WakeMed Chooses Ingenious Med and Thomson Reuters for Unified Solution

Jun 09, 2010, 12:35 ET from Ingenious Med, Inc.

ATLANTA, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WakeMed Health & Hospitals is the first to adopt Clinical Xpert™ Billing, a charge capture solution from Ingenious Med and Thomson Reuters.

Following the announcement of the Ingenious Med and Thomson Reuters partnership in February, WakeMed elected to utilize the new unified billing solution, a decision largely based on its experience with Clinical Xpert™ Navigator and need for enhanced charge capture.

"We had to do something different with charge capture for our group of multispecialty physicians," WakeMed CMIO Ben Alexander, MD said. "After Thomson Reuters announced its partnership with Ingenious Med, we explored options and decided this was the way we wanted to go. Ingenious Med has a good reputation and intuitive workflow."

A desire to keep patient care as the main focus had WakeMed physicians looking for a quick and easy-to-use solution with effortless patient handoff. WakeMed physicians have high expectations that Navigator will provide the capability to easily flow back and forth between charge capture and patient data.

Another benefit Dr. William Pittman, WakeMed Director of Hospital Medicine, is looking forward to is the ability to track the physician success through the variety of physician and practice reports offered by Ingenious Med.

"As Director, this solution will allow me to get more efficient reports," Pittman said. "I believe I will have better assurances that all patient charges will be captured appropriately and that physicians in my group will have a better experience entering charges."

Excited about the partnership, Ingenious Med CEO Hart Williford said, "Our charge capture solution software is a great addition to Navigator, and we are looking forward to working alongside both WakeMed and Thomson Reuters to cultivate this new relationship."

For more information on the partnership view the Ingenious Med and Thomson Reuters press release and the Clinical Xpert Billing website.

About Ingenious Med

Founded in 1999 by a group of practicing physicians, Ingenious Med is an award-winning mobile platform that automates the activities of physicians when they are away from their office, whether they are rounding at a hospital, an outpatient clinic, a nursing home or even at home. Ingenious Med automates the revenue and charge capture processes for over 6,000 users in more than 500 healthcare facilities across the United States.

Ingenious Med's all-inclusive software solution, IM Practice Manager, is a handheld and Internet-based application that enables physicians to capture charges, enhance documentation, coding and compliance, improve quality of care, increase revenue and communicate digitally. In addition, the program aggregates management data separately from the hospital information system, so individual physician and total department performance can be accurately evaluated. For more information, visit www.ingeniousmed.com or call 404.815.0826

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals

WakeMed Health & Hospitals, one of the first hospital systems in the country, is a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, N.C. The 870-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties, including: a Level I Trauma Center and tertiary referral hospital and rehabilitation hospital in Raleigh, a community hospital in Cary, comprehensive outpatient centers and freestanding emergency departments in North Raleigh and Apex, seven outpatient rehabilitation sites, two skilled-nursing and outpatient facilities, an ambulatory surgery center, a 100+-physician multispecialty practice, and home health services. The system includes accredited Chest Pain Centers and Joint Commission-certified Stroke Centers. Throughout the system, there are an additional 60 beds under construction and 41 newly approved by the state. WakeMed also provides management services for Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn, NC. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women's and children's services, physical rehab, emergency and trauma, orthopaedics, neurosciences, home care and numerous wellness and community outreach programs.

WakeMed's team of 7,750 employees, including but not limited to nurses, technologists and medical support staff, 1,000 volunteers and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies and facilities to ensure the finest in health care.

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