It’s coming. No, not the end of the world, but the time when even the smaller paper-based medical practices have to switch over to electronic medical records. If you’ve been dragging your feet, make 2012 the year you find an EMR provider and take action. What’s significant about 2012? If you register during this year, you will still be eligible to earn all of the Medicare/Medicaid incentives available over the next five or six years. For Medicare alone, the incentives total $44,000, plus whatever incentives the state offers.
Trust ZoomMD to Help You Get up to Speed with EMR
You may find electronic medical records hopelessly confusing, but ZoomMD offers an easy-to-use, intuitive system, routine upgrades, and telephone support as needed. With our help, you’ll soon get past the initial adjustment phase and wonder why on earth you didn’t switch to an EMR system sooner.
Meaningful use EMR came about as the result of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It provides for incentives to go to medical practices that switch from a paper-based to an electronic medical records practice and who make “meaningful use” of their electronic medical records. Meaningful use includes such actions as using the electronic records to track a patient’s clinical information, to generate reports, and to use the system to assist with clinical decision making.
ZoomMD and Meaningful Use EMR
The ZoomMD electronic health records system is fully certified by CCHIT. This means our system meets all the requirements for meaningful use EMR. We even provide a dashboard to track instances of meaningful use and make sure you remain eligible for Medicare and Medicaid incentives. We also tailor the system to meet the unique needs of your practice and provide careful training and technology support to allow you to use every aspect of our EMR system. When you work with us, you won’t have any trouble meeting meaningful use criteria.
Many people don’t think much about cloud based EMR because no one likes to think that the worst could happen, but if you’ve been in the health care field for any length of time, you know that fate is not always kind. If you store your electronic medical records on sight, for instance, what would happen to that information if the building burned down, or if a power surge damaged your hard drive? Suppose a disgruntled employee inserted a virus into the system that erased all the data? Would you have the time and the ability to recreate the information that was lost?
Cloud Based EMR Is Not Vulnerable to Theft or Damage
If recreating lost data would be a significant drain on your resources, there is another way to keep you data safe. Cloud based EMR, also known as web based EMR, stores your data securely off site on the World Wide Web. You can tap into it whenever you need to do so, but because it is not stored in a specific location, it is not vulnerable to being stolen or damaged. With the cloud based EMR offered by ZoomMD, you’re bound to sleep better at night, knowing that all of your valuable patient information is safe and secure.
If you know you don’t send out bills as promptly as you should, or if many of your insurance claims are denied on the first pass, ZoomMD can help. Metasolutions Inc./ZoomMD developed their medical billing program after hours of talking to medical billers as well as physicians. When you use our billing software and services, you can expect fast reimbursement, services customized to meet the unique needs of your practice, fair pricing and a proven success rate.
ZoomMD Medical Billing Software Puts You in Direct Touch with Payer Sources
One reason why the ZoomMD medical billing software is so successful is that it allows you to connect directly to all payers such as insurance plans. While the patient is still in the office, you can ensure that he or she is covered and find out what co-pay the patient owes, if any. And because we do stay in close touch with insurance companies throughout the patient’s care, we have a high percentage of payments that are approved on the first claim. If your current billing practices are costing your practice money, let ZoomMD give you a hand. Your job is to practice medicine; our job is to make sure you get paid for it.
Electronic medical records (EMR) and Electronic health records (EHR) are the wave of the future for many reasons. It is easy to document in electronic health records, and also easier to go back and check the details of a patient’s past visits. Furthermore, the records are clear and easy to read—no more trying to guess at the meaning of a scrawled note that resembles hieroglyphics more than English. EMR also allows busy doctors to use ready-made templates to document common conditions and complaints.
Why ZoomMD Should Be Your Choice for EMR
ZoomMD is a perfect choice for busy clinical practices. It is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified by CCHIT. Using our system can make you eligible for government incentives to utilize EMR. ZoomMD was also designed in partnership with a team of physicians who were able to provide insight on the unique needs of doctors. Finally, ZoomMD is a web-based system that does not require you to purchase software or sign a long-term contract. We charge a low monthly rate which covers support packages, upgrades, and even customization to flow smoothly with the office systems you already have in place. Don’t be left behind as technology sweeps the field of medical records. Sign on with ZoomMD today, and trust us to make sure you are always ahead of the game.
So, you’ve decided that it’s time for your practice to initiate electronic medical records, and you’re looking for EMR software to help you get started. Before you rush out and buy an expensive program, however, take a few moments to consider why software might not be the best solution for your office. First, you can only access a patient’s medical record if you are working on a computer that has the software installed. Suppose, however, you are in your own home on call when a patient contacts you with a question. Unless your home computer or laptop has the software installed, you won’t be able to help.
ZoomMD: An Alternative to EMR Software
ZoomMD is a fully-certified, web-based company that can help you keep, track, and access electronic medical records swiftly and efficiently. You can access information from any computer, anywhere in the world. Furthermore, there are no long-term contracts. You pay only a low monthly fee without the additional upfront expense of buying and installing software. So, before you pick an expensive and tricky EMR software program, give ZoomMD a call at 1-800-992-6382. We are confident that we are the best choice to meet your EMR needs.
One of the biggest concerns expressed by many smaller medical facilities is the high cost of maintaining, implementing electronic medical records. While there are certainly a number of expensive options, we offer low cost EMR services, not only to help you make the switch but to be able to continue using our services on a long term basis so that you can provide a better level of care to your patients.
We Go Beyond Low Cost EMR Services
Many medical facilities are under the impression that they are going to have to buy the software needed to implement electronic health records in their facility. This does not have to be the case, as a part of our low cost EMR Services, we do not charge for the software; all you pay is a single low monthly fee that includes all software, cloud storage, support and any future upgrades to ensure you meet the requirements established by the government and the needs of your facility. Interested? Call us on 1800-992-6382 or signup for a free demo.
In the last three years there have been many changes in the laws regarding medical records, one of the most important is the requirement that all medical care facilities switch over to using electronic medical records. Having given all practitioners ample warning about the upcoming changes as well as financial incentives to make the switch, the government also set a deadline for making the switch.
Make the Switch to Electronic Medical Records by 2014
Essentially the law states that all medical facilities must make the switch over to using electronic medical records no later than 2014. While this might seem like an expensive process, you will find that having all of your patients’ information readily at hand on a computer can streamline not only their care, but can also provide for far more accurate billing and help to bring more money into your office.
If you’ve been thinking about transitioning to an electronic medical records system, you’ve probably thought about buying EMR software. You may even have checked into the prices and decided it was something your office simply couldn’t afford. However, there is another way to keep electronic health records. Metasolutions Inc./ZoomMD offer a fully hosted, web-based solution to data storage. There is no costly software to purchase and no other unexpected upfront costs.
A Secure Alternative to EMR Software
At ZoomMD, we store data in the cloud. This means it can be accessed at any time from any computer, as long as the user has the proper security clearance. It eliminates the problems of recreating data if a hard drive is damaged, lost, or stolen. It also means that a physician on call can access his or her patients’ records from a home computer rather than relying on memory or having to get up and drive to the office to check the records. Rather than buying EMR software for your entire office, try ZoomMD’s cost-effective, efficient services first. You’ll never want to look at software again.
It could happen in any medical clinic. A patient comes in with a bacterial infection, and you write her a prescription for a penicillin-based antibiotic and send her on her way. Now imagine that you have electronic health records. The minute you type in the prescription, the system flashes a warning: This patient is allergic to penicillin. The electronic information system saved you from making a serious mistake.
Work with ZoomMD to Access Electronic Health Records from Any Computer
The scenario described above doesn’t have to take place in your office. Suppose you are out to dinner with your partner or taking weekend call for the practice. When you work with ZoomMD, you can access your patients’ electronic health records from any computer. You don’t need any special software, and since the information is stored in the cloud, you don’t need to worry about saving data on your hard drive. If you’re transitioning from paper based records to electronic records, ZoomMD can make the change almost painless. Call us now at 1-800-992-6382, and we’ll be happy to help you get started.