting Room Solutions® (WRS), a leading web-based EHR and PM provider, announced today that Jorge G. Gutierrez, MD Practice has chosen to implement the 2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based Gastroenterology Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management System (PM) V4.0.
Jorge G. Gutierrez, MD has been located in Palm Springs, CA for over 27 years. The busy practice has three providers who see patients five days a week in the office as well as at Desert Regional Medical Center and Mirage Endoscopy Center. Common appointments are for gastroenerology, colonoscopies, endoscopies, consults and follow-up visits. The practice has been using another EHR system for approximately fifteen years, and frequently encounters problems with the software. Waiting Room Solutions was selected as the best fit for a system upgrade due to its user-friendly interface and cutting edge features.
2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based EHR and Practice Management System V4.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on January 11, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®). It is also a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Child Health with a four star rating for usability. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “The Medicare and Medicaid Incentives for EMR / EHR adoption offer an unparalleled opportunity for Eligible Providers to implement tools which can help improve healthcare quality and efficiency” said Dr. Lawrence Gordon, CEO of Waiting Room Solutions. “We are so thrilled with the announcement that we are offering a special limited time ‘WRS Stimulus’ incentive of $1000 for all small practices that sign-up.”
Additionally, the Waiting Room Solution Gastroenterology Specialty EHR and PM has been customized to fulfill the specific needs of a gastroenterology practice. The system includes PQRI incentive reporting, e-prescribing and Medicare incentive reporting, an order tracking system, and a lab interface with Quest, Labcorp and other facilities. Some of the gastroenterology-specific components of the system are the standardized procedure notes for upper GI endoscopy and lower GI endoscopy, gastroenterology document management and endoscopy image management. To facilitate charting functions, the software offers gastroenterology CPT codes and ICD-9 crosswalks and gastroenterology templates and comprehensive clinical content. The customized templates cover upper GI endoscopy procedure notes, lower GI endoscopy procedure notes, abdominal pain, bowel obstruction, cholecystitis, constipation, diarrhea, dysphagia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gallbladder problems, and upper and lower GI bleeding. These solutions make it simple for gastroenterology practices to enhance efficiency, profitability and patient care.
By updating his practice with the Waiting Room Solutions Gastroenterology software, Dr. Gutierrez will enjoy extensive improvements to his charting process. Currently the practice uses paper files for patient records, which are disorganized and occupy office space. Dr. Gutierrez also relies on an outside transcription service to chart encounters, which is a cost that he hopes to eliminate with the use of the WRS system. The Waiting Room Solutions EHR will allow the practice to enter both new and existing patient records directly into an electronic system, which can then be accessed from any location with an internet connection. To ease the charting process, Dr. Gutierrez plans to utilize the WRS gastroenterology templates as well as the WRS-compatible Dragon Medical voice recognition software. The practice has not had access to specialty templates in the past, but hopes to use them to create more uniform records in a more time efficient manner. The Dragon Medical voice recognition software allows physicians to efficiently navigate and dictate medical information and treatment plans directly into patients’ electronic records. Dragon Medical 11 is up to 99% accurate, and includes medical vocabularies covering nearly 80 medical specialties and subspecialties. With these information recording features, the practice will no longer need to outsource charting functions.
“Jorge Gutierrez has decided that it is time to secure technological updates for his recordkeeping and practice management systems, and we are happy that Waiting Room Solutions is able to provide the cutting-edge solutions sought by the practice, ” said Jeff Hirsch, COO of Waiting Room Solutions. “We are confident that our system will be able to improve practice efficiency while also fulfilling Dr. Gutierrez’s goal of cutting costs.”
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 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on January 11, 2011 by CCHIT. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The system is also a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR. Waiting Room Solutions is a Surescripts® Solution Provider for its web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management System (PM) V4.0. The EMR and PM 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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