Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York Implements Authentidate's Inscrybe Healthcare to Improve Referral Management Processes With Physicians

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Feb. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Authentidate Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:ADAT), a worldwide provider of secure health information exchange, workflow management services and telehealth solutions, today announced that the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York (VNA of WNY), a part of the Kaleida Health System, is implementing the Inscrybe® Healthcare referral management solution to improve its processes for physician communications. VNA of WNY is integrating Inscrybe with its McKesson clinical management system that they use for physician orders (referrals) in their home health practice as well as their Fastrack billing system that they use in their home infusion, home medical equipment (HME), and enteral nutrition business operations.

When Inscrybe is integrated with their clinical management and billing systems, the VNA of WNY can initiate referrals either from their McKesson or their Fastrack system, which triggers Inscrybe to send the referrals to the physician for review and approval while Inscrybe tracks each referral through to completion. Referrals and related documentation are sent electronically for review and secure online signature, or received via fax to be viewed, signed and faxed back into Inscrybe, depending on physician preference. By utilizing Inscrybe, VNA of WNY expects to reinforce business relationships with their referring physicians by providing flexible yet efficient communications while reducing the overall completion time of their referrals. With the increased national emphasis on electronic health records as a replacement for paper, physicians are becoming more interested than ever in secure, online communications with their suppliers.

Judy Baumgartner, President of the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York, stated, "We were drawn to Inscrybe by its proven ability to automate the very complex referral and medical orders workflow. Inscrybe will allow physicians who order our home care services to access all of their referrals at a single site, eliminating the enormous paper process they are burdened with today. Inscrybe will allow VNA of WNY to improve our efficiency and accuracy while reducing paper management and related overhead costs."

Marcus Wagstaff, National Sales Director for Authentidate, said, "Inscrybe will standardize and unify the referral management processes of this well-established, leading home care organization. We look forward to helping the VNA of WNY achieve their strategic objectives with our innovative solution."

About Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York

Founded in 1885, the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York (VNA of WNY) was the first visiting nursing organization in America. Since then, it has become one of the oldest charities in the nation and remains the largest home health agency in the Western New York region. The VNA of WNY offers products and home care services for everyone from newborns to elderly patients. The VNA of WNY provides services to all eight counties in the western part of New York State. The VNA of WNY is the most comprehensive home care agency in the region, offering skilled nursing, rehabilitation, home infusion therapy, home oxygen and respiratory therapy, Lifeline, telehealth and social adult day services. VNA of WNY also offers specialized services for pediatrics, maternal, behavioral health, long term home health, chronic disease management and Care Transitions. For additional information, go to

About Authentidate Holding Corp.

Authentidate Holding Corp. is a worldwide provider of secure health information exchange, workflow management services and telehealth solutions. The company's software and web-based services enable healthcare organizations and other enterprises to increase revenues, reduce costs and enhance patient care by eliminating paper and manual work steps from clinical and administrative processes. The web-based services are delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), and only require that customers have an Internet connection and web browser. The company's healthcare customers and users include leading homecare companies, health systems and physician groups. These organizations utilize the company's products and services to coordinate care for patients outside of acute-care.

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