Healthcare News April 1, 2012

  • Physician Enthusiasm Continues to Build for Hello Health’s Web-Based Patient Management Platform

    Hello Health the web-based Patient Management Platform designed for independent primary care physicians announced the addition of 13 new practices to its growing client roster. Since January of this year, Hello Health has signed 13 practices in ten states, comprising a total of 20,000 potential patients with access to the Platform.

    Hello Health makes it possible for independent primary care practitioners to engage with their patients via less traditional methods of communication (i.e. email, instant messaging, and video chats) while also providing patients secure and straightforward access to medical records. This patient benefit also becomes a new revenue stream for physicians as it is supported by a nominal patient-paid subscription fee.

    13 New Practices Select Revenue-Generating EMR Solution for Thousands of Patients

    NEW YORK CITY (March 27, 2012) – Hello Health® today announced that it has signed 13 new practices across ten states to the Hello Health Patient Management Platform which increases the number of patients who can subscribe to the Platform by more than 20,000 patients.  Hello Health helps doctors generate an independent revenue stream, at no cost to the practice, while making the transition from paper to electronic medical records.

    Hello Health’s Patient Management Platform makes it possible for independent primary care practitioners to engage with their patients via email and web chats while also providing patients with ready access to medical records. This patient benefit also becomes a new revenue stream as it is supported by a nominal patient-paid fee.

    “Incorporating an EMR into my practice makes good clinical sense and is necessary to remain efficient in the long term,” said Joel L. Fine, M.D., of Fine & Associates in Snellville, Georgia. “The Hello Health business model not only provides the EMR-based technology platform we need, but this system also makes it possible for us to generate revenue without any upfront implementation fees. This really is the best of both worlds as this will allow for us to provide better access for patients and improve our clinical workflow.”

    Traditionally, a large percentage of physician/patient interactions go unpaid with the largest culprit being unscheduled inbound calls to physicians requesting refills or access to medical documents.  The Hello Health Platform solves this problem by providing patients with secure access to medical records, with the added benefits of scheduling appointments, renewing prescriptions, conducting video visits, and requesting lab and test results all within one streamlined, secure, and HIPAA-compliant Patient Management Platform.

    “As physicians look to evolve their practices from traditional ‘doctors offices’ into more patient-centric practices, the need for electronic medical records, along with a secure means of communicating with patients, has become increasingly apparent,” said Nathanial Findlay, founder and chief executive officer of Myca® Health, parent company of Hello Health.  “With Hello Health, patients receive 24/7 access to their medical information, while doctors benefit from a streamlined workflow so more time can be spent providing care to patients.”

    About Hello Health Inc.

    New York City-based Hello Health Inc. is dedicated to transforming primary care by connecting patients and physicians through technology. The company’s Hello Health Patient Management platform integrates an electronic medical record, practice management capabilities and a patient health portal on a single, secure platform. Hello Health is free to primary care practices and generates incremental revenue through a patient subscription model.  A subsidiary of Myca Health Inc., Hello Health collaborates with leading organizations who offer complementary and strategic solutions that connect patients and physicians.  Learn more at www.hellohealth.com.

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  • Medical Mastermind Practice Management Software Certified for Meaningful Use

    BALTIMORE, MD – Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 – Software Unlimited, Inc.’s premier offering, Medical Mastermind Practice Management, has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning EHR Module Certification.

    The designation officially deems the software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

    Tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

    “This certification is critical for our physicians to achieve meaningful use by helping meet key ONC criteria” says James R. Milligan, CEO of Software Unlimited, Inc. “This means our Healthcare providers can be secure in using Medical Mastermind as part of the solution to meeting full EMR attestation.  In combination with our certified EMR offering, our customers can be assured of receiving ARRA reimbursements after attesting to meaningful use.”

    Medical Mastermind is certified for privacy and security criteria, which supports HIPAA, as well as a number of other ambulatory criteria such as smoking status and demographic information.

    The Medical Mastermind Practice Management software qualifies as an “EHR Module” for compliance certification. This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

    Software Unlimited, Inc., Certified on March 8, 2012, Medical Mastermind version 15.12, ID: 03082012-1490-5, CQMs: 170.302 G, O-U, 170.304 C; Additional software used: TrueCrypt.

    About Software Unlimited, Inc. 

    Software Unlimited’s Medical Mastermind Practice Management software has been the software of choice for thousands of mid-Atlantic physicians, since 1984. Also offering EMR and Billing Solutions, SUI sells, implements, trains, customizes and supports all their solutions from their Baltimore, MD offices. For more information, visit www.suimd.com.

    About Drummond Group  

    Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient.  Leveraging more than a decade’s worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what’s needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.

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