Acumen Nephrology Announces Acumen Practice Management

  Acumen Nephrology Announces Acumen Practice Management

Business Wire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- April 2, 2013

Acumen Nephrology has introduced its new practice management product, Acumen®
PM, which offers a full suite of options to streamline the practice of
nephrology. Following great success with its nephrology-focused Acumen nEHR®
product, Acumen Nephrology will begin providing practice management to select
beta sites in April.

Acumen PM offers business management specifically for nephrologists with
capabilities such as patient registration, appointment scheduling, insurance
reporting, financial reporting and charge data entry. It is tightly integrated
with Acumen nEHR, the company’s electronic health care records management
system, and is designed for the needs of nephrologists.

“Acumen Nephrology is pleased to offer Acumen PM to our customers,” said Dana
Hensley, Acumen Physician Solutions president. “We know how important
nephrology-specific products are to our customers and will continue to offer
the best solutions for nephrology practices.”

Acumen Nephrology has also introduced Acumen Plus, a new product package that
allows customers to simultaneously implement Acumen nEHR and Acumen PM.
Pinehurst Nephrology in Pinehurst, N.C., is one of the first beta sites in the
country for Acumen Plus, after an extensive search for an EMR system.

“We were excited to find systems that talk to each other in a streamlined
manner for both our clinical and clerical staffs,” said Audrey Curlee,
practice manager at Pinehurst Nephrology. “The customer service has already
been above and beyond what we’re used to.”

Acumen PM and Acumen nEHR will integrate with each other for the most
efficient workflow for clinical and billing, unlike other PM systems. Acumen
PM also features nephrology-specific coding and assists nephrologists in
managing their at-risk CKD patients.

The focus on nephrology-specific needs is a necessity for nephrology
practices. Nephrology Associates PC in Birmingham, Ala., is a longstanding
Acumen nEHR customer and is beta testing Acumen PM.

“Acumen understands what we do,” said Terry Black, practice administrator at
Nephrology Associates PC. “It is important to our practice that we use an EHR
and PM system that are both nephrology-focused, and the Acumen team meets all
of our nephrology practice’s needs.”

About Acumen Physician Solutions

Acumen Physician Solutions was formed to develop and deliver intuitive
software tools to assist nephrologists in the practice of medicine. The Acumen
solution was designed by nephrologists and made available under an
Internet-based service model. In December 2010, Acumen nEHR, version 6.0, was
2011/2012 ONC-ATCB Certified for Meaningful Use and is a CCHIT Certified® 2011
Ambulatory EHR. Acumen Physician Solutions, based in Franklin, Tenn., is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care North America. More
information regarding Acumen Physician Solutions and Acumen Nephrology can be
found at www.AcumenMD.com.

Contact:

Acumen Physician Solutions
Jason Holcomb, 615-345-4722
Jason.Holcomb@AcumenMD.com
 
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