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Meta Health Technology Wins Premier Contract for Reimbursement Software; Contract Includes Meta's Patient Abstracting and Electronic Physician Query Products

Meta Health Technology Wins Premier Contract for Reimbursement Software; Contract Includes Meta's Patient Abstracting and Electronic Physician Query Products

Meta Health Technology, a leading provider of software solutions for health information management, has been awarded a 36-month contract by Premier Purchasing Partners, LP. The agreement provides Premier's more than 2,200 member hospitals and 63,000 additional healthcare sites with access to pre-negotiated pricing and terms for Meta's patient chart abstracting and Electronic Physician Query software products.

New York (PRWEB) November 11, 2009

Meta Health Technology, a leading provider of software solutions for health information management, has been awarded a 36-month contract by Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, the group purchasing unit of Premier, Inc. The new agreement, effective August 1, 2009, provides Premier's more than 2,200 member hospitals and 63,000 additional healthcare sites with access to pre-negotiated pricing and terms for Meta's patient chart abstracting and Electronic Physician Query software.

Meta's PowerAbstract, the company's flagship product, is a powerful medical record abstracting solution that streamlines the data collection process for both inpatient and outpatient visits and offers powerful reporting capabilities. In addition to its broad base of customers in the United States, the ICD-10 ready PowerAbstract software is also installed at major healthcare facilities in Canada, where the ICD-10 system is already in use.

Meta's Electronic Physician Query software, introduced in 2007, was developed in response to a widespread hospital initiative to improve the quality of clinical documentation. The product automates and expedites the physician query process for hospitals by closing the loop between the coder or CDI Specialist and the physician. Electronic Physician Query delivers improved clinical documentation and improved reimbursement, delivering an immediate return on investment in the software.

According to Eli Nahmias, President and CEO of Meta Health Technology, "Meta's selection by Premier as a vendor of choice for our outstanding software is another validation that our product offering meets the customer's highest standard. It is particularly gratifying that a large organization such as Premier, with its more than 2,000 hospitals, has selected our reimbursement tool. We look forward to implementing our software at many of Premier's member hospitals. We believe that, as more hospitals embark on CDI initiatives, our proven Physician Query application will help them achieve their goals and, at the same time, improve reimbursement."

About Meta Health Technology
Meta Health Technology is a full-service provider of health information management solutions for hospitals, clinics, physician group practices and long-term care facilities. Headquartered in New York City, the company has served the healthcare industry exclusively for 30 years. Meta's clients range from small community hospitals to many of the largest and most prestigious medical facilities across the United States and in Canada. The company provides a level of client service that is unmatched in the industry.

Meta's health information management software automates critical HIM functions, including abstracting and coding, physician query, clinical documentation improvement, chart analysis and completion, release of information, chart tracking, electronic signature, document management, RAC audit management, electronic medical record, reporting and compliance, and department management. More information about Meta Health Technology is available at www. metahealth. com, or by calling 800-334-6840.

About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award recipient
The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,200 U. S. hospitals and 63,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to improve healthcare quality and affordability. Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Premier has offices in San Diego, Charlotte, N. C., Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit www. premierinc. com.

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