Health Management Brief

The urology practice continues to face increasing challenges, growing financial pressures and Q1 2015 is delivering an acute reminder – control what you can.  Internal efficiencies, easier patient access, and increasing profitable services are examples of things you can control.  I recently reviewed a new cost effective, easily imported product, clearly targeting urology practice operational efficiencies and more – 300 Medical iMed data collection system. 

 

The 300 Medical iMed System provides the practice with a revolutionary data collection and patient education platform that uses iPads and Apple’s secure and stable iOS platform. By utilizing easy-to-use iPads to provide patient specific educational content prior to the physician engaging with the patient, the 300 Medical iMed system makes time with a patient more efficient. In today’s practice environment, efficient processes are critical to practice profitability and ultimately sustainability.

iMed also reduces practice administrative burdens by easily performing data collection tasks:

• Patient intake forms

• Patient satisfaction surveys

• Customizable patient queries

• Informed Consent

300 Medical also introduces iMed™, a HIPAA-compliant digital collection and patient education suite designed to meet the needs of private medical practitioners.

A HIPAA compliant cloud-based solution that integrates the collection and updating of patient information, and the dissemination of educational content to patients. 

iMed is a unique system that can be tailored to various specializations in medicine, an industry which is highly dependent on accurate, credible, and secure information.

iMed makes it easy for physicians to improve organization and save time, making the practice more efficient. Ultimately, this provides increased benefits to patients who will have a more personalized educational experience.

Benefits of the iMed system to physicians:

• Easy encoding, storage, organization, and retrieval of patient information

• Space savings in the office because all data are stored in a HIPAA compliant cloud environment

• Reduced operational costs such as transcription and overtime labor costs

• More efficient workflow, leading to increased number of patients served daily

• Reduction in errors within the practice due to improved results management

• Customized forms and templates for specific specializations that can grow as you grow your practice

• Advanced clinical documentation and patient education features

• Improved practice bottom line

 

Benefits to patients:

• Personalized experience

• Reduced errors when it comes to entering and updating patient’s information

• Information about medical issues presented in an intuitive, compelling, informative, and entertaining manner.

 

How the System Works:

iMed, a trademarked product features three main functions:

– Patient Education

The iMed system allows you to provide patients customized and targeted information about their specific medical condition. This educational material comes in the form of videos, infographics, images, or text. By using the iMed system, you can give patients a better idea and understanding of their conditions. You can annotate the information while talking to patients and email the materials to your patients for reference.

– Forms and Surveys

As soon as they enter the practice, patients can easily enter, or update their information using the iMed system. The iMed system is designed to navigate patients through this process in an easy and intuitive manner, thereby saving both patients and practitioners valuable time.

The Affordable Care Act requires physicians gather satisfaction surveys from patients. The iMed system enables physicians to meet this requirement through customized forms and templates that suit their practice.

– Information Flow

iMed system gathers, transmits, and stores patient information in a secure manner in compliance with HIPPA protocols. All patient information and updates are transmitted securely to a HIPPA-compliant cloud and distributed, as directed, to a secure server, or EMR in the format specified by the practice. In compliance with HIPPA protocols, patient information does not remain on the iPad on which it is entered after the interaction with the patient concludes.

Additionally, log files are generated by every keystroke on the iMed system. All information provided by the patient in the system, including on-screen prompt responses, has a corresponding time/date stamp, patient ID, doctor’s ID, and iPad ID to facilitate documentation for use by colleagues and in data mining.

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300 Medical has secured rights for use of the name iMed, and filed an initial patent application for the technology. 300 Medical is currently working on public app UI and wrapping-up the beta, which is slated to be deployed in the next few weeks. This beta will be tested in three trial sites, the Michigan Institute of Urology being the largest, with 50+ doctors.

300 Medical also recently established strategic partnerships with Nucleus Medical Media and Visual Health for the use of their respective medical content materials.

Since this was just a brief overview and each practice situation is unique, please contact John or Anne Marie for more information and how 300 Medical can help your practice.

 

Visit 300 Medical by clicking http://300medical.com 

John Sullivan, Founder

jsullivan@300medical.com

Anne Marie Knauf, Founder

amknauf@300medical.com