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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 many services for multiple specialties including breast cancer and benign breast disease, hernias, thyroid gland, colon surgery, trauma services, and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. With so many patients experiencing a range of medical conditions and vastly different surgical protocols, the office managers at the practice realized that there were too many steps involved in scheduling each surgery with its unique medical protocol. In addition, there was no workflow tool to help manage the different steps for each type of surgery in the practice. Their current system of updating data in excel spreadsheets was definitely not sufficient to provide the administration with information needed for critical business decisions. CSS realized they needed to upgrade their scheduling system to run their practice more efficiently and accurately. Central Carolina Surgery 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. 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.