Specialty Specific: IMS Pediatrics®

Too often, we come across physicians who are using an EMR that is generalized, without modules to suit the needs of their specialty. Practices are forced to keep part of their workflow on paper, because there simply is no way to make it all fit.
For this reason, IMS has always been configured per specialty. Over the years, IMS has evolved to include specialty-specific functionality like no other system. We have created this series to give providers some tips on what to look for when choosing an EMR for their specialty.

IMS Pediatrics® has been designed to focus on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for all children. IMS helps pediatricians give youths the opportunity to achieve and maintain optimum health potential as adults through modules for immunization management, vaccination information, and growth charts. IMS Pediatrics® helps streamline the flow of regular check-up appointments, allowing the physician to create custom templates for preventive medicine and follow best healthcare practices.

IMS Pediatrics® Modules:
Feature Rich Visit Note complete with:
Symptom and Condition Based Templates
Child Psychology
Newborn Complaints, Birth injuries
APGAR Score, BALLARD Score
Neonate Examination
2 month to 10 Years Examination
Well Child Exams
Specific Features:
Vaccination Information Sheets (VIS)
Growth Charts

Dosing Calculator for Recommendations

Immunization Management & Tracking*

* If connection is remitted and established in your state.

At a Glance Guide to EMR

Now that Stage 2 Meaningful Use has been pushed back to 2014, both paper practices and basic EMR practices have more time to get themselves prepared.

The main things to consider when searching for an EMR are features, training, and cost.

First we’ll talk features. Comparing our most widely known and used products, get a feeling for what a truly powerful system can offer.

Electronic Medical Records and Treatment: IMS Clinical®
Featuring a patient chart that mimics the common file folder, IMS Clinical® is an intuitive and easy to use program with modules for treatment plans, a comprehensive SOAP note, ERx, labs, image annotation and much more. IMS Clinical® includes IMS Link®, an advanced interoperability coding that allows IMS to interface with all HIPAA compliant systems and devices, such as EKG and Spirometers.

Practice Management and Billing: IMS Manager®
Featuring a scheduler that mimics the common Windows Outlook, IMS Manager® provides quick and complete task completion for front office staff with modules for scheduling appointments, authorization tracking, revenue cycle management, reports, dashboards, alerts & reminders among others. IMS Manager® includes IMS Hylafax® an in-built electronic faxing manager that helps practices reduce 80% of their incoming and outgoing paper flow.

Next up, we’ll discuss training and implementation by describing how it is solved at Meditab.

“Train the Trainer Approach”
This training method allows the practice to select their most technologically savvy staff member to become an “IMS Super User”. The super user works closely with the implementation specialist to learn the ins and outs of the system, while the rest of the staff work on more general usage that relates to their roles. This approach allows the practice to gain the most efficient and long lasting training by reducing the stress on other team members and making it a group effort.

And finally… “What’s it going to cost?”

Meditab IMS is one of the most affordable systems that offers 24/6 live support, continuous product updates, and in-built functionality for over 34 specialties. When comparing apples-to-apples, no one beats Meditab IMS on price.

The system model (cloud based or client-server) will be the biggest determining factor for the first year and implementation cost. However, the internet based AKA “cloud-based” model is the least expensive initially, while owning the database server AKA “client-server” requires a greater expense at first, yet offers more significant savings later.

The EMR selection process is so detailed that there can be entire encyclopedias written on EMR selection. However we have consolidated our long list of items to consider before going EMR to the Top 5.

Meditab South’s Grand Opening was a Huge Success!

Special thanks to all the South Florida providers who joined us! The evening would not have been complete without the lively and animated group of guests we received. With a lot of planning and well-applied elbow grease, the Meditab South Team put together a beautiful grand opening and made a great impression on all our guests.
Guests enjoyed a delicious menu provided by Concept Catering, a range of mini desserts provided by Cuatro Leches,beautiful lights provided by Vision DJs.
Smooth jazz and lounge music by DJ Chris set the tone for a relaxing and enjoyable evening of networking, answering all things EMR, and telling Meditab’s unique story. We all had such a wonderful time, we’re already planning for our next open house!
Enjoy our photo gallery from the night:

Our Marketing Manager and Operations Coordinator arranging flowers for the event.

Two of our sales guys messing around before the party.

Our VP of Business Development installing our official lobby sign.

The Meditab South Office

Our balcony on the night of the event.

View from the balcony.

All in the Family! The ladies of Concept Catering, the lovely bartender, and our amazing Marketing Manager unite for a group photo.

Meditab South Team members mingling with the guests.

Meditab South Team members mingling with the guests.

Three of our lovely Meditab South ladies properly “manning” the front door.

Guests signing in to the Open House.

Marketing and Sales Reps posing for a quick photo together.

Proudly Presenting: Meditab South’s Grand Opening!

The Meditab South Team is very excited for our first open house! After months of preparation, Meditab’s newest office is complete and prepared for business with a strong team and a beautiful and central location.
This Launch Event is a true celebration for Meditab and its partners, as our company, with this new additional office, officially reaches from coast to coast. The exclusive open house will be held Thursday, Jan. 12th @ 6:30pm and promises an evening of networking and entertainment for over 50 South Florida physicians and their colleagues.
There will also be a raffle for two Dell Tablet PCs, in efforts to help two lucky practices in the South Florida medical community.

Reflecting on 2011

When reflecting on 2011, many reminisce upon a successful year. A year filled with rewards and some tribulations, but every goal met and challenges overcame was in great part due to team effort and collaboration of each practice. It was evidently one of the hardest years in the health IT history.
Within a single year, EHR adoption doubled from 20% to 40% and Stage 1 compliance was propelled from several hundred providers to several thousand almost immediately upon CMS sending the first Meaningful Use reimbursement, many of which were Meditab IMS users.
After so much hard work, 2011 left us with a drive for continuous success. Let’s keep this momentum by focusing on preparing ourselves in overcoming any challenges that rather than focusing on the past pitfalls.
Meditab plans to maintain our energy levels high as we continue to work on our goal of converting the remaining 60% of paper-based practices.
Accomplishments
ANSI 5010: DONE.
All IMS users are converted to the Version 5010 standards. Our team began auditing IMS users for upgrades or EDI setups as of September 2011.
Stage 1 Meaningful Use: DONE.
IMS users received millions upon millions in incentive payments. IMS users reported high figures on reimbursement and provided compliments on IMS’ speedy and efficient implementation (article on that to come).
Meaningful Use Certification: DONE.
Meditab achieved dual certification. ONC-ATCB certified IMS as a certified ambulatory EHR for 2011/2012 after a rigorous testing process. In a separate certification, CCHIT also granted IMS a 2011/2012 certification.
ICD-10: DONE.
On the vendors end, ICD-10 preparation involved working closely with policy makers to ensure our system is equipped with all the codes and data pathways to ICD-10 implementation success. Providers will have until 2013 to learn how this change will play out in practices and hospitals.
IMS v.14: DONE.
Our latest build of IMS was released in late August, with functionalities to aid providers with converting to Version 5010. Part of Meditab’s success is in listening to IMS users and taking on custom requests from providers that make IMS even easier to use. Our “One Task One View” philosophy saves providers time, reducing the amount of windows needed to complete a task, but making sure each screen is easy and user-friendly.