The US government is one of the largest providers of health services in America. In particular, veterans are a major demographic of those who receive government funded medical services. The many VA clinics throughout the country must function in a manner that is highly interoperable and responsive. The government is a hit-or-miss entity for the adoption of new technology. In this instance, however, the model used for medical management among the various VA branches is a paradigm for the medical industry in reference to new regulations which will soon change the manner in which medical information is administered.
Paper records will soon be a part of the past when HITECH Act comes into play as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This act will mandate that all medical facilities make "meaningful use" of digital systems for the retention of patient medical information. These systems, known as electronic medical records (EMRs), are part of category of software that will allow the comprehensive collection of all medical information for every field of medicine. It is suggested that medical care facilities begin implementation of such systems as soon as possible as enforcement will begin in 2015.
The VistA platform is one of the most widely recognized EMR systems, as it the software of choice for the VA. A large percentage of American's are eligible for such benefits, so it is quite familiar amongst doctors and other healthcare professionals as they have likely encountered this system throughout their career.
VistA is has been used by over 60% of physicians throughout the US; training programs for entry level doctors and other medical professionals typically start with government sponsored programs. The intent of VistA is to eventually incorporate several different foundations to increase the collaboration among medical service providers such that providers outside government funded agencies will be able to efficiency make use of the VistA platform.
The VistA program is a comprehensive software platform which encompasses all aspects of health care, ranging from prenatal care through end of life services, incorporating such businesses as Hospice and other 3rd party providers. The platform itself is presented as a simple GUI, built upon a perceived Visual Basic interface which grants a level of familiarity to users who may have experienced other EMR systems. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) incorporates over 160 different application instances, which is supported by over 160 hospitals, more than 130 nursing homes as well as 800 plus clinics in the United States.
TotalMD- simplifying practice management
TotalMD medical software comes with easy to use and intelligent features designed to make your practice quick, seamless and convenient. While the health care market is full of numerous medical software systems, there are very few who offer as many benefits as TotalMD.
Here is why TotalMD makes for the right choice:
This medical software aims at not just reducing the clutter that comes with paperwork, but also improving patient experience, and consequently improving lives.
Discussed below are some of its features:
One of the good things about this medical software is the easy to use interface. Moving from one screen to the other is as easy as it can get. The software makes use of an up to date, graphical software design that is very similar to the Internet Explorer. Health care providers can greatly benefit from this easy to read interface that features an excellent EMR software.
An easy to use and built in patient scheduler makes for a convenient tool for both medical providers and patients. Benefits include patient appointment notification by email, easily checking in and printing of super bills for patients, convenient time intervals for providers, color coding of appointments by reason, and much more.
Statements can be completely customized as per requirements. With this software you can print a statement that comes with a negative balance, something that is not possible with certain medical software systems.
Reports are totally customizable, and users can install favorite reports and work on them from the main splash screen.
The software comes with built in HL7 connectivity to many electronic health records systems. It also integrates seamlessly with Encoder Pro, a highly diligent medical coding software.
Easy to install, the security feature allows the administrator to control multiple parts of the program, which includes controlling user access to delete, edit or add records.
TotalMD's full-featured medical practice management software is available at amazingly affordable rates. Compared to what you get in the market, this medical software comes at a fraction of the standard costs. And what you get is a bevy of benefits such as medical billing software, reporting, and scheduling software- all of it at incredibly minimal rates.
Training and installation
The good experience of a smartly designed medical software begins with the installation, and setting up TotalMD is a cake walk. The software comes with a clear and concise manual and easy-to-access help screens. What is more is that if you go for the Standard and Advanced programs you get free 1-800 technical support for 30 days. Health care providers with high speed internet connection can also get the technical support to log in to the computer and remotely assist in installing the software. Both online and onsite training for medical staff is provided, which can be personalized according to individual requirements. To help further, TotalMD also offers easy to read interactive training CDs.
In case of further assistance, local independent dealers can also provide hands on assistance to medical providers.
A simple and yet amazing design, and easy to use, intuitive features, and not to forget, the minimal costs, make TotalMD an absolute and exceptional choice for an intelligently functioning practice management software.
Please note that Storagepipe provides backup services for on-premises installations of TotalMD, but we are not directly affiliated with TotalMD. For official corporate information and up-to-date product details, please consult TotalMD directly.