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Electronic Medical Records

Giving you the tools you need to track the health of the business

Clinical activities are at the core of every practice, so you’d expect electronic medical records to be the most important tool in a physician’s medical kit. Even if the benefits were limited to just letting doctors work more efficiently and see more patients, without compromising the quality of care, the value of EMR would be unquestionable.

You can expect more from GE Centricity. Efficient workflows and aids to help maintain the quality of care are just part of the story. With the integrated EMR capabilities of GE Centricity, you get unbeatable performance that let’s physicians work the way they want to and be the best at what they do.

  • Patient History
    Get instant access to patient files and clinical details from any location, at any time. Share pertinent data securely with practice colleagues, or across other medical facilities in a connected healthcare community. Need a one-page summary for a quick review? It’s just a click away. Having all the information you need in electronic form and in one place eliminates the paper chart chase and missing file syndrome forever. 
  • Clinical Charting
    You’re in control, with flexibility to match your workflow. The adaptive learning and intelligent navigation features of GE Centricity EMR speed up the entire documentation process … and the more you use it, the more it follows your preferences and routines. Build and save recurring findings and prescriptions as order sets you can use repeatedly. Add clinical descriptions on the fly; access lab results, images, and notes to complete the picture. Work with multiple symptoms or multiple patients at the same time; that’s the reality of a primary care practice. And, there are no templates to limit your options. Chart as you go and go to any screen to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and completely. 
  • ePrescribing 
    It’s never been simpler to write, send, refill and track prescriptions. Access medication histories, look up formularies, and check for interactions to safeguard patients. This aspect of your daily routine just got a lot easier. 
  • Lab Orders and Results 
    These activities build an important part of patient records, and also impact your workload and schedule. Now you can quickly create panels of commonly ordered tests, or order multiple tests with a single click. Incoming results are easy to track; you get a notification message with the results automatically attached to the patient record. 
  • Patient Follow-up 
    Caring for patients doesn’t end when the visit is over. They want to know lab results quickly, too; and others need health maintenance reminders or disease management recommendations. GE Centricity can automate routine communications and keep patients in the know while updating patient records and demonstrating your practice’s support of P4P (Pay for Performance) programs. Easy access to all the information you need; intelligent and intuitive ways to take care of daily clinical activities; flexibility to match your workflows and routines; the ability to focus on patients without worrying about the underlying technology. GE Centricity is created to work the way you do.

For Physicians

It's a different way to practice medicine…your way

Think about the key words you'd use to describe the way you like to practice medicine. Effective; efficient; smart; fast. Shouldn't your technology tools work the same way? GE Centricity does.

Intuitive, easy to learn, and—better yet—easy to use, GE Centricity helps streamline the way you like to work, without getting in the way.

  • Instant access to patient histories. No more misplaced files or missing charts; the paper chase has ended.
  • Clinical charting has never been easier or faster. Adaptive learning and intelligent navigation follow and anticipate your standard practice workflows. The more you use the application, the more it adopts your patterns and preferences, even to the point of presenting next logical entries for your charts.
  • Unmatched flexibility for primary care specialties. Handle multiple patient complaints and complete all your documentation tasks quickly. The template-free environment gives you full and fast access to any screen, any information, any resource, in any sequence, whenever you need it.
  • And, thorough enough to complete all your clinical activities in one place, one application: track and chart patient progress over time; manage medication lists; submit and sign e-prescriptions and refills; capture notes and lab results electronically.

It's a different way to practice medicine…your way…with a focus on patients, not technology.

Of course, in many small practices, the physician's day is a balancing act between clinical concerns and business realities. You'll be pleased to know GE Centricity is equally adept in both areas, allowing you to automate and streamline the entire practice.

GE Centricity gives your practice all the productivity tools to capture charges, file claims, track payments, and deliver reports that assess business performance and financial growth. The bottom line is, your bottom line is protected.

For Nurses

 

It's a different way to practice medicine…your way

 

Think about the key words you'd use to describe the way you like to practice medicine. Effective; efficient; smart; fast. Shouldn't your technology tools work the same way? GE Centricity does.

Intuitive, easy to learn, and—better yet—easy to use, GE Centricity helps streamline the way you like to work, without getting in the way.

  • Instant access to patient histories. No more misplaced files or missing charts; the paper chase has ended.
  • Clinical charting has never been easier or faster. Adaptive learning and intelligent navigation follow and anticipate your standard practice workflows. The more you use the application, the more it adopts your patterns and preferences, even to the point of presenting next logical entries for your charts.
  • Unmatched flexibility for primary care specialties. Handle multiple patient complaints and complete all your documentation tasks quickly. The template-free environment gives you full and fast access to any screen, any information, any resource, in any sequence, whenever you need it.
  • And, thorough enough to complete all your clinical activities in one place, one application: track and chart patient progress over time; manage medication lists; submit and sign e-prescriptions and refills; capture notes and lab results electronically.

It's a different way to practice medicine…your way…with a focus on patients, not technology.

Of course, in many small practices, the physician's day is a balancing act between clinical concerns and business realities. You'll be pleased to know GE Centricity is equally adept in both areas, allowing you to automate and streamline the entire practice.

GE Centricity gives your practice all the productivity tools to capture charges, file claims, track payments, and deliver reports that assess business performance and financial growth. The bottom line is, your bottom line is protected.

For Practice Managers

Manage the whole office, the whole practice

Administrators at small practices know there’s nothing small about tracking business performance and results. All that’s required is managing the front office, the back office, and all the offices in between…in other words, the whole office, the whole practice.

GE Centricity is for you, giving you the tools you need to track the health of the business.

Start your thinking from a cost perspective:

  • It's all about choice, and costs, and IT expertise. The GE Centricity hosted service—means no infrastructure equipment, no IT staff. You can pay as you go for the application services you need. The on-premise version can leverage existing equipment and the technical skills of your staff. Having options is always good; pick the right approach for your practice.
  • Going paperless delivers more than just workflow benefits. Cut the supply budget for files, forms, and folders. Maybe it’s time to convert the file room into another exam room.

Think about productivity and time:

  • One integrated application with one shared database means it’s easy for everyone in the practice to find and access the information they need, when they need it. No duplicate data entries, no missing files. Stay on task and drive efficiency to new levels.
  • Search schedules and create appointment calendars that balance and maximize time for both providers and patients.
  • Build the electronic patient picture by capturing all the demographic, insurance, billing, account alignments, and scanned documents you need for a complete profile.

Rethink the way you handle claims and drive revenue:

  • Give physicians an easy way to code (and charge) accurately, with a built-in audit trail and code-checking before you file.
  • Automatically highlight and collect accurate co-payment during patient visits; and use demographics to adjust for primary and secondary coverage levels.
  • Compile accurate HIPAA-compliant bills that you submit and track electronically. Simpler and more efficient to file, and faster payments as a result.
  • Pull performance and financial reports that highlight detailed information about staff productivity, collections, aging and denied claims, patient accounts, and whatever you need to measure business results.

Put it all together, and GE Centricity MyWay is a “whole brain” approach administrators can use to benefit the whole practice.

Practice Management

Manage the practice, or it will manage you

Practice Management is a difficult balancing act…juggling schedules and resources to find the right mix that leads to smooth operations and business success. Manage the practice, or it will manage you.

GE Centricity Practice Management makes it easier. One cornerstone component of an integrated application solution that spans the business, clinical and financial sides of your practice.

  • Scheduling
    Allocate precious resources – physicians, nurses, exam rooms, equipment, and time – to make the most of each day. Be flexible enough to handle cancellations, blocked times, emergency visits, and waiting lists with equal ease. With an intuitive interface, color-coding, overbooking protection, location tracking, and information access by everyone in the practice, you’ve got the necessary tools to be in control of appointments and schedules. 
  • Patient Demographics
    Build complete, thorough patient records that capture all the key details - background and demographic entries; information on contacts, employment, insurance, and responsible parties; visual records from scanned documents. Now, integrate it all into one comprehensive profile of the patient that can be tied to the clinical and accounting sides of your business. 
  • Accounting
    Based on clinical coding and services performed, you can capture charges and perform billing entries almost immediately. Automate capitation and contractual adjustments to keep charge entries and accounts receivable accurate. And build a complete audit trail to safeguard the financial side of your practice. Throughout the entire accounting cycle and process, you’ve got complete and secure control to manage every charge, transaction, referral, and change along the way.

The integration between GE Centricity Practice Management and Claims Management functions gives you an extra helping hand and measure of control. Scrub charges, submit clean claims the first time, and monitor the status of each claim and reimbursement. You can also automate the posting of remittances, re-filing of claims, and the updating of master files.

Streamline your business operations and make the Practice Management balancing act easier, secure, and successful. That’s the GE Centricity result.

 

Claims Management

Managing the practice is managing the money

One key aspect of managing the practice is managing the money. Unfortunately, many small practices operate with financial and profitability margins that are scalpel thin…a handful of patients can sway performance in one direction or another. There’s not a lot of room for error; you can’t afford to compromise.

With GE Centricity , you don’t have to. As an integrated enhancement to the Practice Management and EMRfunctions associated with claims, GE Centricity also incorporates a sophisticated, full-featured Claims Management capability.

Based on the market-leading GE Centricity Payerpath solution, this component leverages an impressive experience base in transaction processing. As one of the nation’s largest clearinghouses, GE Centricity Payerpath:

  • connects thousands of healthcare providers of every size to insurance payers;
  • processes more than 16 million claim submissions to payers every month;
  • and, achieves an impressive first-time claims pass rate of 98 percent, the highest in the industry.

These capabilities enable GE Centricity to watch over every step of the revenue cycle for your practice—from verifying insurance and patient eligibility to receipt of final payments. That kind of claims assistance lets you:

  • Generate clean, accurate claims the first time, and accelerate time-to-money and cash flow performance.
  • Manage your collections process through secondary billings and statement processing.
  • Automate payment postings, account allocations, re-filings, and routine “paperwork” handling electronically.
  • Pull detailed tracking reports to gain an up-to-date view of these key drivers to the success of your practice.

GE Centricity is an easy-to-use and secure way to make your financial performance second to none.

 

Hosted on premise

A hosted solution delivered by an application service provider (ASP)

In healthcare information technology, there are different ways to get from here (where you are) to there (where you’d like to be). GE Centricity is just one route to follow, but a very attractive path for smaller medical practices.

Having the flexibility of choice is part of what makes a GE Centricity solution so attractive. Pick the best approach for your practice to balance capital budgets, equipment, operating costs, and your own information technology expertise…as well as personal preference.

The on-premise version of GE Centricity is installed on a server at your site. You have complete control to manage your own operations and leverage current systems and on-site support staff for economies of scale. Of course, if you need any Misys support services for installation assistance, maintenance, or field engineering tasks, they’re just a phone call away.

Other practices will find the right choice in a GE Centricity hosted solution. Delivered by an application service provider (ASP), you get to use the sophisticated software capabilities as a service and avoid some of the upfront and ongoing expenses tied to equipment, personnel and operations. And the advantage of being able to focus solely on medical issues without any IT distractions is especially attractive to some small practices.

In exchange for a predictable—and usually more manageable—subscription fee, the hosted solution allows you to trust GE Centricity with all your operational support needs. The GE Centricity data center operates with 99.99% availability, so you know service reliability rivals the best in the industry. Plus, the IT pros at the GE Centricity software hosting site will take care of maintaining servers, performing backups, installing upgrades and new software releases, and managing firewalls and security.

On-premise or hosted…either GE Centricity approach can equip your practice with the tools to be more productive, more efficient, and more successful. And able to practice medicine your way.

 

 

 

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