American Medical Software
(AMS) has selected Intuit Inc's
(Nasdaq:INTU) Intuit Health to
provide its physician practices with a patient portal solution. Through
this agreement, millions of patients of AMS clients will now be able to
easily communicate with their provider and complete key tasks online.
With the Intuit Health Patient Portal, the nation's leader in
patient-to-provider communication solutions, patients can pre-register,
request appointments, refill prescriptions, understand and pay bills,
complete medical forms, receive lab results and clinical summaries,
conduct virtual office visits, and exchange messages for related care
and administrative issues using a secure, online solution, anytime from
anywhere. Improving patient communications, providing better
accessibility, and offering tools to increase data accuracy will give
staff more time to care for patients at the time of their visit.
?We're committed to providing products and service with excellence, so
we chose a like-minded company that offers impressive patient portal
technology with the broadest base of coverage,? said W. David Scott,
president of AMS. ?Together with Intuit Health, we can offer our
physician practices a great value in EMR and patient portal technology –
a necessary combination for Meaningful Use.?
Americans increasingly want online assistance for their health care
needs. A 2010
Intuit Health survey showed that 72 percent of adults would use an
online tool that would help them pay their medical bills, communicate
with their doctor more easily, make appointments and get lab results.
Eighty-four percent said they would complete their medical forms online
before their doctor's appointment if they had that option.
?We are pleased to be able to work with a leader in the medical software
industry that can offer this solution to a large segment of small group
practices to help them increase patient satisfaction, improve
efficiencies and lower their costs,? said Steve Malik, president and
general manager of Intuit Health. ?Thousands of small group practices
will now be able to enhance their physician-patient relationships by
giving their patients the ability to communicate with their doctor
easily, anytime, day or night.?
For more information about Intuit Health provider-patient solutions,
please visit www.intuithealth.com.
About American Medical Software
Since 1984, American Medical
Software (AMS) has led the path in providing and maintaining Medical
Office Software Systems for physicians in all specialties such as
electronic patient charts, billing and financial management solutions,
specialty applications and more. Headquartered in Edwardsville, IL, AMS
captures the majority of the nation's small group practices to equip
them with state-of-the art health information technology. To learn more,
please visit www.americanmedical.com.
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management
solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial service
organizations; consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship
products and services, including QuickBooks®,
Quicken® and TurboTax®,
simplify small business management and payroll
processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries®
and Lacerte® are Intuit's
leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Intuit
Financial Services' online banking solutions and unique insights
help financial service organizations better serve businesses and
consumers. Intuit Health
provides innovative online connected services that strengthen the
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $3.1 billion in its fiscal
year 2009. The company has approximately 7,800 employees with major
offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and
other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
About Intuit Health
Intuit Health improves health
care by developing groundbreaking clinical, administrative and financial
services that connect providers and patients. We've combined Intuit's
legendary approach to simplifying complex tasks with Medfusion's
expertise in provider-patient communications. The result: It's easier
than ever to understand and pay your medical bills, get lab results,
schedule appointments, and give patients timely electronic access to
their health information. Learn more at: www.intuithealth.com
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