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Atlantis Orthopaedics has become the latest surgical practice to select Surgimate for improved surgical scheduling. The Atlantis Orthopaedics’ schedulers faced an insurmountable challenge. They were drowning in mountains of paperwork that were necessary to book patients’ surgeries. Just completing all the paperwork for the hospitals, insurance, letters to patients and more was taking a tremendous amount of time and energy from the practice. On top of all that, surgical schedulers were adding even more time into their day just scanning all the documents and paperwork to be uploaded into their EHR. These tedious tasks were costing the practice time that could have been devoted to their patients and other work. Atlantis Orthopaedics needed a solution for this pressing problem and decided to use Surgimate’s scheduling platform. 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 also sharing data back directly with Allscripts. In fall of 2018, Atlantis will go live with Surgimate and greatly simplify their surgical scheduling system.
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 Orthopaedics was looking for a solution to the challenge of managing several surgeons’ schedules and oversee all the surgeries in an efficient manner. By partnering with Surgimate, Summit’s managers would be able 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.
Surgimate welcomes Athens Area Urology as another urological practice to add Surgimate Practice™ to their workflow. Athens was looking for an all-in-one system to help track surgical statuses. As part of their search, they wanted a system that would fully integrate with their Greenway PM/EHR system. They decided to use Surgimate to manage and analyze the practice’s data. Using an API, Surgimate will interface with Greenway and provide Athens Area Urology a holistic view of their entire practice and enable them to better manage their workload. Athens Area Urology will launch Surgimate Practice™ as their scheduling platform by the end of the Summer of 2018.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (PRWEB) APRIL 12, 2018 – Surgimate LLC is proud to announce the launch of Surgimate Practice, a cloud-based application that enables administrators to streamline care coordination within surgical practices, and communicate with vendors, surgical centers, and other stakeholders in real-time.
Practice is an all-new cloud based version of the company’s pioneering application for surgical coordination, already used by 1000 providers nationwide to process upwards of 350,000 surgical events per year.
The new cloud application will be publicly unveiled at the upcoming American Association of Orthopedic Executives (AAOE) Annual Conference in Orlando, from April 14-17 (see details below).
‘We co-developed the new application with our clients based on the everyday challenges they face coordinating surgeries inside and outside the office’, said Yehuda Elizur, chief software architect at Surgimate. ‘We’re especially excited about the robust task engine we’ve added to this version, featuring a hierarchical trigger-based checklist I think schedulers are going to love.’
Designed as a turnkey solution for organizations already using EHR systems like athenahealth, Greenway, and AllScripts, Surgimate Practice imports patients’ demographic and clinical data, manages the internal task workflow across departments, shares the record of the surgical event with external stakeholders, and captures the charge for Billing once the surgery is completed.
Surgimate Practice is designed to address the complexity of modern surgery and the challenges faced by administrators as they struggle to coordinate the growing number of parties and paperwork involved in surgical events.
The new application achieves this in several key areas:
Creates a system of record for surgical events
Practice addresses the industry-wide problem posed by the fragmentation of data by gathering patient information scattered across multiple systems and formats and organizing it into a definitive record of the surgical event.
Shares critical information with stakeholders
Once a record is created, surgical coordinators can immediately share the information with surgeons, PAs and insurance staff, as well as with hospitals, operating facilities, and insurance carriers. Timely access to upcoming surgical events helps external parties, like medical equipment vendors, ensure on-schedule delivery of critical parts to the operating room.
Streamlines the surgical scheduling workflow
Practice replaces the hodgepodge of outdated tools and systems still used in back-offices across the industry with a paperless workflow. The application combines a shared surgical calendar with patient status tracking, alerts, automatic form generation, and business and productivity analytics. The upshot is faster and more efficient surgical scheduling, with less wastage and fewer cancellations.
Improves communication across departments
With practices working from different locations and surgeons operating from multiple facilities, it is vital for doctors to receive real-time updates of changes to the surgical schedule, block time allocation and patient status. Surgimate Practice lets surgeons access their schedule wherever they are through a native mobile application, receive updates, and communicate directly with the back-office.
Helps business managers make better informed decisions
Practice helps busy managers see the big picture with Productivity and Performance Reports – a set of analytical tools that help decision makers measure productivity, assign resources where they’re needed most, analyze surgical volume, and identify trends that may be harming the bottom line.
Surgimate Practice is available for both web and mobile, and is licensed on a subscription model.
About Surgimate LLC:
Surgimate develops software that makes it easier to manage information around surgeries. Their proprietary technology gathers data scattered across multiple systems and organizes them into a definitive record of the surgical event, which stakeholders can access through licensed applications. Surgimate’s products replace the hodgepodge of outdated tools associated with traditional back-office operations. Since 2010, the company has helped providers and vendors nationwide increase operational efficiency, reduced wastage, and improve quality of care for patients across all specialties.
Phone: 212-923-5225 ext 120
Surgimate Practice launch event:
AAOE Annual Conference
April 14-17 2018
Hyatt Regency Orlando
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London Women’s Care (LWC) is a multi-specialty facility offering services in OB/GYN, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics and Behavioral Health in Laurel County, Kentucky. They were looking into transitioning from a manual to digital surgical calendar. LWC chose Surgimate to provide them with one shared digital surgical calendar, that could 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. You can read more about London Women’s Care’s story here.
MSK Group, P.C., an integrated orthopaedic practice of 35 physicians serving Tennessee, will begin using Surgimate in the fall of 2018. MSK found Surgimate when they began searching for a surgical charge capture tool that was part of a surgical scheduling platform. Surgimate checked off all of their major needs including a standardized workflow across all locations and charge capture functionality that can push data back into their EHR/PM system, athenahealth. MSK will use Surgimate to automate their surgical charge capture process, and increase reimbursements.
ORA Orthopedics, a 25 surgeon practice, is the latest practice to join Surgimate’s growing base of orthopaedic practices. ORA was looking for a surgical scheduling platform to be implemented across their seven locations in Iowa and Illinois. They were excited to learn that Surgimate will streamline their processes for surgical scheduling and provide data for business insights into their practice. ORA will drastically reduce scheduling time for each surgery by using Surgimate’s powerful form generation tool. You can read more about how ORA Orthopedics is the largest and most comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine practice in the Quad Cities here.
Surgimate is proud to welcome Orthopedic Associates (OA), a 7 surgeon physician-owned practice based in Denver, Colorado. OA was having trouble reporting about canceled surgeries, available block time and other critical data to help the practice run more efficiently. They tried using multiple systems to track and schedule surgeries, and this caused severe errors, such as numerous cases falling between the cracks. OA decided they needed to revamp their scheduling system in a more synchronized manner. They selected Surgimate to be their one centralized location to manage every aspect of their surgery scheduling. With Surgimate, managers will be able to easily access the information they need in order to make better business decisions. It will also give schedulers the ability to identify canceled surgeries and fill empty slots in the surgeons’ block time, making the practice run much more smoothly and productively. Surgimate will launch at OA in the summer of 2018.