New Entrada app for Apple iOS devices revolutionizes mobile documentation for busy physicians and specialists

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 27th, 2012 — With the latest release of its iOS application available for Apple mobile devices (e.g. iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Entrada unlocks the productivity potential of clinics, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers looking for innovative ways to accelerate and simplify the adoption of electronic health records, without experiencing the once inevitable loss in physician productivity. As noted in a recent MGMA survey, nearly 78% of physicians fear a significant loss in productivity while implementing an EHR. With the release of its new iOS app, Entrada helps alleviate these concerns by protecting the physician’s traditional, dictation-based workflow and providing a level of mobility and flexibility currently unachieved in the mobile health industry.

“Entrada’s key mission is to protect physician productivity before, during and after EHR adoption,” notes Bill Brown, CEO. “Our new app continues this promise by offering a mobile product that physicians love to use.”

Leveraging the simplicity and elegance of Apple’s touchscreen mobile interface, Entrada’s revolutionary new app replicates all of the functionality of an industry standard digital recorder or speechmike, such as Insert or Overwrite recording modes and the ability to put jobs on hold or designate them for stat-speed return. Also, with simple voice tags such as “Tag HPI” or “Tag Impression,” physicians can now verbally delineate between different portions of the note, which are automatically separated into unique sections utilizing Entrada’s groundbreaking ExpressNote™ technology and returned into individual narrative text fields within an EHR.

“The level of functionality and speed Entrada has achieved with their newest app is truly remarkable,” says Dr. William Edwards, general vascular surgeon at The Surgical Clinic in Nashville, TN. “With Entrada, I’m no longer tied to a workstation when dictating, and the added mobility and flexibility saves me significant time each week.”

Since the last release, Entrada has achieved even greater depths of integration with many practice management systems and EHRs, substantially accelerating the speeds at which the app can download changes to the physician’s daily schedule as well as sync audio dictations captured with the device back to Entrada’s data center. The app is now available through Apple’s app store, and physicians interested in seeing a demonstration of the product can contact Entrada at info@entradahealth.com.

About Entrada

Entrada is a healthcare technology company who provides a documentation workflow solution that protects physician productivity and revenue by enabling physicians to continue dictating before, during and after the migration to an EHR. Entrada’s cross-platform solution, available for Apple iOS, Windows Mobile and PC platforms, saves time and money for doctors who can’t afford to be slowed down by having to type or self-edit their own voice-recognized text. Entrada’s solution enables the capture of the narrative portions of the note, woven alongside structured data, to support chart completion.  For more information, visit www.EntradaHealth.com.

Merge Healthcare Announces First Radiology Client to Achieve Meaningful Use (MU)

Regional Medical Imaging Receives Significant Stimulus Incentive; One of the First Radiology Practices in the Country to Achieve MU

 

CHICAGO, March 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Merge Healthcare (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, announced today that Regional Medical Imaging (RMI), based in Flint, MI, became its first radiology client to successfully comply with CMS’ federal ambulatory Meaningful Use regulations and receive stimulus incentives totaling $216,000, representing approximately one-third of the total incentives they expect to receive under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

“For RMI, there is a strong business case for Meaningful Use, but what’s more important is that this is going to help us become better physicians so that our patients get better care,” said Randy Hicks, MD, MBA, CEO of RMI. “With Merge RIS™ we’ll witness better and more prompt access to medical records, less redundant testing and ultimately fewer medical errors across our five locations in Michigan.”

“And while we were early adopters of MU, we knew it was about more than just collecting and reporting on data,” continued Hicks. “It’s about building an infrastructure that will enable continuity of care and a seamless transfer of patient information.”

“Regional Medical Imaging is an organization that is doing what it takes to move healthcare forward,” said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare. “They are pioneers who very early on realized Meaningful Use does apply to radiology and that there is inherent value that comes from adopting a Meaningful Use strategy. More importantly, RMI took the necessary steps to achieve it. We congratulate RMI and look forward to continuing our partnership with them as they provide state-of-the-art imaging to doctors and patients across Michigan.”

Merge RIS v7.0 provides a radiology-specific EHR with complete MU certification. It enables radiologists to capture and report on the metrics required to demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records without disrupting their traditional workflow. With Merge RIS v7.0, radiologists can qualify to receive up to $44,000 in stimulus incentives, per eligible provider, as well as avoid future penalties that will come from not meeting Meaningful Use.

Merge RIS v7.0 functionality includes enhanced data security, expanded reporting that enables physicians to automatically trend clinical data and report on Meaningful Use measures, new clinical decision support, the clinical exchange of health information through industry standard formats, ePrescribing, and a patient portal that empowers patients to access their records at their convenience. This new functionality was built natively within the intuitive, web-based Merge RIS so that any radiology practice can achieve Meaningful Use attestation in a manner that works for their specialty. Merge RIS is a key element of an overall suite of integrated solutions built specifically for imaging providers.