SOURCE: InteGreat

November 08, 2005 07:00 ET

Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center (AKDHC) to Go Paperless With InteGreat's IC-Chart EMR

IC-Chart to Provide AKDHC Real-Time Physician Access to Charts via Web, Enhance Reporting and Analysis and Reduce Costs

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 8, 2005 -- InteGreat Inc., a leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR) systems to physician practices, announced today that Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center (AKDHC) selected InteGreat's IC-Chart® EMR system to eliminate paper charts, provide real-time access to patient information via the web, and reduce costs. The 30-physician kidney and hypertension center has seven locations throughout Arizona.

InteGreat's IC-Chart will provide secure access to clinical data to the center's 100+ users, including patient information, lab results, and prescription history. IC-Chart will integrate with the practice's existing WebMD/Medical Manager practice management system.

Products purchased include:

--  IC-Chart core system - Provides browser-based access to integrated
    clinical data including patient demographics, patient disease registry,
    clinical data repository, laboratory results, radiology reports,
    transcribed documents, health summary, provider worklist, charge capture
    and clinical messaging. Electronic signature and security is included.
--  IC-Script - Automates and manages electronic prescription refill and
    renewal generation.
--  IC-Imaging - Provides scanning, storage and access to document images,
    patient data, etc.
--  IC-Orders - Provides electronic capture and tracking of order
"Our future growth projections indicate that we will double in size in 24 months," explains MIS Director of AKDHC, Tom Spina. We need a flexible and easy-to-use EMR system that will accommodate our future growth. We evaluated all the major vendors -- NextGen, GE, WebMD, Allscripts and InteGreat and unanimously selected InteGreat, for its easy-to-view screens and easy-to-use system, which translates into less training time and quicker adoption by our physicians. We were impressed by its browser-based Internet Explorer technology that most closely matched our existing network topography."

According to Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of InteGreat, Jay Anders, M.D., "AKDHC is the first non-multi-specialty practice to use InteGreat's IC-Chart -- and we welcome them to our expanding client base. We are delighted that we were selected from a tough competitive pool and are confident that InteGreat's IC-Chart provides the modular customization required to meet the center's needs. We look forward to helping AKDHC accommodate future growth while eliminating chart pulls, providing chart access at all of its locations, and to improving the quality of patient care."

About Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center

Arizona Kidney Disease Hypertension Center (AKDHC) is one of the nation's largest groups of physicians specializing in the care of patients with renal disease, including chronic kidney disease (CKD), dialysis, transplantation, and vascular access management. Founded in 1976, the Center has served the community throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area and the northern two-thirds of the state of Arizona. For more information visit,

About InteGreat

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based InteGreat is an industry leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR) software that enables physician group practices to enhance patient care while increasing productivity, eliminating paperwork and gaining a rapid return-on-investment. InteGreat's user-friendly, web-based, modular products provide management of clinical data including transcription records, lab results and radiology reports, and capture critical patient health summary data and medications. For more information, call 800.676.1360 or visit

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