Waltham, MA, June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PatientKeeper®, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians, today announced that University of Toledo Physicians, LLC (UTP), a multispecialty faculty  practice  group affiliated with University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) in Toledo, Ohio, has deployed PatientKeeper Charge Capture™ software to streamline inpatient professional charge capture at UTMC and its affiliated skilled nursing facilities.

UTP comprises over 280 physicians and 70 advanced practice professionals in a wide array of specialties and subspecialties. Initially, PatientKeeper has been deployed to the group’s hospitalist, geriatrics and surgery departments, with goals to expand to other departments and clinical services locations.

The organization selected PatientKeeper after an extensive evaluation of commercially available physician charge capture solutions. “We found PatientKeeper to be the most robust and flexible offering to meet our needs,” Gary Lawera, chief operating officer for UTP, said. “The software, whether run on a computer or mobile device, is designed to be intuitive for provider users, and it has a wealth of capabilities that our billing and coding colleagues will appreciate.”

The go-live earlier this month went very smoothly, Lawera said. “The preparation, including planning, education and on-site training, was very well done. Within a day, many physicians and APPs were entering charges into PatientKeeper.”

Integration with athenahealth billing and other hospital systems

PatientKeeper integrates with UTMC’s McKesson electronic medical records system to automate ADT feeds, and with the group’s athenahealth EHR and billing system to create more seamless electronic charge capture and billing workflows. In addition, PatientKeeper will integrate with UTP’s proprietary patient hand-off tool.

PatientKeeper Charge Capture software provides an automated billing workflow that easily fits a clinician’s work style. PatientKeeper’s highly configurable system supports workflows in a wide array of care settings and specialties. The software offers flexible access on PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets, and comes with Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) so providers can enter their charges with familiar, clinician-friendly words and phrases rather than obscure billing terminology.

“PatientKeeper Charge Capture is equally at home in an academic medical practice like University of Toledo Physicians as it is in a single-specialty group,” Paul Brient, PatientKeeper’s CEO, said. “The fact that UTP’s hospitalists and surgeons have been among the first to deploy speaks to how versatile and customizable our electronic charge capture solution is.”

About PatientKeeper

PatientKeeper, Inc. is a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians. PatientKeeper provides highly intuitive software that streamlines physicians’ workflow to improve productivity and patient care, and is developing an innovation platform to advance the use of computers by physicians and care teams and make them indispensable tools for 21st century clinical care. PatientKeeper’s CPOE, physician documentation, electronic charge capture and other applications run on desktop and laptop computers and popular handheld devices and tablets. PatientKeeper’s software integrates with many existing healthcare information systems to support healthcare providers in adopting technology, meeting MACRA requirements, and transitioning to value-based care. PatientKeeper has more than 60,000 active physician users today. For more information about PatientKeeper, visit www.patientkeeper.com or call (781) 373-6100.

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David Domeshek
PatientKeeper, Inc.	
(781) 373-6232
ddomeshek@patientkeeper.com

Brittany Boyer
InkHouse for PatientKeeper, Inc.
(781) 966-4178
bboyer@inkhouse.com