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Presidio Surgery Center Saves More than $45,000 a Year by Automating Pre-Op Process with Medical Web Technologies.

Eliminates Time Consuming Pre-Op Calls and Day-of-Surgery Cancellations

SCITUATE, Mass. -- Medical Web Technologies today announced Presidio Surgery Center has successfully taken its pre-op process online with One Medical Passport. Since implementing this Web-based pre-op system, Presidio has lowered operating costs by substantially reducing day-of-surgery cancellations, reclaimed valuable nursing time and increased patient satisfaction.

"One Medical Passport has enabled us to greatly streamline our pre-op process, saving us time and money," said Jessie Scott, administrator, Presidio Surgery Center. "Because patients fill out their medical histories online, at their convenience, information is more complete and accurate. As a result cancellations caused by day-of-surgery surprises are no longer an issue, saving us an estimated $46,000 a year."

Prior to implementing One Medical Passport, Presidio relied on a full-time nurse to manage its pre-op process. Calls took 20 - 25 minutes per patient to gather medical histories. Because patients were not prepared for calls, medical histories were often incomplete or inaccurate. Consequently, it was not uncommon for day of surgery surprises to result in surgeries being delayed or canceled costing Presidio valuable time and lowering revenues.

Since deploying One Medical Passport, medical histories are complete and accurate. Issues are caught well in advance and cancellations are avoided. Pre-op calls are down to five minutes per patient, eliminating the need for a full time nurse to oversee the process which enables nurses to focus more on patients and less on administrative tasks.

About One Medical Passport

With One Medical Passport, patients complete their own pre-operative medical history securely via the Internet. The information is immediately available to nurses, anesthesiologists, registration staff and the patient's surgeon. In addition to a more efficient pre-op process, patients benefit from continued access to an online personal health record, which they can update whenever needed.

About Medical Web Technologies

Medical Web Technologies, www.mwtcorp.com, provides innovative, Web-based medical information solutions that allow patients and healthcare providers to easily create, store, and distribute a patient's complete medical information. MWT's solutions, One Medical Passport and SourcePlus Passport, are used nationwide in a variety of settings that span fast-paced ASCs and major medical centers to solo practitioner physician offices.
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