Cloud-Based EHR Offering Provides Seamless Flow of Critical Information Throughout Surgical Visits and Helps Facilities Meet Required CMS Reporting Metrics
Nashville, TN and Scituate, MA (May 8, 2012) — Shareable Ink and Medical Web Technologies announced today that they have partnered to offer an affordable, easy to use solution that integrates information collected preoperatively by Medical Web Technologies’ One Medical Passport System directly into Shareable Ink’s intraoperative system. By digitizing a patient’s entire surgical visit, facilities are able to streamline workflow, increase efficiency and improve patient care. Additional benefits include the ability to automatically populate billing systems with all required demographic and charge details, and capture new quality reporting metrics required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The combined solution enables easy implementation of a complete electronic health record, without the burden of a major IT project. The process starts when patients scheduled for surgery are instructed to log onto One Medical Passport. One Medical Passport is a secure, easy to use, web-based solution that guides patients through the process of entering complete demographic, insurance and medical information. A patient’s information is then immediately available to the medical facility and the patient’s doctor.
Once verified, the information flows directly into Shareable Ink’s intraoperative EHR and populates all of the relevant sections of the anesthesia preoperative assessment. The surgery is then documented using Shareable Ink’s digital pen or iPad technology, creating an electronic anesthesia record. Clinical and business rules embedded into Shareable Ink’s solution deliver immediate feedback and help to ensure that documentation is complete and compliant. In addition to storing the patient record online, data is output from the system in a structured and codified format for billing, quality reporting, and operational analysis and is interoperable with a facility’s other health information systems.
“Partnering with Shareable Ink was an easy decision,” said Stephen Punzak, M.D., Founder and CEO of Medical Web Technologies. “Our customers want to document the entire continuum of perioperative care electronically, but most existing intraoperative anesthesia EHRs are too expensive and too cumbersome for practical use in today’s fast-paced OR environment. Shareable Ink’s solution is markedly different: it is easy to use, affordable, and actually speeds up patient care. Combining our preoperative and postoperative system with Shareable Ink’s intraoperative system gives our customers exactly what they have been looking for.”
“We make the transition to EHRs quick and painless so that our customers can achieve meaningful results as fast as possible. To do this, we use technologies that are both natural and easy for the end user inputting clinical information, as well as for the IT staff implementing and maintaining systems,” said Stephen S. Hau, President and CEO, Shareable Ink. “By partnering with Medical Web Technologies, Shareable Ink is better positioned to provide greater overall value to the marketplace and help automate a market historically underserved by EHRs.”
For more information, please visit Shareable Ink at Booth #737 or Medical Web Technologies at Booth #804 at ASCA 2012, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association’s annual meeting, taking place May 9-12th in Dallas, TX.
About Shareable Ink
Shareable Ink helps healthcare organizations of all sizes transition to electronic health records without disruption to workflow or burdensome IT projects. Its enterprise cloud-based platform incorporates natural input tools, including iPads and digital pen and paper technology featuring Anoto functionality. The resulting structured and clinically-encoded output populates the EHR with discrete data, as if typed in directly. Built-in analytics give hospitals and practices insight into their operations — from a clinical, quality and efficiency standpoint — all previously inaccessible from traditional paper records. For additional information, visit www.shareableink.com.
About Medical Web Technologies
Medical Web Technologies, www.mwtcorp.com, provides innovative, Web-based medical information solutions that allow patients and healthcare providers to easily create, store, and distribute a patient’s complete medical information. MWT’s solutions, One Medical Passport and SourcePlus Passport, are used nationwide in a variety of settings that span fast-paced ASCs and major medical centers to solo practitioner physician offices.