Surgical Notes and Shareable Ink Partner to Improve Quality Data Capture for Physicians in Ambulatory Surgery Centers New partnership offers clinical documentation solutions to ambulatory surgery centers to support new regulation and healthcare reform
DALLAS and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Notes, a nationwide provider of transcription, coding, and document management services for the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and surgical hospital markets, and Shareable Ink®, the enterprise cloud computing company that transforms point-of-care clinical documentation to structured data and analytics, announced a new strategic partnership, effective immediately.
The new partnership will allow physicians in ASCs the ability to immediately enter information electronically preserving their fast, familiar workflows, using Shareable Ink products as the front-end input for the Surgical Notes' solution. They will now have the ability to effortlessly capture better and higher quality data at the point of care by using the tools that they are comfortable using, such as the digital pen and iPad. Once entered, the data becomes actionable, because it can be used to improve quality and financial performance.
Near-term plans include integration between Surgical Notes' ScanChart, a chart automation and document management tool, with Shareable Ink's natural input tools to keep clinicians productive, ASCs efficient, and patients satisfied with streamlined communications. Additionally, Shareable Ink's new reporting tool, Insights, will be part of the integration plans, which will help identify operational efficiencies at the facility level, streamline and shorten the billing process, and prepare organizations for accreditations and audits.
"We're thrilled to enter into a partnership with Shareable Ink. Shareable Ink offers an approach that is easy to use, keeps clinicians productive, and serves as a logical extension to ScanChart," said Randy Bishop, Chief Operating Officer for Surgical Notes. "Leveraging technologies to improve documentation and capture better quality data at the point of care through existing workflows and then having immediate access to reporting through the cloud, will address specific challenges related to electronic medical records, HIPAA compliance, Internet applications, and consolidation of multiple ASC and surgical hospital functions."
"Our partnership with Surgical Notes opens the door to providing a more robust suite of solutions to ASC physicians. By preserving existing workflows with solutions that are immediate, effortless and actionable, we believe ASCs will finally be able to adopt technology that meets both the productivity needs of physicians and the reporting needs of the organization," said Laurie McGraw, President and CEO for Shareable Ink. "In the face of new healthcare reform and increased financial pressures, our combined solutions will provide immediate access to data and empower ASC physicians to make better decisions around patient care and operational efficiencies."
About Surgical Notes, Inc.
Surgical Notes is a nationwide provider of transcription, coding, and document management applications. The ambulatory surgery center industry's largest management companies and roughly 20,000 healthcare providers trust Surgical Notes to provide customer focused software solutions that eliminate manual processes, streamline workflow, and accelerate the revenue cycle. Founded in 1999, Surgical Notes is an industry innovator and leader. For more information, visit www.surgicalnotes.com.
About Shareable Ink
Shareable Ink is the enterprise cloud computing platform that transforms point-of-care clinical documentation to structured data and analytics through an approach that is immediate, effortless, and actionable. With solutions that are used by providers in leading hospitals and healthcare systems across North America, Shareable Ink enables physicians to enhance productivity and focus on quality of care delivery. Shareable Ink has been recognized as one of America's most promising companies by Forbes. For additional information, visit www.shareableink.com.
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