Two Leading Medical Centers Adopt PatientKeeper’s Innovative Physician Documentation Tool

Community Hospitals Use PatientKeeper NoteWriter to Eliminate Paper-Based Processes; Solution Drives Physician Satisfaction and Meaningful Use of Healthcare Software

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PatientKeeper®, Inc., the leading provider of physician information technology, today announced that its new physician documentation software product, PatientKeeper NoteWriter™, has successfully been deployed for physician use at two premier community medical centers in the Midwest.

Mercy Medical Center, a health care provider in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Alegent Health, which operates hospitals in Nebraska and Iowa, have implemented PatientKeeper NoteWriter. Physicians and hospital administrators are leveraging the software solution for its ability to save physicians time with their documentation of daily patient care activities.

PatientKeeper NoteWriter enables hospitals and physician practices to replace paper with more accessible, legible and trackable electronic physician notes.

One of the major concerns for providers today is the need to significantly reduce transcription and medical errors while increasing the efficiency of running a hospital. PatientKeeper NoteWriter helps physicians do their jobs more efficiently and improve patient care while also eliminating the mistakes that can occur with paper-based documentation.

At Mercy Medical Center, physicians enter their progress notes into NoteWriter, which automatically interfaces to the hospital’s back-end MEDITECH HIS system. "PatientKeeper's NoteWriter product has been outstanding. We have deployed the product to our entire residency program and are actively training community physicians," said Jeff Cash, Senior Vice President and CIO at Mercy Medical Center. "We have seen instant value."

Alegent also uses the PatientKeeper Charge Capture™ system. In selecting NoteWriter, Alegent has the ability to integrate both the note and charge entry processes into one workflow. In order to implement NoteWriter, Alegent integrated clinical data into PatientKeeper from its Soarian system so that the clinical data can be incorporated easily into physician notes.

PatientKeeper NoteWriter puts all relevant patient information in one place so physicians can quickly access clinical data such as lab reports and medication lists alongside their own progress notes, saving time and improving patient care. By creating a single source of patient information that is available through any Web browser, NoteWriter facilitates better communication among the entire healthcare team. In addition, its real-time data capture accelerates billing cycles and results in higher, more accurate revenue. Significant features of PatientKeeper NoteWriter include customized templates and pre-populated fields; quick text, which contains pre-loaded commonly used words and phrases; a “yesterday’s notes” function; integrated links to clinical data; and accurate real-time revenue capture.

“Physicians today are busier than ever before and are looking for technology solutions that can both streamline their workflow and help improve the care they deliver,” said Paul Brient, CEO of PatientKeeper. “PatientKeeper NoteWriter addresses these issues and is rapidly becoming an invaluable tool for physicians.”

PatientKeeper NoteWriter is part of the PatientKeeper suite of applications that improve physician workflow without replacing existing IT systems. PatientKeeper's extensible platform includes applications that automate charge capture; reviewing and signing charts; connectivity and collaboration with the entire healthcare team; viewing clinical results; writing e-prescriptions; and managing patient discharge.

For more information on PatientKeeper NoteWriter, please visit http://www.patientkeeper.com/products/documentation/notewriter.html.

About PatientKeeper

PatientKeeper Inc., the leading provider of physician information technology, works with hospitals and physicians to deliver solutions that drive efficient operations and a higher standard of patient care. PatientKeeper’s unique technology provides a single, secure view of patient information coupled with comprehensive physician workflow applications without replacing applications already in use. The company boasts the industry’s highest physician adoption rates and delivers solutions that ensure HITECH meaningful use criteria is met while delivering demonstrable ROI for hospitals, physician organizations and community health information exchanges alike. For more information about PatientKeeper, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, visit www.patientkeeper.com or call 617-987-0300.



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