10 Jul Merge Healthcare releases new surgery management system
Merge Healthcare, a health IT solutions provider, today announced the release of Frontiers™ 4.2.2, a surgery management solution that improves hospital workflow by capturing and charting clinical data throughout the entire perioperative-care process (pre-surgical screening, operating room and recovery). Frontiers automates the demanding clinical and business documentation requirements in the operating room, allowing clinicians and physicians to better focus on patient care.
“We’ve found the Frontiers’ real-time, accurate charting of all clinical data is not only a tremendous time-saver for our clinicians, but also an indispensable solution to charge/procedure capture and transmission for maximum profitability,” says Susan McAndrews, RN, MSA, CASC, Vice President of Ambulatory Services at Riverside Health System, Newport News, Virginia. “The entire charting process takes our clinicians and physicians seconds to complete, while at the same time ensures documentation-compliance with all quality, regulatory and best practice standards of performance.” McAndrews continues, “By the time the record is transmitted to the Medical Records and Billing departments, the data has been definitively and clearly documented, which ensures compliance with regulations for an itemized record. This upgraded platform has truly made our entire clinical and physician staffs more productive.”
Frontiers 4.2.2 introduces the ability to capture each surgery-related charge at the point of care, as well as to transcribe physiological data at any existing Windows®-based charting station within a hospital. Using this electronic surgical record, hospital administrators have access to detailed data that can improve enterprise-wide processes while enhancing profitability and compliance efforts. In addition, the new release incorporates significant enhancements that simplify materials, pharmacy, compliance and billing case review workflow.
“We are pleased to deliver these new solutions so quickly after Merge’s acquisition of the Frontiers product line. We have rapidly integrated the division into our business while improving product delivery for our customers,” said Nancy Koenig, President, Merge Healthcare. “Frontiers’ surgery management solution is a critical component of a patient’s electronic medical record. Product enhancements that improve system deployment, interoperability and adoption are essential to the patient quality initiatives underlying the national healthcare agenda.”
Merge Healthcare develops software solutions that automate healthcare data and diagnostic workflow to create a more comprehensive electronic record of the patient experience. Merge products, ranging from standards-based development toolkits to fully integrated clinical applications, have been used by healthcare providers worldwide for over 20 years. Additional information can be found at www.merge.com.
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