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October 22, 2012

Care Cloud to Provide Electronic Health Records to Baptist Health South Florida

In order to improve patient care in the South Florida region, Baptist Health will be subsidizing the healthcare and management services provided by CareCloud to more than 2500 community-based physicians. The aim of this program is to help not only physician coordinate their services more efficiently, but provide affordable service to patients. CareCloud offers a flexible architecture of electronic health record (EHR) that enables physicians to provide and move their services online without any disruption to their day to day operation.

The implementation of this program gives physicians incentives of up to $44,000 in Medicare over five years as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, if they use the CareCloud’s certified product. Additionally, Baptist Health will subsidize up to 85 percent of the company’s EHR and practice management solutions to hospitals based in South Florida.

“As a leading provider of care in South Florida, we are in constant communication with community physicians regarding their technology needs and market trends impacting their practice operations. With national and other various payer programs now in place granting financial incentives to physicians who can meaningfully use electronic healthcare record technology, we are committed to providing and subsiding the latest in cloud-based technologies that help drive better patient care while also connecting community physicians to our hospitals and other care givers,” said Mimi Taylor, Corporate VP and CIO for Baptist Health South Florida.

As doctors become more efficient they will be able to provide services to a wider customer base, meeting the growing shortage of effective medical care. The CareCloud Concierge gives physicians intelligent software with real time business analytics and reporting mechanisms to help doctors receive payment and restructure operations to be more proficient.

 “Baptist Health South Florida continues to fortify their leadership position in healthcare both locally and nationally, as they look to aggressively connect area physicians using the latest cloud-based technology. The promise of electronic health record technology can only be fully realized if all key stakeholders in the healthcare continuum are connected and can act on real-time health information,” said Albert Santalo, chairman and CEO of CareCloud.

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest not-for-profit healthcare provider in the region with Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Mariners Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Doctors Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Outpatient Services.

Edited by Brooke Neuman