MONTEREY PARK, Calif., April 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SynerMed, Inc. announced today the release of a new innovation in healthcare, PLAN. The technology allows health plans to gain greater access to clinical information in real time. Five of California's largest health plans, Anthem Blue Cross of California, Health Net, Care1st Health Plan, Inland Empire Health Plan and L.A. Care Health Plan, have access to the new virtual healthcare portal. In the future, SynerMed will connect all of its clients' health plans.
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SynerMed expects the ground-breaking technology to dramatically improve the existing healthcare model by providing real-time access to claims, authorizations and member transaction data specific to each health plan.
"PLAN cuts administrative costs substantially by reducing time spent on phone calls, documentation and paperwork," said Darren McLachlan, Vice President of Finance and IT at SynerMed. "It also creates better coordination of care and greater transparency between health plan management personnel."
PLAN is an extension of SynerMed's CONNECT, an interconnected virtual platform that allows physicians, members, health plans and care management staff to coordinate high-quality care, while viewing, sharing and retrieving patient records through secure HIPAA-compliant technology.
"PLAN transforms the workflow of our health plan partners by streamlining messaging technologies into workflows and improving patient, physician and health plan interactions," said SynerMed President and Chief Executive Officer James Mason. "In the future, PLAN will expand to include audit and oversight functionality and individualized care plans for targeted populations with chronic conditions."
Together PLAN and CONNECT serve as examples of SynerMed's commitment to advancing Health Information Exchange (HIE) between hospitals, patients, physicians and health plans to coordinate care with better outcomes, lower costs and higher patient satisfaction.
SynerMed is a leading Medicaid Managed Services Organization (MSO) headquartered in Monterey Park, California. SynerMed is a physician-led and physician-driven organization, dedicated to innovating healthcare through an integrated system of tools and services that connects physicians, members, hospitals and health plans. Since its inception in 1995, SynerMed has been dedicated to improving access to quality care and reducing healthcare costs through state-of-the-art technology. SynerMed's advanced technology is powered by CONNECT and its integrated suite of products: CONSULT, CHECKBOOK, SHARE, MATH, DIRECT, PLAN, STORE and COMPLEX CARE.Today, SynerMed is one of the largest Managed Services Organizations (MSO) in the United States, with a network of 10,000 providers who provide access to care for more than 700,000 members. The company's physician-centric IPA model promotes growth and sustainability to help physicians remain independent. For more information about SynerMed, Inc., visit www.synermed.com.
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