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Jackson Anesthesia Management Firm, Partner Launch iPad App

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JACKSON — The Jackson anesthesiology practice management firm Anesthesia Business Consultants and partner iMDsoft Inc. of Needham, Mass., Monday announced the launch of myAnesthesia, cloud-based software featuring a user interface designed specifically for the iPad.

When combined with the F1RSTUse system, myAnesthesia allows providers to document their perioperative record on their tablet and also fulfill the requirements of Meaningful Use under health care reform.

MyAnesthesia from iMDsoft enables anesthesiologists to easily capture, store, manage and share patient information. Using a tablet-based application, myAnesthesia streamlines the documentation process and improves the completeness and accuracy of anesthesia records, shortening the billing cycle. Once a case is confirmed as compliant, data can be shared automatically with relevant parties such as billers, hospitals, pharmacies and anesthesia groups.

“The addition of myAnesthesia to our technology suite will elevate our clients’ experience,” said ABC president and CEO Tony Mira. “They will be able to reduce administrative workload and streamline documentation, resulting in more efficient billing, and most importantly, better patient care.”

Added iMDsoft CEO David Sides: “We are delighted to be launching myAnesthesia with our partners at ABC. Using a cloud-based platform, myAnesthesia does not require any hardware or software installation at the hospital and will significantly ease the way in which anesthesiologists document their case information and submit reimbursement claims, allowing for more time to care for their patients.”

Bryan Sullivan, vice president of clinical technologies at AMC, noted that “myAnesthesia, working in conjunction with ABC’s F1RSTUse Meaningful Use tool, provides full perioperative documentation as well as meeting the requirements for the EHR Incentive Program allowing anesthesiologist to earn up to $39,000 starting in 2013. Anesthesia groups can now bring their own electronic documentation tool with them wherever they practice. MyAnesthesia introduces a new level of mobility with a solution that allows providers to document their care whether they are connected to the internet or working offline. It provides anesthesiologists with the flexibility and capability to maintain electronic case records no matter what facilities they practice in.”

IMDsoft’s flagship software, the MetaVision Suite, was first implemented in 1999. It captures, documents, analyzes, reports and stores the vast amount of patient-related data generated in a hospital. IMDsoft products demonstrate a 100 percent customer retention rate. Hospitals worldwide — including four of the top 10 U.S. hospitals and 13 of the top 50 European hospitals — use MetaVision to improve care quality, enhance financial results, support research and promote compliance with government, payor, and hospital protocols. More at www.imd-soft.com.

ABC, established in 1979, is the nation’s largest billing and practice management companies dedicated to the complex and intricate specialty of anesthesia and pain management. It is both an American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Management Supporter, and an Anesthesia Quality Institute Preferred Vendor. It has also successfully completed a Service Organization Controls 1 Report, which is an independent third-party verification of a company’s internal operational controls and processes. ABC employs industry leaders, operates under proven efficient processes, and utilizes technology advances to easily adapt to the ever-changing regulatory environment. Visit ABC at: www.anesthesiallc.com.

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