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Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a market-leading, best-of-breed anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) provider, is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) 99th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. Held on October 9-14, 2017 at the Moscone Convention Center, this event attracts oral and maxillofacial surgeons, their staff and other dental professionals from around the world. Participants are interested in learning about the latest in technology and professional services, including electronic health records that can ease documentation and provide efficiencies.

Plexus TG will be showcasing their easy-to-use, reliable, cloud-based electronic anesthesia documentation solution, Anesthesia Touch™, for the iPad iOS platform. By automating the anesthesia documentation process, not only do providers spend less time on paperwork and more time with their patients, they also save time and money by transitioning to a paperless environment. An electronic record streamlines the labor involved in record keeping and billing as well as ensuring complete documentation for patient care and charge capture.

Other key features important to anesthesia providers and available with Anesthesia Touch include its superior portability, automation and supporting suite of scheduling and analytic tools. Coupled with mobility, it automatically captures patient physiological data on the electronic anesthesia record. Finally, Anesthesia Touch is supported by an integrated web-based scheduling application that can be used to manage daily schedules and electronically capture patient health information in advance of surgery.

“We are excited for the opportunity to present our anesthesia EMR for the first time at the AAOMS annual meeting and to offer one-on-one demonstrations to the attendees,” said Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus Technology Group. “Anesthesia Touch has unique customizations for office-based providers, from a library of ready documentation templates to a simple, cloud-based implementation. All providers can improve efficiency by integrating a paperless workflow into their daily routine.”

To learn more about the solutions offered by Plexus Technology Group, please visit Booth #1915 at the Moscone Convention Center.

About Plexus Technology Group
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use.  Pharmacy Touch a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 


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Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a market-leading, best-of-breed anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) provider, announces they were chosen by Reston Anesthesia Associates, P.C., Stonesprings Anesthesia Associates, LTD and Outpatient Anesthesia Services of Reston to install their anesthesia documentation solution in two acute care hospitals and one surgery center located in the D.C. metro area. The HCA healthcare facilities where they plan to integrate with Plexus TG’s anesthesia electronic recordkeeping system include Reston Hospital and Reston Surgery Center in Reston, VA, and StoneSprings Hospital Center located in Dulles, VA. Together these three anesthesia groups, comprised of fifty providers, selected Plexus TG over other vendors because of their expertise integrating with MEDITECH’s electronic medical record (EMR) and their ability to interface with the group’s billing platform.

The Reston, VA, consortium was looking for a mobile electronic anesthesia management system that would simplify the documentation process and provide their clinicians with access to surgery schedules and patient demographics. With Plexus TG’s comprehensive solution, Anesthesia Touch™, they found an intuitive, easy-to-use system with proven interoperability with their hospital’s MEDITECH system. In addition, Anesthesia Touch will streamline their billing process by electronically delivering complete documentation to the billing office. The billing integration will save time and increase efficiency with more complete diagnosis documentation, built-in smart reminders to prevent missing case data and electronic record transfer.

"As we enter the digital age in medicine, it is important for our business to evolve and become more efficient, as well as clinically relevant in order to maintain ourselves at the forefront of healthcare,” said Eric Shea, DO, Chairman, Reston Anesthesia Associates. “We chose Plexus as our anesthesia EMR provider based on its reputation, its integration with MEDITECH’s EMR, its capabilities to track our quality data, and the ability to work with our business office to streamline our data and billing efficiencies."

“We are pleased the Reston anesthesia groups recognize the benefits of our system to enhance clinical data capture for quality reporting, streamline their workflow and improve the quality of care,” commented Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus Technology Group. “Our highly skilled implementation team is working very closely with the providers and hospital personnel to ensure the system is configured to meet their needs both in system integration and client care.”


About Reston Anesthesia Associates, P.C, Stonesprings Anesthesia Associates, LTD & Outpatient Anesthesia Services

Reston Anesthesia Associates, P.C., has been the sole provider of anesthesia services for a local hospital in the DC metro area since the hospital’s opening in 1986. One of the most recognized anesthesia groups in the area, they provide comprehensive services that consists of anesthesia for all types of surgical procedures, trauma surgery, regional anesthesia, women's healthcare/labor and delivery, as well as numerous diagnostic cardiac and endoscopic procedures. Reston Anesthesia Associates provide the utmost quality in anesthesia and provide meticulous attention to every detail of care. For more information, visit www.restonanesthesia.com.

Stonesprings Anesthesia Associates, LTD, provides anesthesia services in the DC metro area for surgery, endoscopy, robotic surgery, childbirth (labor and/or Cesarean Sections), as well as numerous diagnostic & therapeutic procedures. Their top priority is providing the highest quality of care and the safest possible experience for their patients. For more information, visit www.stonespringsanes.com.

Outpatient Anesthesia Services of Reston is one of the premier outpatient anesthesia groups in the DC metro area. Their anesthesiologists were trained at top-tier programs, having focused in sub-specialties like Pediatrics, Cardiovascular, and Pain Management. Focusing on outpatient surgery, they pride themselves in delivering quality anesthesia/pain management service in an efficient and safe environment second to none. They have been providing quality anesthesia for the Reston Community for over 30 years.  For more information, visit www.oasreston.com.


About Plexus Technology Group
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use.  Pharmacy Touch a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 


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781.915.0221
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Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a market-leading, best-of-breed anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) provider, today announced that Avanti Anesthesia, PA (Avanti) has selected Plexus TG’s comprehensive anesthesia documentation software solution, Anesthesia Touch™.  Avanti, based in Houston, TX, specializes in providing anesthesia for a variety of eye surgeries such as cataracts, retina, glaucoma, strabismus and oculoplastics. Avanti selected Anesthesia Touch over other electronic systems for its intuitive user interface that allows documentation to keep pace with their demanding procedure schedule.

Avanti chose Plexus TG after searching for an anesthesia EMR solution that is reliable, intuitive, easy to use, requires minimal data entry and utilizes the iPad iOS platform.  It was important for Avanti to find a solution that automatically captures physiological data and integrates with the surgery center’s healthcare system, giving the clinicians access to scheduling data and patient demographics all from one system. By streamlining their documentation process with Anesthesia Touch, Avanti’s providers will spend less time on paperwork and more time focusing on patient care.

“We chose Plexus because we were looking for a cost-effective system that allowed us to capture billing and MIPS/MACRA data in an easy to use format that could be used for quick turnover cases.  Plexus met and exceeded all of these needs,” said Maggie Jeffries, MD, Anesthesiologist/Partner at Avanti Anesthesia. “The sales team was great to work with and the IT experts were very knowledgeable and addressed all of our integration questions and concerns.”

“We are delighted to have Avanti Anesthesia as a partner and we support their commitment to delivering quality patient care and utilizing innovative AIMS technology,” stated Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus Technology Group. “The Plexus TG implementation team is working closely with Avanti to ensure a smooth transition from paper to Anesthesia Touch, which offers the clinicians greater mobility while optimizing the perioperative workflow for their demanding specialty.”

About Avanti Anesthesia
Avanti Anesthesia, PA (Avanti) is based in Houston, TX and specializes in anesthesia for eye surgery.  Founded in 2013, Avanti provides anesthesia for a variety of eye surgeries such as cataracts, retina, glaucoma, strabismus, oculoplastics. With three full-time partners, three part-time physicians and more than eleven CRNAs, Avanti has continued to grow its subspecialty practice in the Houston Metropolitan region.  

About Plexus Technology Group
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use.  Pharmacy Touch a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 


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This distinctive partnership integrates the Plexus TG AIMS technology with Codonics Safe Label System medication safety technology to improve the anesthesia process in the OR.

Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a market-leading, best-of-breed provider of anesthesia information management systems (AIMS), and Codonics, Inc., a global leader in award-winning patient safety and image documentation solutions, strengthens their partnership by elevating Plexus TG to a value-added reseller for Codonics Safe Label System™ (SLS).  Mirroring the close technical integration of the systems, clients will now be able to source the Codonics SLS with Anesthesia Touch and Pharmacy Touch together.

The Codonics innovative medication safety system is installed in more than 5,000 operating rooms. The system helps to eliminate medication labeling errors using visual and audible electronic safety checks, ensuring consistency every time a medication is prepared. It provides full compliance with the National Patient Safety Goals® of The Joint Commission standards and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.  The SLS also prints medication labels, IV line labels, invasive monitor lines and other operating room needs on demand. 

“We are delighted to offer Codonics SLS with Plexus TG’s  Anesthesia Touch and Pharmacy Touch products to our customers as a fully integrated solution, offering a complete answer for barcode medication verification of IV meds at the point of care in the operating room,” said Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus Technology Group. “It has been a pleasure working with the team at Codonics and we look forward to teaming up together on future projects.”

Plexus TG's combined anesthesia and pharmacy management system works with the Codonics SLS to automatically track inventory and simplify controlled substance reconciliation. The combination is tightly coupled for documentation at the point of care, avoiding the pitfalls for duplicate entry. This solution simplifies anesthesia medication management with its intuitive, easy-to-use system that delivers to pharmacists and anesthesia providers an integrated solution with controlled-access cabinets, barcoding syringe labeling, closed-loop reconciliation and automated charging.

“We are excited to partner with Plexus TG and provide our customers with a turnkey medication management solution for the perioperative environment,” said Peter O. Botten, President & CEO of Codonics, Inc. “Integrating Codonics Safe Label System with Plexus TG’s Anesthesia Touch reinforces patient safety throughout the entire surgical process while closing the loop, enabling electronic reconciliation and documentation at the point of care.”

About Codonics, Inc.
Codonics is a global business and provides the medical industry with the most advanced patient safety and medical imaging products in the world from their headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. Since 1982, Codonics has experienced exciting growth and award-winning achievements. Codonics is represented in 110 countries with more than 35,000 product installations in renowned, cutting-edge medical facilities throughout the world.  Today, Safe Label System is recognized as a standard of care in the world’s leading hospitals.  Safe Label System won the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA), the medical technology industry’s most prestigious award for groundbreaking product innovation. To learn more, visit www.codonics.com.

About Plexus Technology Group, LLC
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use.  Pharmacy Touch, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 


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Jennifer Dixon, Director of Communications
781.915.0221
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Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a market-leading, best-of breed provider of anesthesia information management systems (AIMS), announces Hilo Medical Center, rated a four-star acute care hospital by Centers for Medicaid & Medicare and located in Hilo, Hawaii, successfully automated its anesthesia documentation, transitioning from paper records to Anesthesia Touch™. Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recognized Hilo Medical Center for developing a proven health information technology system with the implementation of MEDITECH 6.0x electronic health record (EHR) to improve patient outcomes by selecting Hilo Medical Center as the first “safety net” hospital to receive its prestigious Enterprise Davies Award.

Hilo Medical Center selected Plexus TG after searching for a comprehensive AIMS solution with proven interoperability, excellent mobility and ease of use. By integrating the documentation between Plexus TG’s Anesthesia Touch and their MEDITECH EMR, Hilo Medical Center simplifies their perioperative surgical workflow and enhances clinician and patient satisfaction. The EHR interfacing and monitor connectivity provides the anesthesia clinicians with access to scheduling data, patient demographics and physiologic data, giving providers the information they need when they need it. 

“Plexus has proven to be a welcome partner in delivering a user friendly and adaptable AIMS at Hilo Medical Center. The Plexus team has been readily available to assist in providing solutions to optimize workflow,” said Steve Lazaro, MD, Medical Director of Anesthesia Services at Hilo Medical Center.

“We appreciate our partnership with Hilo Medical Center and support their commitment to excellence by incorporating innovative technology into their perioperative workflow,” explained Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus Technology Group. “By automating the clinical documentation process, the clinicians can access patient information and anesthesia records quickly, as well as having access to extensive data analytics that support national quality initiatives.”

As an iPad-based anesthesia documentation solution, Anesthesia Touch's full KLAS rating demonstrates Plexus TG’s commitment to providing complete AIMS functionality for their clients. For more information, visit www.klasresearch.com.

About Hilo Medical Center
As the Big Island's leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care, Hilo Medical Center of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) delivers a full range of services and programs. Their 20-acre campus consists of 275 beds located throughout the acute hospital, behavioral health unit and long-term care facility. They have 1,000 employees and a medical staff comprised of 250 community physicians, physician assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, representing 33 specialties. As a medical center, they have a network of 9 outpatient clinics offering primary and specialty care. The hospital is a Level III Trauma Center which includes the second busiest emergency room in the state that provides 24-hour care to more than 43,000 patients annually.  Please visit www.hilomedicalcenter.org for more information.

About Plexus Technology Group, LLC
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use.  Pharmacy Touch™, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 


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Jennifer Dixon, Director of Communications
781.915.0221
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Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG) is proud to announce that the next version of its reporting and analytics tool, Touch Analytics, is scheduled for release at the end of June. Touch Analytics extends the capabilities of the previous reporting system, offering complete customization of reports and direct access to Anesthesia Touch's structured data. Touch Analytics, along with Anesthesia Touch™  and Pharmacy Touch™, is part of a fully integrated solution for anesthesia documentation and closed loop medication management. Existing clients may contact customer support to schedule the update.

Touch Analytics builds on the power of Anesthesia Touch, a solution that allows for customized and almost effortless collection of structured data necessary to support quality data capture, billing record optimization, and comprehensive patient information. Touch Analytics improves the current reporting functions and provides new features that focus on customizing data reporting:

  • Built-in reports to help review OR efficiency and quality data
  • Fully customizable reports offering the ability to select unique data elements and layout
  • Daily report updates from data captured in Anesthesia Touch
  • New user interface with a "single screen" report builder
  • Cloud-based reports accessible to authorized users
  • Built-in quality reporting options, like numerator/denominator calculations to support building custom reports for any measure from any registry
  • Integration options with other analytics engines to make Anesthesia Touch data available to existing analytics and data workflows in your practice management routine
  • Advanced function support for tailoring reports with specific calculations

"The release of our new analytics engine continues our goal of making new technology accessible to providers," said VP of Technology, Doug Marcey. "We think Touch Analytics' new tools and more accessible design will make it even easier for practice managers to use data to improve quality, efficiency and patient care."

Touch Analytics will be available as a cloud-hosted solution for all existing clients. "By offering an analytics solution with Anesthesia Touch, we empower our clients to use data to effectively manage their practice." Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus TG continued, "With the new custom report functionality, I'm excited to see how clients use the superior features available in Anesthesia Touch to pursue the challenge of balancing value and quality."

Fully cloud-based and mobile, Anesthesia Touch runs on Windows and iOS to fit into existing office-based or hospital infrastructures. With a customizable anesthesia record, 100 percent data interoperability inbound and outbound, and fully automated vitals data capture available, Anesthesia Touch provides a complete documentation solution for anesthesia providers.

Future clients interested in learning more about Touch Analytics may schedule a demo at www.plexustg.com

About Plexus Technology Group, LLC
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use.  Pharmacy Touch™, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 


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Jennifer Dixon, Director of Communications
781.915.0221
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Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a fully KLAS-rated, market-leading, best-of-breed anesthesia information management system (AIMS) provider, is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the 2017 International MUSE Conference held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center near Dallas, Texas from May 30th to June 2nd. Medical Users Software Exchange (MUSE), a non-profit organization of facilities that use the MEDITECH EHR, is the largest independent MEDITECH users group in the world. The MUSE conference offers attendees a wide variety of opportunities to network, learn and engage with peers and experts all sharing a common connection to the same EHR solutions.  

“The 2017 International MUSE Conference provides a great opportunity for us to engage with the MEDITECH community.  This is one of our favorite events each year, as it really showcases our customers’ success integrating the Plexus Anesthesia Touch platform with their MEDITECH systems,” said Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus Technology Group. “The seamless flow of information to and from the anesthesia record is a win-win that benefits both the facility and the anesthesia practice.”

Attendees look forward to the annual MUSE conference to learn from their MEDITECH peers and peer organizations that have already faced—and solved—familiar challenges.  Educational sessions and presentations describing real-world product experiences are among the most popular events.  This year’s MUSE conference will feature the Plexus TG Anesthesia Touch™ solution in a presentation titled “Integrating Plexus Anesthesia with MEDITECH: A Community Hospital Perspective.”  Glen Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of the Department of Anesthesia at Bristol Hospital in Connecticut, will share his perspective including thoughts and suggestions for facilities considering an electronic anesthesia record.  Greg Matthews, Director of Product Management for Plexus TG, will be available during the presentation to answer questions about the Plexus TG solutions.  Dr. Rosenfeld’s Product Showcase session is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st in the Grapevine 3 room at 1:00 pm.

As an exhibitor, Plexus TG will demonstrate Anesthesia Touch, an easy to use, scalable AIMS solution that simplifies how today’s providers must document to realize improved quality, increased efficiency, streamlined billing and optimal CMS Quality Payment Program reporting. Anesthesia Touch combines ease of use with best practice documentation, backed by Plexus TG’s proven, KLAS-rated experience delivering powerful integration with multiple generations of MEDITECH solutions.

“In addition to our presence in the exhibit hall, we are excited to showcase Pharmacy Touch™, our medication management system,” explained Joe Gentile, Senior Vice President of Sales at Plexus Technology Group. “We encourage attendees to stop by for an interactive demonstration to learn more about how this system delivers to anesthesia providers and their pharmacies an integrated solution with controlled-access cabinets, barcode syringe labeling, closed-loop reconciliation and automated charging.”  The hands-on introduction to Pharmacy Touch will coincide with a happy hour reception sponsored by Plexus TG on Thursday, June 1st in the Gaylord Convention Center’s Forth Worth 5 room from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. 

To learn more about the solutions offered by Plexus Technology Group, please visit booth #1132 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.
 

About Plexus Technology Group, LLC
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use.  Pharmacy Touch™, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 


Contact Info:
Jennifer Dixon, Director of Communications
781.915.0221
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Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG) and MiraMed Global Services (MiraMed) are pleased to announce the launch of  MACRA MadeEasy. This new suite of services provides comprehensive support to anesthesia clinicians seeking to comply with the evolving requirements of Medicare reimbursement.

In 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) legislation was overwhelmingly approved by Congress. It transforms the way Medicare Part B payments are calculated. MACRA also repealed and replaced several older programs, including the Sustainable Growth Rate formula and the Physician Quality Reporting System. The first performance period began in January 2017 and directly impacts 2019 reimbursements for virtually all anesthesia physicians and nurse anesthetists who see over 100 Medicare patients and bill for over $30,000 in Part B services.

Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus TG and MiraMed, explained the genesis of the MACRA MadeEasy program. “We introduced the MiraMed QCDR for 2016 quality reporting, and it was a huge success, enabling over 6,000 anesthesia providers to comply with last year’s requirements.  But 2017 marked the beginning of a new paradigm—competitive, performance-driven payment rules.”

“Anesthesia Touch is an exceptional tool for capturing quality measure data, but that alone is no longer enough. As I explained in a recent eAlert, most anesthesia providers are choosing the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. For this reason, we designed the MACRA MadeEasy platform as a comprehensive solution covering every aspect of MIPS participation.”

MACRA MadeEasy is a significant extension to Plexus TG’s core product, Anesthesia Touch™, an electronic anesthesia documentation system. MACRA MadeEasy program allows clinicians to capture their quality measures through Anesthesia Touch and then automatically send the measures to the CMS-approved MiraMed QCDR registry. Enrolled individuals have access to the MACRA MadeEasy secure portal for instantaneous personalized performance insights.

“Given the complexities of the payment rules and their inescapable impact on the anesthesia specialty, we are excited to introduce MACRA MadeEasy,” added Doug Marcey, VP of Technology for Plexus TG. “This new service leads anesthesiologists and anesthetists through the Merit-based Incentive Payment System with a combination of certified EHR technology, exclusive anesthesia-specific quality measures and sustained counsel supported by recognized thought leaders in anesthesia and a CMS-approved Qualified Clinical Data Registry, the MiraMed QCDR. It is the simple choice for anesthesia clinicians who want expert guidance and recommendations to maximize their performance scores.”

About Plexus Technology Group, LLC
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use.  Pharmacy Touch™, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 

About MiraMed
Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, MiraMed Global Services stands as the premier global provider of business process outsourcing solutions to healthcare organizations nationwide. MiraMed partners with hospitals, health networks, physician practices and related industry service organizations to provide a broad portfolio of customizable solutions, uncover and capitalize on hidden financial opportunities, improve productivity and ultimately increase profits. MiraMed has offices in Jackson, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois, Portland, Oregon, Thousand Oaks, California, Dallas, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, Greenville, South Carolina, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Chennai, India and Manila, Philippines.

MiraMed pairs healthcare industry experts with world-class processes, infrastructure and technology to deliver meaningful and measurable results. This proprietary model enables sustainable change by delivering a complete, customizable "end-to-end" solution devised to meet a client's own unique financial and organizational needs. For more information, visit www.miramedgs.com.


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Lake Norman Anesthesia Associates Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a fully KLAS-rated, market-leading, best-of-breed anesthesia information management system (AIMS) provider, announces Lake Norman Anesthesia Associates (LNAA) has recently selected Anesthesia Touch™, as the electronic medical record (EMR) solution for their anesthesia department.  LNAA provides anesthesia services through the local hospital in Mooresville, North Carolina which serves the greater Lake Norman region.

Anesthesia Touch was chosen by LNAA due to its extensive reporting capabilities and superior mobility. LNAA was focused on finding a solution that offers an easy to use, cloud-based, comprehensive anesthesia documentation system. In addition to meeting those criteria, the ability of Plexus TG’s solution to integrate with other hospital systems and automatically capture physiological data were cited as features that will optimize perioperative workflow. 

“We’ve been watching the marketplace for the last several years, waiting for the right time to move to a digital chart.  The additional administrative burdens of [CMS’] MACRA really pushed us over the edge, paper just no longer seemed practical,” explained Steven H. Bradley, MD, anesthesiologist at Lake Norman Anesthesia Associates. “Anesthesia Touch makes it really simple for us to capture and report those new measures.”

Lake Norman Anesthesia Associates selected Anesthesia Touch above the competition not only because it is a state-of-the-art solution, but because it is part of a larger, seamless, and integrated platform including QCDR, anesthesia billing through Anesthesia Business Consultants’ F1RSTAnesthesia software platform and overall compliance with MACRA.  Competing anesthesia EMRs offer a single software product that a hospital or anesthesia group must then determine how to integrate into a strategy for MACRA. The Anesthesia Touch solution comes packaged together to accommodate all clinical needs, operational standards, and governmental compliance within one platform.  No other solution on the market can come close to that offering.

Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus TG, offered his insight on the changing attitudes towards quality reporting, “Lake Norman Anesthesia’s decision underscores the current trends in EMR adoption.  When we first launched our anesthesia-focused quality registry, most clinicians were participating just enough to meet the required minimums. In today’s consumer-oriented culture, clinicians are realizing that these scores directly impact their professional reputation, and that desire for stronger performance scores leads them to direct QCDR participation via their certified EHR technology.”

About Plexus Technology Group, LLC
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use.  Pharmacy Touch™, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 

Contact Info:
Jennifer Dixon, Director of Communications
781.915.0221
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Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a fully KLAS-rated, market-leading, best-of-breed anesthesia information management system (AIMS) provider, is pleased to announce they will attend the Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management (AIAPM) Conference from April 29th to May 1st at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The AIAPM conference brings together the finest experts in the anesthesia billing and practice management industry. Focus areas will include group leadership and consolidation, using information technology, reporting quality, anesthesia and pain billing and coding and anesthesia billing compliance.

Plexus TG’s AIMS solution, Anesthesia Touch™, delivers clinicians an easily searchable coding module with full access to ICD-10 and CPT with crosswalks to ASA anesthesia codes. By having the option to select codes at the point-of-care providers can ensure they are capturing the level of specificity needed for accurate charging and full reimbursement. Beyond being an anesthesia recordkeeping system, Anesthesia Touch ensures compliance with MACRA legislation by collecting the required metrics for the Quality, Advancing Care Information and Improvement Activities categories.  Successful long-term compliance with MACRA involves submissions through a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) to support the unique requirements of the anesthesia specialty, which is easily achieved with the Plexus TG platform.

“We are seeing more and more interest from healthcare organizations and physician practices as they recognize the substantial benefits associated with implementing an AIMS. By automating the anesthesia record, billing offices not only receive a complete anesthesia record, but hospitals and clinicians increase their availability and quality of patient data for research and analytics, compared to limited availability offered by paper records,” says Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus Technology Group.

Please visit Plexus TG at Booth #23 during the Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management Conference from April 29th to May 1st at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

About Plexus Technology Group, LLC
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use.  Pharmacy Touch™, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 

Contact Info:
Jennifer Dixon, Director of Communications
781.915.0221
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Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a market-leading, best-of-breed anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) provider, delivers dental office-based anesthesia providers with a flexible electronic anesthesia record on an iPad,  Anesthesia Touch™, that is tailored to their specific workflow. By automating the anesthesia documentation process, not only do providers spend less time on paperwork and more time with their patients, they also save time and money by transitioning to a paperless environment.

Key features sought out by dental anesthesia providers include a cloud-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution with extreme portability and the ability to automatically capture patient physiological data on the electronic anesthesia record.  In many instances, clinicians travel to multiple locations to provide anesthesia care, so improving efficiency by integrating a paperless workflow into their daily routine is extremely important and a valuable time saver.

Several recent and established clients shared comments about their experience utilizing Anesthesia Touch and converting from paper to an electronic anesthesia record.

"Anesthesia Touch is a phenomenal, user-friendly electronic system to use for in-office anesthesia records. Not only does it track vitals seamlessly, the cloud-based server allows simple connectivity through basically any WiFi source. The electronic faxing portion of the service is one I found uniquely helpful as it enables me to pull physician clearances, medical history reports, previous specialty notes, etc. up on my iPad as soon as the fax is assigned to a patient. I would recommend this program to any anesthesia provider working in dental offices,” stated Kevin Dincher, DMD, Dentist Anesthesiologist/Owner of Anesthesia Associates of Central PA.

Peter Pfeiffer MD, Dentist Anesthesiologist/Owner of AnesthesiaMobile said, "I've been using Anesthesia Touch in my practice for the past 18 months. The functionality has been exactly what I've needed and the dental offices where I provide anesthesia love the fact that I'm 100 percent digital and not cluttering up their offices with papers."

“As a dentist, Anesthesia Touch offers a lot more than I need.  Fortunately, their support team customized the software to meet my needs and allowed me to seamlessly incorporate it into my practice,” commented Michael S. Fioritto, DDS, DABOI, FAAID, Owner of Fioritto Family Dental.

“Using Anesthesia Touch has allowed me to give greater focus to total patient care. The automatic streaming of physiologic data from my Nihon Kohden monitor works seamlessly whether I am in my own office or if I travel to other offices. The charts are clear and legible and I can access them from anywhere that I have an internet connection,” said Ralph Epstein, DDS, Anesthesiologist/Owner of Distinctive Dental Services of New York. “The staff at Plexus have been wonderful to work with. They customized the program to fit my needs. In addition, as a program director of a residency program it helps me teach residents to be organized and to complete charts in an organized fashion.”

Anesthesia EMRIn addition, Plexus TG’s clients have access to an easy-to-use data analytics system as well as an integrated web-based scheduling application that can be used to manage their daily schedules and electronically capture patient health information in advance of surgery.

“We are continually looking for ways to improve and expand our office-based anesthesia product offering, so the feedback we receive from our clients and potential clients directly impacts our roadmap,” explained Doug Marcey, Vice President of Technology at Plexus TG. “For example, after receiving multiple requests to develop an integrated PACU nursing module that allows office-based providers to manage all their information from one system, we acknowledged its importance and started the development process with plans to roll it out later this year.”

“We recognize the need to automate and streamline the anesthesia documentation process is an important priority to providers delivering anesthesia care in office-based settings. With that in mind, we felt it was essential to offer an office-based anesthesia EMR solution that is affordable and tailored specifically to the needs of the providers,” said Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus TG.

As an iPad-based anesthesia documentation solution, Anesthesia Touch's full KLAS rating demonstrates Plexus TG’s commitment to providing complete AIMS functionality for their clients. For more information, visit www.klasresearch.com

About Plexus Technology Group, LLC
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use.  Pharmacy Touch™, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 

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Jennifer Dixon, Director of Communications
781.915.0221
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