Meditab Fresno Office Featured in The Business Journal

We’re happy to share that our Fresno office and the recent Open House event they held for clients was featured in The Business Journal.

The article discusses the launch of the latest version of IMS, the Fresno Open House and includes comments from Dr. Tushar Patel on how satisfied he is with Meditab’s IMS.

The Business Journal serves the business community in Fresno and central San Joaquin Valley, reaching approximately 8,000 readers and covering new trends, international trade, technology, retail and media, as well as other issues related to business.

 

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CEO Mike Patel Interviewed on Entrepreneur Podcast Network

We’re happy to share the link below to our very own CEO Mike Patel being interviewed on Entrepreneur Podcast Network. In the interview, Mike tells listeners about how Meditab started, successes along the way and how the company has had to adapt to recent industry changes. He also shares some specifics about IMS and its benefits with the listeners.

Entrepreneur Podcast Network is an on-demand streaming channel that currently reaches 104 countries worldwide each month with interviews by some of the most renowned success stories in business today. Enjoy!

http://epodcastnetwork.com/meditab-software-developers-of-intelligent-medical-software-that-offers-clinical-automation-systems/

Op-Ed Regarding Benefits of Affordable Care Act

As we kick off 2014 and prepare for new stages in the healthcare industry, I find myself reflecting on all of the positive changes that have come as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While it is easy to get caught up in many of the negative headlines throughout both industry and mainstream media, it’s important to recognize the good that has been brought about through these recent developments. The ACA puts consumers back in charge of their own healthcare.

There are a number of benefits including the development of coordinated care, especially through Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), the implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and more affordable healthcare options, and one of the most important benefits to patients is the creation and implementation of patient portals. The Stage 2 objectives of Meaningful Use, the government incentive program, focus on the effective use of online patient portals and health information exchange, meaning that portals will now play an even more significant role for all practices looking to receive incentives.

In case you’re not familiar, first and foremost, portals provide patients with first-hand, convenient access to all of their own medical records. They are able to take the reigns of their own healthcare management and access what they want, when they want, from the comfort of their own home.

A patient portal is also extremely beneficial if a patient’s care has been placed in the hands of a spouse, child or other family member. Via the portal, the third-party caretaker can access all of the patient’s records and results and truly manage their relative’s progress remotely and on their own schedule. When used properly, a portal can allow a caregiver to schedule follow-up appointments, request refills, receive test results, track patient conditions and answer medication-related questions.

Additionally, if patients wish to send specific monitoring information from devices, such as blood sugar levels or blood pressures, they can do so via the portal and have that data become part of their electronic medical record. This type of access is particularly useful for those with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis that need to be monitored on an ongoing basis. Considering that approximately 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes (according to the American Diabetes Association) and an estimated 50 million adults have arthritis (according to the CDC), these tools are crucial for successful management of these conditions.

Portals also provide convenient access to information such as a physician’s post-treatment instructions, a pre-op checklist or directions for taking a prescribed medication. Alerts and reminders about upcoming appointments can also be transmitted through a secure and confidential communication channel. Portals can also incorporate electronic payment applications to streamline the billing process for both patients and practices.

Patient portals are crucial tools in enabling each individual to take a more active role in their own healthcare. It’s important to ask your physicians if they plan to incorporate a patient portal and how you can take advantage of all the tools to ensure you’re positively impacting your own experience.

Mike Patel, CEO of Meditab Software, earned his Degree in Pharmacy from Drake University at the age of 20. With the drive to improve the efficiency of his pharmacy, he built a revolutionary system that completely digitized the pharmacy. To further improve integration and functionality between the pharmacy and the prescribing physicians, he worked with physicians to help build a more efficient software for their offices. This led to the birth of Intelligent Medical Software (IMS), a multi-award-winning, multi-certified Practice Automation Platform. Patel’s vision is Meditab’s mission; to equip healthcare organizations with the most intelligent, intuitive, and efficient single platform software solution in the industry, while always providing the most comprehensive service to clients. Today, Meditab has built a wide variety of software platforms and hardware devices for the increasingly diverse healthcare market.

CCHIT Exits Certification Game

Top government endorsed certifying body Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has announced that it will transition to an advisory role to healthcare vendors and providers, as it is no longer profitable in its current role. CCHIT will no longer certify or test EHR software for the first time since 2006. Instead, the CCHIT will focus on advising healthcare providers and health IT developers on the government’s requirements for certified EHR technology and how to comply with IT regulations. The CCHIT will also be developing new programs and policy guidance for providers and patients who use IT to transform healthcare.

The reason for the CCHIT ending relations with EHR testing and certification is economic. Running a certification organization requires investments in infrastructure and staff, but generates revenue only during periods when vendors are seeking certification. Most vendors didn’t start applying for certification until last September, but CCHIT has staff on payroll all year.

CCHIT has informed their current customers of the change and has suggested that they use ICSA Labs to maintain their certification or apply for new testing services. They will maintain their work with the Source, which offers ONC testing and certification preparation service.

For more information on this transition, published by Information Week, see the following link – http://www.informationweek.com/healthcare/policy-and-regulation/cchit-exits-ehr-certification-business/d/d-id/1113632.

CMS Patient Participation Survey Results

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently conducted a patient participation survey on incentive payments under the Meaningful Use program and polled participants in the following categories: Meaningful Use participation, eligible professionals, and eligible hospitals. The results show strong participation and success, with 436,000 eligible professionals and hospitals having registered for the Meaningful Use programs since it launched in 2011.

The results of each category are listed below.

Meaningful Use Participation:
• 436,000 eligible professionals and hospitals have registered for the Meaningful Use program
• 82% of eligible professionals have registered
• 93% of hospitals are participating

Eligible Professionals:
• 97% provided electronic copies of health information
• 97% kept an active patient medication list
• 96% maintained a medication allergy list
• 92% provided transition of care summaries
• 93% provided active medication reconciliation lists
• 83% kept clinical studies

Some eligible professionals struggled with some menu objectives, for example:
• 33% submitted data to immunization registries
• 6% submitted syndromic surveillance data

Eligible Hospitals:
• 98% maintained a medication allergy list
• 98% kept an active medication list
• 96% recorded patient demographics
• 95% recorded advance directives
• 95% included clinical lab results in EHR data
• 92% recorded vital signs
• 83% maintained a computerized provider order entry system

The least-adopted objectives for hospitals were:
• 8% medical reconciliation
• 12% providing lab data to public health agencies

For more information on Meditab’s Meaningful Use program, visit http://www.meditab.com/company/ehr-meaningful-use/mu-readiness-program/.

Meditab’s New Sacramento Office

Meditab has officially opened its newest office in Sacramento, California. With offices in Argentina, India, the Philippines, Fresno, Oakland and Miami, this is Meditab’s seventh office around the world.meditab-sacramento-office

The Sacramento office boasts a wide array of Meditabians, ranging from senior management with the likes of CEO Mike Patel and COO FC Patel all the way to account executives, implementers, members of the sales and marketing teams, and even developers. This unique collection of employees works together daily to provide Meditab’s clients with the most superior product and service experience in the EHR industry, with collaborative efforts that are unmatched by any other company.

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The 4,500 square feet of office space is located at 2233 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825 and offers ample space for teleconferences, large and small meetings, and presentations for clients. Clients and partners are always welcome to visit the office and meet our dedicated team of employees to get an idea of the brilliant and intricate behind-the-scenes work that has helped propel Meditab into the top of its class.

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To learn more about our company, visit our website at www.meditab.com.

IMSGo Mobile EHR App Launch Was a Success at MGMA13

Meditab Mobile EHR Launch at MGMA 2013Medical Practices seeking an affordable, specialty-focused EHR packed Meditab Software’s booth at MGMA13 in San Diego. They watched demos of the popular IMS integrated EHR/Practice Management solution and were impressed by the user-friendly, customizable templates designed for their specialty.

A highlight of the three-day show was Meditab’s launch of the IMSGo mobile EHR app. Available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, IMSGo lets users easily access appointment details such as patient name, procedure type, and duration of procedure by date and/or office; and patient demographics like photo, contact information, allergies, ICDs, notes, prescriptions, vitals and insurance information. You also can manage check-in/out and change offices, add notes, view demographics, assign rooms, change visit status, or record vitals. It also has the popular MyTasks feature to view document PDFs, visit note details, faxes, reminders, tasks, status, and labs ordered, to be ordered, received and reviewed. Physicians on the go can access visit notes with medications, labs, prescription refills, immunotherapy, and much more.

Until Oct. 31, 2013, current Meditab clients can take advantage of a limited time offer to get unlimited IMSGo mobile EHR access for free until 12/31/2013 (less a one-time setup fee of $500.) For details, email imsgo@meditab.com or call 510-632-8021 (ext: 23052 or ext: 24046).

The IMSGo™ Mobile App Launch at MGMA13

If you’re going to the MGMA 2013 Annual Conference in San Diego, don’t miss Booth 1307. That’s where Meditab Software will launch IMSGo, its dynamic new mobile app, a portable system for doctors to access patient information when at home, on-call or making rounds. Available for iOS and Android devices, IMSGo is a mobile EHR that features quick access to appointment details, patient demographics, visit notes and much more.
Meditab will also be giving away an iPad-a-day from October 6-9, 2013 so be sure to stop by the booth for your chance to win.

Demand for apps like IMSGo is soaring because physicians want access to critical information anytime, anywhere. The many advantages of mobile EHR include the ability to manage multiple offices within a practice and cover for other physicians within a group. In a recent Black Book survey, 83 percent of physicians indicated they would use mobile EHR tools if they were available.

With IMSGo, physicians can manage billing, hospital rounds, tasks and patient check-in/out – all in the palm of their hand while on the go. They can document parts of a clinical note by using speech recognition or recording to an audio file for transcription, refill prescriptions and review lab results.

Other key IMSGo mobile app features include:
• Billing: Manage billing by adding, deleting or viewing a Superbill for patients
• Check-in/Out: Assign rooms, change visit status and add notes to client files
• MyTasks: Document pdfs, visit note details, faxes, reminders, tasks, status
• Hospital Rounds: Filter patients by facility, dictate and upload transcriptions

In addition to seeing a demo at MGMA, you can learn more about IMSGo and other IMS solutions at www.meditab.com.

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.