Word of the week: SwiftPayMD
SwiftPayMD: SwiftPayMD is a mobile billing solution that helps eliminate lost charges and create cash flow for private practice physicians who see patients in hospitals or medical offices but bill for their services in their home. This mobile app works by recording the patient’s information and immediately submitting it to the physician’s home office via speech technology. The prevalence of SwiftPayMD and other medical apps similar to it, occurs at a time when electronic submissions of medical information can help to reduce errors that can occur from illegible writing and problems with lost paper cards. Additionally, SwiftpayMD’s audio files, transcript, and any other relevant images (such as a photo of a patient’s hospital wristband) are encrypted and sent to a cloud-based HIPAA compliant database to speed up the medical billing process. In this electronic age, when many patients are concerned about the privacy of their health information, SwiftpayMD not only makes the billing process run more smoothly, it ensures patient privacy as well – an emerging trend that is certain to continue to grow in mobile health.