Florida Cardiovascular Association management began to look for a suitable EMR solution in mid-2002 and conducted six months of interviews with several providers. They met with a Tampa-based MedInformatix representative and were impressed with the thoroughness of the presentation and the representative's willingness to train staff members on usage of the solution. MedInformatix's complete EMR solution was chosen for its integrated records management and billing functionalities and implemented in January 2003.
The practice required some initial customizations and multiple ongoing customizations to accommodate its growth and business needs. One notable customization allowed the practice's staff to produce a complex denial report that included large selection fields with details about the patient, provider, and facility. The practice needed this report for a vital business purpose, and MedInformatix was able to meet their needs by quickly making the necessary system changes to allow the report. Customized reporting allows office management to provide the physicians a higher level view of how the practice is performing across several revenue cycle metrics.
A fully scalable solution, MedInformatix's EMR allows practices such as the Florida Cardiovascular Association to handle large amounts of patient data without any interruption of service. "With the MedInformatix EMR solution, our practice has been able to meet the needs of more patients without requiring any additional staffing," said Patty Reisiger, Manager at Florida Cardiovascular Association. "It also allows us to provide better service to our patients, as we have all of their information at our fingertips. If a patient calls with a question about a certain medicine or doctor instructions, we can simply look it up in the EMR, instead of chasing down the paper chart. We are very pleased with our MedInformatix experience for the past 10 years and look forward to it being an integral part of future growth."
Florida Cardiovascular Association's three board certified cardiologists provide patients with complete heart health services including coronary angiography and stents, transesophageal echocardiograms, and pacemakers and defibrillator services among various other cardiac services. For more information about the Florida Cardiovascular Association, visit www.flacardio.com.
About MedInformatix: MedInformatix, Inc. (www.medinformatix.com) is a leading national provider of fully integrated Electronic Health Records. The products have been built around MedInformatix's 25 years of workflow expertise. MedInformatix's suite of products is designed on a single database using Microsoft SQL. Whether the client is a single physician who went live in 1994, a 13-location cardiology practice, the busiest radiology practice in Manhattan, or one of 15 other serviced specialties, MedInformatix accommodates their needs. MedInformatix can turn the dream of a paperless, integrated practice into a reality.
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