University of Kentucky physicians extend MDeverywhere mobile solution enterprise-wide

Durham 28 March 2003MDeverywhere, specialised in handheld solutions for physicians in order to improve efficiency and accuracy at the point of care, will expand its mobile solution to up to 150 physicians in Kentucky Medical Services Foundation Inc. (KMSF), the University of Kentucky's faculty practice management plan. KMSF elected to broaden its partnership with MDeverywhere and extend the EveryCharge solution system-wide after reviewing the service's value to the organisation, physician satisfaction with the product, and the exceptional return-on-investment (ROI).

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The positive ROI resulted from fewer lost charges, an improved inpatient consult mix and the capture of additional charge codes that better reflected the breadth of procedures performed. The expansion is also in part due to KMSF's experience with MDeverywhere's version 7.0, which includes enhanced functional capabilities for rounding, diagnosis and procedure searching, reporting and usability.

"We initially evaluated several solutions and selected MDeverywhere because it is easy to use, easy to implement, and meets the unique challenges common in academic medical centres", commented William Merritt, executive director of KMSF. "We are continuing with MDeverywhere because of the strong product, service and support."

"The resulting ROI analysis was also a very compelling selling-point in the decision-making process for our physician-led board", continued William Merritt. "We are confident that the more physicians we have using MDeverywhere, the greater the value will be to our organisation."

MDeverywhere implemented a seamless interface to KMSF's existing Siemens Signature practice management system. MDeverywhere is an allied partner for Siemens, supplying Siemens customers with mobile solutions for automated charge capture. An additional interface was also constructed between MDeverywhere and the HBOC hospital information system, seamlessly providing doctors with the hospital census and their inpatient rounding list.

"MDeverywhere continues to grow in key markets and our success is fuelled by positive decisions from high-profile clients like KMSF, who choose to expand usage toward enterprise deployment", stated David Morris, national vice president of sales at MDeverywhere.

KMSF serves as the centralised practice plan organisation for the more than 480 faculty physicians at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Organised as a non-profit, tax exempt corporation in 1978, KMSF provides accounts receivable management, accounts payable, corporate legal, billing compliance monitoring, and other financial and fiduciary functions for the College of Medicine clinical departments.

A Board of Directors comprised of faculty physicians, some who serve by virtue of their position, and some who are elected by faculty constituencies, governs and provides oversight to KMSF.

MDeverywhere offers superior point-of-care solutions designed to streamline the business of medicine for physicians. The solution components, EveryCharge (charge capture), EveryNote (integrated dictation), EveryOrder (order capture) and EveryReference (reference tools), build efficiency and productivity into physicians' work flow, reclaiming dollars previously lost as the result of bulky administrative processes.

Seven published studies at major health care organisations proved an average of more than 300 percent return on investment. MDeverywhere interfaces with major practice management systems and is available on Palm OS- and Pocket PC-based handheld devices or desktop workstations. For more news on MDeverywhere, please read the VMW March 2003 article MDeverywhere's wireless functionality enhances information flow for physicians anywhere anytime.


Leslie Versweyveld

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