Archive for December 15, 2012

Mediscribes is distributor of Provox products for speech-driven workflow

Mediscribes, Inc., a fast growing Medical Transcription provider, is a distributor for the Provox products for speech-driven workflow reporting.

Provox VoxReports is a front-end speech recognition system for radiology reporting and workflow management. VoxReports supplements radiologist dictation with front-end speech recognition and macros, automating the workflow between radiologists and transcriptionists. Provox VoxNotes, a front-end speech recognition system for clinical reporting, automates the workflow between clinicians and transcriptionists and includes capabilities for charting.

Based in Louisville, KY, Mediscribes is one of the fastest growing transcription and document management solution providers in United States. “The Provox products are a good fit for our provider clientele seeking a cost-effective dictation and workflow solution,” said Vatsal Ghiya, President and CEO of Mediscribes. “We will be offering a very competitive per-report pricing model that should be appealing to imaging centers looking to gain the advantages of turn-around time improvements at a very reasonable cost.”

“We’re excited that Mediscribes will be distributing the Provox products,” said Steve Backes, President and CEO of Atirix.

“Mediscribes specializes in small to medium sized hospitals and clinics, where Provox products have proven to be a good value. Compared to template driven documentation and EMRs, transcription combined with speech recognition captures the patient story in a more meaningful and comprehensive way and also significantly improves the productivity of the clinician. The Provox products will be a good strategic fit for Mediscribes and their clients.”

Mediscribes is an ISO 9000-2001 certified company, rendering cost-effective consolidated transcription solutions to major hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. The firm specializes in providing highly accurate Transcription Services, while adhering to the Association for Healthcare Document Integrity (AHDI) guidelines. Mediscribes has a wide network of highly-skilled transcriptionists, editors and quality assurance professionals servicing more than 2,000 providers and producing over 40 million lines of transcribed dictation.

Atirix Medical Systems, of Minneapolis, MN, develops quality assurance and workflow products for diagnostic imaging centers. The patented Provox software system features SmartMacros for dynamic report formatting and includes system management tools for workflow customization, administrative controls, and performance reporting.

For more information please contact Mediscribes at 866-473-5655 or http://www.mediscribes.com. Mediscribes and Atirix will be together at RSNA in the Atirix booth, South Hall, #4703.

About Mediscribes

Mediscribes, Inc. is one of the fastest growing Medical Transcription & document management systems providers in United States, based in Metro Louisville. Mediscribes is an ISO 9000-2001 certified company, rendering cost-effective consolidated transcription solutions to major hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities in United States. Mediscribes is the most value-providing organization in the market today with a strong presence in America and offshore locations. The firm specializes in providing highly accurate transcription adhering to ADHI guidelines in unbeatable turnaround time with robust & proven document management system as its vantage point to its esteemed clientele.

Mediscribes provides end-to-end transcription solutions as its primary offering. For our customers, we focus on dictation systems, both ASP as well as enterprise level solutions, with the help of our most valued asset   ezVoiceIntelligence (ezVI), providing specialty-specific qualitative transcription along with a “whole nine yards” document management system. Mediscribes specializes in EMR data integration as well. Our data dispatch department is highly proficient in integrating transcribed reports into any type of EMR. Healthcare facilities that do not have EMR get the option to use our web-based file monitoring interface called eTranscribe for global access to their data. eTranscribe has special features of E-signing, E-faxing, auto-printing, and user-friendly document search criteria.

For additional information, please visit http://www.mediscribes.com

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CMS’ Oversight of EHR Incentives Flawed

A recent report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has found that the conversion to electronic health records (EHRs) is vulnerable to fraud and abuse, because Medicare officials have failed to develop appropriate safeguards. And as The New York Times reports, EHRs are a critical piece of the Obama administration’s plan for health care reform

Medical facilities are required to self-report records to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS), but CMS “has not implemented strong prepayment safeguards, and its ability to safeguard incentive payments postpayment is also limited,” according to the report, which also stated that detecting fraud and abuse in the Medicare system is something CMS cannot do well without making some changes.

As of Sept. 2012, CMS has doled out $4 billion in incentive payments to hospitals adopting EHR systems, and another $6.6 billion is expected to be paid out between 2011 and 2016, according to the report. To protect the investment and ensure proper governance of this billion dollar program, the report made several recommendations, such as:

verifying the accuracy of hospitals’ and selected professionals’ self-reported information by obtaining and reviewing supporting documentation; andworking with hospitals and providing guidance on the proper way to keep records and maintain compliance.

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