Administering More Than 180,000 Patient Visits Each Year, East Coast's
Largest Independent Clinical Lab Services Company Aspires to Empower
Patients with Control Over Medical Care
CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedeFile International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MDFI), a company specializing in portable electronic medical records management solutions, today announced that it has signed a collaborative marketing agreement with Hayes Clinical Laboratory, the largest independent clinical laboratory on Florida's East Coast.
With five locations in Southern Florida and a service region that covers primarily Palm Beach, Broward, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Martin counties, Hayes Labs is a full service medical laboratory performing tests on all body fluids and tissue. Each year, Hayes administers more than 180,000 patient visits, most of which have been referred from its client base comprised of nearly 500 doctors and healthcare specialists.
Chad Fredrich, President of Hayes, noted, "We routinely see patients
who are subjected to redundant clinical testing because they are under the
care of physicians who are unaware of other medical providers that are also
treating the patient for related or unrelated medical conditions and who
have ordered similar tests. This unnecessary redundancy is costly to the
patient and costly to the healthcare system. Moreover, insurance payers may
refuse to approve payment for testing when patients have exceeded
'frequency limitations' allowable for clinical tests, resulting in our
having to write off these billings as bad debt. In this case, testing
redundancy is costly to our company. By empowering patients with MedeFile,
they gain control over effectively managing their own medical records, can
carry actual clinical test results with them wherever they go, and can
optimize the care they receive from their treating physicians. We are very
excited about teaming with MedeFile
|SOURCE MedeFile International, Inc.|
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