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									To: Dr. D. Petkov
Subject: BIS 462
Fall 2009




                    Group Project Team 3:




                           Submitted by:


                                    Team Leader: Edward Juarbe


                                           Christine Oberdorf


                                              John Kraft,




                                                                 10/2009



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Table of Contents


     1. Healthcare Products Provider Overview ................................................1
           Sage Health ......................................................................................1
           PowerSoftMD ...................................................................................1
           AMICAS®: ........................................................................................1
           McKesson .........................................................................................2
     2. Healthcare Products Detailed Summary ................................................3
           Sage Health ......................................................................................3
           PowerSoftMD ...................................................................................3
           AMICAS: ..........................................................................................4
           McKesson .........................................................................................5
     3. Healthcare Products Comparison ...........................................................7
           Practice Management Module .........................................................7
           Electronic Medical Records (or similar products) ..........................7
           RIS//PACS (where applicable) .........................................................7




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                     1. Healthcare Products Provider Overview
Sage Health
        Sage Health is a software company that’s been in business for over 25 years whose
products focus on the Health Care Industry. The Electronics Health Records Management
System (EMS) and integration with Sage’s Medical Practice Management Suite are a paperless
data management system which may benefit a health organization by eliminating lost or
misplaced information, provide instant access to patient information and test results, and direct
link to a large drug interaction database, as well as providing business intelligence reporting,
resulting in identification of more effective and efficient work flows that can improve the
financial health of the organization.
        The Radiology Patient Diagnosis/Business Management System (Itergy RIS) provides a
complete practice solution including appointment scheduling, patient flow tracking, fully
integrated billing, and workflow management capabilities, including tracking patient
appointments, equipment, and other resource tracking abilities.
        The Itergy Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) system is Sage’s web-
based Imagery Diagnostics System which supports the radiology business functions. This
system allows providers and other business partners to share information ensures patients and
doctors have current and up-to-date information available even off-site. The imagery
management components allow the images to be integrated with many vendors’ diagnostics
equipment without any manual setup.
        Since these systems seamlessly integrate with each other, organizations may further
benefit from an improved work flow, and stronger business analysis.
PowerSoftMD
        PowerSoftMD is software designed to provide a powerful, flexible and cost effective
software solution for small, medium and large private practices as well as departments within
hospitals. It is an easy-to use system that will make office file keeping easier, eliminate
redundancies, and provide an office with management reports and marketing tools that will
increase the effectiveness of a medical office or small hospital department. PowerSoftMD was
designed in actual medical offices. Typically, the time required for posting can be reduced by a
four-to-one factor, and other functions reduced by ten-to-one compared to other medical
software.

AMICAS®:
        AMICAS® is a leading independent provider of imaging IT solutions, with many
products for healthcare organizations. Products includes radiology and cardiology PACS (picture
archival and Communications System), radiology business intelligence and workflow
management tools.
        AMICAS® flagship product is the “AMICAS ONE Suite,” is a web-based single product
that provides tools for scheduling and change capture for radiology workflows. Components
within the AMICAS ONE Suite, and which are available as stand-alone products are:
        *AMICAS PACS™- an enhanced viewing environment patients records which provides
view into patients imagery history.
        AMICAS RadStream™-radiology scheduling component.
        AMICAS Reach™-this is web-based a business portal for referring physicians.
        *AMICAS RIS™-Scheduling, charge capture, and workflow management tools.
        *AMICAS Financials™-upgraded and streamlined revenue cycle management system.
        *AMICAS Documents™-documentation management system, allows easy compliance
                with HPAA mandated guidelines.
        AMICAS Dashboard™-Web-based business intelligence platform, provides key
                performancb metrics for both clinical and operational parameters, in near real-
                time cycle.
        AMICAS ECM™ (Enterprise Content Manager)- A scalable vendor neutral suite
                consisting of standards-based system that integrates with multiple vendor. This
                system includes an imaging and document management system which
                supplements many other vendor Enterprise Records Management (EMR) systems.




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McKesson
        McKesson is a United States based health care services company that is involved with
almost every aspect of healthcare. The company has evolved for over 175 years and has grown
to be the largest pharmaceutical distributor in North America. It is the nation’s leading health
care IT company with software and hardware technologies installed in over 70% of the nation’s
hospitals that have more than 200 beds. McKesson also boasts decision support software,
prescription inventory software, and EHR/EMR systems.
        McKesson provides service and installation measures for pharmacies and health care
providers. However, physician practice solutions from McKesson come in a major software
package known as Practice Partner. It offers fully integrated electronic health record
management, medical billing and appointment scheduling. There are several different software
offerings found within Practice Partner. McKesson Practice Complete is a comprehensive
revenue cycle management solution that addresses the financial, administrative and clinical
challenges faced by physicians. McKesson Practice Consulting Solutions features revenue cycle
management and strategic practice insight to help position your organization for a profitable
future. Practice Partner Appointment Scheduler is a sophisticated practice management
scheduling system that goes beyond the basic functions of the front office. Practice Partner
Medical Billing provides powerful, highly flexible, and easily configurable practice management
tool and medical billing. And lastly, Practice Partner Patient Records is a flexible, easy-to-use
electronic medical records system designed to improve productivity and quality of care.
        McKesson also offers Revenue Management Solutions which is a Medical billing
services and revenue cycle management solution that helps physician practices improve their
financial performance and reduce compliance-related risks.
        McKesson’s Demos are feature rich. There is a possible linkage between the systems
which will be tested and researched. PACS/RIS software offerings are categorized by McKesson
under Hospital software offerings. McKesson’s imaging solutions . It is also important to be
aware that McKesson’s Hospital offerings including Ambulatory care software and Patient Kiosk
server software.




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                      2. Healthcare Products Detailed Summary
Sage Health
         SageHealth develops enterprise level software for the Healthcare Industry. This company
produces software focusing on three major areas of electronic healthcare systems: the Electronics
Health Records Management System (EMS), the Radiology Patient Diagnosis/Business
Management System (Itergy RIS), and the Itergy Picture Archiving and Communication System
(PACS).
         Thirty years of experience can be found in the Electronics Health Records Management
System (EMS) by Sage Health has many benefits including elimination of misplaced and lost
paper records (charts, and records) and the inefficiencies that result, these records are then
available as needed only with quick and easy retrieval processes built into the software. Other
benefits include the ability to easily track orders (mammograms, blood tests, etc.); access to drug
interaction data with an integrated on-demand drug database and e-prescribing component. The
ability to request and obtain lab tests and results electronically and integration with patient’s
records is another benefit, and customizable workflow sheets provide the ability to manage the
workflow more effectively.
         Sage’s Medical Practice Management (MPM) solution provides business analytics
capabilities are also supported with ability to generate pay-for-performance reporting. All of
these benefits are geared toward optimizing efficiencies, centralizing financial information and
ensuring accuracy of these transactions, integration with HIPAA-ready electronic data
interchange, automated eligibility verification, daily schedule closing, and ability to transfer
information via HL7 interfaces without data re-entry. This module provides an interactive
electronic training delivery system, allowing on-line training from anywhere, anytime, and the
trainees schedule requires. System maintenance and monitoring can be done remotely, which
improves support personnel efficiencies and ensures the system is capable of being available at
all times. All of these foster efficient work, lower and costs, all while providing better solutions
for the patients.
         This package also has the distinction of being EFR and CCHIT Certified®, for both
Round 1 and Round 2, this certifications marks Sage’s EHR in an elite status compared to other
vendors.
         Sage’s Radiology Patient Diagnosis/Business Management System (Itergy RIS) focuses
on the Radiology Center workflows from the front desk to the back office. Itergy RIS allows for
sophisticated appointment scheduling including split billing; this system is scalable and as a
result applicable to varying sizes of organizations. Flexibility is accomplished by the creation of
forms, letters, and templates which can be built to the user’s specific needs, and includes the
ability to develop scheduling views to manage multiple resources. Integration with HIPAA-
ready claims and statement processing and automatic actions and events to manage tasks all the
way to completion, are some more benefits. The use of HL7 interfaces and hospital downloads
to enable information transfers without data re-entry. Finally this module has speech recognition
solution for data entry via a third party provider.
         The Itergy Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) system is a web-based
platform designed for efficient primary interpretation and remote access of imaging results by
referring physicians, and is powered by GE Centricity PACS-IW. Supporting the integration
requirement from HL7, DICOM (which is a push utility to upload studies to third-party systems),
and the latest web standards; this system is capable of managing and distributing images, reports,
and patient information from anywhere in the world over the internet (or locally), at any time.
         Together these modules provide a suite capable of managing any healthcare and
radiology system, offering more efficient workflows, and the ability to identify opportunities to
reduce operating costs while improving services to the patients.
PowerSoftMD
       Major Functions offered with PowerSoftMD software:
                 Billing                                      Insurance, Electronic Claims
                 Recalls                                      Electronic Billing Statements
                 Birthday Cards                               Prescriptions
                 Referrals Tracking                           Practice Management Reports
                 Scheduling                                   Word Processing

       Additional functions are available in the optional EMR “Electronic Medical Records”
       package.




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       A. Produce timely and informative reports of
                  Procedures that produce the most revenue
                  The percentage of new patients
                  Patients who have missed appointments and didn’t reschedule
                  Detailed collections data for insurance and personal payment.
                  Referral tracking and follow up
                  Selected patients, by your criteria, for flexible reporting

       B. Improve patients’ rapport by recording comments about their interests and hobbies
                   Only the pertinent information prints on the super bills & work tickets

       C. Increase collections by
                    Tracking late payments from patients and insurance companies
                    Assigning finance charges
                    Printing financial agreements
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       D. Improve cash flow
                   Print quick, accurate, insurance forms, and electronic claims
                   Know the patients Co Payments, and collect up front

       E. Track referrals from and to other offices. Print Welcome and Thank You letters
       PowerSoftMD is feature packed for flexibility:
                  Several Statement Options                 Referral Reports and Thank
                  Insurance Claim Tracking                    You letters
                  30/60/90/120-Day Account                  Integrated Word Processing
                     Aging                                   Labels by Varied Criteria
                  Walk-a-way Receipts                       Dates Automatically Updated
                  Easy-to-Use Forms                         CPT, Office and Shorthand
                  Quick Totals and Day-End                    Codes for Posting
                     Reports                                 Instructive Audio Video
                  Practice Analysis Reports                   Training Sessions
                  Recall Report and Mailings                Help Key and On-Screen
                  Sample System for Training                  Tutorial
                  Full-Screen Processing                    Ability to Network as many
                  Individual and Batch Insurance              computers as you desire
                     Forms                                     (unlimited)
                  Multiple fee schedule
AMICAS:
         As with most robust healthcare systems produced by the leading software companies,
AMICAS produces software products, which focus on four main areas, Document Management,
Financial Management, Imaging Management, and Image Archiving. The products AMICAS
produces specifically to achieve improvement in these areas are: AMICAS Financials™,
AMICAS Documents™, AMICAS RIS™, and AMICAS PACS™.
         AMICAS Documents™ improves healthcare facilities workflow by eliminating the
transportation, storage, paper, copier, and maintenance costs for equipment used for these
functions. By have a front-office scanning procedure, patients information can be captured,
stored, and shared more efficiently throughout the organization, and with external partners.
Within a radiology setting, digital documentation management allows for faster turnaround of
documents and more offer more flexibility by having these documents available anywhere,
anytime, even off site. AMICAS Documents™ also support efficiencies in billing processes by
utilizing automatic separation and indexing of EOBs (explanation of benefits, thereby decreasing
the time to bill, and increasing the collection rates. This module also allows for document
scanning to multiple formats (doc, xls, pdf, jpg), custom define keywords for indexing and
lookup, view, print, and export of documents, add notes, with supportive annotations like arrows,
highlights and black out to document areas. Other features include ability to apply overlays,
manage user access to documents by robust security settings, front office scanning, Insta-Viewer
system integrates with AMICAS PACS™ for seamless view of documents used in studies,
Computer Out to Laser Disk (COLD) which is a system to receive and automatically index text
files from third party vendors, EDI processor (835 and 837) which electronically receives EOB
and Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) forms to automatically separate, index, and



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store for the patient, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to translate image with text to
searchable text documents.
        AMICAS Financials™ is a Windows-based product designed to enhance the workflow
by allowing sophisticated claims editing, document scanning, and management of auto-coding,
flexible management reporting, and real-time productivity monitoring. This module allows the
capture and correction of claims with payer-specific requirements before submission, which
reduces denials on submitted claims. This module also eliminates manual data entry for charges
and entry postings without outsourcing or additional costs by other efforts, all while reducing
coding errors. Additionally, administrators have the ability to generate easy-to-read,
customizable reports directly from their desktop, including graphical illustrations which display
key financial performance indicators. Following the submission of a claim, this system tracks
payer and patient payments through their entire lifecycle.
        AMICAS RIS™ is a total web-based solution to manage radiology imaging, included are
scheduling capabilities, pre-authorization and eligibility management, charge capture, patient
flow monitoring, mammography tracking, and the ability to fax and e-mail results to referring
physicians. This module requires no client installation, and is available via the Internet
anywhere and anytime. All software upgrade and maintenance takes place at the server level,
providing centralized management of the system. Features include complete patient registration,
a comprehensive, centralized scheduling that supports multiple site selection. The scheduling
components support multi-view scheduling, as well as “drag-and-drop” scheduling.
Additionally, an advanced work queues is available which optimize order entry, scheduling, pre-
authorization, eligibility, check-in, and tech entry workflows. Other features include strong
integration with third-party systems for billing and reporting also exist, data entry via a Voice
Capture module, automatic report completion for normal test results, automatic fax and e-mail
delivery of reports to referring physicians, an on-line physician report approval and electronic
signatures, and ability for viewing of transcription and physician review using MS Word.
Wrapping up the features are charge capturing, film and mammography tracking, and an
extensive user role is configuring the security environment of the system.
        AMICAS PACS™ is a web-based system comprised of a number of tool designed to
enhances many business functions by emphasizing workflow efficiencies and customer
satisfaction. This system does this by providing a web-based interface to a RealTtime
Worklist™ which provides a customizable, personalized, paperless routing and internal
communication system, which utilizes an internet messenger-type technology. Halo Viewer™ is
a web-based viewer with intrinsic 3-D functions and mammography workflow tools. Halo
Viewer’s toolset and images can be personalized to allow a faster turnaround of radiology
reports, by allowing physicians to navigate cases in an environment that’s optimized to their
reading preferences. Patient Records is another tool designed help provide higher quality
interpretations of images. This tool includes a complete view of the patients exam history, with
additional clinical information such as orders, reports, and any technologist comments. Another
tool of AMICAS PACS™ is the WorkFlow Accelerator™ which manages images for high
efficiency, even in low-speed network environments. Finally, AMICAS Watch™ enables users
to evaluate the PACS system and offer feedback by reporting and monitoring of the system,
thereby allowing for improvement to be made in the future.

McKesson
        McKesson is a United States based health care services company that is involved with
almost every aspect of healthcare. The company has evolved for over 175 years and has grown
to be the largest pharmaceutical distributor in North America. It is the nation’s leading health
care IT company with software and hardware technologies installed in over 70% of the nation’s
hospitals that have more than 200 beds. McKesson also boasts decision support software,
prescription inventory software, and EHR/EMR systems.
        As McKesson provides service and installation measures for pharmacies and health care
providers, we will only be reporting on those belonging to the Physician Practices subset. The
products offered include: I hereby cite the following information from McKesson’s Website
under Physician Practice Solutions for Independent Practices and have retained the links for ease
of viewing information regarding each offered product.

       Physician Practice Solutions for Independent Practices

       Practice Partner
       Fully integrated electronic health record, medical billing and appointment scheduling




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software.

       McKesson Practice Complete
Provides a comprehensive revenue cycle management solution that addresses the financial,
administrative and clinical challenges faced by physicians.

       McKesson Practice Consulting Solutions
Features revenue cycle management and strategic practice insight to help position your
organization for a profitable future.

        Practice Partner Appointment Scheduler
A sophisticated practice management scheduling system that goes beyond the basic functions of
the front office.

       Practice Partner Medical Billing
Powerful yet highly flexible and configurable practice management tool and medical billing
software.


       Practice Partner Patient Records
Flexible, easy-to-use electronic medical records system from McKesson Corporation is designed
to improve productivity and quality of care.


         Revenue Management Solutions
Medical billing services and revenue cycle management solutions that help physician practices
improve their financial performance and reduce compliance-related risks
                Features and benefits are highlighted for each product that I will report on. I have
registered for Demos. I have also performed research regarding the company and I will be
drilling down on the software offerings individually and performing research on them as there is
linkage between the systems. One thing to note is that a PACS/RIS software offerings are
categroized by McKesson under Hospital offerings. McKesson has imaging solutions here. I
think it may be important to also know that McKesson’s Hospital offerings include Ambulatory
care software, Patient Kiosk software.




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                         3. Healthcare Products Comparison
Practice Management Module




Electronic Medical Records (or similar products)




RIS//PACS (where applicable)




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