Agile Medical Platform Ideal for Small Office IT Management and HIPAA Compliance
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP) is recommending Point of Care Solutions’ (PCS) Agile Medical Platform (AMP) to its members. AMP is an integrated, cloud-based virtual desktop solution based on MokaFive’s technology and Practice Fusion’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Designed specifically for small physician offices, AMP delivers a suite of applications that includes solution fully-featured EHR, e-prescribing, a practice-management system, office productivity tools, Internet email, direct messaging, document management, clinical decision support resources and access to payer portals. In addition, PCS supports its solution with a U.S. based help desk from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.
FAFP members who subscribe to AMP will receive a discounted monthly subscription rate for the duration of their contract. These discounts are designed to complement federal government incentives, including the $44,000 in Medicare and up to $63,000 in Medicaid incentive payments as provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), for physicians who demonstrate meaningful use of a certified EHR system.
“The Florida Academy of Family Physicians is committed to helping its members select, implement and successfully use EHR systems to improve care quality and the overall experience for patients,” said Ira Pearlstine, M.D., chairman of the Quality Practice Management Committee for FAFP. “AMP is the perfect solution for many of our members who have little or none of the resources necessary to deal with the digitization of their practice. AMP provides them not only an electronic health record system but also all of the other resources necessary to manage a busy practice including the ongoing support of the applications, support for the IT network and support for the end point computing devices including workstations, laptops and tablets.”
Point of Care Solutions Founder and CEO, Douglas Malie said, “I managed physician practices for the last 15 years so I know first hand what it takes to run a practice. I wanted to take that experience and create a company to help keep the small, independent physician, small and independent in this rapidly changing healthcare environment.”
Malie explained that as healthcare providers are being encouraged to digitize their practices, privacy and security have become central concerns. By using MokaFive’s virtual desktop management technology, Point of Care is able to encapsulate practices’ software applications within a secure container that can be managed from the cloud, online or offline, on Macs or PCs. It isolates the practice’s computing environment and from the physical computer, so there is minimal risk of data “leakage” or corruption associated with protected health information (PHI).
“Since we decided to initially focus on family practice physicians it only made sense that we would seek to align ourselves with a prestigious organization like FAFP whose mission is in complete alignment with our own. FAFP quickly understood why our solution was different and why it made sense for their members to seriously consider.”
About Point of Care Solutions
Point of Care Solutions, LLC (“PCS”) is a systems integration company providing solutions specifically designed for small medical practices. The Agile Medical Platform (“AMP”) is a unique, innovative and cost-effective platform built within a cloud-computing environment built on the 5 C’s – cost, convenience, compliance, continuity and connectivity. AMP features web-based electronic health records software from Practice Fusion. Practice Fusion is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 compliant and is certified as a Complete EHR in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary or Health and Human Services. PCS provides its services for a low monthly subscription fee. For more information, visit www.pointofcaresolutions.com.
About Florida Academy of Family Physicians
The Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP) is Florida’s medical specialty association composed of more than 4,000 family medicine physicians, resident physicians and medical students from across the state. The FAFP works to advance the specialty of family medicine by promoting excellence and improvement in the health care of all Floridians. The FAFP is the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents more than 94,000 members nationwide.
MokaFive provides a client-side technology that represents a bold new take on today’s desktop-management methodologies, enabling mobility, freedom of choice, and flexibility for today’s executives and enterprise workforce. MokaFive harnesses the power of virtualization—as well as the computing power and storage space of the endpoint desktop—to radically change the way enterprises control and manage desktops and laptops… all while reducing cost and bolstering security. To learn more, visit www.mokafive.com.
About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to physicians. With charting, scheduling, e-prescribing, lab integrations, referral letters, Meaningful Use certification, unlimited support and a Personal Health Record for patients, Practice Fusion's EHR addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EHR community in the country with more than 100,000 users serving 24 million patients. For more information about Practice Fusion, please visit practicefusion.com.
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