Announcing new features, celebrating great partnerships and keeping you up to date with important industry trends
2018 – what a year it has been! We launched our new web-based platform, Surgimate Practice™ – empowering practices with improved functionality, interoperability and anywhere, anytime access. This is a significant leap forward and positions us as the leader in the industry, continuing to innovate and address industry needs.
Surgimate successfully signed-on another 267 surgeons, in 14 different states across the country. We also exhibited at multiple conferences across the country. Here are some of the biggest surgical practices who joined us this year:
Fun stat: 299,571 surgeries were scheduled and processed using Surgimate in 2018.
The year in review:
We started 2018 by signing Austin Retina Associates, an eight surgeon group in Texas. The practice had dozens of forms that needed to be manually completed for any given surgery, and will use Surgimate to automate all these forms and their entire surgery scheduling process.
We then exhibited at DocSF (Digital Orthopedic Conference San Francisco) in January. DocSF is a new conference that aims to bridge the worlds of digital health and clinical orthopaedics. Graham Hesselberg, our Chief Solutions Consultant, was a panelist on the DocSF18 Innovation Awards.
January also brought in San Mateo Podiatry Group – our first Podiatry practice – located in San Mateo, CA. The three surgeon group use DrChrono for their EHR and will use Surgimate for tracking all pre-surgery items and to communicate between departments.
Surgimate also used the opportunity to partner with DrChrono and build an API for ease of integration for the San Mateo Group and other DrChrono clients.
The end of January brought in Orthopedic Associates (OA), a 7 surgeon physician-owned practice based in Denver, Colorado. OA were having trouble reporting on canceled surgeries, available block time and other critical data to help the practice run more efficiently. They selected Surgimate to be their one centralized location to manage every aspect of their surgery scheduling.
We kicked off February with ORA Orthopedics, a 25 surgeon practice, joining the growing base of orthopaedic practices. ORA were looking for a surgical scheduling platform to be implemented across their seven locations in Iowa and Illinois. Surgimate will streamline their processes for surgical scheduling and provide data for business insights into their operations.
In March we welcomed London Women’s Care (LWC), a 10 surgeon multi-specialty practice offering services in OB/GYN, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics and Behavioral Health. Located in Laurel County, Kentucky (our first client in Kentucky!), LWC chose Surgimate to provide them with one shared digital surgical calendar, that can be accessed by any staff member at any location. They found Surgimate’s HIPAA compliant surgical calendar fit their needs best, and will enable them to improve efficiency and transparency.
The spring kicked off with a bang, with the MSK Group joining in April. MSK is a 36 surgeon orthopaedic practice serving greater Tennessee. Surgimate will standardize the workflow across all locations and automate their charge capture process, including pushing data back into their EHR/PM system, athenahealth.
April also brought Spring conferences including the AAOE & ASCA conferences. AAOE is a wonderful opportunity to meet with our existing orthopedic clients and establish new relationships. During the conference, Justin Rockman, our VP of Sales & Business Development, gave a presentation on “A Glimpse into the future: AI and surgery scheduling” and spoke about how technology is going to change the way practices coordinate surgeries.
At AAOE, we also officially launched our new cloud application, Surgimate Practice™ – creating lots of buzz among existing and new clients alike. Our new application offers even more than our renowned client-server product, plus the ability to tap into APIs. Surgimate Practice™ can be accessed anytime, anywhere – on any device. All that’s needed is a web browser and an internet connection.
We continued conference season In May, when we exhibited at the California Orthopedic Association (COA) annual conference. We also secured a partnership with Allscripts, building an API for ease of integration with their PM/EHR.
Atlantis Orthopaedics in Florida signed with Surgimate in June, along with MSJR of Queens (NY), and Athens Urology – a four surgeon Urology practice in Georgia who will use Surgimate’s API with Greenway PrimeSuite to interface with their PM/EHR system. Surgimate will provide them with a holistic view of their entire practice and enable them to better manage their workload.
Surgimate closed Q2 by bringing on Central Carolina Surgery (CCS), a 22 surgeon multi-specialty practice in Greensboro, NC. CCS offers services for breast cancer and benign breast disease, hernias, thyroid gland, colon surgery, trauma services, and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. CCS will use Surgimate to streamline operations and manage the different steps for each type of surgery in the practice. Surgimate will also provide management with better data to help make informed business decisions.
In July, Surgimate officially partnered with athenahealth®’s ‘More Disruption Please’ program and became part of the athenahealth® Marketplace. “We are proud to be partnering with athenahealth to provide our mutual clients with a seamless integration at a flip of the switch,” said Rebecca Brygel, CEO of Surgimate.
August brought in Las Cruces Orthopaedic Associates, a four surgeon group in New Mexico who will use Surgimate for tracking and improved communication.
Surgimate then closed Q3 by bringing in Chesapeake Urology, the largest urology practice in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. The 96 surgeon practice selected Surgimate to manage all aspects of their surgery scheduling, and standardize their surgical workflow across all locations. Surgimate will integrate with their PM/EHR, Allscripts, using an API for a smooth transfer of information. Surgimate will provide Chesapeake Urology with a centralized location for all surgery related data, and unified workflow across all locations – enabling them to scale-up efficiently and ensure the highest level of patient care.
Rebecca Brygel, CEO of Surgimate says, “Chesapeake Urology is the largest Urology group Surgimate has signed to date, and we are very excited to provide them with a best-of-breed surgical management system.”
In September, Surgimate announced a partnership with Greenway, joining their marketplace and building an API for ease of integration with their PM/EHR, PrimeSuite.
October brought us Tidewater Orthopedics, a 9 surgeon orthopaedic practice in Hampton, Virginia – just down the road from another client of ours, Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine. Tidewater was using a patchwork of systems to manage their surgical scheduling needs and they sought out an all-in-one platform to manage their workflow.
Onto the home stretch… we closed the year with Watauga Orthopaedics (WO), a 22 surgeon practice in Johnson City, TN. WO use athenahealth for their PM/EHR and will use Surgimate’s API for seamless integration. WO will also use Surgimate’s API with Outlook to sync all data from their surgical calendar, and ensure staff can access information anytime, anywhere – including surgeons on their smartphones.
And that’s a wrap. What a fantastic and productive year this was for Surgimate. We would like to thank all of our new and existing clients for their support in 2018, and we look forward to seeing what’s in store for 2019.
Surgimate welcomes Las Cruces Orthopaedic Associates as the latest addition to their extensive orthopaedic clients. Las Cruces Orthopaedic Associates is a physician owned orthopaedic practice with 5 surgeons serving Las Cruces, New Mexico. Their high volume practice was being held back by redundancies in their surgery scheduling processes. Surgimate Practice TM will give them the tools they need to streamline their workflow, automate processes, and enable them to continue to grow and recruit more physicians. Managers will use the system to stay in the loop with the surgeons’ schedules and identify unfilled block time. You can read more about Las Cruces Orthopaedic Associates here.
Tidewater Orthopaedics, a 9 surgeon orthopaedic practice in Hampton, Virginia, has selected Surgimate for their surgical scheduling platform. Tidewater was using a patchwork of systems to manage their surgical scheduling needs. As such, they sought out an all-in-one platform to manage every step of the scheduling process and give managers instant access to surgical data. Surgimate’s cloud-based platform will eliminate all manual work and give schedulers more time to follow up with patients.
Chesapeake Urology, the largest urology practice in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region, has selected Surgimate to manage all aspects of their surgery scheduling. As the practice continues to grow and add new subsidiaries, they were looking to standardize their surgical workflow across all locations. Practice managers also needed full transparency on surgical data to make better business decisions. Surgimate will integrate with Chesapeake Urology’s PM/EHR, Allscripts, using an API for a smooth transfer of information. Surgimate will provide Chesapeake Urology with a centralized location for all surgery related data, and unified workflow across all locations – enabling them to scale-up efficiently and ensure the highest level of patient care.
New York, NY – July 23, 2018 – Surgimate, the leader in surgical scheduling software, today announced a partnership with athenahealth, Inc. through athenahealth’s ‘More Disruption Please’ (MDP) program. As part of the athenahealth® Marketplace, this newly integrated application, Surgimate Practice, is now available to athenahealth’s growing network of 114,000 healthcare providers to improve surgical scheduling workflow in practices.
“We are proud to be partnering with athenahealth to provide our mutual clients with a seamless integration at a flip of the switch,” said Rebecca Brygel, CEO of Surgimate. “Our platform automates the scheduling process from start to finish and complements EHR systems with functionality that is unique to revolutionizing the management of surgeries.”
Surgimate Practice is the all-new, cloud-based version of the company’s pioneering application for surgical coordination, already used by more than 1,000 providers nationwide to process more than 350,000 surgical events per year.
The new platform manages the surgery scheduling workflow across departments, with one shared calendar and a powerful tracking dashboard. The integrated HIPAA-compliant mobile app enables surgeons to see their schedules, easily update CPT codes to capture additional charges instantaneously and include any other notes from a surgery.
athenahealth is a network-enabled, results-oriented services company that offers medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services for hospital and ambulatory clients. The company’s vision is to build a national health information backbone to help make healthcare work as it should. As an MDP partner, Surgimate joins a network of like-minded healthcare professionals who are looking to disrupt established approaches in healthcare that simply aren’t working, aren’t good enough, or aren’t advancing the industry to help providers thrive in the face of industry change.
To learn more about Surgimate’s new integrated application, please visit Surgimate’s product listing page on the Marketplace.
Surgimate continues to expand their list of specialties being served with the recent addition of Central Carolina Surgery (CSS). As a 20 surgeon, multi-specialty practice, CSS offers services for multiple specialties including breast cancer and benign breast disease, hernias, thyroid gland, colon surgery, trauma services, and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Managers at the practice realized that there were too many steps involved in scheduling each surgery. In addition, there was no workflow tool to help manage the different steps for each type of surgery in the practice. Updating data in excel spreadsheets was not sufficient to provide the administration with information needed for business decisions. CSS will use Surgimate to streamline their workflow and provide managers with better data – that they can access anytime, anywhere.
Atlantis Orthopaedics has become the latest surgical practice to select Surgimate for improved surgical scheduling. Atlantis’ schedulers were drowning in paperwork necessary to book surgeries. Between completing paperwork for the hospitals, insurance, letters to patients and more, surgical schedulers were adding even more time into their day just scanning everything to be uploaded into their EHR. Surgimate Practice™ will integrate smoothly with their PM/EHR, Allscripts, using an API. Surgimate will automate their form generation and ensure all forms are customized to their needs, while sharing data back directly with Allscripts. Atlantis will go live with Surgimate fall of 2018.
Surgimate has added another practice from the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics (CAO) conglomerate to its growing customer base. Summit Orthopedics in Chevy Chase, MD heard from other CAO groups about Surgimate’s positive impact on their practices’ workflows. Summit was looking for a solution that would allow managers to track surgeries and standardize forms for their six orthopaedic surgeons. They were happy to learn that Surgimate would integrate with their EHR, Allscripts, to reduce redundancies and errors.