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August 01, 2012 11:33 ET

SRS Continuity of Care Exchange Platform (SRS CCX™) Automates Quality Reporting, Outcomes Management, and Population Health Improvement for Pine Medical Group

Cloud-Based Interoperability Platform Facilitates Care Management, Patient Medical Home Status, Payer Incentives, and Meaningful Use

MONTVALE, NJ--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2012) - SRS, the leader in productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians, announced today that 22-provider Pine Medical Group, P.C., is leveraging the SRS Continuity of Care Exchange platform (SRS CCX™) to effortlessly share a full range of discrete clinical data with the Wellcentive registry. Wellcentive analyzes this data and identifies any gaps in care, allowing Pine Medical not only to improve patient care, but also to meet the care management requirements that qualify the practice as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Another benefit is increased practice revenue -- physicians are able to bill Blue Cross/Blue Shield for care-management services and also to download the information from Wellcentive to various HMOs, which earns the physicians quality-based incentive payments. Pine Medical is already well positioned to meet the complex interoperability requirements that will be critical to Stage 2 meaningful use compliance.

"SRS enables us to meet new outcome-reporting requirements and to take advantage of new reimbursement models instituted by the government and private payers, and to do so in a highly efficient manner," says Richard Boss, M.D., Pine Medical Group. "Most importantly, the data analysis and insights that Wellcentive provides will help our physicians deliver the highest quality care to our patients."

"The day that SRS automated the Wellcentive reporting process was the best day of our nurses' lives," reports Marge Young, Administrator, Pine Medical Group. "SRS has freed the time of 11 nurses and other staff members so that they can now focus on more important clinical care responsibilities. In our 5 years of participation in Wellcentive, we have increased our incentive payments 4-fold -- SRS has been extremely valuable in this regard all along, but the new interoperability platform takes SRS and Pine Medical to a new level."

"The CCX platform is the most recent step in the successful and ongoing evolution of the SRS EHR technology," says Joseph Geretz, Chief Software Architect of SRS. "In addition to giving physicians the most efficient tool for capturing clinical data, SRS now enables them to seamlessly share this data with registries like Wellcentive, other physicians, hospitals, HIEs, and even the patients themselves. The implications for quality of care are profound."

"With its cloud-based interoperability platform, SRS has developed and successfully deployed data-sharing technology that positions our clients to participate in a full range of government and payer programs that reward quality, focus on outcomes, and reduce costs," says Evan Steele, CEO of SRS.

About SRS
SRS is the leading provider of productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians -- with a successful adoption rate unparalleled in the industry. Offered via the Unified Desktop™, the robust SRS EHR, PM, PACS, and Patient Portal increase speed, boost revenue, free physicians' time, and heighten patient care and satisfaction. For more information on SRS, visit www.srssoft.com, e-mail info@srssoft.com, fax 201.802.1301, or call 800.288.8369.

About Pine Medical Group, P.C.
Pine Medical Group, P.C., is currently the largest rural multispecialty clinic in West Michigan, with offices in both Fremont and Newaygo. With 22 providers and an additional 91 employees, Pine Medical continues to grow by bringing in new physicians, extending both the number and type of medical services available to its patients. Visit www.pinemed.com for more information.

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