Jackson-based Anesthesia Business Consultants LLC, a billing and practice management company dedicated to the specialty of anesthesia and pain management, Wednesday announced a new partnership with the California medical software firm ePreop LLC.

EPreop offers new software that promises to improve outcomes and save healthcare dollars by making it easier to collaborate with the various stakeholders involved in every surgical procedure.

EPreop’s Web-based platform was designed specifically to bridge the gap between the physician office and surgery location. It integrates with various electronic health records like Google Health, Allscripts, and HealthVault. The software analyzes hundreds of thousands of data points and delivers preoperative clinical guidelines. These recommendations can significantly improve postoperative outcomes, decrease case delays and cancellations, and save money by reducing wasteful spending.

EPreop also allows for a seamless transfer of patient data between parties and eliminates duplicate patient interviews. When an existing electronic health record system is not in use, ePreop provides a stand-alone Preoperative EHR that is accessible from a kiosk, iPad, or home computer. The data is sent directly to the surgical facility along with lab recommendations and results.

Said ePreop CEO and co-founder David Bergman, a practicing anesthesiologist: “We have spent the last three years developing our system and we welcome the current push for better health care. Our mission is to enable patients and physicians to achieve the highest quality preoperative care and to improve surgical outcomes. As health care becomes increasingly complex, we provide a service that simplifies the communication between patients and the multiple physicians and hospital staff that they will encounter throughout any surgical experience. We are excited to have a partner like ABC that services over 8,000 providers and has an incredible reputation in the anesthesia community. Partnering with ABC provides us with an opportunity to make a strong and positive impact on preoperative medicine.”

Added ABC president and CEO Tony Mira: “One important positive externality of the clinical and cost saving benefits, is the invaluable opportunity to secure our clients’ standing with, and add value to, their institution. We are relentlessly searching to discover these opportunities for our clients, and we are excited to announce our partnership with ePREOP.”

ABC, established in 1979, offers the proprietary billing software F1RSTAnesthesia. It also provides Quantum Clinical Navigation Systems, an anesthesia specific quality management tool;  F1RSTAnesthesiaRecord, an electronic pen that creates electronic medical records using existing forms, and the recently introduced mobile web app F1RSTAccess which allows clients to view reports on the go.

More at www.anesthesiallc.com.

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