Neurology, PA (NPA) in Port Charlotte on Florida’s west coast provides a full range of neurological and neurology-related procedures and healthcare services to thousands of patients throughout the region.
NPA’s neurologists are affiliated with Fawcett Memorial Hospital, also located in Port Charlotte.
Practice Administrator, Susan Kirsch, has been with NPA since 2004. “We have always considered ourselves to be a “cutting-edge” medical practice…always seeking to adopt the highest levels of technology for providing both medical treatment to our patients, and for operating as a business,” said Ms. Kirsch.
Port Charlotte, FL
ADS Systems Used:
MedicsEHR for Neurology
Ms. Kirsch noted, “On the practice management side, we were very early adopters of automation to help us keep track of our financial information, billing, patient demographics, and so on.”
The practice used a system for many years. “It served us well until it became too inadequate for our growing needs. The search began for something better. That’s when we heard about ADS. We saw the presentation of their practice management system and it completely impressed us. We looked at other systems as well, but nothing compared with the ADS system. It was implemented in November, 2010,” Ms. Kirsch said.
ADS performed a data conversion from their existing system and transferred that data to the new ADS system. Ms. Kirsch said, “This was great. We didn’t have to re-enter large amounts of patient data which proved to be a significant timesaver.”
Interest quickly began to grow in automation for electronic health records. NPA saw the MedicsEHR for Neurology, and the reaction was the same as when they saw the PM system. “It was love at first sight,” said Ms. Kirsch. “We saw immediately that it was excellent for neurology and how it would help eliminate paper, reduce files, improve workflow and revolutionize our approach to handling our patients’ clinical information.”
The MedicsEHR was implemented in February, 2011. Ms. Kirsch noted that training was comprehensive and the system was in use quickly, and has proven to be everything Neurology, PA expected and anticipated.
The Medics systems are integrated in a single, unified solution that processes the patients’ clinical and medical information, as well as the practice’s business requirements.