In a move to add functionality to NaviNet's healthcare communications network and boost its clinical product suite for unified patient information management (UPIM), the company announced Monday that it has acquired Prematics, a mobile care management solution provider.
The acquisition calls for Prematics' mobile clinical messaging and e-prescribing solutions to be integrated with NaviNet Insurer Connect, an industry-leading multi-payer portal, and with NaviNet EMR and NaviNet PM technology.
This integration, NaviNet executives said, will enable the delivery of clinical, administrative and financial information to physicians' handheld devices. As a result, when physicians are in the exam room prescribing medications via handheld device, they can also use the device to receive information about generic or alternative drugs; submit real-time authorizations; and view benefits information in real time to determine a patient's financial responsibility.
Brad Waugh, NaviNet's president and CEO, said the acquisition highlights his company's patient-centric approach to health information management. According to Waugh, the deal enhances NaviNet's clinical product offerings and extends NaviNet from the desktop to the exam room. Doctors using handhelds will benefit from single-source access to integrated clinical, administrative and financial information from health plans, physicians and other sources of patient data.