SOURCE: SuiteMed

November 09, 2009 12:01 ET

The Answer to a Healthcare Decision Maker's Prayer: Accessible Health Information Technology That Reduces the Cost of Care and Improves Patient Health From SuiteMed

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - The SuiteMed Electronic Health Record System (PMS/EHR) effectively addresses the need to better manage healthcare costs, the quality of patient care and the increasing difficulty of Physicians meeting the rapidly growing paperwork requirements of an expanding medical delivery system.

SuiteMed significantly enhances the operating efficiency of the medical office and the quality of patient care with improved documentation, better tracking of patient health issues, health maintenance alerts, electronic prescribing to eliminate incorrect prescriptions, tracking and monitoring of common and costly medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, COPD and much more.

The current health system has performed admirably in regard to the treatment of many medical conditions, but most experts agree that it has fallen short when attempting to manage chronic conditions and that these areas are most likely to yield significant economies with the implementation of an effective management system such as SuiteMed. Inadequate management of the care plan for patients with chronic disease leads to deterioration of health and escalating costs. Patients often fail to follow their care plan, either not taking their medications as directed or not taking them at all, or not following other beneficial steps such as testing blood sugar, checking blood pressure and other actions necessary to effectively manage their disease.

Unlike other Electronic Medical Record Systems, SuiteMed includes connectivity for monitoring patients adherence to care plan regimens and monitoring of such critical patient data as blood sugar scores for the diabetic, use of the nebulizer compressor for the COPD, cystic fibrosis and asthma patient, adherence to medication regimens for the heart patient and more. This comprehensive monitoring capability allows the Physician to better manage patient outcomes and to intervene as necessary prior to a medical problem becoming critical and much more expensive to treat.

ALR Technologies' (ALRT) Health-E-Connect disease management monitoring system is utilized for the patient monitoring process. The system can bring much needed assistance to the patient by helping them stay on their care plan and alerts the health professional when they are not. Cost savings for private and government insurance programs such as Medicare and Medicaid for care to the millions of people with diabetes and COPD, could amount to billions of dollars annually. Based on industry studies, cost reduction of nearly $100 billion annually could be achieved if the millions of people in the US with diabetes, COPD and heart disease were adherent to their care plan.

About SuiteMed LLC:

Developed by practicing physicians and pharmacists, SuiteMed LLC provides an innovative suite of intelligent, integrated, and intuitive Software Solutions combining Practice Management, Electronic Medical Records and an advanced web based Patient Portal supporting the primary process of healthcare delivery. SuiteMed's revolutionary software solutions connect physicians, patients, pharmacies, insurances, and long term care facilities nationwide. Providers are empowered with innovative tools that enhance the efficiency and profitability of their practice and the quality of care they deliver to their patients. Access additional information on SuiteMed at:

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