Merida Health Care Group Selects Brightree

Brightree’s solutions enable Merida Health Care Group to obtain a unified view of their business operations, streamline and improve clinical documentation processes with increased functionality and maximize reimbursements.

ATLANTA – September 28, 2015 – Brightree®, the leading provider of cloud-based clinical, billing and business management software solutions for the post-acute care industry, announced today that Merida Health Care Group (Merida) has selected Brightree’s electronic health record (EHR) solution for its home health and hospice lines of business. The solution will enable Merida to obtain a unified view of their business operations, streamline and improve clinical documentation processes with increased functionality and maximize reimbursements. Additionally, Merida currently uses Brightree’s market-leading HME solution.

“Prior to Brightree, we tried several different solutions for home health and hospice that basically just digitized our paperwork,” said Henry McInnis, corporate administrator at Merida Health Care Group. “These solutions lacked the depth of functionality for compliance checks and balances, and it was extremely difficult to obtain a high-level view across our service lines. With Brightree, we found a proven, scalable, single-vendor solution for our home health, hospice and home medical equipment (HME) services.”

“The addition of Brightree’s Home Health and Hospice solutions will allow us to stay in compliance without sacrificing clinician ease-of-use, improve patient outcomes and provide us with operational visibility across the business,” added McInnis.

Brightree Home Health and Brightree Hospice provides agencies with a cloud-based back-office system and a native iPad ® application that makes documenting at the point-of-care a natural part of patient care. With CareTouch Logic™ , Brightree’s underlying intelligence, clinicians are intelligently guided through assessments and workflows to keep agencies compliant with clinical best practices. The solution enables agencies to reduce compliance risk, improve patient care, increase operational efficiencies and optimize billing.

“We’re excited to partner with Merida and provide a complete solution that will enable them to improve outcomes, increase efficiencies and serve the needs of their rapidly growing patient-base across multiple care settings,” said Lori Jones, executive vice president and general manager, home health, hospice and private duty at Brightree.

Merida has grown 30-40 percent yearly over the past six years and has now expanded to ten locations. “We are extremely pleased with the positive reaction of the clinicians and are confident it will streamline and transform the way they document at the point-of-care,” added Jones.

About Merida Health Care Group

Merida Health Care Group serves more than 2,500 patients in ten locations across south, central and east Texas and provides a team approach to the care process. Merida provides open access to care for those in need and works with each family and patient to develop a plan of care based on the patient’s needs. Merida’s 2,200 staff members are committed to providing professional health services at home or in a community-based setting. Merida offers a wide range of services; therefore setting themselves apart from most agencies. Broader service is a key factor in Merida’s success. For more information, visit www.meridahealthcaregroup.com

About Brightree

Brightree is the leading provider of cloud-based software to improve clinical and business performance in the post-acute care industry. The Company serves more than 3,000 organizations in the home health, hospice, private duty, home medical equipment (HME), orthotic and prosthetic (O&P), HME pharmacy, home infusion and rehab home care segments. Brightree’s solutions follow the natural workflow of providers to automate and improve how they manage their businesses, serve patients, and protect reimbursements. The company is ranked as one of the top 100 healthcare IT companies in the U.S. on the prestigious Healthcare Informatics 100 (HCI 100) list. For further information, visit brightree.com or call 1.888.598.7797.

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