EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of healthcare performance management solutions, today announced the release of Patient Access Intelligence 11, which brings all the complexities of patient financial clearance into a single, easy-to-use view designed to increase efficiency and reduce errors during the registration process.
Saint Barnabas Health Care System (SBHCS) has already seen the impact of this new release of Patient Access Intelligence. "We have not seen another product like this in the market," saidDomenic Segalla, chief financial officer at Newark Beth Israel Hospital. "The initial response from our users has been extremely positive, and we expect to see an increase in efficiency as a result of the new release."
The hallmark of the release is an innovative and adaptable workflow engine and associated user interface. Combined with industry best practices and individual client needs, this next-generation system can adapt to the needs of a complex enterprise and is designed to present intelligent financial clearance work lists across facilities, departments and individual users. Critical functions and tasks such as patient payment estimation, charity care screening, financial counseling, demographic validation, and insurance eligibility can be personalized across different audiences, with intelligent rules aiding decision making along the way. The release comes complete with an end-to-end audit trail and advanced analytics to measure organizational performance from the highest level down to the individual user, task and patient account.
"This release is truly a game changer," said MedeAnalytics Vice President of Product Management Christian Wieland. "Our new registration workflow is as smart as it is easy to use. We are confident that the ability to incorporate disparate complex processes into a single view will greatly increase our users' productivity and satisfaction, since extensive user testing played a key role in the development of the user interface, with measurement of user performance down to each mouse click."
MedeAnalytics' Patient Access Intelligence solution has been proven to drive significant improvement in point-of-service cash collections and reductions in bad debt. The solution includes patient payment estimation, charity care screening, financial counseling, demographic validation, insurance eligibility verification, registration error QA, patient payment risk segmentation and healthcare credit scoring, Medicaid eligibility screening, payment capture, outstanding balance collection, and registration reporting and analysis in one comprehensive product suite.
About Saint Barnabas Health Care System
Saint Barnabas Health Care System is the second-largest private employer in New Jersey, with 19,600 employees, 4,750 physicians and 450 medical residents and interns. SBHCS provides treatment and services for more than two million patients each year: 225,000 inpatients and same-day surgery patients, 450,000 Emergency Department patients, and over 1.5 million outpatients, and delivers over 17,000 babies annually.
Among SBHCS' nationally recognized services and facilities are: New Jersey's only certified burn treatment facility; world-class cardiac surgery services for adults; the state's oldest, most experienced center for heart transplants, ranked in top 10 by volume in the nation; New Jersey's only lung transplant program; two kidney transplant centers which are among the largest in the nation with 35 years of experience; six certified chest pain centers by the American Society of Chest Pain Centers; three Joint Commission-accredited Primary Stroke Centers, one Comprehensive state-accredited Stroke Center, and three state-accredited Primary Stroke Centers; one of the largest robotic surgery programs in the U.S.; and comprehensive cancer programs. For more information, visit http://www.saintbarnabas.com/.
Founded in 1994, MedeAnalytics delivers performance management solutions across the healthcare system—including hospitals, physician practices and payers—to ensure accountability and improve financial, operational and clinical outcomes. For more information, visit www.medeanalytics.com.