IDEXX Computer Systems Releases IDEXX Cornerstone 8.2 Practice Management Software [Trade]

New user-directed updates make Cornerstone an even simpler, more powerful practice management system

WESTBROOK, Maine, December 20, 2011—IDEXX Computer Systems announces the availability of IDEXX Cornerstone Practice Management Software version 8.2. Fueled by feedback from current customers, this latest release offers greater speed, connectivity and efficiency to help practices eliminate barriers to providing exceptional patient care and achieving their performance goals.

“We consistently ask customers what they need to be successful, and then invest in innovations to help them realize their vision,” says Tyler Patterson, Director, Cornerstone product line. “Cornerstone 8.2 software is a great example of how this partnership results in features and other enhancements that help veterinarians and their staff deliver high-quality care with greater efficiency while building a stronger practice.”

A more powerful, easier-to-use Electronic Whiteboard is just one of the upgrades. At a single glance—and with no clicks—staff gets a real-time update on all patients in the clinic and the services each requires. By helping to ensure that all team members have the same information, care can be delivered consistently and on schedule without missing any charges. These and other improvements to the Electronic Whiteboard are a response to the needs of a wide range of users: from single-doctor practices looking to get more done in a busy day, to large specialty referral and emergency facilities whose many patients are cared for by multiple staff members.

Cornerstone 8.2 also delivers superior integration with digital radiography that simplifies the creation of comprehensive electronic medical records, reduces orphan charges and streamlines work flow. For example, practitioners can now initiate digital requests as an invoice item from within the diagnostic work flow. This requires fewer steps and can be done without having to break from the normal patient work flow. Integration with the IDEXX I-Vision Mobile application lets users order, receive and review digital radiographs on an Apple iPad or Android mobile tablet.

Other improvements in Cornerstone 8.2 include faster entry of simple medical notes, automatic updating of patient records for sex-specific procedures, and the ability to offer clients more flexible payment options with the partial payment functionality of X-Charge software.

“We strongly believe the Cornerstone system must continue to evolve its functionality to meet the varied and changing needs of our customers,” says Patterson. “These new features and enhancements make it possible for Cornerstone to grow along with the practice and help practitioners achieve their goals every step of the way.”

For more information, to schedule a demonstration or for complete details on all the new features and enhancements in Cornerstone 8.2 software, please contact IDEXX Computer Systems Sales at 1-800-283-8386, option 2.

About IDEXX Cornerstone Practice Management System
Cornerstone software is the comprehensive practice management solution from IDEXX Computer Systems. By driving ongoing improvements in patient care, client loyalty, workflow efficiency and practice revenue, Cornerstone helps veterinary practices achieve success. In use by over 5,000 clinics, Cornerstone software sits at the center of a practice’s medical and performance information. Through exclusive IDEXX InterLink technology, Cornerstone enables two-way communication that automates the collection, storage and management of patient, practice and client information inside and outside the practice. These enhanced capabilities empower veterinarians and staff members to work smarter, creating workflow efficiencies and reducing administrative tasks, including the automatic capture and invoicing of all patient charges.

About IDEXX Laboratories
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing livestock and poultry diagnostic tests and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 4,900 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.


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