Successful Implementation of MedcomSoft Record results in HIMSS award
ATLANTA, GA and SAN ANTONIO, TX, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - MedcomSoft Inc.
(TSX-MSF), a provider of the next generation of interoperable electronic
health records (EHRs), congratulates Alicia Valdez, MD, and the staff of the
San Antonio, Texas-based Valdez Family Clinic on receiving the prestigious
Davies Ambulatory Care Award for its use of MedcomSoft Record. In announcing
the award, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
noted that the practice had achieved the real-time capture of clinical data,
including diagnosis, orders and plan, at the point of care.
Valdez Family Clinic is a family practice, serving an economically
disadvantaged and medically underserved community. Dr. Valdez has decreased
the average time spent charting a patient note from ten to two minutes. In a
four-day work week, MedcomSoft Record enabled Dr. Valdez to efficiently
provide care to approximately 43 patients per day using seven exam rooms.
The Davies Award program was originally created in 1994 by CPRI-HOST, an
organization that represents all stakeholders in healthcare focusing on
clinical applications of information technology (CPRI-HOST merged with HIMSS
in 2002). The program honors Dr. Nicholas Davies, an Atlanta-based practice
physician committed to the ideal of improving patient care through better
health information management. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine
Patient Record Study Committee, which coined the term "computer based patient
record." Dr. Davies was chairman-elect of the American College of Physicians.
In April 1991, he was tragically killed in a plane crash with Senator John G.
Tower (R-TX). His ideals live in the Davies Award of Excellence.
Dr. Valdez credits her success to her selection of MedcomSoft Record. "I
sought a solution that would help me both as a physician and a business
owner - one that would help me to deliver better quality of care to my
patients and at the same time would more accurately capture charges for
services, bring the billing process in-house and generate immediate
improvement in revenues", she says. "Within six months of implementation in
2006, I saw significant results, and now we are seeing more patients than
The results Dr. Valdez has achieved are impressive. She reports that
per-patient billing is up 25 percent, that the practice has much better
control over accounts receivable, and staff overtime has dropped off. "What's
more, most days I am home by 6:00 PM, with the flexibility to practice
medicine the way I want to," says Dr. Valdez. "Now I can devote more of my
time to patients."
Using Record, her charting is finished before she leaves the patient exam
room, with labs and referrals ordered, prescriptions e-mailed, and the
encounter coded and ready for billing.
"We congratulate Dr. Valdez and her staff on this well-deserved honor.
She and physicians like her are changing medicine for the better, and
MedcomSoft is proud to support them," says Sami Aita, MD, Chairman and CEO of
About MedcomSoft Inc.:
Founded in 1994, MedcomSoft Inc. develops cutting edge software solutions
for the healthcare industry, including its fully integrated Electronic Health
Record (EHR) and practice management solution, MedcomSoft(R) Record.
MedcomSoft has pioneered the use of numerically codified point-of-care
clinical terminologies to create a new generation of highly interoperable
EHRs, which significantly enhance disease surveillance and accelerate clinical
research. The Company has achieved strong growth in license sales year over
year while MedcomSoft Record 2006 placed first in KLAS' Ambulatory EMR 1-5
Physicians Category in the 2007 Mid-Year Report, and has received a 5-STAR
rating from the AC Group, Inc. www.medcomsoft.com.
About HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence:
The HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence recognizes excellence in
the implementation and use of health information technology, specifically
electronic health records (EHRs), for healthcare organizations, private
practices and public health systems. Created by CPRI-HOST in 1994, the first
three recipients of the Davies Organizational Award were recognized in 1995.
CPRI_HOST merged with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems
Society (HIMSS) in 2002; HIMSS now manages the award program. The Award honors
Dr. Nicholas E. Davies, an Atlanta-based practicing physician, president-elect
of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Institute of
Medicine Committee on Improving the Patient Record, when he tragically died in
an airplane crash in 1991 with Senator John Tower. Dr. Davies was an
accomplished physician who believed that the computer-based patient record was
needed to improve patient care. Visit www.himss.org/davies for more
information, including educational resources.
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