SOURCE: ZirMed

October 25, 2010 15:54 ET

ZirMed Releases Free iPad® App for Streamlined Healthcare Patient Check-In

ZirMed Patient Kiosk Application Enables Enhanced Security and Improved Data Entry Accuracy

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) -  ZirMed®, a leading national provider of revenue cycle management solutions, today announced the creation of its free iPad application that is now available for download from the iTunes® store. Current ZirMed customers wishing to immediately start checking patients in easier can download the app and integrate it with their existing account. New customers with iPads can download the App for use with a free ZirMed account.

Upon arrival to their doctor's office, patients can use ZirMed's Patient Kiosk App to enter and/or verify their personal information. The device can be used as a handheld, or can be mounted on a stand or other installation for stationary use. ZirMed Patient Kiosk will auto-populate patient information for repeat users, while first-time users will use the unique iPad interface to enter their information. After confirming or entering their demographic information, patients then enter symptoms and any other information they want to securely and privately convey to their physician or provider. Upon completion all information is sent wirelessly to ZirMed's system and is available immediately.

"Our App for iPad is intended to replace the ubiquitous check-in clipboard presented to patients every day," said Kevin Weinstein, Vice President of Marketing for ZirMed. "Patient data entry via the iPad decreases errors which can result in delays in care and unnecessary usage of staff time and resources. Integration with ZirMed's system through electronic check-in is a first step in moving towards a 100% electronic practice."

The App was created in-house by ZirMed's technical team, and meets security accreditations including HIPAA compliance. Data passed from the iPad to the practice's account in ZirMed is encrypted and only viewable by the practice's designated ZirMed user(s).

Future planned capabilities of ZirMed's App include real-time insurance eligibility verifications based on patient entered data, and financial services such as collection of co-payments directly from the iPad.

"ZirMed's iPad App is further evidence of our technological capabilities in healthcare revenue management," added Weinstein. "The App provides streamlined benefits for practices, and patients enjoy using its simple interface that turns a previously tedious task into something more fun and engaging."

Showcasing at MGMA Annual Conference:
ZirMed will be showcasing its solutions October 24-27 at the MGMA Annual Conference, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. ZirMed will be demonstrating its revenue cycle management suite in Exhibit Booth 838. For more information about ZirMed, visit the company's MGMA exhibit or www.zirmed.com.

About ZirMed:
ZirMed is a nationally recognized leader in delivering revenue cycle management solutions to healthcare providers. ZirMed enables healthcare providers to leverage the power of technology to cure administrative burdens and increase cash flow. ZirMed solutions include eligibility verification, credit/debit card processing, check processing, claims management, coding compliancy and reimbursement management, electronic remittance advice, patient statements, patient e-commerce solutions, provider credentialing, and lock box services. ZirMed solutions are designed to complement provider workflow and to provide innovative, creative and flexible solutions for healthcare's most pressing administrative challenges. For more information about ZirMed, visit www.zirmed.com.

Contact Information

  • PRESS CONTACT:
    Hanni Itah
    S&S Public Relations
    847.415.9316
    Email Contact

    ZIRMED CONTACT:
    Kevin Weinstein
    ZirMed
    502.657.5587
    Email Contact