Collaborative care solution to improve healthcare for providers and patients
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SOAPware, Inc., a leading developer of certified Electronic Medical Records (EMR/EHR) and Practice Management (PM) software, announced today a new agreement with IBM, ActiveHealth Management and Medens Corporation to provide the cloud-based SOAPware EMR/PM to medical practices implementing the Medens Cloud, based on the solution for collaborative care from IBM and ActiveHealth Management.
The agreement is designed to rapidly accelerate the availability of healthcare information technology to aid in the delivery of smarter healthcare to both physicians and patients. Medens Corp. will initially focus on delivering the technology to the island of Puerto Rico, where EMR adoption is less than 6%, before rolling out the cloud-based Solution to physicians nationwide.
The Medens Cloud creates a more productive and efficient way for physicians to run all aspects of their practice. For one fixed monthly fee, doctors in Puerto Rico will have access to all the healthcare information technology and services of the SOAPware EMR/PM and the Collaborative Care Solution, without having to make significant upfront investments. It also incorporates IBM's Health Information Exchange technology - allowing healthcare providers in the region to work within an interoperable system to securely share data, which is based on the same stringent standards as health information exchanges across the United States.
The Medens Cloud system, with SOAPware as the EMR, will also enable physicians to qualify for up to $44,000-$65,000 in HITECH stimulus funds. The HITECH Act was spawned from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and is designed to incent physicians to adopt, and meaningfully use, certified EMR systems.
"The ability to migrate from paper to electronic medical records in fashions that positively affect patients and their physicians, by way of increased practice efficiencies, is a key characteristic of SOAPware," states SOAPware founder and President Randall Oates, M.D. "For most physicians, this will be of equal, if not greater, importance than collecting stimulus funds." In order to meaningfully use an EMR, information must be entered at the point of care by the users in the practice.
"Medens Corp. is proud to work with SOAPware and its team of professionals," says Jaime Fortuno, Principal, Medens. "We searched all over the U.S. for the best EMR in the market and our choice of SOAPware is a reflection of their comprehensive view of all medical specialties and the ease of use of their product. We want to empower doctors with tools that are efficient, practical, yet generate leapfrog advances in the use of data for the improvement of patient health care. The inclusion of SOAPware as an integral part of the Medens Cloud will be the cornerstone of great service for our health professionals."
About SOAPware: Founded by physicians, for nearly two decades SOAPware, Inc. has adhered to a simple philosophy of delivering affordable technology to healthcare providers. Improving healthcare and the quality of life, by empowering medical professionals and patients with innovative technology and services is the mission we are committed to achieve. For more information about SOAPware, Inc. visit: http://www.soapware.com. Follow us on Twitter @SOAPware or http://www.twitter.com/SOAPware. Become a fan of SOAPware: http://www.facebook.com/soapware.
About Medens: Medens' suite of services allows the doctor to lead a care team of qualified support professionals with greater effectiveness and productivity. Through fast and complete access to clinical information, a monitoring system that gives doctors leadership in the management of all the support staff and healthcare services, and the processing of the transactional nature of a patient encounter, medical professionals can focus their time on serving their patients. http://www.medenscloud.com.
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