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 to the system’s architecture and mobile computing environment,” stated Toni Kourey, CIO of Novant Healthcare.
According to John Gardella, M.D., who lead the five doctor task force that made the decision to purchase the pMD product, "The decision to use pMD was made after careful comparison with other electronic billing applications. Our physicians and support staff found the application easy to use and that the pMD staff is readily available to help the end users with any questions. Once fully implemented, the system will free the physicians from the chore of paper billing, and will allow us to grow our practice without the addition of administrative staff." The system was built for use in the physician’s office, hospital or nursing home and operates on a Palm Device Application, eliminating the historical problem with desk top applications, which presented a barrier between physician and patient.
“Novant Healthcare is an ideal client for pMD because we modeled the architecture for an enterprise client. Strategically it has always been our plan to implement our product in an enterprise health system and Novant Healthcare represents the fourth physician group of its kind to deploy the system,” stated Philippe d'Offay, Founder of pMD. “Unlike other physician documentation systems, we have experienced success due to the fact that the product is simple to use and does not require that the physicians change the way they care for patients,” added Mr. d’Offay. Novant will begin by deploying 22 licenses in 2 hospitals and by end of the year that number will be doubled and include a third hospital.
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' need 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.
Novant Health is a non-profit healthcare system in western North Carolina, serving people in 32 counties reaching from southern Virginia to northern South Carolina. Novant and the majority of its facilities are 501(C)3, private, community organizations.
The healthcare system consists of seven hospitals in the Triad and Charlotte markets: Forsyth Medical Center, Medical Park Hospital, and Thomasville Medical Center in the Triad market; Presbyterian Hospital, Presbyterian Orthopedic Hospital, Hemby Children's Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital Matthews of the Charlotte market. Other facilities and programs of Novant Health include three philanthropic foundations, three nursing home and senior residential facilities, physician clinics, outpatient surgery and diagnostic centers, rehabilitation programs and community health outreach programs.
Novant Health has been nationally recognized as one of "10 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working Mother Magazine and one of the "Top 40 Family-Friendly NC Companies" by Charlotte Parent and Piedmont Parent magazines.