ACOM Buys Assets of Healthcare Information Systems, Inc.

ACOM Solutions, Inc., one of the leading developers and marketers of general and specialized back office optimization solutions, has purchased the assets of Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., Jacksonville, FL including all rights and source code related to the company's full-featured Microsoft Windows-based Orion Healthcare Information System, it was announced today by ACOM Vice President Gregory Church.

The system is being rebranded as ACOM's RAPID Enhanced Practice Management solution (RAPID EPM) and is being integrated with ACOM's RAPID EMR Clinical documentation and reporting solution.

With the integration,the two products represent a comprehensive, modular front-office/back-office system for health care providers that optimizes processes from patient registration to final payer reports.

Under terms of the transaction, HIS President Wayne Katez and key staff members become part of ACOM's Healthcare Business Division, with the division assuming responsibility for support of existing users of the software, Church said.

RAPID EPM features customizable encounter-driven scheduling and billing processes that enable doctors and allied specialties to improve efficiency, reduce accounts receivable days outstanding and manage contracts.

Similarly, ACOM's clinical documentation and reporting solution facilitates the management of all data relating to patient care, streamlining diagnostic processes and automating SOAP notes and reports to payers, attorneys, referring physicians and other relevant parties.

"Both are mature, scalable solutions," Church said, "and with the integration, ACOM is now positioned to fulfill virtually all of the management software requirements of healthcare specialties of any size, from solo practitioners to the multi-location, multi-specialty practice on a single platform, including both desktop systems and tabletcomputers.

The solutions employ a single GUI user interface, single database, and a single login. The result is exceptional performance, a short training cycle to proficiency, unrivalled ease of use and significant economies."

RAPID EPM software is comprised of four core
components: Scheduling Management; Patient Account Management; Billing and Collections Management and Enhanced Practice Management.

Major features include, among others:
�� Patient registration (pre-visit or at the time of visit) �� Single screen for check-in/check-out, charge and payment posting, appointment scheduling and receipt printing �� Managed care authorization; multiple authorizations/allowed visits tracking �� Automated claims submission and tracking �� Easy billing management for various types of plans �� Patient location and status tracking during office visits and/or multi-procedure visits �� Appointment management (staff/facility/procedure
�� Cancelled-appointment tracking �� Cancellation, No-Show and Patient-Seen reports �� HIPAA-Compliant data security �� Employee access control and activity tracking �� Patient Message Center management �� Staff management (employee personnel profile, internal messaging, time clock) �� More than 80 operational and management reports �� Production and revenue statistical reporting �� Payer reimbursement performance analysis

RAPID EPM supports Microsoft Windows versions 2000 and later, is in test for Microsoft VISTA, and supports LANS, WANS and Remote desktop/Terminal Service operations. It incorporates HIPAA-secure Microsoft Access and/or SQL data storage and is certified to be HIPAAcompliant for all electronic claim submission and transaction requirements. The solutions employ a single GUI user interface, single database, and a single login. The result is exceptiona performance, a short training cycle to proficiency, unrivalled ease of use and significant economies."

The company maintains a nationwide partnership with ENS, the Electronic Network Systems clearinghouse.

"We are delighted to be joining forces with ACOM Solutions, Inc. after some 10 years as a regional health care management systems development company," Katez said. "The enhanced practice management system developed by our company provides a set of features that compare well with those of solutions costing many times as much, and we are confident that under ACOM's marketing initiatives it will earn ready acceptance among health care providers nationally."

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