HCS delivers mobile charge capture and inventory tracking
Wall Township, NJ – HCS, a leading provider of clinical and financial healthcare information systems in more than 4,500 client locations, today announced the general availability of HCS Interactant™ Charge Management. This new component offers barcoding integration for capturing charge details for procedures and supplies via any device.
It started with an idea. Community Hospital Corporation’s SVP of Information Technology, Brian Doerr, wanted to bring charge management to another level for their newest long-term acute care hospital so he turned to HCS. Collaboration led to development and testing, and within three months, the new tools and process were in the hands of LTACH users.
“In addition to greater efficiency for clinical staff, this innovation will allow us to capture and manage charges that would have otherwise been lost,” said Doerr, who oversees all IT for Plano, Texas-based CHC and the community hospitals it serves. “The rapid response from HCS to our request for new functionality helps our organization better serve our hospitals. They were able to enhance, deliver, train, and go-live in a matter of a few short weeks, rather than requiring us to wait several months for a future scheduled release. That’s a crucial asset as a vendor partner when our plans are thrown a curveball, and we appreciate it.”
The charge management component enhances the charge capture process, allowing clinical users to automatically charge for supplies and procedures using barcode scanners that automatically decrement inventory directly from the EMR to get a handle on supplies real-time. Since charges are scanned at the point-of-care, it also speeds up the charging process and billing accuracy.
“HCS is committed to the continual enhancement of our HCS Interactant platform to meet the needs of our acute care, post-acute care, and behavioral health clients,” said Thomas J. Fahey, HCS President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are fortunate to have clients like CHC that collaborate with us to develop new technology that is advantageous to them, as well as our entire client base. Our clients will find that the new mobile charge management component streamlines the billing process and the tracking of inventory, while also reducing missed charges.”
The charge management component is just one of thousands of enhancements developed for HCS Interactant clients over the last year. The company recently added new staff members dedicated to developing new clinical and billing functionality to further enhance workflows and overall efficiency of the HCS Interactant platform.
About Community Hospital Corporation – HELP WHERE HOSPITALS NEED IT®
Community Hospital Corporation owns, manages, and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations — CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting, and CHC ContinueCARE, which share a common purpose to guide, support, and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers. Based in Plano, Texas, CHC provides the resources and experience community hospitals need to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, and financial performance.
HCS has delivered healthcare information technology to providers since 1969 and today provides solutions to more than 4,500 client locations across the nation. The HCS Interactant platform is an enterprise solution that includes integrated clinical and financial modules that answer regulatory and functional requirements across the entire spectrum of care including acute care, post-acute care, and behavioral health. The HCS suite of solutions offer the flexibility each organization requires to address their unique needs without forcing providers to change the way they practice medicine.
HCS provides an integrated clinical and financial IT platform to LTACH, senior living, and behavioral health facilities. Since 1969 the HCS Interactant® platform has been delivering enterprise-wide and easy-to-adopt solutions for revenue cycle management, financial reporting, electronic medical records, mobile technology, and business intelligence.