MedInformatix Helps Las Vegas Practice Triple in Size

In this month’s post, we take a look at a MU success story from Pueblo Medical Imaging in Las Vegas, NV.

MedInformatix, a pioneer in the field of healthcare informatics, is delivering new levels of EHR efficiency to Pueblo Medical Imaging, one of the fastest growing diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology service providers in the Las Vegas region.

MedInformatix installed its RIS V7.5 in 2006, a time when Pueblo was seeing approximately 24,000 outpatients annually. Initially, the practice was not using the complete functionality of the RIS but, over time, added advanced billing and reporting features to help accommodate the more than 90,000 outpatients currently processed through their practice each year.

Pueblo Administrator Darren Blanford credits MedInformatix with providing him the tools and customer service to help the practice manage this impressive growth. And he says MedInformatix has helped Pueblo realize a “Paperless Patient Experience” that streamlines office procedures, increases data and workflow efficiencies, and minimizes the administrative burden for physicians and patients alike. “We have made a real commitment to achieve a paperless RIS and filmless PACS environment, from the time patients first walk in our office to the time they review images and follow-up courses of treatment with physicians. We think this contributes to better patient service and that ultimately means better patient care.”

Pueblo is currently upgrading its RIS to MedInformatix V7.6, one of the most comprehensive and technologically-advanced solutions on the market today. With the launch of V7.6 earlier this year, LA-based MedInformatix was among the first in the industry to be certified for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, as a Complete EHR for all 64 Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs).

“Pueblo has grown to be among the most enterprising radiology facilities in the Las Vegas Valley,” said Tom McGonigle, CEO of MedInformatix. “We are proud to contribute to their success.”

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Practice Obtains MU Incentives with Some Help from its Longtime Technology Partner

In this month’s post, we take a look at a MU success story from Hartsdale Imaging in Hartsdale, NY.

Hartsdale Imaging (HI) in Hartsdale, NY has five fellowship-trained, board-certified radiologists combining both interventional and a full array of conventional multi-modality procedures.

Maintaining its tradition of innovation, forward-thinking HI became part of the first wave of imaging centers to tackle the challenges of MU for radiology in order to obtain Medicare incentives. However, a specific MU challenge was that the practice handled both patient encounters and standard radiology visits.

Fortunately, HI did not have to look any further than its own “backyard” where ADS technology had been helping the practice hum with efficiency for more than twenty years. ADS systems used include MedicsRIS and MedicsPremier for radiology PM.

Joseph Casoria, HI’s Practice Administrator noted that ADS worked closely with HI’s staff in mapping out a strategy that would most efficiently enable MU compliance with a minimum of interruption to existing workflows.

ADS reviewed how the MedicsDocAssistant EHR for Radiology would be able to support HI’s MU strategy and discussed how other ADS radiology clients successfully attested for MU. HI’s radiologists have since attested twice for Stage 1, receiving both sets of incentives and they are now looking forward to attesting to Stage 2.

“The built-in Medics MU Dashboard was an invaluable tool in reporting on the radiologists’ individual MU progress,” Casoria noted.

Besides their own incentives, HI uses MedicsConnect from ADS, a built-in capability in MedicsRIS enabling HI to securely transmit their radiology reports (via SFTP) directly to their referring physicians’ EHRs. This helps HI’s referring physicians satisfy one of their major Stage 2 requirements in the process.

Mr. Casoria said, “MedicsConnect has brought the delivery of HI’s radiology reports to a new level. Our referring physicians love how our reports are received cleanly, and in EHR-enabled format. Without question, MedicsConnect helps keep our referrers referring.”

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