February 21, 2017
Integrated patient portal exceeds basic Meaningful Use requirements to effectively enhance patient engagement and expand access to clinicians and practices
Carlsbad, Calif. – February 21, 2017—ChartLogic, a division of Medsphere Systems Corporation, today announced the release of Connect Patient, a multifunction patient portal and communications platform. Using the Connect Patient solution on any device or browser, practices, physicians and patients can easily and rapidly engage to enhance the overall patient experience and improve the quality of care by making the patient a more active participant in their own care.
Moving beyond the typical patient portal experience, patient-centric Connect Patient is integrated with ChartLogic EHR to make patient information more readily available and increase communication between clinician and patient. With Connect Patient tools, practices and patients are empowered to control how they engage in terms of scheduling appointments, creating mobile intake forms, accepting payments online, sending secure messages, using SMS/email/voice technologies as appointment reminders and more. Medsphere is also using Connect Patient development to enhance the company’s OpenVista EHR and work on other VA VistA environments.
From a desktop computer, laptop or any mobile device, Connect Patient gives patients broader access to both clinicians and clinical information. Patients can use the platform to request prescription refills, pay bills online, see lab results and set up representatives authorized to access their account for them.
“As healthcare moves to a more engaged patient care model, ChartLogic is providing the tools necessary to realize that goal,” said ChartLogic President Zubin Emsley. “Connect Patient substantially narrows the communications gap between patient and clinician and makes clinical information available much more quickly, addressing patient anxiety over potentially troubling health issues. Importantly, Connect Patient is just the first of several system enhancements ChartLogic is currently making to create a comprehensive, integrated ambulatory care solution that meets and exceeds required regulations.”
With the release of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) this year, and with more demanding and potentially rewarding standards coming online in 2018, practices can solidify their financial foundations now by implementing a certified EHR that includes a robust patient portal system. Connect Patient was built with these new requirements in mind and empowers practices to earn incentives and avoid penalties.
Learn how Connect Patient increases the overall value of a practice and improves quality of care by visiting the Connect Patient Page.
Founded in 2002 and based in Carlsbad, Calif., Medsphere Systems Corporation is an organization of committed clinical and technology professionals working to make quality healthcare IT solutions accessible to organizations of virtually any size, shape or budget. Medsphere’s OpenVista® is an acute and inpatient behavioral health-oriented portfolio of clinical products and services that leverages the VistA electronic health record (EHR) system developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS). Medsphere’s Government Services Division also applies that VistA expertise to development and testing projects for both VA and IHS.
Using a vendor-independent approach to helping hospitals solve critical challenges, the Phoenix Health Systems division provides a host of healthcare IT services, including systems implementation, project management, remote service desk, end-user device management, application management and IT leadership. Medsphere’s ChartLogic division enables better ambulatory care via physician practice EHR, revenue cycle management (RCM) and practice management systems and services.
Whatever your healthcare IT challenge, Medsphere has a solution.
Learn more about Medsphere at www.medsphere.com.
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