IDS Awarded Service Contract with Premier Healthcare Alliance
Integrated Document Solutions (IDS), a leader in healthcare information technology, announced it has been awarded a 3-year group purchasing contract to provide transcription services at specially negotiated pricing and terms to Premier's alliance of more than 2,700 hospitals and 90,000 providers nationwide.
The contract allows eligible members to gain significant operational cost savings through improved clinical documentation processes. In addition to medical transcription and editing services, Premier members can realize greater efficiencies using IDS cloud technology for comprehensive clinical reporting and information and image sharing, speech recognition and workflow management.
With the introduction of EHR, many HIM directors assumed transcription would become obsolete. That did not happen; however, EHR did bring on a whole set of new challenges. Many physicians have experienced a loss in productivity, mobility and face time with their patients. IDS helps providers mitigate losses with mobile and enhanced workflow solutions.
"We're excited to be selected as supplier for this alliance, dedicated to leading the transformation to high-quality, cost-efficient healthcare," said CEO of IDS Yaniv Dagan. "At the heart of the IDS technology infrastructure is the transcription piece, but we realized from the start that with our expertise in interoperability and assembling documents from different sources and different HIMs, IDS can play a pivotal role in helping healthcare organizations of all sizes streamline medical record workflows and overcome the challenges associated with EHR adoption. With IDS technology enabling interconnectivity, our clients can bridge gaps, gain operational efficiencies and achieve meaningful use goals."