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Longstanding MedAptus Charge Capture Customer Deploys New Offering to Reap Benefits of Interoperability
SALT LAKE CITY – May 16, 2005 – MedAptus today announced that PocketScriptâ, an e-prescribing application from Dallas-based Zix Corporation (ZixCorp®), (Nasdaq: ZIXI) is now generally available through the MedAptus solution suite. In addition, Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), a multi-specialty group practice located in greater Boston, has agreed to deploy PocketScript to 71 physicians. DMA is the second MedAptus customer to contract for the integrated solution.
ZixCorp is a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services. Its PocketScript solution enables physicians to write and generate e-prescriptions through wireless handheld devices directly to the pharmacy. The system also includes real-time formulary information, drug-to-drug and drug-to-allergy interaction checking, a drug reference guide, and a patient's dispensed drug history.
MedAptus delivers solutions that improve the revenue cycle, connecting an organization's financial goals to physician clinical needs and the well-being of its patients. Integrated with a practice's existing scheduling, registration, and billing systems, its charge capture offering supports coding and compliance at the point-of-care. In addition to professional charge entry and e-prescribing, the suite also allows users to manage daily schedules, review and retrieve patient demographic and history information, dictate notes, access medical reference material, order lab tests, and review results.
DMA first implemented MedAptus' charge capture in 2002. As a result of usage, physicians at DMA have significantly improved their capture of gross charges while the practice simultaneously streamlined its billing process. All of this led to a per-physician financial benefit of more than $20,000 in just one-year.
“We are thrilled with the technology successes of DMA, one of our very first customers. The practice truly exemplifies the MedAptus vision of the stepwise approach to EMR implementation, which is anchored by charge capture,” said Dennis Mitchell, president and CEO of MedAptus. “The experienced revenue gains driven by charge capture strongly contributed to DMA's ability to make new investments in best-of-breed clinical information technology solutions, like PocketScript, as a first step on its path to a full EMR.”
The interoperability of e-prescribing and charge capture provides for the sharing of patient information and communication between the two applications. This greatly improves physician productivity, and more importantly, supports effective and appropriate decision-making during the patient encounter.
“We are encouraged by the response we've seen to our partnership with MedAptus only three months after initially announcing the completion of our integration efforts,” said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. “Clearly healthcare organizations are interested in pursuing a phased-approach to technology investment. This empowers groups to select the applications capable of solving their business problems in a sequence that makes sense for administrators, physicians, and even their patients.”
“We initially selected MedAptus largely due to our need to adopt solutions incrementally – the design of the MedAptus suite was well-suited to our long-term plan,” added John Parker, CEO of DMA. “Our decision to deploy e-prescribing next is largely due to the quality, productivity, and efficiency benefits it is likely to yield as well as a minimal learning curve that should be rapidly eliminated due to our providers' comfort level with technology.”
The full MedAptus product suite, including the integrated PocketScript application, is being demonstrated at TEPR 2005, May 16–18 in Salt Lake City, booth number 111.
About Zix Corporation Zix Corporation (ZixCorp®) provides easy-to-use-and-deploy e-communication services that protect, manage, and deliver sensitive information to enterprises and consumers in healthcare, finance, insurance, and government. ZixCorp's eSecure services enable policy-driven email encryption, content filtering and send-to-anyone capability while its eHealth services improve patient care, reduce costs, and improve efficiency through e-prescribing and e-lab solutions. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.
About MedAptus Corporation MedAptus believes that in order for point-of-care technologies to make sense, they must be easy to use, deliver a demonstrable return on investment and also leverage an organization's current information technology investments. In addition to practice-proven electronic charge capture, MedAptus also offers integrated dictation, powerful clinical content, electronic prescribing, ambulatory orders, and results viewing. Enterprises that have deployed MedAptus solutions have realized millions of dollars in increased revenue, improved organizational productivity, and enjoyed enthusiastic physician adoption. For more information, visit www.medaptus.com.
Media Contact: Jennifer Crowley