Anesthesia Business Consultants to Demonstrate the Power of MetaVIsion at HIMSS Conference with iMDsoft

JACKSON, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Join Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), along with iMDsoft at the HIMSS11 Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 20-24th, 2011 in Orlando. HIMSS, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, is transforming healthcare through IT. Stop by Booth #1050 at the Orange County Convention Center, West Building and learn all about MetaVision, the technologies ABC offers, and what they can do for your practice.

ABC is the largest physician billing and practice management company in the US, specializing exclusively in the practice of anesthesia and pain management. Their partnership with iMDsoft, a global leader in hospital-wide clinical information systems, allows ABC clients use of the powerful MetaVision Software Suite. iMDsoft also offers ABC technology as part of its fully integrated end-to-end solution for the perioperative environment. The interface between MetaVision and ABC’s billing technology F1RSTAnesthesiaTM streamlines workflow and improves outcomes. In the future, this interface will include an integration with current ABC partner, ePREOP. This enables ABC to provide their clients with all the ROI and Clinical Decision Support seen on the preoperative side with ePREOP, in tandem with the robust perioperative benefits obtained with iMDsoft, an industry leader in AIMS services.

The MetaVision Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) builds on a decade of experience worldwide to support the entire perioperative workflow. It generates a complete and accurate anesthesia record containing all the information necessary for billing and features powerful decision support and analysis tools that promote patient safety, enhance quality initiatives, and facilitate cost containment, revenue capture, research, and compliance. The federal government’s stimulus package (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) allocated $19.2 billion for the development, deployment and use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) beginning in 2011. iMDsoft is pursuing certification of MetaVision modules as “qualified systems” within the meaning of the stimulus legislation. The legislation also requires end users to demonstrate “meaningful use” of a “qualified system.” iMDsoft has committed to help users of MetaVision extract the necessary data from the system to prove "meaningful use."

ABC will work with iMDsoft to give clients an opportunity to earn the certified EHR bonus as quickly as possible. ABC offers complete practice management solutions to optimize operational and financial performance for anesthesiologists. ABC's F1RSTAnesthesiaTM gives clients a powerful tool to convert clinical information into claims for reimbursement. The software supports electronic claims editing to ensure consistently high billing acceptance rates, and minimizes manual intervention in payment posting through direct remittance processing. Clients are able to access the details of their practice and to view trends securely online.

About Anesthesia Business Consultants

ABC, established in 1979, is one of the largest billing and practice management companies dedicated to the complex and intricate specialty of anesthesia and pain management. It is both an American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Management Supporter, and an Anesthesia Quality Institute Preferred Vendor. Its accomplished in-house technology staff has created and maintains the ABC proprietary practice management software F1RSTAnesthesiaTM. The other technologies ABC offers its clients include F1RSTAnesthesiaRecord, an electronic pen that creates electronic medical records utilizing existing forms, and the recently-introduced mobile web app, F1RSTAccess, which allows clients to view reports on the go. ABC is also partnering with ePREOP to bring an electronic pre-operative health record to the marketplace. ABC employs industry leaders, operates under proven efficient processes, and utilizes technology advances to easily adapt to the ever-changing regulatory environment. To learn more, visit

About iMDsoft

iMDsoft is a leading provider of Clinical Information Systems (CIS) for preoperative, critical and general care. The company's flagship family of solutions, the MetaVision Suite, was first implemented in 1999. It has since become a market leader, with implementations in a wide range of ICUs, ORs, and, recently, general wards. Major medical centers across the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, including 4 of the top 10 hospitals in the US and 13 of the top 50 hospitals in Europe, use iMDsoft’s technology to improve care quality, promote patient safety, enhance financial performance, support research and compliance, and achieve sustainable market leadership. To learn more, visit


Anesthesia Business Consultants
Lori Imboden, 517-787-6440 ext 4113
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