The primary advantage of The Direct Project is that it is a step forward in efficiency both for physicians, staff and patients.
Investing in Dragon Medical and our MEDENT EHR from the very beginning
of our practice was a 'no brainer'. It's a huge selling point for practices because the combination of Dragon Medical and MEDENT EHR is all about reducing redundancy,
eliminating lost paperwork, and avoiding the need to send faxes multiple times.
MEDENT EHR physician practices using Surescripts Basic Messaging and Communications will enhance care coordination within and across healthcare provider organizations by enabling instant, streamlined communication and secure messaging among care teams.
EMR has given us a head start in the medical field. It's easy to miss something with paper. With EMR, we have complete, accurate and legible records.
We have a digital fundus camera and an OCT directly connected to MEDENT. We're able to show patients photos of their eyes. It gets them to participate more in their healthcare.
We have over 8,600 active Portal patients. We expect to cut our postage costs in half and have already seen a reduction in calls to the front desk.
We use MEDENT's recall and tracking DM/HM capability to help ensure patients receive the tests and exams recommended for their age and condition.
"The ease of finding and communicating information with MEDENT has had a positive impact on the quality of patient care.
Meaningful Use was new for everybody. Being able to break down
one quality measure at a time on the Dashboard really helped.
The MEDENT Patient Portal has been well-received by patients of all ages and demographics, and it's incredible for the doctor.
Reimbursements from Meaningful Use will offset the cost of MEDENT, and payments for Medical Home will noticeably increase revenue for the practice.
I've found Meaningful Use pretty easy. We check the Dashboard, and the data required is captured as part of our ongoing use of MEDENT.
Dragon speech recognition saves time, and we get our notes to referring
physicians much quicker. The one-time charge for Dragon software is one quarter of our annual transcription cost.
Submission of NYS Worker's Comp claims has been time-consuming, and payment is slow. Electronic submission through iHCFA is fast and easy, and our first claim was paid in three days.
I can accomplish things faster and more reliably. No charts are lost or data misplaced. Having information at your finger tips from anywhere improves patient care.
With MEDENT, documenting patient visits is much easier and we've been able to improve patient care. Because documenting is easier, the patient record is much more thorough and I'm reminded of things to address which I may have overlooked previously. I'm able to track patient information and see why I made various
With the MEDENT Patient Portal, it's easier and less expensive to communicate
with patients and remind them when they need chronic care or preventative care.
With MEDENT, prenatal records are integrated with the rest of the system. Information needs to be input only once and is right at your fingertips.
In MEDENT, Meaningful Use tracks our progress and enables us to get reimbursement. We feel very confident with it moving forward.
The Portal has made scheduling of appointments more efficient, and there has been a dramatic reduction in phone calls.
The ACOG antepartum record is initiated at the first visit after pregnancy has been confirmed. If a PFSH document exists, MEDENT pulls it into the antepartum for updating.
With paper charts, we saw a patient every 20 minutes. With EMR, I'm able to see
a patient and complete my progress note every 15 minutes.
With MEDENT, we've seen a dramatic increase in cash flow, and claims that previously took 10 to 14 days now take only three.
With paper charts, I saw about 20 patients a day. With EMR, I see 28 to 30. All information can be seen from a staff's workstation, and space for charts is not an issue.
We segment reports on our 1100 diabetics by risk. Because those with 1ACs above 10 have the most to gain by reducing sugars, we approach them with education, classes and nutrition information.
MEDENT helped create an interface so that results from our vitals machine,
ECG and spirometry equipment go directly into the patient chart.
Since implementing EMR, we've become fully paperless. We're more efficient and productive and have decreased hard costs. Also, a value you won't find on a balance
sheet is that with MEDENT from Community Computer you always deal with people you
know you can trust.
To go along with its customers' high satisfaction rates, MEDENT can point to some impressive documented results, including: decreased claim rejection rate, fewer days in A/R, more thorough and timely eligibility checks, and greater staff efficiency.
A recent Direct transaction enabled my patient to avoid an unnecessary stress test and visit to the emergency room, and his surgery was able to proceed as planned.
Our ECG equipment is interfaced directly with MEDENT, making results instantly available to providers in the patient's chart.
As a small patient practice, we are still saving money with EMR. Reduced salary and benefit expenses alone will pay for the EMR in less than two years.
MEDENT dramatically simplifies accounting and the day to day running of the practice. My department's over head has dropped from 8 percent of revenue to 4.1 percent.
One of the major reasons we chose MEDENT was its flexibility in note taking. It provided a number of ways to generate notes, which was not true of other systems.
What impresses me most about Community Computer is their forward
thinking. I don't have to worry about whether we'll be ready for new insurance rules and regulations.
It's possible to delegate better. Staff can research more before physician decision-making is required. They don't have to spend time getting charts for me
because the entire practice is accessible right from the workstation or laptop.
We have about 100 Disease Management formulas that define our workflow which is
focused on excellent evidence based care and continual quality improvement.
With DM formulas and reports, we can look at the metrics built into the EHR and see how well we're managing diseases such as diabetes and asthma.
EHR enables us to identify children who have missed immunizations, and we contact
them to get them in. With paper charts, often we didn't realize an immunization had been missed
We've been able to grow with the company, from scheduling and billing to a full-blown EMR to the cutting-edge functionality needed for disease management and pay-for-performance.
Recently, we directly interfaced our EKG equipment with our EHR. Now we can view the EKG before we see the patient, and with a click we can send a copy to the referring physician.