MedAppz Announces Individual E-Prescription Sales
WICHITA, Kan., Sep 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — MedAppz, the leader in Web-based electronic healthcare record (EHR) applications, today announced that it will begin selling the iScript component of its MedAppz iSuite Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) Service separately, in addition to being an included component in full product suite purchases. High demand for e-prescription services generally, and the introduction of a federal bill that would mandate e-prescriptions for all physicians who participate in Medicare by 2011, have led to the new strategy.
“MedAppz iScript e-prescription service saves physicians time and money, and can even save patient lives, because it more quickly and accurately communicates information from physician to pharmacy than today’s often-illegible paper-based process,” said Brian Lichtlin, MedAppz CEO. “Adverse drug reactions send some 700,000 Americans to the ER each year, and iScript could eliminate a substantial number of those. Additionally, iScript and MedAppz’s full EHR drives down practice costs and improves practice efficiencies by serving patients faster and more reliably.”
A recent Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) report notes that experts predict that a shift to e-prescribing systems could avoid more than 2 million adverse drug events annually, of which 130,000 are life-threatening. E-prescribing, the report notes, also has enormous potential to create savings in healthcare costs, not only through reduction of adverse drug events but in improved workflows. One recent study estimates a potential savings of $27 billion per year in the United States.
MedAppz iScript is an easy-to-use, web-based software solution that is safe, secure, and requires no downloading and no new hardware. Accessible by Internet on computers, handheld devices and cell phones, MedAppz iScript makes online prescriptions simple, smart and safe.
Online prescribing using MedAppz iScript is simple, because it’s easier than using a script pad, and offers access to a complete medication database that provides clinical decision support and reference material. MedAppz iScript is smart, because it uses advanced internal logic to draw real-time data on practice-based patient information, DEA prescription histories of drug providers, current insurance formulary status, and real-time connectivity with pharmacies. Finally, MedAppz iScript is safe, because of built-in privacy and security measures, and because it provides instant checks on drug interactions, dosage levels and patient-specific factors including prior adverse reactions.
What sets iScript apart from many competing offers is not only its advanced features, but its low-cost of entry, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) based model that allows physician practices with Web access to almost immediately begin using the software–without any expensive hardware or software investments, and without a tedious IT installation and migration process.
Pricing for MedAppz iScript varies according to the number of users in a physician practice, but can start as low as $175.00 per month, and can be operational in as little as two hours. The service includes Internet hosting provided by MedAppz, and free training and support.
MedAppz iScript was initially built as part of a full suite of physician services called MedAppz iSuite, the MedAppz flagship product suite. MedAppz iSuite is a comprehensive system that allows ambulatory care practices to securely schedule appointments, chart patient information, write prescriptions, bill patients, and file claims, while utilizing the compelling (SaaS) Web delivery model. MedAppz enables healthcare providers to fully manage, utilize, and access patient information by bridging the information access gap between providers, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations. The MedAppz iSuiteis currently used in more than 200 clinics across the nation.
About MedAppz, LLC:
Based in Wichita, KS and Naples, FL, MedAppz, is the industry leader in Web-based Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) applications and practice management/billing solutions for the ambulatory healthcare market. MedAppz’s software solutions simplify clinic management, cut costs, reduce risk, and ultimately improve patient care. www.MedAppz.com.
SOURCE: MedAppz, LLC
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