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Referral Management - Simplify communication between physicians

By Amit Singh
Posted Saturday, December 4, 2004

NEW YORK, NY - July 19, 2004 - Medical records need to be shared with referral physicians very often in an ambulatory clinical setting. To share the records with an external referral specialist, these must be printed from electronic medical record and then faxed. Similarly, in case of inbound referrals, since information is received via fax, referral physicians have to use paper records in addition to electronic medical record software. Unfortunately, inspite of being an indispensable feature of Electronic Medical Record Software, most of the current EMR products do not include Referral Management.

With OmniMD Referral Management, clinics can streamline referral processes by organizing both ingoing and outgoing referrals, avoiding time-consuming phone communications and omissions of necessary data. It enables a physician to share patient records with referral physicians electronically in a secure environment.

"Another important benefit is that OmniMD can help solidify referral relationships", says David Liskov, M.D., Kingston, PA. "Our office is making very good use of the referral management feature and it really makes the referral process much more efficient to work with. My office staff can send patient records electronically to the referral specialists, without having to pull the chart to do it."

OmniMD Referral Management features:

Establish Efficient Communication
The Referrals module enables a physician to share patient history, reports or documents with other physicians. This can be done via the handheld or desktop PC, allowing easy communication without the inconvenience of physical visits or telephone calls.

Flexibility in Communication
Patient data can be exchanged with a physician within the same clinic as well as with an external member. The system designates limited rights to an external doctor to log in and view patient data. OmniMD provides the facility to fax the patient details right from the desktop to referring physicians who do not have Internet or desktop access.

Referral List Management
The referral physician list is easily accessible online and captures the specialty, reason for referral and insurance plan in a systematic, easy to view manner.

Reduced Physical Effort
Typically patients coordinate back and forth physically to move their reports between current and referred physician. This process is eliminated with the easy sharing of patient data online via the referral management system.

Tracking Reports
The referral management module provides access to informative inbound and outbound reports by provider, diagnosis, and reasons to track the referrals.

About OmniMD
OmniMD is a developer of HIPAA compliant Pocket PC and Internet-based enterprise clinical solutions, designed to fully automate the work-flow of contemporary healthcare organizations. The company is a division of Integrated Systems Management, Inc. (ISM), a leader in Internet consulting and e-business development since 1989. We have successfully positioned ourselves as a significant force in the health information technology field, rapidly securing a base of clients that has continued to grow exponentially since the division’s formation half a decade ago.

About the Author
For additional information, please visit ( Contact Person: Amit Singh
Email: Phone: 914.332.5590 Fax: 914.332.5766


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