MA hospital rolls out BlackBerry charge capture

By Brian Dolan
08:41 am
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Voalte BlackBerryBoston-based Caritas Christi Health Care announced today that it had tapped MedAptus for its BlackBerry-based charge capture service. MedAptus' offering, called Intelligent Charge Capture Practice Plus Edition on BlackBerry captures physician inpatient charges at the point-of-care. Caritas Christi is also using MedAptus Facility Edition for capturing outpatient clinic charges, beginning with cardiology.

Caritas said it decided to implement a new charge capture technology after realizing adoption of existing systems was low.

MedAptus says the offering integrates with existing systems, including scheduling, billing, electronic records, hospital admission and charge data master.

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Caritas Christi Health Care, is a large community-based health care system in New England, that includes six hospitals and more than 13,000 employees that serve more than 600,000 patients annually.

"When it comes to healthcare information technologies, Caritas Christi strives to utilize the best available tools to enhance our clinical care and operating efficiency. Our team recognizes the importance of accurate and timely charge capture operations and we believe that a dedicated, robust solution is integral to achieving those ends. Initial users are now live on the MedAptus system and we expect to experience overall high user adoption leading to ultimately, improved revenue cycle performance," said Todd Rothenhaus, M.D., senior vice president and chief information officer for Caritas Christi Health Care.

For more, read this press release

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