The ezEMRx suite of clinical products is geared toward public health clinics. The product is easily modified to fit any public health department. Its unique tab layout allows a user to capture discrete clinical information and makes reporting quick and easy. System interoperability is achieved using standard practices such as data exchange via Health Level 7 (HL7) specifications and/or Continuity of Care (CCD)/document (C32) electronic exchange.
As a web-based system, providers are not bound to a specific operating system - such as Mac OSX, Linux, or Microsoft Windows. Additionally, ezEMRx delivers the power of mobility by its unique supporting applications on iOS and Android devices.
The ezEMRx solution is hosted by CDP, thus most implementation tasks will be completed at the host level—no software is loaded on the local computer. The system is highly-configurable, with many administrative features accessible by on-site users.
ezEMRx product lines empower Public Health providers to achieve better clinical outcomes. Significant ezEMRx features include:
Our cloud-based practice management module for billing services is completely integrated in ezEMRx. The solution is comprehensive, secure, and HIPAA compliant.
Significant Practice Management features include:
Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)
When the need arises to outsource your billing department—we have the answer. Our optional RCM solution ensures the highest degree of reimbursement for your department. Our model is transparent: you can view claim status or run real-time reports at any time. Benefits of the system include:
ezEMRxPrivate Ver 9.00 has been certified as a 2011 & 2014 Meaningful Use Complete EHR. If you have any questions, call the Meaningful Use hotline at 630-307-7600 x8257.
ezEMRxPrivate Ver 9.00 (IG# 2469-14-0004) is compliant and certified as a Complete EHR by lnfoGard on May 09, 2014. The 2014 criteria supports the Stage 1 & 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Certified Clinical Quality Measures: CMS50, CMS68, CMS69, CMS117, CMS122, CMS126, CMS138, CMS148, CMS154, CMS155, CMS156, CMS165 Public test report available at: http://www.infogard.com/healthcare_it/ehr_testing_and_certification/ehr_certified_products
The ezEMRx Certified EHR (ezEMRxPrivate 9.00) meets the certification criteria as a Complete EHR. This Complete EHR is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The ezEMRx EHR is certified to Data Portability criteria 170.314(b)(7) and can generate a set of export summaries for all patients. However, the ability to utilize the mass export functionality for Data Export is designed to work after hours & can only process records in a multiple batches to ensure optimal system performance. Users can contact ezEMRx support at any time to request the export, and is generally provided within 24 hours of the request.
The additional costs that a provider could incur while implementing ezEMRxPrivate 9.00 to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include:
EHR solution: The ezEMRx Certified EHR is offered as a Web based solution that includes hosting and subscription for a monthly fee; cost is per provider.
RCM solution: The ezEMRx RCM solution includes RCM Services and the ezEMRx Certified EHR as a Web based solution that includes hosting and subscription for a monthly fee. This fee is a percentage of the total collected revenue of the practice. There could be additional monthly fees per provider for dictionary updates depending on collected revenue volume in this solution. This can vary from provider to provider.
Depending on the practice needs and solution, there may be costs for additional services (such as implementation services, system & business analysis services, training services, credentialing services, retainer fees, conversion services, etc.).
Additional costs that may be incurred for the certified product:
The ezEMRx Certified EHR may require one-time costs to establish interfaces to electronically exchange clinical data for non-integrated interfaces. Any interfaces which benefit several providers will NOT be charged. (170.314(b)(5)(a) – Incorporate laboratory tests & values/results, 170.314(a)(12) – Radiology Results)
While connecting to other HISPs which are part of Direct Trust, providers may incur service fees per provider. This refers to criteria 170.314(b)(1) – Transitions of care – receive, display and incorporate transition of care/referral summaries & 170.314(b)(2) – Transitions of care – create and transmit transition of care/referral summaries.
The provider practice must sign an agreement with typically a year term which may vary depending on the practice needs. There could be additional agreements and associated fees that a practice may enter with third-party vendors (such as a merchant services - payment processing, clearinghouses, labs, appointment reminders services via voice, text and email, etc.) depending on the practice requirements.
ezEMRx implements and adheres to Healthcare security standards.
Protection and Audit measures - Patient records created within ezEMRx cannot be deleted by any user from within the EHR. All connection and session activity in ezEMRx is logged for security purposes. Audit logs cannot be disabled or modified. In addition, database level hashing methods are implemented to detect any alterations outside the scope of ezEMRx.
Transport and Session Encryption - Network traffic is protected and encrypted using High-grade Encryption (PKCS #1 SHA-1 With RSA Encryption) SSL certificates. ezEMRx is accessed via a browser and after a session ends, no “ezEMRx” information is left on the client computer.
During an encounter, patient data collected is stored as discrete data elements. This model enables unlimited possibilities of data mining. Some examples of reporting include any procedures performed and/or diagnoses.
ezEMRx offers an ad-hoc report writer for tailoring information to specifically address any need.
ezEMRx features a document generation module that saves clinicians and support staff significant amounts of time.
This module creates a wide variety of printed documents automatically with only a few simple keystrokes, including:
Providers using ezEMRx can securely send health records to a patient or other providers with a few clicks. Health records can include any data, such as patient images, demographics, histories, lab results, allergies, diagnoses, or patient education documents.
ezEMRx's graphing capabilities deliver formats that communicate results most effectively. For instance, capabilities include tracking patient attendance at disease-specific programs or charting county-wide blood values to analyze treatment outcomes.
At CDP, we continuously keep up with product compliance requirements and market requirements. As a product company, we have quarterly releases, monthly patches, and on- demand release patches.
Users always have access to the electronic patient charts. ezEMRx is web-enabled and can be accessed anywhere - anytime.
ezRite is an adaptive product made for the mobile platform aligning itself with the capabilities of the ezEMRx EHR. The providers have access to patient records and are able to make constructive decisions on patient care and document them anywhere with a smart phone or a tablet.
Provides transferable, comprehensive electronic histories (CCR) that patients can share with providers throughout their life. It meets national and industry standards of communication which facilitates the seamless exchange of patient data between healthcare entities such as payers, labs, pharmacies, and diagnostic imaging centers to other medical records systems, patient portals, and medical devices. ezEMRx is HL7-ready.
Transaction Standards: HL7, X12, NCPDP, DICOM, IHE Integration Profiles (ebXML), HITSP Interoperability Specifications, CDAs, CCRs and CCDs
Clinical Terminology Standards: LOINC, SNOMED-CT, RxNorm, ICD and CPT
This program is compliant with national and industry standards of health data exchange, which facilitates the seamless exchange of patient data between healthcare entities such as hospitals, payers, labs, pharmacies, and diagnostic imaging centers to other medical records systems, patient portals, and medical devices. ezEMRx is interoperable compliant and offers a provider-based HIE.
HIEs offer unidirectional and bi-directional approaches of integration. ezEMRx uses its own ezEMRxHIE. The ezEMRxHIE is configurable to adapt to any type of connection. An example of an ezEMRxHIE implementation is the DOCS4DOCS service (using an underlying site-to-site VPN connection between ezEMRx data centers and IHIE data centers). The implementation is bi-directional. However, connections from the public health department to the HIE is based on provider and patient consent. Different states base such clinical data exchanges in accordance with patient consent directives. ezEMRxHIE accepts MPIs (Master Patient Index) and also uses its own heuristic algorithm for patient matching. ezEMRxHIE performs data translations between dictionary formats such as LOINC, SNOMED-CT, RxNorm, ICD, and CPT using cross-maps. It can exchange and accept any type of messaging.
ezEMRx integrates using healthcare standards and protocols. Integration is made possible using the ezEMRxHIE platform (ezEMRx's own HIE portal) geared towards clinical data exchanges. The ezEMRxHIE platform supports the following standards towards integration and exchange.
ezEMRx integrations include HIEs and hospitals. Providers can receive patient records consisting of hospital visits, ER visits, labs, radiology results and other clinical documentation within ezEMRx. ezEMRx has also integrated with other EHRs exchanging CCDs in a bi-directional manner.
ezEMRx is offered with the Medical Billing Component which includes:
Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) - An Integrated Practice Management/Billing Solution
Our RCM Solution includes our ezEMRx, all Billing activities, Practice Management, Patient Portal and much more - at no additional charge with no Advertisements or hidden fees.
ezEMRx Intake is geared toward simplifying the update of medical and demographic information by patients. With Intake, patients can use a laptop, tablet, or kiosk to answer questionnaires, validate their personal information and this is all tied into the clinic’s workflow. Front desk staff is alerted as soon as a patient checks in and when the patient is ready to be seen.
ezEMRxIntake reduces patient wait times, alleviates front desk staff workload, and reduces overall re-entry errors. ezEMRxIntake is a simple tool, built exclusively to address front desk efficiencies.
ezEMRxPHR is specifically-designed and personal experience for patients which allows them access to their records at their convenience. From here, they can access documentation such as lab results, progress notes, or referrals. Patients can also request their appointments using the portal.
In addition, information can be exchanged securely between providers and patients. Prior to visiting the clinic, patients can complete questionnaires which saves time when they get to the clinic. ezEMRxPHR compliments ezEMRx.
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