January 31, 2012: The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (or AAUCM) – through its affiliation with Quest National Services – is teaming up with PrognoCIS electronic medical record software to offer an EMR solution suitable for the unique needs of urgent care providers. The urgent care market has been somewhat underserved in the electronic medical records market, but the intuitive features and customizability of PrognoCIS make it an excellent option for urgent care EMR.
Long waits, high fees and a lack of available primary care physicians at hospital emergency rooms are driving more and more patients to seek out urgent care facilities during a medical emergency. Urgent care clinics offer services with a fraction of the waiting time that most patients would face at a hospital ER. The fees are often considerably less than what patients would pay at a hospital, and most are approved for health insurance – meaning that many patients pay only their usual co-pay.
EMR solutions for urgent care clinics have been somewhat limited, but PrognoCIS’ superb work flow design and customizability for specific provider needs makes it an excellent option for urgent care. The system allows for quick searches of patient databases for fast retrieval of charts and histories, and patient encounters can be easily converted into bills and paper claims. Patient data can be quickly and reliably extracted from any location. PrognoCIS urgent care software also allows for multiple methods of data entry, including typing and voice recognition; it also works with a number of different computer devices around the facility (including portable tablets and PCs).
The AAUCM Board of Directors has recognized PrognoCIS as an excellent urgent care EMR solution. “With the constant challenge of caring for patients’ needs, becoming more efficient is an absolute necessity,” says Vinay Deshpande, CEO of PrognoCIS. “PrognoCIS EMR is the tool by which many urgent care clinics around the nation are fulfilling this need.” Urgent care is one of the fastest-growing segments of healthcare, and their need for EMR will only increase in the coming years. “I am very proud of our team at PrognoCIS,” adds Deshpande, “as we have stepped up to the challenge of delivering PrognoCIS EMR to our clients and implementing it both quickly and successfully.”
About Quest National Services
Quest National Services is a leading national medical billing and practice management firm currently servicing providers of many specialties including Urgent Care, Internal Medicine, Radiology, OB/GYN, and Cardiology. Quest National Services helps healthcare providers nationwide obtain medical reimbursements faster with fewer rejections, significantly improving the revenue cycle and providing cutting edge healthcare solutions.
About the AAUCM
The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) is the leading society for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners practicing Urgent Care Medicine in various clinical settings throughout the United States. The purpose of the AAUCM is to contribute to the field of Urgent Care Medicine in the areas of professional growth, scientific and medical research, and medical education to improve the overall quality of medical care. Our mission is to advance the profession of Urgent Care Medicine by elevating its standards through education, basic and advanced training, and to encourage physicians to seek Board Certification in Urgent Care Medicine. The Urgent Care Center Accreditation (UCCA) program of the AAUCM recognizes Urgent Care organizations that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to patient care and the practice of Urgent Care Medicine.
Author: Chris Ferguson