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Acumen nEHR Adds Practice Management System to Create a Complete Clinical and Financial System for Nephrology

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 7:45am
The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 6, 2012-- Health IT Services Group (HITSG) announces the acquisition of the eRenalMD practice management system, which will be integrated with the Acumen nEHR clinical tool. Acumen PM, when used in conjunction with Acumen nEHR, will offer nephrologists a fully-integrated, web-based platform to manage all of the clinical and financial aspects of their business, and will provide them the tools to help satisfy the requirements of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Electronic Health Records (CMS EHR) Incentive Program, commonly known as "Meaningful Use." Acumen nEHR currently provides nephrology practices with a real-time dashboard for clinical data and patient information, and also provides the technology to allow physicians, through their use of such technology, to demonstrate and meet the standards for Meaningful Use.

Acumen PM will offer nephrologists an easy-to-use, integrated platform to manage administration, billing, accounts receivable, as well as revenue and receivables reporting.

"The addition of Acumen PM truly differentiates us from other platforms, and we're excited to now offer nephrologists a complete system to help streamline the day-to-day operation of their practice and help fulfill Meaningful Use objectives," said Dana Hensley, president of Health IT Services Group. "We hope to continue our success by providing our customers with a complete, robust system for nephrology with enhanced features for MCP and CKD billing needs." "We have an unparalleled expertise in nephrology Meaningful Use, and are excited to be able to add nephrology focus and expertise to the practice management environment," said Hensley.

"Our practice management system was developed by nephrologists for nephrologists, and easily accommodates the workflows and processes that make nephrology such a unique specialty," said Eric Maaske, president and CEO of eRenalMD, LLC. "We believe that this new, fully-integrated solution will quickly become the preferred choice for nephrology practices everywhere." For more information regarding Acumen's new tools and platform, please visit www.AcumenEHR.com.

About HITSG HITSG was formed to develop and deliver intuitive software tools to assist nephrologists in the practice of medicine. The Acumen solution was designed by nephrologists and made available under an internet-based service model. In December 2010, Acumen nEHR, version 6.0, was 2011/2012 ONC-ATCB Certified for meaningful use and is a CCHIT Certified(R) 2011 Ambulatory EHR. In addition to receiving these prestigious industry certifications, the Acumen nEHR product received a five-star usability rating from CMS, the highest possible score that can be achieved. HITSG partners with nephrology dialysis organizations and systems, hospitals, vascular access centers, laboratory systems, HIEs, and practice management systems to drive workflow and effectively streamline access, storage, and distribution of patient treatment information. HITSG, based in Brentwood, Tenn., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care North America. More information regarding Acumen and Health IT Services Group can be found at www.AcumenEHR.com.

CONTACT: HITSG Jason Holcomb, 615-345-4722 Director of Business Development Jason.Holcomb@hitsg.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TENNESSEE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT HEALTH DIABETES SOURCE: Acumen nEHR Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 06/06/2012 11:01 AM/DISC: 06/06/2012 11:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120606006310/

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