HealthTech Teams with Allscripts to Connect Physicians and Hospitals
Franklin, TN Apr 13, 2011 — HealthTech, LLC today announced an agreement with Allscripts to become an authorized reseller of Allscripts MyWay physician Electronic Health Record (EHR) and practice management software.
The value-added agreement provides additional growth opportunities for both companies as it represents an important addition to HealthTech’s well-established revenue cycle, technology and hospital management services. Allscripts MyWay is an ONC-ATCB certified EHR with integrated practice management and claims management that helps independent and small physician practices improve the quality, safety and efficiency of their patient services. Physicians who adopt an ONC-ATCB certified EHR and demonstrate its “meaningful use” can qualify for between $44,000 and $64,000 in payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
“We are very excited to expand our relationship with Allscripts to become a value-added partner for their MyWay physician EHR system,” said Derek Morkel, CEO of HealthTech. “HealthTech has a long history of helping community hospitals across the United States improve their operational, clinical and margin management expertise. Over the past several years, we have expanded our portfolio to include technology and revenue cycle products and services. We see this agreement with the leading EHR company as a great addition as we help our hospitals navigate the technological transformation that our industry is facing. HealthTech will now be able to assist rural and community hospitals and their associated physician groups attain meaningful use in a cost effective and efficient manner.”
Designed specifically to meet the needs of small physician practices, the Allscripts MyWay EHR is available via Software as a Service (SaaS) over the Internet or as an on-premise application installed on a server. The web-based SaaS approach provides additional flexibility by enabling physician practices to avoid many upfront and ongoing expenses tied to equipment, IT personnel and operations.
“To qualify for the maximum amount of federal incentives under ARRA, physicians must have an electronic health record in place and must be using it in their everyday practice as soon as possible,” said Kelley Schudy, Vice President of Channel for AllScripts. “We are pleased to team with HealthTech in helping hospitals provide their affiliated and independent physicians with a practical, cost-effective EHR and practice management solution from a trusted partner.”