ATLANTA, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Assent, provider of the award-winning PatientPad® self-service patient check-in and patient education solution, has partnered with PatientNOW, a leading provider of electronic medical records (EMR) solutions for aesthetic-focused practices, to automatically transfer patient check-in information entered via the PatientPad to the physician's PatientNOW system.
"Digital Assent's partnership with PatientNOW will significantly improve a patient's experience from the moment they walk through their physician's door," said Tim Collins, CTO and co-founder of Digital Assent. "Everything is electronic and automated, which decreases time spent filling out paperwork or a doctor shuffling through paper for health information. Physicians will also benefit from reduced clerical errors and transcription costs."
The PatientPad is a wireless touch-screen solution that automates the patient check-in process and delivers targeted health information and advertising to interested patients while they sit in their healthcare provider's waiting room, exam room or treatment room. Since the beginning of the year, the PatientPad has enjoyed rapid adoption by physician practices in more than 30 states.
Along with a comprehensive and certified EMR solution, PatientNOW offers fully integrated marketing, customer contact and patient process tracking tools to increase efficiency and revenue creation for each practice. This unified EMR and practice management solution is tailor-made for the aesthetic medical provider market, including plastic and cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists and medical spas.
"Aligning ourselves with Digital Assent and the PatientPad is a natural fit for both companies, which are two of the pioneers leading the conversion from paper to electronic health records," said Jerry Jacobson, president and co-founder of PatientNOW. "Capturing data electronically from the patient and pushing it automatically to the PatientNOW EMR system is a tremendous value and time saver for every one of our practices."
The first office to go live with the integrated solution was The Skin Spa of Newnan Dermatology, located a few miles south of metro Atlanta in Newnan, Ga. "Now that PatientPad integrates with PatientNOW, our front-office staff no longer have to waste time and energy manually entering patient data," said Trisha Kennedy, Director of The Skin Spa.
This partnership follows on the heels of Digital Assent's recent $7.5 million Series B equity funding, which the company is using to more rapidly grow its market share and product footprint. Earlier this year, the company received a $2 million Series A round of funding to expand its leadership team and launch a national sales campaign.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Digital Assent is proud to be a technology company contributing to Georgia's leadership in health IT. Earlier this month Georgia Governor Nathan Deal praised the state's reputation as a healthcare technology hub by having more than 135 health IT companies in the state generating more than $4 billion in revenue each year. To learn more about where Georgia leads, search #WhereGAleads on www.twitter.com or visit www.wheregeorgialeads.com.
About Digital Assent
Founded in 2009, Digital Assent is a fast-growing healthcare technology company based in Atlanta. The company's wireless touch-screen PatientPad® solution streamlines the patient check-in process and delivers targeted health information to interested patients while they sit in their provider's waiting or exam room. By automating patient intake, the PatientPad enables healthcare providers to collect patient information in a standard electronic format, more easily transition from paper to electronic health records, and improve the overall patient experience. For more information about Digital Assent and the company's rapidly growing PatientPad point-of-care network, please visit www.digitalassent.com or www.patient-pad.com. To learn more about the company's new PatientCoupons™ service, please visit www.patientcoupons.com.
PatientNOW is an innovative healthcare technology company that creates certified EMR and practice management software for physicians who provide aesthetic services, such as cosmetic and plastic surgeons, dermatologists, medical spas and others. Medical practices that use paper, non-specialized or outdated software are far less efficient. PatientNOW provides numerous solutions to bring your medical practice into the modern age. With PatientNOW, you can create, store and search for crucial patient information electronically, replacing your existing paper files and placing many marketing tools at your fingertips. For more information, visit www.patientnow.com.
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