15 Dec 2010: –
Patagonia Health, an easy to use and affordable Electronic Medical Record (EMR) specifically designed for medical practices and behavioral health agencies, announces availability of Patagonia Health EMR v3.0. Version 3.0 meets federal requirements for Meaningful Use MU Complete Electronic Health/Medical Record (EHR/EMR) for Ambulatory practices. Patagonia Health EMR v3.0 is tested and certified under the federal Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program. The EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Patagonia Health EMR takes the complexity out of compliance by providing practices/agencies with a simple dashboard showing progress towards MU compliance. Achieving Meaningful Use compliance is simple and easy as the necessary requirements are built into a normal provider and practice workflow. Patagonia Health EMR v3.0 introduces several new benefits for providers including improved chronic disease management via Clinical Decision Support (CDS), enhanced access for patients via an integrated patient portal and interoperability with Health Information Exchange (HIE) using CCD/CCR.
According to Ashok Mathur, CEO of Patagonia Health, “Now, with only $250/month, each physician can receive $18,000 (of a total of $44,000) stimulus EMR incentive in the first year, while complying with the federal mandate for the adoption of an EMR. Being cloud based solution, medical practices and behavioral health agencies can enjoy low cost implementation and ongoing subscription fees. This is the power of Patagonia Health Software as a Service SaaS technology platform.”
Patagonia Health Complete EHR has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB certification body that has been approved to certify any complete or modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient applications, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus incentives upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology -- a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.
About Patagonia Health
Patagonia Health's software product is an easy to use and affordable Electronic Medical Record software designed specifically for medical practices and behavioral health agencies. Patagonia Health's cloud based - Software as a Service (SaaS) EMR provides 6X cost, 10X delivery and 20X support advantage compared with some older, legacy client server EMR architectures. Consider also the added convenience of anytime, anywhere web access; ease of use and implementation, and the low monthly subscription pricing. Patagonia Health is transforming healthcare IT by bringing efficiency to medical practices and behavioral health agencies, while improving patient/consumer care. For more information, go to www.patagoniahealth.com
About Drummond Group
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade’s worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what’s needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.
August 2010: Patagonia Health leads the industry by meeting 70% of federal EMR Meaningful Use incentive requirements. Patagonia health EMR is on track to be 100% compliant in 2010 well ahead of federal requirements.
July 29, 2010 – Patagonia Health integrates with seventy most widely deployed practice management systems via X-Link. The X-Link interface makes transition to EMR least disruptive, seamless & cost effective for small physician practices.
Almost all existing physician practices have a Practice Management PM system which takes care of scheduling and billing functions. However, only 10% or so of medical practices or behavioral health facilities have adopted or purchased Electronic Medical Record software to capture a patient’s or a consumer's clinical data. Now, as part of federal stimulus and HITECH Act of Feb 2009, each physician is mandated to adopt an EMR. While other large EMR vendors try to force an expensive upgrade or replacement of their existing practice management systems; Patagonia Health allows practices/agencies to deploy and transition to a certified, lower cost EMR while continuing to use existing PM systems. This is the most cost efficient and least disruptive to staff members who are already used to the existing PM system. If a particular PM is not supported by X-link interface; Patagonia Health will work with a PM company to develop a solution for the benefit of a physician practice.
July 19, 2010 – Patagonia Health is recognized as one of the most promising North Carolina start-ups in 2010
NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, proudly announced today that it has awarded $190,000 in grants to five North Carolina startups.
NC IDEA’s grants program is a catalyst for technological breakthroughs developed in North Carolina that have a significant potential to successfully transition into commercially viable high-growth enterprises.
Patagonia Health’s easy to use Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software is designed specifically for medical practices and behavioral health agencies. The cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) EMR provides 6X cost savings, 10X delivery and 20X support advantage compared with legacy client server EMR architecture. In addition to the convenience of anytime, anywhere web access, medical practices and behavioral health facilities can benefit from low monthly subscription pricing enabled by the SaaS business model. Patagonia Health is transforming healthcare IT by bringing efficiency to medical practices and agencies while improving patient outcomes.
April 20, 2010 – Patagonia Health is selected to present at South East’s premier Venture Capital conference providing visibility to investment community where Great Minds Meet Smart Money
For the past 25 years, CED’s Venture conference has created business opportunities for hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors across North Carolina and the Southeast. As the nation’s longest running financing event, CED’s Venture conference showcases the region’s most promising companies to an audience of top tier investors and entrepreneurial leaders.
February 15, 2010 – Patagonia Health electronic prescription system is certified by SureScripts™ to enhance medical practice and medication management workflows, while improving efficiency
Patagonia Health Free electronic prescription offering eliminates lots of the faxes and the paperwork associated with prescriptions and refills. Not only does it save time, it improves patient care by providing physicians a comprehensive list of medications for each patient. Point of care access to patient eligibility and formulary allows prescribers to determine the most clinically appropriate and cost effective medication for patients. The following is from our partner's (Surescripts) web site:
Surescripts' e-prescribing services allow physicians to electronically send prescriptions from their offices to more than 54,000 retail pharmacies and six of the largest mail order pharmacies. In addition, Surescripts provides physicians with electronic access to their patients' prescription benefit and medication history, which helps to improve safety and enables doctors to prescribe medications at the lowest cost to the patient. Surescripts' Prescription Routing service allows prescribers to send a prescription directly to the computer at over 85 percent of the nation's retail pharmacies and six of the nation's largest mail order pharmacies.
November 4, 2009 – Patagonia Health easy to use and affordable EMR goes live at physician practices in North Carolina and Ohio.
Patagonia Health team has successfully built easy to use and affordable Electronic Medical Record software. Despite the fact that there are a number of existing EMR companies; adoption of EMRs (per July 2008) by small physician practice is less than 10%. Patagonia Health's team has embarked on a mission to build the best possible EMR for medical practices. Physicians today are looking for an EMR which will not slow them down or nor empty their pockets. Today’ software release by Patagonia Health is a result of extensive human factor studies, clinical workflow studies and development to meet the needs of this specific market segment.
October, 2008 – Healthcare IT veterans and software experts launch a Electronic Medical Record software company focused on small physician practices.
Based on their deep understanding of the EMR market, it’s dynamics, opportunity size, limitations of current products, emerging software business models, technology possibilities; Healthcare IT industry veterans started this company. Patagonia Health decided to focus on a narrow market segment enabling creation of an optimal solution, which wins over small (1 to 3) physician practices. This narrow market segment is large and grossly underserved with least EMR penetration.
Current EMR systems require physicians to adapt their workflow to that of the system which necessarily slows the physician down and results in lost revenue. Too often, these systems are designed for hospitals, clinics with multiple specialties, or large practice settings and are far too busy and complex for small physician practices. Furthermore, they are prohibitively expensive for small physician practices. Patagonia Health has started with focus on solving two major barriers to EMR adoption: Usability & Cost.