Effective July 2009, HealthPort has started the implementation of three new business process solutions at the Wisconsin Bridge Port Community Health Clinic. The implementation is aimed at improving the community health center’s reporting structure to meet the Federal and State quarterly reporting requirements for CHCs along with automating some key functions at the clinic’s three locations.

Healthport is one of the country’s leading (top 25) information technology companies that provides technology and business solutions to the healthcare community. Formed in June 2007 through the merger of health information companies SDS (Smart Document Solutions) and Companion Technologies, Healthport supports serves over 10,000 healthcare facilities and 27,000 physicians as their vendor partner.

The Bridge Port Community Health Clinic will be using HealthPort Practice Management (PM), HealthPort Electronic Medical Record (EMR); and HealthPort Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) at all three locations of their facility. Out of these, HealthPort PM has already been implemented as of July 2009, and the other two will be operational by the end of the year.

According to Pauline Putman, Chief Financial Officer of the clinic, HealthPort’s technology will help the clinic automate their operations, patient care, and finance management systems along with strengthening their reporting system. Choosing a single vendor to provide the automation technology was an important part of the decision process as the clinic wants to minimize the time invested in integrating data from different systems. “From my perspective, the ability to have these three solutions from a single vendor was an important factor. When you use disparate vendors and systems there are a lot of man-hours required to pull information together,” said Putman.

With the implementation of HealthPort EMR, the physicians at the Bridge Port Community Health Clinic will now have quick access to centralized patient information and improved patient education tools. In the words of Putman “Clinicians will have the ability to pull up patient care information across our organization, track patients by disease process, and show them an on-screen picture of their healthcare progress.