Physician practices in Fredericksburg, Virginia area happy with NextMED's technology and business office services

Cleveland 31 January 2001MediCorp Health System, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, has selected NextMED Systems, a business technology partner and Application Integrator for physician practices, to provide physician practices with new technology and business office services. MediCorp Health System is an integrated health system served by nearly 300 physicians. This system delivers facilities and programmes offering a wide range of health care and wellness services for the greater Fredericksburg, Virginia area.

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Physicians, employed by MediCorp Physician Services, have been using NextMED's services since the beginning of January 2001. NextMED provides the connectivity, practice management software, security, Physician Desktop Manager portal products, enhanced revenue capture through the Virtual Practice Advisor, and business office services to support primary care, specialists, and ambulatory surgery centre (ASC) practices.

Bill Haire, Executive Director, Physician Services for MediCorp Health System stated: "We reviewed the capabilities of six vendors and we were impressed with NextMED's technology offering. The company had strong references from current physician clients, and their technology will improve the access and reliability of our patient information. This is a real opportunity to improve connectivity and information availability, thus enhancing the delivery of care to our patients."

Through NextMED, MediCorp can offer value-added services like practice management information systems and business office solutions to local physicians. With the recent adoption of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, physicians will also benefit from using NextMED's secure, HIPAA-compliant network.

"We are creating a secure environment where physicians, outpatient clinics, and surgery centres can connect to business office and hospital services to improve revenue capture and operational work flow. Our goal is to help MediCorp Health System offer value-added services to physicians in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area", commented Philip Lara, NextMED's President.

The need for solutions for physicians' financial and operational issues is driving physician practices and health systems across the United States to seek cost-effective, revenue enhancing alternatives. NextMED Inc.'s security-driven information systems, business services, as well as integrated portal products are specifically designed to improve the financial performance of physician practices.

NextMED Systems is a provider of business and technology solutions and services for physician practice management. NextMED hosts "Best-of-Class" software and delivers information systems and physician practice management services through its Physician Desktop Manager portal. NextMED Inc. leverages the Internet to offer technology and business services to health care providers, primarily in outpatient centres and physician offices.

MediCorp Health System provides comprehensive health care through all stages of life. Mary Washington Hospital, the cornerstone of the system, is a 318-bed regional acute care facility located on the Mary Washington Hospital Medical Campus in Fredericksburg.


Leslie Versweyveld

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