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 the pMD system based on its ease of use and efficiency of collecting billable patient data." In addition, Huntington Hospital will roll-out the system to its Critical Care doctors who will record charges at the point of care. The system will permit physicians to automatically relay clinical, census and billing data to other members of the team as well as to their billing service, while making patient rounds.
"We are very excited about the relationship with Huntington Hospital," said Philippe D'Offay, Founder of pMD. "This implementation demonstrates the system's flexibility and broad functionality in both the small to large group practice as well as the system's ability to serve the unique needs of a large hospital environment."
Headquartered in Atlanta, pMD develops wireless applications that help physicians streamline and automate their entire practice from point-of-care through reimbursement. The company was started in 1999 to address mobile physicians' needs for an effective alternative to their paper-based method for recording patient encounter information. pMD's automated charge capture solution adheres to the highest standards for performance, security and reliability. For more information, visit www.pmdsoft.com.
Huntington Hospital is a 398-bed community hospital, located in northwestern Suffolk County, on Long Island, New York. It provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and specialized healthcare services with a special emphasis on cancer care, cardiology, maternity and neonatal care, and specialized surgical procedures including complex orthopaedic surgery. One of the hospital's flagship programs is the freestanding Dolan Family Health Center, Long Island's only charitably supported, hospital owned healthcare center for the uninsured and underinsured. In 2003, the Center logged more than 25,000 patient visits.