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Charting Plus® Version 4.4 Configured for Instant Medical History

West Des Moines, IA - March 19, 2004

An integration of Primetime Medical Software’s Instant Medical History™ patient interview software with MediNotes’ Charting Plus Electronic Medical Record creates a first for an EMR:

direct population of EMR data elements using patient-supplied history information. “The interface allows patients to enter medical information electronically without using the traditional medical history form. This information is pulled into the patient chart and reviewed by the physician, reducing the overall effort required by the practice,” announced Don Schoen, CEO of MediNotes.

Instant Medical History is designed to gather medical history and chief complaint details prior to the encounter. Patients answer branching multiple-choice questionnaires online at home or at a kiosk in the practice. This information is brought into the data objects Charting Plus, saving an average of 4 minutes per encounter. “Instant Medical History has many positive effects on the physician’s practice,” says Matthew Ferrante, Primetime Medical Software president:

  • The decrease in interview time needed will allow the physician to spend more time with each patient, or see a greater number of patients during a given day.
  • IMH has been shown to gather better patient responses for sensitive issues. Patients are more comfortable entering sexually transmitted diseases, at risk practices and drug use into a computer than discussing it with a nurse.
  • Patients perceive a shorter waiting time. Because they are occupied with important information, their medical history, the time spent in the waiting room appears to go by quickly. Busy patients are able to enter their information online before the visit, allowing them to manage their time better.

MediNotes Corporation has been a leader and innovative force in the electronic medical records industry since 1995. Currently over 3,200 physicians in more than 14 specialties have used Charting Plus™ to improve the documentation and efficiency of their practice.

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Scott Riedel, Director of Marketing
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