Holy Name Medical Center to Offer Aprima Medical Software to Affiliated Physicians
Dallas, TX (January 27, 2011) — Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) in Teaneck, NJ, announced today that it will recommend and subsidize implementation of Aprima Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) software for physicians affiliated with the hospital. The Aprima product will enable physicians to receive and share patient data with HNMC’s custom hospital information system, known as WebHIS, as well as providing complete charting, practice management, and revenue cycle management functionality.
Holy Name Medical Center president/CEO Michael Maron explains, “We’ve spent years developing the best IT system around, and it offers us a real competitive advantage. We were determined to find an EHR/PM vendor who would match our vision.”
Michael Skvarenina, assistant vice president, information technology at HNMC says, “Our goal in offering Aprima EHR+PM to affiliated doctors is to improve the flow of patient information between the hospital and physicians in the community. After comparing many EHR and PM systems, we selected Aprima for its ease of use, natural workflow, and ability to integrate smoothly with our own custom-designed hospital information system, WebHIS.”
“Aprima’s emphasis on flexibility and integration has allowed us to create a seamless interface with HNMC’s system,” says Aprima CEO Michael Nissenbaum. “Physicians will be able to see the information they need instantly and effortlessly. In addition, we know that doctors will appreciate the time savings and increased revenue they’ll see when using Aprima EHR+PM.”
Aprima 2011 has been certified as a Complete EHR by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, an ONC-ATCB.* The 2011/2012 certification criteria support Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Adam Jarrett, MD, executive vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Holy Name, says the Medical Center is “excited to offer physicians the fastest, most flexible EHR on the market. In addition to Aprima’s medical benefits, AprimaRCM services will help doctors achieve maximum collections and efficiency even in the face of declining reimbursements.”
The system being offered by Holy Name will include Aprima electronic health records, practice management, hosting, and revenue cycle management (RCM). The Aprima EHR+PM has the potential to be rolled out to as many as 500 doctors affiliated with the hospital.
About Holy Name Medical Center
Holy Name Medical Center is a fully accredited, not-for-profit healthcare facility based in Teaneck, New Jersey. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the comprehensive 361-bed medical center offers leading-edge medical practice and technology administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Holy Name provides high quality health care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, comprehensive treatment options, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance—from pre-conception through end-of-life. Affiliation with the NewYork- Presbyterian Healthcare System brings an added dimension to care, in the form of increased access to clinical trials, highly specialized physicians, and expanded opportunities for professional medical education.
About Aprima Medical Software, Inc.
Aprima Medical Software, Inc., founded as iMedica in 1998, develops innovative electronic health record and practice management solutions for medical practices. The Aprima EHR+PM is an integrated electronic health record and practice management system built on a single database, which can be implemented either separately or together. Aprima uses a fast, flexible design that adapts automatically to a physician’s workflow and sets the benchmark for ease of use, speed, and flexibility. For more information, contact Aprima at 866-960-6890, option 7, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.