CureMD Partners with Leading Interventional Cardiology Group to Create a Paperless Practice
CureMD announced that Interventional Heart Group (IHG), the leading interventional cardiology practice of New York, has selected CureMD’s CCHIT certified EMR, practice management system (PRS) and CureBilling (medical billing service) to streamline workflows, optimize operational efficiency and accelerate adoption of evidence-based clinical practice protocols.
When Interventional Heart Group (IHG) started looking for a health information management solution, information availability and workflow were of core importance. IHG is based at two different locations and all the communication from scheduling to confirming, check in to check out and laboratory reporting to referral was done via fax. IHG also had a whole library of patient charts that occupied a lot of space and required new hires every six to eight months for management. This not only created several bottlenecks, but also created potential for human error as doctors had to rely on paper based information. Administrative and financial overheads were also a great hindrance.
“As we run two very big and busy practices and deal with a great number of patients everyday it’s very hard for the doctors to go to their secretaries and request the patient’s file before seeing the patient. Using CureMD, we can have the patient history available at the point of care which helps us save a lot of time. Using CureMD’s Image Document Manager we can scan in all the patient charts and get rid of paper altogether.”
CureMD’s new CCHIT certified application platform comprises electronic medical records and practice management, providing a secure means for IHG to access and share patient information from electronic patient records, medical history, referrals and lab results to scheduling, reporting and billing information. With CureMD, IHG users can easily manage patient flow at its two locations, immediately access patient records, electronically communicate with the referring physicians and securely send consult notes and clinical data. Users can easily access and review patient appointments, histories, past visits, medications, allergies, drug interactions, labs and notes. This reduces manual interaction and data entry errors while increasing the privacy of patient information. The elimination of printed paper means that patient information goes directly from physician to physician, without interruption. And CureMD’s advanced billing functionalities combined with the CureBilling service ensure that co-pays are collected, claims promptly generated and payments collected on time.
“IHG prides itself for improving the quality of patient care; we are convinced that CureMD is the ideal solution for our doctors because of the intuitive nature of the product, its inherent connectivity supporting our clinical integration strategy, and the outstanding record of service provided by CureMD’s Medical Billing team.”