Updates on 90-day Reporting and MACRA Finalization

Published on

Background: In July, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed reducing the electronic health record (EHR) “meaningful use” reporting period from a full year to 90 days for clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals for calendar year 2016. Medical professionals and EHR vendors who had lobbied for this change applauded the proposal, eagerly anticipating …

Endoscopy Software Needs—Not One Size Fits All

Published on

When it comes to ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), community hospitals, and teaching hospitals, there are many differences, including types of patients and severity of health conditions, priorities of the staff, types of procedures performed, and types of medical equipment needed. And this is true of all therapeutic areas, across the board; one would not expect …

The Value of endoPRO iQ for Gastroenterologists Using GIQuIC for Reimbursements

Published on

  In line with the current shift from fee-for-service to quality-based reimbursements in the field of Gastroenterology, GI physicians are now mandated to comply with PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System) measures. PENTAX Medical’s endoPRO iQ, a software program used for the management of endoscopy documents and images, is designed for use with the web-based registry …

Software Solutions and Discrete Data: The Future of Data in Endoscopy

Published on

By Gregory Stolhand, Director of Informatics, Pentax Medical   As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, it was required that as of January 1, 2014, all public and private healthcare providers and other eligible professionals were to have adopted and demonstrated “meaningful use” of electronic medical records (EMRs) in order to …

PENTAX Medical Announces the Release of Endoscopy Image and Document Management Software, endoPRO iQ®, 7.7

Published on

MONTVALE, NJ–(Marketwired – September 16, 2015) – PENTAX Medical Company, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, announced today the release of the latest update of endoPRO iQ®, version 7.7, a DIACAP certified information technology and image management software for endoscopy units. endoPRO iQ 7.7 unveils the latest advancements in software engineering with efficiency-focused workflow …