Wisconsin Community Health Center Turns to HealthPort for Three Key Technology Solutions

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HealthPort, a top-25 company in the healthcare information technology industry, today announced that Bridge Community Health Clinic in Wausau, Wisconsin has partnered with the company to implement three of HealthPort's technology solutions: HealthPort Practice Management (PM), HealthPort Electronic Medical Record (EMR); and HealthPort Revenue Cycle Management (RCM). HealthPort serves approximately 12 percent of the community health centers (CHCs) nationwide making them a leading technology solutions provider for this increasingly important industry segment. Having gone live on HealthPort PM in July 2009, Bridge Community will implement HealthPort EMR and RCM applications by the end of the year.

"The systems we purchased from HealthPort will help our clinic move forward with important automation in three key areas: operations; patient care; and finance," states Pauline Putman, Chief Financial Officer. Specifically, Bridge Community selected HealthPort PM to provide the three-location organization with stronger reporting capabilities through a powerful reporting tool uniquely designed to meet Federal and State quarterly reporting requirements for CHCs.

With HealthPort EMR, Bridge Community clinicians will be able to better educate and promote healthy lifestyles for the 21,000 under and uninsured patients they serve. "Clinicians will have the ability to pull up patient care information across our organization, track patients by disease process, and show them an on-screen picture of their healthcare progress," mentions Putman.

"From my perspective, the ability to have these three solutions from a single vendor was an important factor. When you use disparate vendors and systems there are a lot of man-hours required to pull information together," mentions Putman. In today's busy healthcare environment, no one has the time to integrate disparate information. With HealthPort, the organization will be able to collect and collate information across all three solutions: PM, EMR and RCM. The only application missing from the HealthPort suite for Bridge Community is the Electronic Dental Record (EDR). An important system for Bridge Community, Putman contracted with another firm for this solution.

About HealthPort

HealthPort is one of the largest providers of health information solutions serving more than 10,000 healthcare facilities, including, hospitals, physician practices and clinics, over 44,000 physicians and millions of requestors nationwide. With the widest selection of affordable, quality health information products and services in the HIT industry, HealthPort is changing the face of healthcare by combining knowledge, technology and service to streamline the administrative and business processes of the healthcare community. For more information, visit www.healthport.com or call 800-737-2585.

About Bridge Community Clinic

Bridge Community Clinic is a federally-funded community health center with three locations in Wausau, Antigo and Merrill, Wisconsin. Serving over 21,000 under and uninsured patients each year, Bridge Community provides general medical, dental and mental health services to a large population of Southeast Asian and Hispanic patients regardless of income or insurance coverage.