ZirMed Introduces Direct Secure Messaging for Clinical Link New Functionality Enables Secure, HIPAA-Compliant Provider-to-Provider Messaging with Any Provider in the U.S.

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZirMed®, a leading health information connectivity and management solutions company, today announced a new, secure, HIPAA-compliant secure messaging feature for Clinical Link®, the company's cloud-based communications platform. This enhancement enables ZirMed users to exchange messages and clinical documents with any provider organization in the U.S., regardless of an organization's EHR or practice management system.

Clinical Link secure messaging helps providers meet the need for HIPAA-compliant physician communications without the delays associated with faxing, scanning and lost paperwork. The solution also supports provider organizations in their goal to meet Meaningful Use Stage II requirements, enabling seamless transitions of patient care by facilitating digital document exchange across care locations.

"Our clients are already using Clinical Link to send and receive referrals, so adding secure messaging that allows provider organizations to have a single platform for all clinical communications was a natural evolution," said Ric Sinclair, ZirMed head of product. "All of our clients, especially those that are moving toward ACO and other value-based care models, will have a new way to easily and securely share medical information, enabling seamless transitions of care."

The cloud-based solution analyzes an organization's claims history and recommends connections to broaden a provider's referral base. ZirMed users receive email alerts when messages are waiting, as well as when a digital package is viewed by a recipient; allowing users to confirm receipt without spending time on the phone.

ZirMed leverages its national database of healthcare payment information to cure administrative burdens and increase financial performance. ZirMed's solutions aggregate and leverage data from across its national network of payers, providers and patients to facilitate, manage, and analyze clinical and financial communications among providers, payers, and patients and drive patient engagement. ZirMed solutions include clinical connectivity solutions, comprehensive analytics, eligibility verification, online payment, credit/debit card processing, claims management, coding compliancy and reimbursement management, electronic remittance advice, patient statements, patient estimation, patient e-commerce solutions and lockbox services.

About ZirMed®
Founded in 1999, ZirMed is one of healthcare's premier health information connectivity and management solutions companies, modernizing critical connections between providers, patients, and payers to improve the business and process of healthcare. ZirMed combines innovative software development with the industry's most advanced transactional network and business analytics platform to give organizations a clearer view of their financial and operational performance. ZirMed's industry-leading technology and client support have been recognized with awards from KLAS®, Healthcare Informatics, Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS), and Black Book Rankings. Our nationwide network facilitates, manages, and analyzes billions of healthcare transactions, driving bottom-line performance with clinical communications, comprehensive analytics, eligibility, claims management, coding compliance, reimbursement management, and patient payment services—including credit card processing, online payments, statements, estimation, and payment plan management. For more information about ZirMed, visit www.ZirMed.com.

Media Contact:
Kristen Berry
Aria Marketing for ZirMed
Telephone: (617) 332-9999 x238
E-mail: kberry@ariamarketing.com

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