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AllMed Deploys New Website Tuned for Web 2.0

Saturday, December 20, 2008 General News J E 4
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First phase lays foundation for improving collaboration and information sharing among healthcare claims, medical management and medical staff professionals



PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- AllMed Healthcare Management announced the phase one launch of a new Website that will expand the company's medical review services and increase its role in providing expert medical information, knowledge sharing and collaboration on the web.



"Our clients include some of the busiest people on the planet: claims & medical management professionals and hospital medical staff," said Andrew G. Rowe, CEO. "They need access to constantly changing information and tools that can help them do their jobs more quickly and efficiently."



Repositioning

In annual surveys conducted over the past couple of years, both healthcare payer and hospital clients have noted they highly value the clinical and educational resources on allmedmd.com, and asked the company to expand that content and make it easier to find.



"Expert clinical information, physician access and customer service have always separated us from other independent review organizations," Rowe said. "By providing more clinical information and knowledge that's easier to access, we're continuing to increase our value to our clients and differentiate ourselves from our competitors."



New Website Features



RSS Feeds - Payer and hospital clients can save time by getting the latest healthcare articles related to medical necessity and hospital peer review from around the Web in one location - at allmedmd.com.



Social Bookmarking - allmedmd.com visitors can share any webpage with colleagues at more than 40 social networking sites - even e-mail it.



Live Site Search - Visitors can find what they are searching for fast, because allmedmd.com now returns articles, glossary definitions and other information in seconds.



Glossary - Any visitor unsure of what a particular payer or clinical term means, can check the allmedmd.com glossary to find an answer fast.



FAQ Section - Visitors confused about common hospital peer review and independent medical review questions can find quick answers here.



Improved downloads - Website visitors save time because they only have to fill out the Website contact form once to download the resources they want.



"While it's not noticeable in the first phase of our Website update, we've laid the technical foundation for allmedmd.com to collect and display vast amounts of clinical information quickly for our customers, as well as handle workflow processes that make it faster and easier for our clients' to get their work done," Rowe said. "What we're doing is repositioning the company as a value-added provider of expert medical information and knowledge sharing; not just independent medical reviews."



About AllMed Healthcare Management

Founded in 1995, AllMed is a URAC-accredited independent review organization (IRO) serving leading hospital groups, ambulatory surgery centers, insurance payers and medical management firms, nationwide. More than 400 licensed and board-certified physicians actively practicing their specialties conduct AllMed's evidence-based reviews. Its growing customer base includes premier payer organizations, such as HealthNet, American Health Holding, several Blue Cross/Blue Shield organizations, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, other leading healthcare payers, as well as national and regional hospital groups. Find more information about AllMed on the company's Web site at www.allmedmd.com.



SOURCE AllMed Healthcare Management
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