Free Electronic Health Records Now Integrated with Affordable Medical Billing in New Partnership Between Practice Fusion and Kareo
June 02, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsSAN FRANCISCO, and IRVINE, Calif. — Managing a medical practice just got a little easier as Kareo and Practice Fusion announced today the launch of their integrated solution for medical practitioners. Kareo, the leading provider of easy and affordable medical billing software for physicians in the United States, and Practice Fusion, the fastest growing electronic health record community, have teamed to provide doctors with an effective way to manage their entire practice.
"This is a ground-breaking health IT partnership that teams the easiest-to-use medical billing solution with the fastest-growing EHR – offering physicians a complete solution to the financial and clinical needs of their practice," said Dan Rodrigues, CEO of Kareo. "With web-based platforms and low cost of ownership from both Kareo and Practice Fusion, there is no other medical billing and EHR solution on the market that's as easy, affordable, and quick-to-setup."
- Practice Fusion's free, web-based EHR includes scheduling, charting, e-prescribing, secure messaging, document management and lab interfaces.
- Kareo's medical billing software is connected to every major payor in the US and includes electronic insurance billing, patient billing, accounts receivables management and analytics.
- Together, the Kareo/Practice Fusion integration enables physicians to seamlessly manage their entire workflow.
- Both Kareo and Practice Fusion's services are optional for customers and also available independently.
- The Kareo/Practice Fusion integration is live for any doctor in the US starting today.
- The combined solution is guaranteed to be HHS certified for federal EMR stimulus incentives under the economic stimulus plan.
"Practice Fusion's EHR already helps doctors deliver efficient and quality care to their patients on the clinical side," said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion. "With Kareo, we are now also helping the doctor effectively run their business operations. For example, a practice using this new integration can check a patient's insurance eligibility in real time – before they schedule a procedure. With Practice Fusion and Kareo, a medical practice can be entirely paperless in the front office, back office and exam room."
Kareo is distributing free Practice Fusion EHR accounts to all existing and new Kareo customers. Practice Fusion is cross-marketing Kareo's medical billing software to its fast-growing community of physicians. Physicians that already have accounts with both Kareo and Practice Fusion can easily link their accounts to immediately share data between systems.
The Kareo integration is also the first iteration of Practice Fusion's API, a technology platform that leading healthcare partners can rapidly develop against, to deliver valuable services to their users. Practice Fusion's web-based infrastructure, combined with this new API, will also enable one-time integration to reach the entire Practice Fusion community. With a user base of 38,000 medical providers and millions of patients, Practice Fusion is eager to partner with more groups - like Kareo - who create innovative tools for the medical sector.
Kareo has long welcomed partners in the healthcare arena who can help achieve Kareo's mission of making medical practice management easy, and has an established API technology that integrates Kareo's user-friendly app with other solutions such as accounting, EMR, and patient contact systems. Kareo's easy to use API for facilitating partnerships can be found at http://www.kareo.com/support/integration-api
About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to physicians. With charting, scheduling, e-prescribing, billing, lab integrations, unlimited support and a Personal Health Record for patients, Practice Fusion's EHR addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EHR community in the country with more than 38,000 users in 50 states. Salesforce.com and Morgenthaler Ventures each own a minority interest in Practice Fusion. For more information on Practice Fusion, please visit www.practicefusion.com.
Kareo is a leading provider of easy to use, affordable, web-based practice management and medical billing software to thousands of physicians and hundreds of medical billing companies. Kareo's user-friendly and quick-to-implement solution enables physicians to get paid faster by storing patient records, verifying insurance eligibility, submitting electronic claims to insurers, posting electronic insurance payments, billing patients, managing accounts receivable, and much more. For more information on Kareo, please visit www.kareo.com