OmniMD introduces Patient Portal Services with its EMR
Tarrytown (NY) – November 3, 2006 – OmniMD, a New York based provider of HIPAA compliant healthcare practice solutions, has launched Practice Portal services for providers. The service will benefit physician and patient alike, by offering a two-way secure communication to enhance delivery of care.
Mr. Divan Da’ve, CEO - OmniMD says, “The aim to launch a Practice Portal is to bridge the gap between healthcare service providers and patients, by allowing physicians to offer high level of service and convenience to patients any time, anywhere through a secure medium. More than 60% of Americans use the internet as of source of health information – patient portals will prove to be a great tool for preventive healthcare.”
According to a recent Harris Interactive/Wall Street Journal survey, 74% percent of respondents said they would like the ability to communicate with their physician via e-mail, but only 4% of respondents currently use the technology. 62% of respondents stated that the ability to communicate via e-mail with their physician would impact their physician choice "to some extent" or "a great deal."
The portal allows patients to request for appointments, update or modify their records, obtain personalized medical information and view prescriptions. Portals are also being used refill and lab-tests requests; in addition to automated health alerts and patient-education through email.
By delivering information and services to patients across the continuum of care, a fully functional Patient Portal not only helps maintain a seamless communication flow with his doctor but also improves overall care team efficiency.
Practice portal can be integrated with the OmniMD Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Software to provide a set of pre-defined functionalities for registered patients. These functions not only empower the patient with information available anytime of the day, but also reduce workload on the practice / hospital staff. Many experts believe that Practice Portals or Patient Portals will soon be an integral communication channel between patient and provider. In addition to enhancing online community presence, many clinics having portals have reported savings in man-hours and administrative costs over a period of time.
With the introduction of fully functional Practice Portal services, OmniMD is one of the very few EMR vendors offering such a wide range of healthcare IT solutions and services – Integrated EMR and Practice Management Software, Patient Insurance Eligibility Check, Automated Patient Reminder, Medical Transcription services, Medical Billing System and Scanning and Indexing services.
With the increase in EMR adoption, patient portals will be the next step ahead towards increased revenues, enhanced care and improvement in patient-provider relationship.
OmniMD is a developer of HIPAA-compliant clinical solutions, designed to automate fully the work-flow of contemporary healthcare organizations. With its comprehensive and flexible product modules, OmniMD’s suite of products allows you to choose a customized solution that grows with your practice needs. Please visit www.omnimd.com
OmniMD modules include Specialty Electronic Medical Records, Medical Billing System, Appointment Scheduler, Transcription System, Prescription Writer, Charge Capture, Document Management, Referral Management, Lab Order System, Medical Calculators and Practice Website/Portals. OmniMD services include - Online Insurance Eligibility Checking, Medical Transcription services, Automated Faxing, Automatic Patient Reminder Services, Document Scanning & Indexing, Integration with third Party SW, Designing Practice Portals/Website, Website Hosting and Custom Programming Services.
The company is a division of Integrated Systems Management, Inc.(ISM) - www.ismnet.com - a leader in Internet consulting and e-business development since 1989.
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About the Author: OmniMD is a developer of HIPAA-compliant clinical solutions, designed to automate fully the work-flow of contemporary healthcare organizations. With its comprehensive and flexible product modules, OmniMD’s suite of products allows you to choose a customized solution that grows with your practice needs. Please visit www.omnimd.com