LSS Data Systems and Primetime Medical Software Announce Time-Saving Pre-Appointment Questionnaires

January 27, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Eden Prairie, Minnesota January 27, 2010 - LSS Data Systems ( and Primetime Medical Software are pleased to announce they are offering Instant Medical History (IMH) patient questionnaires via the LSS Patient Portal, a component of LSS's Medical and Practice Management (MPM) Suite. This exciting collaboration provides additional tools to LSS customers for engaging patients and families, a key objective for meeting "meaningful use" requirements under the ARRA.

By providing each patient a symptom-specific questionnaire, IMH helps patients organize their history before their visit. After a patient securely logs into their LSS Patient Portal account via their healthcare provider's web site, they will notice a link to a pre-appointment questionnaire. Branching logic guides the patient quickly through adjustable questions before organizing the positive and negative responses for physicians. This information is then brought directly into the MPM Suite and made accessible to providers at the point of care.

With this advance information, physicians conduct more efficient and better-informed patient interviews, reducing the visit time while increasing the documentation quality. This provides physicians with more accurate and consistently presented preliminary information, which improves both the quality and efficiency of in-person interviews, resulting in better - and faster - diagnoses.

"Primetime Instant Medical History questionnaires will provide added value to our Patient Portal offering, to the benefit of both our customers and their patients," said Bill Schmidt, LSS Vice President of Client Services. "The questionnaires will help streamline patient communication workflow, improve the quality of the information patients communicate, and engage patients in their own care all goals of the ARRA."

The LSS Patient Portal and Primetime IMH questionnaires are currently available in the Client/Server 5.55 release and beyond. For more information about the Patient Portal and Instant Medical History, please contact your LSS Sales Representative or LSS Applications Specialist.

About LSS Data Systems
LSS Data Systems, a MEDITECH partner founded in 1982, develops Electronic Health Record (EHR) and practice management solutions for medical practice groups, healthcare delivery systems and clinics across the United States and internationally. LSS provides a full-featured ambulatory care solution, the Medical and Practice Management (MPM) Suite, for ambulatory health care organizations utilizing MEDITECH. The MPM Suite includes an ambulatory EHR with prescribing/ordering, physician documentation, scanning, scheduling, and billing and financial management tools. For more information please visit