In-house billing

Ensuring doctors get paid more, faster.

A cloud-based user-friendly, configurable platform designed to drive results for anaesthetists and large, multi-disciplinary practices.

Clinical software

Our custom-tailored solution for anaesthetists.

Streamline patient care, enhance efficiency, and stay ahead in the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. Take the next step towards a smarter and more effective practice.

Outsourced billing

Care for your patients, while we care for your admin.

Healthbridge Bureau helps anaesthetists focus on caring for patients & providing excellent service.

Clinical software for anaesthetists

Introducing our custom-tailored solution for anaesthetists: Healthbridge billing partnered with MxNode. Healthbridge billing is a comprehensive front-end, practice management system designed for practice admin & MxNode is a simple, yet powerful clinical software app designed for the anaesthetist on the move.

Healthbridge’s iHealth with MxNode solution works hand-in-hand to solve the biggest concerns experienced by anaesthetists.

Patient scheduling

See all your theatre lists & view individual patients directly from the app. This is made possible with an integrated scheduling calendar that links your view to the overall practice. Any updates made will reflect in real-time.

Patient quotation

The innovative quotation component enables you to send quotes to patients, including patient liable amounts, on the fly. This gives you the ability to discuss costs with the patient at the bedside.

Pre-op assessment

Capture your pre-op assessment directly into the app through easy to select options & searches, & access them on subsequent visit.

Optical data capturing

The app’s intelligent optical data recognition engine allows you to upload Life, Netcare & Mediclinic patient stickers or labels directly into the app using your device’s camera.

Document capture

The app allows you to attach any clinical or billing related documents to your electronic medical record. Billing related documents can conveniently be accessed by your back office staff in iHealth.

Intelligent coding

The app’s code rules engine will help find your tariff codes & automatically select the best code combinations for you & add them to your invoice. It remembers the codes you use most often & there is also the ability to setup code templates for frequently used code combinations.

Same day invoicing

The app’s invoice engine will calculate your tariffs on the go & integrate back into the practice management system for easy, quick invoice submission.

Business Reports

On the dashboard screen you can view at a glance a summary of your work performed including i) number of patients seen, ii) hours billed & iii) Rand value of bills invoiced. You can view all your individual accounts including rand values, account numbers & current state.

Clinical software FAQ

Clinical software enables healthcare providers to maintain digital records of patient health information, including medical history, diagnoses, medications, allergies, and treatment plans. This promotes easy access to patient data, facilitates collaboration among healthcare providers, and reduces the reliance on paper records.

The purpose of an clinical software is to have all the right patient information available & accessible quickly & reliably, from any location. An EMR / EHR facilitates this by easily summarising patient data to highlight important information (such as allergies & conditions) & clinical trends. In summary, the purpose of clinical software and EMRs / EHRs is to improve patient care by giving the treating doctor – or doctors – relevant data, in a structured manner that will enhance their care decisions.

Clinical software or Electronic Medical Records (EMR) enable healthcare providers to maintain digital records of patient health information, including medical history, diagnoses, medications, allergies, and treatment plans. This promotes easy access to patient data, facilitates collaboration among healthcare providers, and reduces the reliance on paper records. Key features of clinical software include:

  • Practice Management 
  • e-Prescribing
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Telemedicine Integration
  • Interoperability
  • Imaging and Diagnostic Tools
  • Mobile Accessibility

A good question to ask when choosing a system is what happens if I want to leave the practice? A good EMR, who has the patient and doctor’s best interests at heart & the legalities around storing patient files, should at least allow that doctor to access those records for the stipulated amount of time.

The good ones are. Clinical software that is integrated & can immediately send a claim through, will save a practice a lot of time & effort. So, if it can convert the clinical encounter into a claim & give practices the option of submitting it straight to the medical schemes, you have a better chance of collecting payment before the patient leaves the practice.

It’s always best to look for a solution that has been designed specifically for your speciality.

Look for a local solution. International solutions have features and even healthcare terminologies that we don’t use or need in South Africa and it just adds clutter and complexity to the system or a medical practice. Look for a system that integrates the admin and billing side of your practice. You want to be sure that your clinical information can be converted to billing information without duplicating effort or needing to sign in and out of systems to manage patients and your practice. And bear in mind that good clinical software brings benefit to the admin person too – not just the doctor.

Digital security is actually a lot safer than physical security. For example, there’s no way of knowing when a paper file goes missing, unless maybe when you need it & can’t find it. That doesn’t happen with electronic records. It’s similar to internet banking – initially it was met with caution and uncertainty, but I think most people would agree that it’s safer to pay for something electronically than to manually draw & carry cash from an ATM. 

So how safe is your data? It’s actually safer than having it on paper. And as a doctor, it reduces your risk that are the result of misplaced files, unauthorised access, missing information, incomplete or incorrect information

The most direct route is to ask the solution provider the question but it’s actually more than a simple yes or no. Some good questions to ask are: what steps are you taking to remain POPI compliant? How are you staying abreast & ahead of the latest security challenges & risks? Bearing in mind that security goes much broader than POPI compliance

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