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HARMONEX Implements J4 MediSmart and OTIs Medical Smart Card Solution

Thursday 21 October 2004 09:20 CET | News

HARMONEX - Outpatient Mental Health Services has commenced using the On Track Innovations (OTI) medical smart card solution MediSmart in its clinics.

The initial sites deploying MediSmart are the Dothan and Shoals Clinics in Alabama, which include approximately 10,000 patients. HARMONEX plans to expand the MediSmart program to six additional facilities and a network of affiliated practitioners by 2005. With the MediSmart product, OTI generates revenues from hardware and software sales, along with on going transaction and license fees. The MediSmart solution enables HARMONEX to fulfill its vision of developing a national network of outpatient behavioral medicine practices under a uniform centralized corporate management structure using state-of-the- art and highly secured electronic medical records and integrated electronic billing. The OTI MediSmart solution already is installed with CareCross Healthcare Network in South Africa, which serves a network of over 1,000 contracted healthcare or service providers. The /program has already reduced call center calls by 95%, resulting in greater treatment time and lower call center costs. Part of OTIs SmartID product family, it provides verification of patient, physician and patient benefits, through: 1. A personal identification, biometric authentication and additional personal data sections, secured via biometric verification without the need for a mainframe or database of any kind 2. A medical benefit, risk and management data section, accessible only by healthcare professionals including files for referrals, medical certificates and messages to facilitate better communication between healthcare professionals, and 3. A payment portion that enables e-purse and credit and debit payments. Another valuable feature of the system is its multiple purpose use. Cards that are issued for medical purposes can concurrently be used for Workers Compensation programs, secured access control, and time and attendance management. The OTI/J4 MediSmart solution was developed to specifically address recommendations defined by the Federal Governments Healthcare Reform Initiative adopted by the House of Representatives in June 2003. The objectives of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) target: - Improvement of clinical decisions, - Reduction of duplicative data entry, - Reduction of medical errors or Rx, and - Easy and rapid access to patient medical information.


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