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Recondo Technology Announces Integration Initiative for US Hospital Systems
Date:6/28/2010

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Recondo Technology, a leading provider of revenue cycle solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today the general availability of a suite of tools and services to integrate various and disparate hospital systems, applications, software services, and databases. Since many Hospital Information Systems (HIS) were designed and developed decades ago, hospitals have been forced to deploy new technology as "bolt-ons" to HIS applications. Recondo tools and services are designed and created using industry standards and advanced rules-based processing to ensure seamless integration for every system from old HIS to the newest Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings.

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Currently, more than 300 hospitals have contracted for Recondo software services, and the Recondo Integration Team has deployed integration services with Hospital Information Systems including Epic, Cerner, McKesson, Eclipsys, Meditech, Siemens, and others.

Since so much HIS software was deployed in the 1980s and 1990s, hospital IT staffs have been forced over decades to develop "work-arounds" to match older data types with new standards and expanded, modern data types. For example, many hospitals have developed "crosswalks" that translate data such as Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. Many systems use proprietary and non-standard codes, and any sending or receiving application must translate the non-standard codes into industry-standard codes.

The Recondo integration team consists of software and healthcare professionals with decades of experience with virtually every hardware platform, software application, database product, Cloud computing, and HIPAA and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) standards. Many members of our team helped create the Enterprise Application Integration market space, and possess skills and experience in developing custom software, implementing a wide range of software, and designing and building data repositories of all kinds. The Recondo Team also understands the hospital revenue cycle from pre-admission through to adjudication.

Recondo hospital customers have a very wide range of integration needs and requirements; a select list includes:

  • Delivering HL7 bi-directional formats and transactions from scheduling and registration systems
  • Translating inbound schedule files into industry-standard data elements
  • Updating Master Patient Index (MPI) records using batch or HL7 feeds, enriching and storing the MPI data
  • Formatting and routing batch files both inbound and outbound to and from virtually every HIS
  • Reformatting and reconciling claims and remittance data
  • Creating longitudinal Financial Medical Records (FMRs)
  • Updating HIS results with desktop scripting
  • Normalizing non-standard HIS data

Complex and disparate software systems virtually always contain gaps, and the Recondo Team is empirical and accomplished at identifying gaps and deploying solutions both to close up those gaps and to deliver accurate and quality data across the entire system. Comprehensive integration services allow hospitals to:

  • Quickly integrate applications and develop interfaces
  • Achieve highest value IT and revenue cycle resources
  • Deliver integration for software products currently in use
  • Accelerate software installation and training
  • Increase user productivity

"Our team helped pioneer Enterprise Application Integration, and now we are innovating and accelerating the integration process in hospitals," said Rick Adam, Recondo CEO. "As healthcare reform moves forward, the hospital computing landscape will change significantly. Standards will become more rigorously enforced, new standards will emerge, and more complex data will be required for reporting purposes. Data integration and reporting will be the future of US hospitals."

About Recondo Technology

Recondo Technology delivers powerful software services that connect patients, providers, and payers across the spectrum of US healthcare. Recondo services bring efficiencies and cost savings to healthcare payment processing, which currently costs US healthcare a staggering $375 billion in annual expense. Recondo services automate the revenue cycle and payment cycle, from pre-scheduling to adjudication, with virtually no manual intervention.

SurePayHealth® offers an accurate statement of patient financial responsibility at Point of Service, verifying patient identity, eligibility, and benefits, and accurately calculating the patient fee. After activating SurePayHealth, hospitals increase cash collections by tens of thousands of dollars every month.

EligibilityPlus™ gives hospitals the most complete view of government and commercial patient insurance benefits available in the industry. With a complete understanding of insurance benefits, hospitals immediately identify specific coverage, simplify patient registration workflows, reduce claim rework, and assess patient liability.

Authorization-Denial Prevention (Auth-DP™) increases cash flow by reducing a hospital's costly payer denials. Auth-DP identifies precertification requirements and authorization at the front of the revenue cycle, increasing authorization coverage and reducing denials by as much as 75 percent. Omni278™ offers hospitals an easy-to-implement service for delivering the required admission notification to UnitedHealthcare. Omni278 accepts admission data in a variety of forms, including an electronic file, an email message, a phone call, or a fax. Omni278 converts this information into a 278 transaction and submits it electronically.

Recondo services are Software as a Service (SaaS), requiring no capital budget and no additional hardware or software installation. Recondo services are developed using high-speed, high-volume rules-based processing, giving hospitals unmatched and immediate access to real-time data. Visit Recondo Technology at www.recondotech.com.

Recondo, SurePayHealth, and Powered by Recondo are registered trademarks of Recondo Technology. EligibilityPlus, Auth-DP, Omni278, Financial Medical Record, and Patient Resource Management are trademarks of Recondo Technology. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of the respective trademark holders.


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