IRVINE, CA – September 4, 2013 – Kareo, Inc., the cloud-based medical office software and services provider for small medical practices, announced today that Black Book has ranked Kareo number one on its list of Top 20 Seamless Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management (PM) and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Software Vendors. Kareo also received a number one ranking in nine of eighteen evaluation criteria and was the only vendor to achieve a top five ranking in every single category. Black Book’s new study is based on extensive input from more than 8,000 physicians and staff of medical practices and hospitals surveyed between April 2013 and July 2013.
A summary of the report, “2013 Top Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management Ambulatory EHR Software Vendors,” is available at .
“We understand that physicians are frustrated that the business side of their practices too often gets in the way of delivering patient care, and we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that restore the patient as the central focus of the independent practice,” said Dan Rodrigues, CEO and founder of Kareo. “We are honored to receive this prestigious ranking and the validation from medical providers of Kareo’s approach in delivering an intuitive, affordable, and integrated EHR, practice management and revenue cycle management solution to our customers.”
Black Book’s survey found that 89% of physicians considering new software and services to improve revenue cycle management are seeking a seamless single source vendor and prefer vendors that offer software, outsourcing and consulting options to support EHR/RCM/PM transformations. Black Book’s survey also revealed that more than 90% of independent physicians agree that fully-integrated practice management/revenue cycle management systems equipped with EHR software are the key to ensuring practice survival and enabling independence from hospital or large group acquisition.
Black Book’s report noted that RCM is the life force of any practice, solo or group, private or non-profit. Effective patient registration, insurance, benefit verification, charge capture and claims processing are essential to maintaining practice viability. The advantages of physicians implementing a seamless electronic PM system along with EHR software are becoming increasingly apparent. Facilitating and accelerating these functions while providing patients access to their medical records and lab results can improve the patient experience and patient-physician relationship.
About Black Book
Black Book Rankings, a division of Black Book Market Research LLC, provides healthcare IT users, media, investors, analysts, quality minded vendors, and prospective software system buyers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and other interested sectors of the clinical technology industry with comprehensive comparison data of the industry’s top respected and competitively performing technology vendors. The largest user opinion poll of its kind in healthcare IT, Black Book collects over 400,000 viewpoints on information technology and outsourced services vendor performance annually. For methodology, auditing, resources, comprehensive research and ranking data see http://www.blackbookrankings.com.
Kareo is the only cloud-based medical office software and services platform dedicated to small practices. At Kareo, we believe that, with the right tools and support, small practices can do big things. We offer an integrated suite of products and services designed to help small practice physicians get paid faster, run their businesses smarter, and provide better care. Our Practice Management software, Billing Services, and free, full-featured EHR help more than 20,000 medical providers more efficiently manage the business and clinical sides of their practices. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kareo’s mission is to help providers spend their time focused on patients, not paperwork. For more information, visit www.kareo.com.