Web-based Referral Management System continuing care software includes electronic signature solution and HL7 interface for the large home health and hospice provider
Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) October 6, 2009 -- Patient Placement Systems announced today that Visiting Nurse-Hospice Atlanta, the largest nonprofit home healthcare and hospice provider in Georgia, has implemented the Enterprise Edition of its Web-based Referral Management System to automate the home health and hospice intake process and to manage the large daily fax volumes, in one integrated solution. The system is in use at Visiting Nurse-Hospice Atlanta home health locations, at Hospice Atlanta, and at Visiting Nurse Care Management Services.
The Referral Management System automates and accelerates patient referral intake for post-acute care providers, replacing slow fax-and-paper processes with a fast, simple and efficient online software service. During the first phase of implementation, Visiting Nurse-Hospice Atlanta has converted nearly 5,000 monthly faxes and 20,000 fax pages into electronic documents for easy online review, tracking and archiving. Visiting Nurse-Hospice Atlanta is currently rolling out additional referral tracking features, including insurance verification, enabling the intake teams to instantly confirm insurance eligibility on the more than 100 patients referred daily from acute care hospitals, physician offices, and other providers.
"We're delighted to have found a solution that addresses our high fax volumes while providing intake automation features," says Mark Oshnock, president and CEO of Visiting Nurse-Hospice Atlanta. "Our intake teams at several of our locations have quickly seen big boosts in efficiency and productivity by managing faxed referral documents electronically using the dedicated online inboxes and document management tools in the Referral Management System."
Patient Placement Systems also partnered with Visiting Nurse-Hospice Atlanta to add new capabilities to the Referral Management System:
About Patient Placement Systems: Patient Placement Systems helps continuing care providers accept more patients, faster, replacing mountains of paper and fax frustration with simple, fast, efficient Web-based healthcare software that automates and accelerates admissions and referral management. Patient Placement Systems is a proud Jackson Healthcare company, sharing a common dedication to providing the world's best healthcare software, technology and services. For more information, visit http://www.patientplacement.com or call 877-748-6656.
About Visiting Nurse-Hospice Atlanta: Visiting Nurse-Hospice Atlanta is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people manage their health and recover from illness in the comfort of their own home. Visiting Nurse-Hospice Atlanta is the largest nonprofit home healthcare and hospice provider in Georgia. A United Way agency, they have been serving the community for more than 60 years. Each year, Visiting Nurse-Hospice Atlanta serves more than 18,000 children and adults in the 26-county metro Atlanta area.
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