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"The simple efficiency of the pMD system on the BlackBerry platform is time saving and a pleasure to use. Great software support by pMD."
Dr. Mitchell Yadven, MD, Urology Partners, Florida
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Each year, Modern Healthcare and Inc. Magazine rank the best places to work across the nation. Honorees of both Modern Healthcare and Inc. Magazine lists were selected based on employees' responses to surveys assessing employer benefits and policies, employee engagement, and employee satisfaction. In a recent press release, pMD, the innovation leader in health care technology, is proud to announce that it is being honored on both lists this year. "We are delighted to be recognized as one of the best places to work by both Modern Healthcare and Inc. Magazine," said Philippe d'Offay, CEO of pMD. "pMD is an exceptional group of people who are driving positive change in health care and improving the patient experience." In the past year, the pMD...
June 6, 2017
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Every year, San Francisco Business Times ranks the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area. pMD, the innovation leader in health care technology, received one of the highest rankings in the Smallest Company category this year. The nomination pool included 500+ applicants across the entire Bay Area. Each company's employees are asked to complete a survey that rates their company on such values as leadership, company culture, personal engagement, and individual career growth. View pMD's complete Best Places to Work profile here. "pMD is a team of people dedicated to making a difference," said pMD CEO, Philippe d'Offay. "Over the last 20 years, we've thoughtfully handpicked each team member, one by one. They are smart, humble, hard-working, and passionate. It is truly the people at pMD...
April 20, 2017
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pMD has launched an exceptionally intuitive and powerful Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) solution for medical practices. pMD's reporting tools help practices who see Medicare patients successfully meet the federal program requirements, and it also positions them to report on their quality clinical data for 2017. Medicare Part B reimbursements in 2018 will be penalized by up to 6% for all eligible medical professionals who do not successfully report PQRS data for 2016. pMD, whose mobile charge capture app allows physicians to enter medical billing charges into their smartphones and send text messages securely, has worked with many of its customers to record their PQRS data. pMD has now expanded its reporting solutions into a distinct product offering to help...
December 8, 2016
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In a recent press release, pMD, the innovation leader in health care technology, highlights the recent implementation of its secure, HIPAA-compliant text messaging software with a large Denver-based physician group. New West Physicians is a multi-specialty group of more than 100 providers, spread across 18 practices in the greater Denver area and pMD is excited to add this group to the rapidly growing pMD community. "The pMD [secure messaging] technology is brilliant. For someone who is not as technologically savvy, the software is very intuitive,” said Dr. Melissa Coomes, who specializes in Family Medicine at New West Physicians. pMD’s messaging app enables health care teams across multiple locations to communicate about sensitive patient information securely and in real-time. pMD strengthens coordination of patient...
November 17, 2016
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San Francisco, CA - October 25, 2016 - pMD, the innovation leader in health care technology, will be exhibiting at the annual Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) conference in pMD’s hometown of San Francisco, CA. The national MGMA meeting will take place at the Moscone Center from Oct. 30 - Nov 2. pMD will highlight its charge capture, secure messaging, PQRS, data exchange and care communities software. The national MGMA conference is designed to bring together medical practice executives, administrators, physicians, vendors, industry experts, and powerful speakers. The goal of the conference is to share challenges and discover the right benchmarks, and discuss operational improvements, quality measures, and solutions necessary to become and remain a high-performing practice. pMD recently supported...
October 25, 2016
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Each year, Inc. ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America. pMD, the innovation leader in health care technology, is pleased to announce that 2016 marks the fifth consecutive year in being acknowledged on this prestigious list, along with achieving a milestone worthy of the honors list. pMD is excited to be listed among the nation's most successful private companies! According to Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor-in-Chief of Inc. Magazine, "Only a tiny fraction of the nation's companies have demonstrated such remarkably consistent high growth. This achievement truly puts you in rarefied company." pMD’s secure, mobile communication and point-of-care data capture platform helps physicians increase their efficiency and improve patient care. Of the 5,000 companies named to the list, 386 companies are in the health industry. View pMD’s complete...
August 17, 2016
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Sramana Mitra, founder of One Million by One Million and one of LinkedIn's top 10 influencers, recently interviewed pMD CEO, Philippe d'Offay, about his experience in building a successful, bootstrapped company: Capital Efficient Entrepreneurship: Philippe d’Offay, CEO of pMD Sramana Mitra: Talk to me about revenue ramp. You talked about hitting $1 million in 2009. How did the business accelerate from thereon? What were the drivers? Philippe d’Offay: We’re a four-time Inc 5000 nominee. That is one distinction that we’ve had. Last year, we generated $6.4 million in revenue. From 2009 to 2015, there was a six-fold increase in revenue and a two-fold increase in profit. Of course, we’re a recurring revenue model, so keeping those customers happy allows us to start the year...
August 7, 2016
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In a recent press release, pMD, the innovation leader in health care technology, highlights its newly added automated hospital discharge alerts to its mobile and web apps to significantly improve follow-up care for patients after they are discharged from the hospital. The real-time alerts also allow physician practices to increase their financial performance for scheduling timely follow-up appointments with patients. “The riskiest period of transition for patients is often directly after they are discharged from the hospital,” said pMD CEO Philippe d’Offay. “pMD’s real-time alerts are designed to improve collaboration among the health care team after patients leave the hospital, and reduce costly readmissions by addressing their illnesses proactively. It’s helping the patient and it’s also helping the practice’s bottom line.”...
July 13, 2016
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In a recent Q&A feature published on DOTmed's HealthCareBusiness News, pMD CEO, Philippe d'Offay, shares his insight on the current communication barriers posed to the health care industry and pMD's approach to solving these issues.   HCB News: What barriers are there in communication around patient care? PD: Text messaging has become such a widely used form of communication. However, doctors are unable to use this technology due to the regulatory barriers that are posed by the health care industry. Communication surrounding patient care is also faced with many system barriers. Some of the most critically-ill patients see several providers at once, however, the logistics of trying to get all of these providers to talk to one another about this one patient...
June 20, 2016
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pMD, the innovation leader in physician communication and mobile charge capture, has released enhancements to its secure text messaging software. With standard communication, like SMS text messages or email, there is always an element of chance involved, such as knowing whether or not that communication is sent, received, or read. pMD's solution is to create a secure messaging tool with patent-pending cascading reminders to ensure that no messages are missed. pMD users have control over their own message reminder preferences, including SMS text, email, and voice call. This allows doctors and staff to customize how often and by which means they want to be reminded of unread messages based on their workflows. Recipients of pMD messages can have the confidence that they...
April 28, 2016
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pMD, the innovation leader in physician communication and mobile charge capture, has released enhancements to its secure text messaging software that will unify medical communities on a single secure messaging system. pMD charge capture and secure messaging users can invite anyone to the secure messaging system easily, directly, and at no additional cost. The HIPAA-compliant text messaging app allows health care professionals to communicate easily and securely around patient care. “Our practice has been trying to get our community on the same secure text messaging system for a long time because we need to share PHI with other physicians to coordinate patient care,” said Dr. Jeremy Gitomer with Kidney and Hypertension Clinic of Alaska. “When a patient is discharged from...
December 23, 2015
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pMD, the innovation leader in mobile charge capture and physician communication, announced the release of its new mobile ICD-10 conversion tool functionality, which gives health care providers intuitive ICD-10 code selection for patient diagnoses during charge capture, right at point of care. ICD-10 is a new diagnostic coding system for patient encounters introduced by CMS and is one of the biggest changes in health care this year. It will replace the ICD-9 diagnostic system on Oct. 1, 2015, expanding the billing codes from approximately 13,000 to 68,000 new codes and will be mandatory for payor reimbursement. pMD, whose mobile charge capture software allows physicians to enter hospital charges and patient handoff notes into their smartphones, helps practices navigate their conversion...
September 10, 2015
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Inc. released the results of its annual Inc. 5000 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America, and pMD has made the list -- for the fourth consecutive year! pMD’s mobile communication and point-of-care data capture platform helps physicians increase their efficiency and improve patient care. Inc. ranks the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States by assessing each company’s revenue growth from the past four years. Of the 5,000 companies named to the list, 380 companies are in the health industry. View pMD’s complete Inc. profile here. About pMD pMD’s mobile charge capture, secure messaging, care coordination, and HIE services support doctors across multiple specialties and improve patient care. Doctors use pMD to enter their billing charges...
August 28, 2015
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pMD, the leading innovator in mobile charge capture and physician communication, has announced its commitment to become a qualified Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) registry for 2016. pMD has built-in PQRS functionality in its charge capture software and is continuing to create effective solutions to government regulations for physicians and their practices. PQRS is a health care quality improvement initiative established by the federal agency Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and requires eligible medical professionals to report on a set of quality measures. As a qualified registry, pMD will provide medical practices with a comprehensive PQRS software solution so they can successfully capture and report on measures while avoiding the risk of payment penalties. “Capturing and reporting on...
April 30, 2015
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The Physician Quality Reporting System began in 2007 as a health care quality improvement initiative established by the federal agency Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Until 2014, the PQRS program allowed physicians to earn an incentive payment for reporting on a small subset of clinical quality measures identified as industry best practices for patient care. PQRS incentive payments just for providing quality patient care sounds like easy money for doctors and practices, right? Not quite. Failure to meet CMS’s quality thresholds, as well as the failure to report entirely, will result in payment adjustments subtracted from providers’ Medicare reimbursement in 2017. However, medical practices can still avoid penalties this year. pMD can easily set up PQRS measures and...
January 28, 2015
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SMS text messaging is the most modern form of communication, having evolved rapidly over the last 20 years into the short form of choice. One of the few things that doctors have in common with teenagers is their love of text messaging. People love it in part because you only need a cell phone number in order to send someone a text message. You don't have to know or care if the person has an iPhone, an Android phone, or even just a regular cell phone - they will almost certainly receive your text. The openness of SMS text messages is also a downside for health care providers, businesses, and those who value their privacy. In just a few years,...
December 4, 2014
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San Francisco, CA - October 31, 2014 - pMD, the leading innovator in mobile charge capture and physician communication, will be exhibiting at Kidney Week 2014 in Philadelphia, Penn. The national nephrology meeting is held annually by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Nov. 11-16. pMD will highlight its charge capture and secure messaging software in nephrology, one of its top medical specialties. ASN’s Kidney Week is designed to educate health professionals, share new knowledge and research, and promote the highest quality care for patients. The annual meeting and scientific exposition will have three key themes: the advances in treatment, research, and technology in the fight against kidney disease. pMD...
October 31, 2014
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San Francisco, CA - September 24, 2014 - pMD, the leading innovator in mobile charge capture and physician communication, has developed functionality to enhance the billing accuracy for a patient’s status during charge entry. The new feature makes the billing process for hospital patients faster, more accurate, and straightforward for health care providers and billing staff. pMD, whose mobile charge capture app allows physicians to enter their medical billing charges into their smartphones and send text messages securely, compares the patient’s status at the time of care with the CPT® code selected during charge entry. A patient’s status, or the classification for the environment a patient receives care in, is important for defining what services a patient requires during a...
September 24, 2014
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Inc. released its 2014 list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America, and pMD has been named to the Inc. 5000 list - for the third consecutive year! pMD, which provides mobile charge capture and secure text messaging software to doctors, has had 141 percent growth over the last three years. Inc. Magazine ranked the fastest-growing privately held companies in America by assessing each company’s revenue growth between 2010 and 2013. View pMD’s complete Inc. profile here. About pMD pMD’s mobile charge capture software supports doctors across multiple specialties by allowing them to enter their patient charges into Android, iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch devices at the point of patient care. The patient visit is then visible...
August 20, 2014
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San Francisco, CA - July 30, 2014 - pMD, the leading innovator in mobile charge capture and physician communication, launched an Observation Result (ORU) interface to streamline cardiology test interpretations performed in the hospital. pMD’s cardiology customers are using the ORU interface to automate charge capture and optimize revenue for their test interpretations for electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, and stress tests. When a provider interprets tests in the hospital, the cardiology system produces electronic data for each test result and professional billing charges are automatically generated in pMD. This charge automation frees the physicians from the tedious process of having to manually bill for the test interpretations altogether, and the billing office receives the charges electronically and in real time. “This interface...
July 30, 2014
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San Francisco, CA – June 19, 2014 – pMD, the innovation leader in physician communication and mobile charge capture, has released an update that extends pMD Messaging beyond its charge capture users. The secure text messaging system’s contacts feature now allows health care professionals to securely and easily communicate beyond their practice and with their medical community. “pMD Messaging is easy to use, both for our office staff and physicians,” Dr. Stuart McDonald with Texas Pulmonary & Critical Care Consultants said. “In addition to being HIPAA compliant, it gives us an easy way to send messages to each other about patients quickly. It’s great to be able to quickly find physicians both in my group and those that I work...
June 19, 2014
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San Francisco, CA - May 29, 2014 - pMD, the innovation leader in physician communication and mobile charge capture, has released pMD Messaging and an unprecedented message notification system in Version 8.0 of its charge capture software. This release is for iOS and Android systems and serves as an integrated and secure communication solution for health care professionals. pMD’s mobile charge capture application, which allows physicians to enter their medical billing charges and patient handoff notes into their smartphones, now includes pMD Messaging as a component of the software. pMD Messaging functions similarly to a traditional text message, but it is secure and HIPAA compliant. A key feature of pMD’s messaging platform is a notification system to ensure that the...
May 29, 2014
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San Francisco, CA - April 17, 2014 - pMD, the innovation leader in mobile charge capture and physician communication, announced the release of pMD Messaging, a new text messaging solution that allows providers to securely and easily share information. The messaging system is tightly integrated into pMD’s mobile charge capture application, which allows physicians to enter their medical billing charges and patient handoff notes into their smartphones. pMD Messaging is currently in beta in select markets for both iOS and Android users. “Health care providers deal with the most critical patients each day, so the ability to exchange information instantly and securely is imperative,” said pMD CEO, Philippe d’Offay. “Our integrated secure messaging bridges the communication gap between providers." Given...
April 17, 2014
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San Francisco, CA - March 13, 2014 - pMD, the leader in mobile charge capture and physician communication, announced further developments to its ICD-10 solution that will allow all new customers to be ICD-10 compliant from their first day of implementation. Additionally, all existing pMD customers will benefit from enhanced ICD-10 functionality to make the transition to the new coding system seamless. pMD, whose mobile charge capture app allows physicians to enter their medical billing charges and patient handoff notes into their smartphones, transitions each of its new customers to ICD-10 as part of the setup process. pMD does this by starting with the custom ICD-9 code lists that medical groups are already familiar with and then uses its automated...
March 13, 2014
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San Francisco, CA - January 23, 2014 - pMD announced a partnership with athenahealth as part of athenahealth’s More Disruption Please (MDP) program. Together, the companies have connected pMD’s mobile charge capture software with athenahealth’s medical billing and practice management software so they can efficiently deliver the information and resources its mutual customers need. pMD creates easy-to-use mobile applications to capture billing charges, manage patient information, and facilitate communication between physicians. The charge capture company is dedicated to helping medical groups jettison paperwork for a more streamlined, digital process. This is further strengthened with the pMD - athenahealth partnership. “pMD and athenahealth share the same philosophy of writing software that doctors love, so partnering with them was natural,” pMD CEO...
January 30, 2014
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Continually evolving modifications and requirements are not new phenomena in the healthcare industry, and significant changes are on the horizon. One of the major upcoming healthcare requirements is the mandate that all providers begin using the new ICD-10 classification system by October 1, 2014. pMD, whose mobile charge capture software allows doctors to enter hospital charges and patient handoff notes into their smartphones, helps practices navigate these changes so they can focus on patient care. pMD’s ICD-10 Converter allows its customers to convert their codes automatically and painlessly, taking this potentially daunting transition and making it nearly unnoticeable. ICD-10 is a classification list that replaces its ICD-9 predecessor and will record more detailed diagnostic information using longer, unique alphanumeric codes....
November 14, 2013
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pMD announced that it has expanded its secure messaging feature with real time alerts and direct text messaging, streamlining communication all within its mobile charge capture app. One of the more complex challenges that doctors are facing is finding ways to share patient information within their practice as quickly as possible, while also keeping PHI secure. pMD, whose mobile charge capture app allows providers to enter their billing charges and patient hand-off notes into their smartphones, gives doctors the ability to communicate efficiently by sharing information instantly and ensuring that sensitive patient information is secure and HIPAA compliant. Many providers today are resorting to non-compliant forms of communication, like text messages or emails, in order to exchange sensitive patient information...
November 7, 2013
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Looming deadlines and penalties by Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) will affect many medical professionals across various specialties, requiring action as early as October 15 of this year. PQRS was once a predominantly voluntary payment-incentivized program, however, it is becoming a requirement, leaving many practices scrambling to understand how it will affect them and how to best incorporate it into their current system by the upcoming deadlines. pMD's mobile charge capture software, which allows doctors to enter hospital charges and patient handoff notes at the point of care, makes the PQRS reporting process easy and intuitive. Created in 2007, PQRS was designed to promote the reporting of quality patient care rendered by medical professionals through a set of established...
October 9, 2013
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Inc. Magazine released its 2013 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the United States. About pMD pMD’s mobile charge capture software supports doctors across multiple specialties by allowing them to enter their patient charges into Android, iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch devices at the point of patient care. The patient visit is then visible to other doctors within the practice and can be billed immediately. Doctors using charge capture are increasing their ROI in a time where Medicare cuts, ICD-10, PQRS, and other costs are significantly impacting profitability. pMD increases efficiency and security in a practice through automation and secure text messaging, and it provides free interfaces with most major electronic medical records, hospital information, and medical...
August 20, 2013
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This year, doctors using pMD mobile charge capture have seen an increase in Medicare reimbursements by using the software to schedule their follow up appointments with patients who have been discharged from the hospital. Medicare began paying for two new CPT® codes (99495 and 99496) as of January 1, 2013 to report Transitional Care Management (TCM) or follow-up care for patients who have been discharged from the hospital and other health facilities. The new codes can result in a payment increase of 40-45 percent for these visits based on the relative value units (RVUs) that Medicare uses for reimbursement of physician services. In order to receive the reimbursement for the new CPT®s, the patient or the patient’s home caregiver must...
July 25, 2013
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pMD's mobile charge capture software supports physicians by allowing them to enter their patient charges at the point of care into Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and now the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini is quickly gaining popularity with doctors for its ease of use and small size. Eureka! It fits perfectly in a doctor’s coat pocket, which typically measures 8.5 inches long and 7.5 inches wide. The iPad Mini measures in just at 7.87 inches long and 5.3 inches wide, making it the perfect device to bring along when rounding. Another benefit of the iPad Mini’s compact size is that it can be held comfortably in one hand. This frees up the other hand to work the touchscreen of...
June 15, 2013
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Dr. Mara Nitu, a pediatric critical care physician, can see up to 20 patients each shift. She might intubate patients, perform CPR, counsel families, and do whatever else she needs to do to give her patients the best care possible. She and her partners see some of the most critical patients at Indiana University Health's pediatric hospitals in Indianapolis. They work as a team to save lives. It is essential that Dr. Nitu and her group have a seamless way of communicating about their patients between shifts. The doctors were spending time face to face and over the phone managing patient care together, but with time at a premium, they needed great software to supplement what they were doing. Last...
December 18, 2012
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Inc. Magazine released its 2012 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the United States. The full list is available online.
August 20, 2012
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Hub Strategy, the San Francisco-based integrated creative agency, has launched a new overall look and website for pMD, marking a significant departure from the typically conservative style of medical business-to-business communications. pMD makes software for doctors. They let them use their mobile devices to quickly capture charges, access information and communicate securely, vastly increasing efficiency. That means that doctors can spend more time being a doctor, and less time acting like an accountant with a really expensive medical degree. To create the new look, Hub began by revamping the company logo and app icon, using a hint of illustration. Moving away from the typical staid and serious style of communication in the medical industry, Hub also worked with illustrators in...
August 15, 2012
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Physicians don't have to give up their Android phones to fully take advantage of pMD following the release of the native Android app for the mobile charge capture software. Rigorous testing and exceedingly high performance standards have resulted in a well-received app that has exceeded expectations for users in delivering the popular, easy-to-use pMD applications to streamline data management and workflow for thousands of physicians each day. pMD user Dr. Steven A. Stanten of First Surgical Associates in Oakland, Calif., who is especially appreciative of the pMD app for the Android, said, "My partners use iPhones and have pressured me to switch, but I love the bigger screen on the Android. pMD is very easy to use, and it's been...
May 2, 2012
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The October 12 beta release of pMD for Android has delighted us and our customers. Android beta users describe the app as sophisticated yet easy-to-use, and they're even happier than the early adopters who first tried our iPad, iPhone and BlackBerry apps in years past. We've been writing native mobile software since the days of the Palm II, and we keep improving our process and our technologies with each new platform. Android is a fantastic, capable platform for software developers who put the time into writing a great app. But there are fewer guidelines and limitations than on other platforms, so it's easy for developers to take shortcuts. As a result, many apps don't work well when there is no...
November 17, 2011
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pMD's native mobile charge capture application is now available in beta on Google's Android platform. The software company, which creates software for doctors to capture billing charges, manage patient information and communicate with each other, has designed their Android app to be even easier to use than other platforms. "The iPhone and BlackBerry have strict design requirements," pMD CEO Philippe d'Offay said. "If you compare the same app on an iPhone and BlackBerry, each will have some advantages and disadvantages just based on the specifications for each operating system. But because Android gives you so much freedom in development, we have been able to combine the best of both worlds on a single platform." As pMD prepared the beta version...
October 12, 2011
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We've been working steadily on creating a version of pMD that will run on Android phones, and it's nearly ready for primetime use by physicians. We plan to announce a beta program shortly so that early adopters and other physicians who are extremely eager for pMD on Android can try this new version of our software before it's released to the general public. It's exciting to be at this point after all the development that we've put into this new platform, and all the feedback that our Android-loving customers have given us about what's special about the platform and how to make the software great. Thanks to this guidance, we've been able to reimagine pMD for Android in ways that...
September 26, 2011
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We've announced that we'll add Android phones to our list of mobile charge capture devices this year, so we don't have to hide our work anymore. We're excited to show you what it looks like and how we've continued to improve pMD on this new platform. Anyone writing an app for Android has a lot of freedom in how they build the software. Google doesn't provide many guidelines, so each software company must invent a design that will be fast and easy to use. We decided to treat that challenge as an opportunity. We've taken the pMD "Create New Visit" screen, which has been refined and improved over more than a decade on different devices, and we re-imagined it for...
August 29, 2011
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pMD will release a native mobile version of its charge capture application for Google's Android platform by the end of 2011. The software company creates easy-to-use mobile applications for physicians to capture billing charges, manage patient information and communicate with each other. They released the first native mobile charge capture apps for the iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry in previous years, and after the continued success of Android and demand from current customers, they started development for the new platform at the end of last year. "We started evaluating Android in early 2010," pMD CEO Philippe d'Offay said. "It's challenging to build mobile applications that are user-friendly and intuitive on each Android device because there are over 100 with more coming...
August 12, 2011
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Since our BlackBerry app was released at the beginning of 2008, pMD has steadily added to its mobile offerings: the iPhone at the end of 2008, the iPad in 2010 and now another game-changer in 2011. We don't want to give anything away yet, but we know this new platform will be a hit because we've heard so many requests for it — from single-doctor practices to academic hospitals. It's grown phenomenally fast to become the biggest smartphone platform there is. It's hard to believe how much the mobile industry has changed since 2008 when our BlackBerry app debuted. Your expectations have increased for what mobile apps can do and how effortlessly they should do it. We agree — it's...
July 15, 2011
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This month, Apple released the much anticipated Verizon Wireless iPhone, breaking the AT&T monopoly on the smartphone and giving pMD users more flexibility in choosing a device and cell phone carrier. pMD creates easy-to-use mobile applications for doctors to capture medical billing charges, manage patient information and communicate with each other. The software company, which in 2008 released the first native charge capture app for the iPhone, is committed to providing an outstanding user experience. Once the iPhone was released on Verizon, the pMD development team rigorously tested the mobile charge capture app to confirm that it worked on its new CDMA network as expected. "Congratulations to Apple for creating a new version of the iPhone for a new network...
February 25, 2011
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pMD continues to lead innovation in mobile charge capture by allowing doctors to use the software natively on an iPad in addition to an iPhone, iPod Touch or BlackBerry. The software company creates easy-to-use mobile applications to capture billing charges, manage patient information and facilitate communication between physicians. It released the first-to-market native charge capture app for the iPad last year. "iPad usage in the hospital is growing exponentially," said Dr. Travis Rutland, a gastroenterologist in Alabama. "It's definitely changing medicine in a good way." As doctors move between their offices, hospitals and clinics, they still need immediate access to patient information. The iPad, which offers more screen real estate than a smartphone and is more portable and battery efficient...
February 3, 2011
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pMD, Inc. announced today that it is the first company to offer a native iPad charge capture application. Mobile charge capture improves patient care and safety by giving doctors a better way to communicate with each other, and increases the productivity and revenue of medical practices by making hospital rounding and billing more efficient. Many providers have added the iPad to their arsenal as they seek better access to information. Dr. Fred E. Huss of Suburban Podiatry Group, a highly mobile physician whose work takes him to ten different facilities, said "I love the iPad because I can do so much on it. It's become my preferred mobile device - I use it to access charts, medical records and forms...
July 29, 2010
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Physicians know what they want from technology: simplicity, mobility, and automation. These three elements are the focus of all software development at pMD. It's why pMD has embraced new platforms such as the iPhone and BlackBerry, knowing that a great user experience is essential to achieving 100% adoption from every physician in a medical practice. Only excellent software can deliver the ROI that physicians expect from a mobile charge capture solution: typically a 10% increase in revenue from hospital rounding. But excellent software can only be written on an excellent hardware platform. That's why pMD is so excited about the new Apple iPad. pMD's iPhone app has been such a great success because it employs Apple's best practices, so when...
February 9, 2010
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pMD, Inc. today announced the completion of over a dozen more HL7 interfaces with some of the most recognized and popular software systems in the medical industry. pMD's industry-leading interface engine has allowed it to integrate seamlessly with its customers' existing software infrastructure, eliminating data entry and increasing the accuracy of their claims. The variety of different interfaces available has taken pMD beyond the limits of charge capture, allowing it to act as an elegant EMR front-end; a mobile practice management system; or a gateway to the local hospital. Because of its all-inclusive pricing policy, pMD has never charged to create an interface.   Charge Interfaces Eliminate Data Entry for Billers   By adopting a charge capture solution such as...
September 9, 2009
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Adam Kenney, a lead software developer at pMD, recently wrote a guest article for the well known industry blog "The Healthcare IT Guy". In it, Adam gives an overview of the role of mobile software in a modern healthcare practice and key functionality to consider when selecting a solution.   Any physician who spends time in the hospital setting understands the importance of "taking it with you". Web-only software is great; but even now, when many hospital rooms have a terminal on hand, the overhead of logging in and logging off for each patient can be intolerable for busy physicians who are already spending too much time on administrativia.   This is where mobile software comes in. Doctors were among...
July 21, 2009
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pMD, Inc. today announced the addition of an outpatient appointment calendar and call schedule to its popular iPhone charge capture software, fully matching the features of pMD for BlackBerry. pMD lowers the cost of running a practice, saves time that can be spent with patients, and now allows a practice to take its entire schedule on the go. Software interfaces allow pMD to act as a mobile extension of an existing practice management or EMR system.   Reduce Costs and Improve Patient Care   Reducing the costs of medicine while improving the quality of patient care is now a national crusade. Many practices are adopting EMR systems, which can reduce the amount of paper that's needed and prevent costly mistakes....
May 14, 2009
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pMD, Inc. today extended its popular mobile charge capture and rounding software to the BlackBerry Storm. Combining on-the-go connectivity with the simplicity of a touch interface, this device is a natural evolution for pMD, which emphasizes realtime communication and exceptional ease of use. Practices seeking to save time, recover lost income, and improve patient hand-off can benefit immensely from charge capture; but only if they choose the right solution for their needs. What's Wrong with Paper? A paper solution for capturing charges - such as 3x5 index cards, the status quo for tracking hospital patients in many practices - is quick to use and highly mobile. No one can dispute its simplicity. Nonetheless, it exacts hidden tolls in the form...
February 25, 2009
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pMD, Inc. today released the iPhone version of its acclaimed mobile charge capture and rounding software. The iPhone's elegant user interface makes it easy for physicians to track their patients, write sign-off notes while rounding, and enter billing information quickly. pMD's application is the first charge capture software on the iPhone App Store, so it can be used even in lead-lined rooms and remote areas with no signal. All changes are automatically synchronized in the background, ensuring a steady flow of information between providers. pMD's system works ceaselessly behind the scenes to make this communication seamless and to integrate your mobile information with your practice's other software. Bringing the iPhone's Legendary Usability to Charge Capture Doctors love the iPhone, which...
December 11, 2008
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It's official: the beta program is underway for pMD's iPhone charge capture software. We've been too busy feverishly working on the release to announce it earlier, but we've added users steadily from our waiting list, and so far their feedback has been red hot: we've heard "it's super intuitive," "I love the interface," and even "this is heaven!"   So what are the beta users raving about? For one thing, they have managed their census, entered new patients, and created charges without any training. We pride ourselves on making software that's intuitive to use, and the iPhone platform has let us succeed at this beyond even our high expectations. Our customers love seeing their patients' clinical notes at a glance,...
November 16, 2008
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Take a look at that census: it's familiar; it's comfortable. If you've used pMD before, then you already know how to use it. And even if you haven't, carrying an iPhone for a day or two will tell you everything you need to know. That's because we followed Apple's conventions and standards when we designed pMD for the iPhone, so it "just works" like you'd expect.   At the same time, you can see that we've carried forward our successes from the BlackBerry platform. In some cases we've taken them even further: not only do you have access to a preview of each patient's clinical note, but you can see it at a glance as you flick through your patients....
September 26, 2008
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You may not be surprised that we're working on a version of pMD for the iPhone, if you're familiar with how we do things.   Of course, you can use pMD on an iPhone right now, thanks to the full functionality of our Web site. But even that isn't good enough: we're "going native," creating an application that's specifically optimized to run on your iPhone whether or not you have a data signal. To us, that's what it means for charge capture to be mobile: it's lightning-fast and it works anywhere, even in a lead-lined room.   We embrace new devices and technologies before our competitors, and the iPhone is clearly the next big mobile platform, bringing the benefits of...
September 12, 2008
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pMD, Inc. today released a major upgrade to its mobile charge capture software for the BlackBerry. Version 4.1 adds support for outpatient billing, allowing providers to enter charges directly from the day's appointments. The new release, which is free to existing customers, also gives every provider a personal view of the practice's centralized call schedule.   The addition of office billing and practice management takes the revolutionary charge capture solution to the next level, creating the only complete inpatient and outpatient charge capture system for private practices. Philippe d'Offay, the company's president, declares that "physicians are tired of trying to piece together their billing using a patchwork of hospital systems and paper. They're tired of playing 'telephone' with patient hand-offs,...
July 10, 2008
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pMD 4.0 revolutionizes mobile charge capture by allowing doctors to enter charges anywhere and sync wirelessly automatically. This release responds to providers' needs for a realtime system that not only simplifies their billing, but also improves their practices by streamlining communication and organizing information.   pMD, Inc. announced today that it has released a new version of its mobile charge capture software for health care providers. pMD 4.0 for the BlackBerry improves on earlier versions' easy and powerful charge entry, adding effortless, automatic wireless synchronization. Charges are pushed to the Web-based system where billing staff can process them; or, with the assistance of pMD's industrial-strength HL7 interfaces, the charges can be sent directly to billing software.   The future of...
February 7, 2008
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We heard you: you want entering visits to be as intuitive as breathing and as fast as we can make it. Finding referrals and ICD/CPT® codes needs to be a snap; you don't want to enter the same information every time; and you want the visit to be uploaded for review automatically and immediately - like magic. Well, there's no sorcery required to use pMD for the BlackBerry. As you can see, the Create Visit screen is simple, but we think that's a good thing. And don't let appearances deceive you: there's a lot of power here. For example, if you just start typing into any of these fields, pMD will do the right thing: you'll grab a referral from...
January 25, 2008
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We heard you: you want a census that puts all the information at your fingertips and helps you find the patient you're looking for. We've been working hard to put more usability than ever in the palm of your hand, and as you can see in this sneak preview, our mobile software has come a long way. Read on for a whirlwind tour of the main screen of pMD's new charge capture software for the BlackBerry! As in our Palm software, the familiar patient list is front and center. The census is where you live - your patients are at the heart of your practice. In our BlackBerry software, everything you do comes from the census, and everything returns to...
December 14, 2007
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We've finished our programming work on the first fully-functional preview version of pMD 4.0, our new mobile software for the BlackBerry, slated for final release in January. We had an opportunity to get feedback on this release from a number of our customers, and what we heard is that we're on track to meet the high expectations that we set for ourselves when we begin the beta program on December 12. Everything seems to be coming together, and we continue to see excitement about our move to the BlackBerry — the doctors we talked to are eager to consolidate their cell phones, PDAs, and pagers into the single device that's taking the medical industry by storm. Due to greater interest...
November 28, 2007
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A new version of pMD's Web application and HL7 interface adds value across the board. The enhancements, driven by customer requests, focus on practice management and administration - highlights include call schedule tracking, a new print view for calendars, enhanced reporting and significant improvements to billing software interfaces. Calendar Improvements Calendar events can now be created to signify a physician's call status: on duty, off duty, on call, or on vacation. Collectively, these events make up the call schedule for a practice, simplifying rounding and improving communication. Now there is a single, centralized place where your practice's call schedule can live - and best of all, it's printable! The new print view creates an elegant display of call schedules and...
October 26, 2007
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We heard you. You told us you love pMD's charge capture software, but you wanted a device that would make your life easier, not harder; simpler, not more complex. You want stable and well-engineered hardware - and so do we. That's why we've chosen the BlackBerry by Research in Motion as our next hardware partner. This is a platform that was designed with health care professionals in mind. Its security and reliability are widely considered the best available, the devices' power and elegance are astonishing, and cutting-edge medical software such as Epocrates is increasingly making BlackBerry the focus of new development. You can install and synchronize BlackBerry software over-the-air, without coming near a desktop PC. And that's not all: they...
October 12, 2007
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We heard you. You told us you were tired of medical software that's confusing, slow, and hard to use. You said you want tools that will help you practice medicine, not get in your way. You want the information you need at your fingertips, not buried out of sight. You don't want to spend time fussing with the technology, and you want charge capture to be effortless and automatic. In short, you want a system better than anything you've used before. We heard you, and we're almost ready to give you what you've been asking for. Our customers have told us that our software is the most intuitive on the market, but we thought we could do even better. We're...
October 4, 2007
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pMD charge capture software helps physicians earn a 1.5% bonus from CMS. This voluntary program rewards timely and accurate reporting, which electronic charge capture makes possible. (Update: Read How to Make the Best of CMS Payment Incentives) pMD, Inc., a medical software company offering mobile charge capture solutions for physicians, announced today that it has completed a series of error-checking measures designed to help its customers comply with the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative issued on July 1, 2007 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Physicians who participate in this optional program by meeting frequency and accuracy benchmarks receive a 1.5% bonus on their Medicare reimbursements for the period in question. pMD's Web-based practice administration software now finds...
August 24, 2007
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Location, location, location, the old adage says it all. That is exactly why pMD recently moved its headquarters to New York City from Atlanta. Relocating to a city that is ahead of the curve on food, fashion and technology has definitely paid off. pMD has seen a 39% increase in customers since the 2006 move with 61% of their clients being in the New York area. According to a 2005 American Medical Association statistic, the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut is composed of 87,000 doctors, roughly 10% of doctors nationwide. In addition to having some of the best and brightest doctors in the world, the area boosts MDs that are also technology savvy and tend to...
December 31, 2006
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ATLANTA (February 15, 2005) – pMD, the leading developer of wireless applications that help today’s mobile physicians streamline their entire practice from point-of-care through reimbursement, announced today the latest release of its software solution for hand held devices. The new release is based on feedback and ideas from their client base and includes several key updates and enhancements to the software. The most significant update of version 3.0 is that it can now interface with other office systems that expand the functionality of a physician’s practice – including practice management systems, billing companies, clearing houses, lab systems and e-prescribing systems. Additional enhancements include:

- Upgrading the enterprise scheduling functionality to allow a physician to manage both outpatient and in-patient functions.
- Enhancement...
February 15, 2005
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ATLANTA (June 16, 2004) – pMD to provide scheduling and billing software for doctors' group. pMD announced today that it had signed a contract with Huntington Hospital, part of the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System, in Long Island, New York, to implement the pMD hand-held data capture system. The pMD product will provide the doctors with the ability to schedule cardiac patients for out patient procedures, record visit transactions and send billable transactions directly to the hospital's billing services. The pMD functionality will eliminate unwanted paper trails and improve billing accuracy. The first implementation of pMD in the Huntington Hospital system was with members of the Cardiology Department and according to Electrophysiologist, Dr. Paul Maccaro, "We selected...
June 16, 2004
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ATLANTA (January 12, 2004) – pMD announced today that it had signed a strategic partnership with Matrix Management Services (“Matrix”) of Brooklyn, New York, to implement the pMD hand-held data capture system in over 100 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities throughout New York, New Jersey and Florida by year end. The partnership is a result of a successful trial implementation in which the system was used for data capture and billing by Matrix Physicians in over 25 skilled nursing facilities. The information was integrated with Matrix’s proprietary administrative back office system and provided a seamless approach to billing. The pMD-Matrix partnership resulted in reduced billing costs, improved charge capture, and improved cash flow management. The system far exceeded expectations...
January 12, 2004
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ATLANTA (September 30, 2003) – pMD will begin a 600 doctor rollout of its point of care documentation system. pMD announced today that it signed a multi-doctor deal with Novant Healthcare to provide a point of care documentation system for its physicians. The system will be used to chart physical findings and patient diagnosis. The information will be integrated with the administrative back office system to provide a seamless approach to billing – virtually eliminating errors in coding that lead to lengthy accounts receivables. The system will work to improve efficiencies and productivity, both from the clinical and administrative perspective. “The system has been easy to implement with less than one day to set up. This is due in part...
September 30, 2003
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pMD has formed a partnership with Millbrook Corporation, provider of the #1 rated physician practice management software. The two companies will integrate pMD with Millbrook Practice Manager to extend the benefits of both solutions to their customers. This integration enables a seamless flow of information between physicians’ practice management system and their PDAs. "By aligning with best-of-breed providers like Millbrook, we are able to offer a complete solution that improves information flow and delivers greater efficiency to physician practices," said Philippe d’Offay, president of pMD.
November 1, 2002
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Thanks to an electronic charge-capture pro- gram, ob/gyn Vivian S. Hernandez of Brook- line, MA, is earning an extra 5 percent a year—while seeing the same number of patients. Yes, the program has created some additional work for her, but the tradeoff is that her charges are now being accurately recorded.   It’s not that her office at New England OBGYN Associates used to lose many encounter forms. “But it was not uncommon for the information to be vague, general, and incomplete,” she recalls. Consequently, she’d either not get paid or receive less than she should have. “That happened a lot.”   Now, using a Palm that she synchronizes into the office’s scheduling system each day, Hernandez enters codes for...
December 17, 2001