Austin Diagnostic Clinic Deploys PatientKeeper Electronic Charge Capture Software
Central Texas multi-specialty provider organization adds electronic charge capture via smartphones and tablets to improve revenue cycle management
WALTHAM, Mass. – May 15, 2012 – PatientKeeper® Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems, today announced that Austin Diagnostic Clinic (ADC), a 120-physician multi-specialty practice serving the greater Austin, Texas area, has implemented PatientKeeper Charge Capture™ software to improve revenue cycle management and streamline professional fee charge capture for inpatient services provided by its physicians.
Physicians across many of ADC’s 21 medical specialties – cardiology, nephrology, ob/gyn, surgery, and others – are using PatientKeeper to capture charges for services they provide to their patients at local hospitals. In addition, ADC’s imaging center has implemented PatientKeeper, which an ADC executive described as “a great workflow improvement.”
PatientKeeper Charge Capture dramatically reduces lost charges and lag days by eliminating inefficiencies associated with paper-based charge systems. The system allows physicians to record charges on whatever device they prefer, including desktop and laptop computers, popular smartphones, and tablets. About two-thirds of ADC’s physicians using PatientKeeper input their charges on smartphones.
“PatientKeeper is our first foray into electronic charge capture on mobile devices,” said Ron Brannan, ADC’s chief information officer. “It has been especially well received by our physicians who are avid iPhone users, and our billing department says it’s a real time saver.”
PatientKeeper Charge Capture is integrated with ADC’s GE Centricity Business® billing software, and with MEDITECH® MAGIC®, which provides automated patient admission, discharge and transfer feeds from a local hospital to ADC’s PatientKeeper system.
“Austin Diagnostic is a technologically sophisticated provider organization with a long history of practice automation,” said Paul Brient, president and CEO of PatientKeeper. “We look forward to a close partnership with Austin Diagnostic that drives value over the long term.”
PatientKeeper’s EHR optimization software solutions streamline clinician workflow, improve care team collaboration, and fill functional gaps in existing hospital EHR systems. With PatientKeeper as the “system of engagement” complementing the EHR, clinicians can easily access and act on all their patient information from PCs, smartphones and tablets. PatientKeeper has more than 70,000 active users today. For more information about PatientKeeper, visit www.patientkeeper.com or call (781) 373-6100.