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September 07, 2010 09:55 ET

Maine's Mayo Regional Hospital Selects Sage Intergy EHR

Adding EHR to the Hospital System Will Help Physicians Provide Better Healthcare, Outcomes

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - September 7, 2010) - Sage North America Healthcare Division, which provides electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software and services to approximately 80,000 physicians in North America, today announced that Mayo Regional Hospital, based in Dover-Foxcroft, ME, has selected Sage Intergy EHR for the hospital's medical practices. 

The 25-bed critical access non-profit hospital owns and operates eight physician practices. Mayo Regional Hospital selected Sage Intergy EHR following a two-year evaluation process of EHR systems in the marketplace. Sage Intergy could easily handle the hospital's billing requirements, along with the system's robust practice management needs, said Ben Dever, Director of Mayo Practices Associates for the Mayo Regional Hospital.

"The uniqueness of our billing system and its complexities placed Sage Intergy at the top of our vendor list," said Dever. "In our search for an EHR, we needed a system that could handle a robust, multi-practice billing system while providing clear reporting metrics and outcomes. Intergy proved the most capable system to meet our needs."

Sage Intergy EHR is a comprehensive clinical, financial and administrative solution that empowers physicians to advance the quality and efficiency of care they deliver. The Sage Intergy family of products includes integrated practice management, electronic health records, clinical and business intelligence and tools for online patient engagement. Providers can access Sage Intergy from multiple practice locations, from home, or other remote locations either through a central patient database server, or as a Sage-hosted solution on a monthly subscription basis. 

Sage Intergy EHR easily tracks the details of a patient's clinical history, shares and manages clinical information and combines complex medical practice functions into easy-to-navigate menus. Sage Intergy EHR features centralized financial operations including billing, reporting, task management, and fully integrates with EDI services, Sage Intergy Practice Portal, Sage Intergy RIS and Sage Practice Analytics.

Dever said Mayo Regional Hospital is working to attain meaningful use, as driven by the federal government's recent passing of a healthcare stimulus package. Sage Intergy EHR will provide the hospital's practices with reporting and data collection capabilities as required by the meaningful use rules.

The clinics of Mayo Regional Hospital see more than 50,000 patients a year, and, while cost containment of moving from a paper to electronic system appealed to the hospital's selection committee, adding Sage Intergy EHR to its healthcare system is driven by providing better quality of care, and tracking outcomes to improve treatment and care options for patients, Dever said.

"We'll now be more easily able to track patients' progress through their electronic records, and share patient data between the hospital and its clinics," said Dever. "This will lead to quicker delivery of care and better, higher quality, encounters with our patients."

Sage has been providing ambulatory healthcare systems for nearly 30 years, providing practice management solutions, electronic health records and other services to streamline patient care, as well as is a leading supplier of business management software and services, serving more than 6.2 million small and midsized business customers worldwide. 

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About Mayo Regional Hospital
Mayo Regional Hospital is a non-profit, 25-bed critical access hospital located in Dover-Foxcroft, the county seat of Piscataquis County. Mayo Regional opened in 1978 and is governed by Hospital Administrative District 4, which was established by 12 towns to serve the healthcare needs of residents in a three-county area of rural central Maine. Mayo Hospital has 22 physicians and 375 staff members dedicated to providing acute medical/surgical care, intensive care, surgical services and obstetrics in an inpatient setting, as well as a wide array of outpatient services. Mayo Practice Associates, a department of the hospital, owns and operates eight physician practices in Corinna, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford and Milo.

About Sage North America
 
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers including approximately 80,000 physicians. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com.

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