Mississippi Baptist Medical Center Enhances Physician Productivity with IQMax™ Mobile Solutions

Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, MS selects IQMax’s dictation, charge capture and clinical results mobile solutions for deployment to the organizations inpatient and ambulatory care providers.

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 4, 2005 -- IQMax, Inc., a leading provider of mobile healthcare solutions announced today that Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, MS has begun implementation of their suite of mobile solutions. With a focus on providing information technology tools to enhance the workflow of physicians and other care providers, Baptist Medical Center selected IQMax’s dictation, charge capture and clinical results mobile solutions for deployment to the organizations inpatient and ambulatory care providers. During the initial implementation IQMax has established continuous data delivery from and to multiple disparate healthcare systems. These systems include McKesson STAR, McKesson Horizon Meds Manager, McKesson Horizon Care Manager, SCC Softpath, ACCU-CHEK and MedQuist DocQment Enterprise Platform.

By necessity, physicians and other care provider’s patient care services requires anywhere, anytime access to clinical information and the tools to document patient encounters. Since Baptist’s medical staff had widely adopted personal digital assistants (PDAs) for patient care applications including drug reference, patient consultation guides and dosage calculators, the organization looked to extend the value of the PDA by populating the providers PDAs with patient census lists and outpatient schedules through the IQMax IQAnywhere mobile enterprise platform. From the patient list, providers will be able to simply tap on the patient name to view clinical results, dictate the results of the patient encounter and capture procedure and evaluation and management codes to efficiently document the results of the encounter.

Compared to previous solutions available to accomplish the same tasks, providers are recognizing significant enhancements to their work flow. The patient care reports require fewer edits since patient demographic data accompanies the dictated report to the backend dictation/transcription system. Fewer edits and more detailed recordings result in improved turnaround and enhanced patient care.

“Having my census list on my PDA serves as a work list,” states Dr. Teri Dyess. “I used to wait until I had completed my rounds before dictating the results of my patient encounters. This delay resulted in slower transcription turnaround and less detail in my reports. I now dictate right after I have seen the patient so when I finish my rounds, my dictation is also completed. Reports get on the chart quicker and the detail serves to enhance patient care and improve the coding of my services.”

The Baptist medical staff will scribble E&M codes and procedures on loose pieces of paper in order to document patient visits that required billing in their clinics. Providing them an electronic charge capture solution will improve their revenue cycle by allowing them to quickly document the patient visits and electronically transfer these data points to their billing personnel.

“The IQRounds clinical results application will provide not only a patient centric view of clinical data but additionally the ability to view results based on critical alerts,” says Paul Adkison, CEO of IQMax. “Our customers wanted a mobile solution that met their work flow requirements and IQRounds delivers this functionality and more.”

About IQMax
IQMax Inc. develops software for mobile handheld solutions and platforms utilized healthcare professionals. These solutions include dictation, charge capture, clinical results, e-prescribing, formulary and schedule/census lists and includes complementary web client applications. IQMax enhances healthcare delivery through intelligent mobility by leveraging expertise in the rapid and secure exchange of voice and data, software engineering, and market execution. IQMax is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

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