Case Study

DiMarino-Kroop-Prieto Gastrointestinal Associates Facilitates Efficiency With Modernizing Medicine® Gastroenterology’s Easy-To-Use Suite of Gastroenterology Software

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The Goals

  • Eliminate paper charts
  • Utilize one integrated suite of solutions
  • Help with regulatory compliance
  • View patient information regardless of the care setting

Key Benefits Experienced

  • Improved operations and eliminated paper charts
  • Learned the system quickly due to ease of use
  • Streamlined documentation to be able to write a note in 30-seconds
  • Increased efficiency which saves time throughout the day

The mission to find a gastroenterology EMR and an all-in-one system that would help eliminate paper charts.

“Having the gastroenterology EMR , endoscopy report writing software, billing and scheduling in one system is invaluable and enables me to access patient information quickly, no matter the healthcare setting. I can respond to a patient within two minutes of receiving an urgent message, which they appreciate, and it also helps me finish my day earlier.”

‒ MICHAEL DIMARINO, MD

Just What the Doctor Ordered

DiMarino-Kroop-Prieto Gastrointestinal Associates is located in Woodbury, N.J., and is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. The 10 physician group remains committed to assessing practice patterns and making improvements to assure the proper balance between quality and profitability in this ever-changing medical care environment. In an effort to fulfill their commitment, the practice implemented the GI-specific suite from Modernizing Medicine® Gastroenterology. This suite includes the gastroenterology electronic medical record (EMR) system (gGastro® EMR), an Endoscopy Report Writer (gGastro ERW), a practice management solution (gPM™) and a data analytics tool (gInsights™).

Before the transition, Dr. Michael DiMarino, a gastroenterologist at the practice, was tasked with finding a solution. “We needed an easy-to-use, all-in-one system that would help drive operational efficiency, eliminate paper charts, simplify clinical responsibilities and help ensure regulatory compliance. I’ve worked with numerous EMR systems in various office settings and found none to be user friendly, GI-specific or have an endoscopy writer included. The gGastro Suite is a shining example of what I envisioned for our practice. Having the gastroenterology EMR system, ERW, billing and scheduling in one system is invaluable and enables me to access patient information quickly, no matter the healthcare setting.”

Endoscopy Report Writing Software: Write a Note in 30 Seconds

DiMarino-Kroop-Prieto Gastrointestinal Associates quickly discovered a powerful tool in the gGastro Suite due to the the ease and effectiveness the gastroenterology software provides. “The Modernizing Medicine Gastroenterology implementation team came to our office for onsite training to help with the transition. We lowered our patient volume for about a week but quickly ramped it up again,” said Dr. DiMarino. “One of our physicians is not tech-savvy, and he quickly adapted to the technology; within two weeks, he was a super user, which is a direct reflection of how easy and concise gGastro is. The relevant information is presented clearly, whereas other systems are cluttered, making it hard to absorb all of the data.”

Modernizing Medicine Gastroenterology’s gGastro ERW integrates with gGastro EMR and streamlines Dr. DiMarino’s documentation process and produces a variety of reports and notes, including procedure notes, referring physician letters and discharge notes. “Writing a note with the gGastro ERW takes me 30 seconds because the information is already there; I don’t have to rewrite it. Other platforms require you to flip back and forth between systems, which is cumbersome and a waste of time.”

Remain Efficient Throughout Your Day

“I have not found any product out there that allows me to do my job as efficiently as the gGastro Suite does because all the information I need is at my fingertips. Whether I’m in the endoscopy unit or the office, I can view test results and receive patient information in an instant. I can respond to a patient within two minutes of receiving an urgent message, which they appreciate, and it also helps me finish my day earlier. gGastro EMR facilitates efficiency, so I no longer have to wait until 5:30 p.m. to finish a stack of paper charts,” said Dr. DiMarino. 

“Modernizing Medicine Gastroenterology puts a lot of energy and continued development into its gastroenterology software, which is welcomed and recognized by the GI community. It’s nice to work with a company who listens, implements and develops a product roadmap with its customers’ feedback in mind.”

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