Practical application of proven technologies provides Mid-Lakes clients with the opportunity to improve patient relations, quality of care and office productivity, as well as maximize reimbursement at low cost and with minimum risk. We believe these are key to successful practice and strive to achieve cost-effective use of technology as it evolves at a frantic pace.
Mid-Lakes currently utilizes Virtual Private Network (VPN) Internet communications technology for clients to:
Access our comprehensive practice management computer system
Transmit scanned coded encounter forms for centralized charge data screening and entry
The combination of direct or cable Internet access and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology lowers the cost of data communication, while improving quality and reliability. It simultaneously allows clients and their staff access to the wealth of clinical and operational healthcare information available on the Internet.
Healthcare is, or is becoming, an information business. Whether for individual practice management or payer contract management, the availability of financial and production information is essential. Productivity tools such as computer appointment scheduling can be beneficial regardless of practice size. The proprietary practice management system used by Mid-Lakes is a contemporary physician practice management system available to all clients regardless of office location. Individual client practices access a single patient database currently composed of 160,000 patients.
Technology is the basis for a win-win situation involving simultaneous enhancement of both clinical and administrative operations. Mid-Lakes is committed to identifying and implementing technologies that improve service and client benefits. Current efforts in this area include electronic charge capture, optical scanning, electronic data screening and data transmission employing Palm and Internet technology.