Montgomery, AL –MedConnect Inc. has officially launched its connection with Patient Bridge, a Health Information Exchange (HIE) founded by Baptist Health, giving MedConnect EHR users access to the newest HIE in Alabama. Patient Bridge hopes to provide a platform for sharing patient information between primary care physicians and specialty providers. The interface allows member facilities using MedConnect’s EHR to easily transmit clinical summaries and view uploaded documents from Patient Bridge directly from the patient’s chart. Patient Bridge meets MACRA and HIPAA requirements and is expanding to include patients and providers across the state of Alabama.
MedConnect and Baptist Health are proud to be healthcare leaders in the state of Alabama. Dr. Donovan Kendrick, Chief Medical Officer for Baptist Health, also a MedConnect software user since 2006 said, “Patient Bridge significantly improves physicians’ ability to provide better care for our patients. Having access to a patient’s latest labs, diagnostic studies, medications, diagnoses and latest treatment significantly improves patient care by integrating their care among all their physicians. It also allows their primary physician immediate access to care provided by specialists so that their care can be better coordinated to ensure the best possible outcome.” Jimmy Chapman, President/CEO of MedConnect added, “As the industry moves towards a more centralized patient records in support of Patient Management, sharing information between health systems must be a priority.”
For more information about MedConnect please visit www.medconnecthealth.com. For more information about Baptist Heath and Patient Bridge please visit www.baptistfirst.org/patientbridge. For more information on Dr. Kendrick please visit www.alneurospine.com/.
About MedConnect, Inc
MedConnect is a technology company founded in 2004. Our mission is to offer healthcare providers cost-effective cloud-based software solutions including electronic health records, billing, patient portal, and scheduling. Currently supporting over 25 specialties with connectivity to over 30 hospitals and labs/diagnostics, MedConnect’s EHR solution allows users to focus on providing the highest quality patient care. In addition, MedConnect EHR v2.3 is 2014 ONC Edition Complete certified.
MedConnect has set itself above the competition by providing highly customizable software, working closely with its clients to better serve their needs, and providing personalized technical support. Our success can be attributed to the fact we are a customer-centric company, always placing customer’s needs first.
About Baptist Health
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare provider in Central Alabama and is comprised of three hospitals, Montgomery Cancer Center, Crossbridge Behavioral Health, Montgomery Surgical Center, multiple imaging centers, PriMeds and employed physician practices. With more than 4000 employees and 500 physicians, Baptist Health also serves the community and local businesses with a wide range of wellness programs and services designed to help people live healthier and happier lives.
From open-heart surgery and rehabilitative services to community outreach and support groups encompassing almost any medical need or problem, Baptist is committed to serving the complete healthcare needs of the community. By successfully meeting those needs in so many ways, Baptist Health exists as a voluntary, not-for-profit organization to promote and improve the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the people and communities it serves through the delivery of quality health care services provided within a framework of fiscal responsibility.
About Patient Bridge
Patient Bridge is a Health Information Organization (HIO) that improves the speed, quality, and safety of patient care within and around Alabama. Founded by Baptist Health as a digital platform to securely connect physicians with health information, Patient Bridge improves clinical workflows and patient transitions of care. Patient Bridge is committed to efficient, secure sharing and delivery of up-to-date-patient information amongst health care providers to facilitate superior treatment at the point of care. If you would like to learn more about Patient Bridge, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-801-4787.