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Technology Solutions and Financial Support at the Point of Care

TAMPA, FL, April 14, 2020 – DAS Health, an industry leader in health IT and services, announced today that it has implemented three key programs to support independent clinicians during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health dangers and economic uncertainties of the pandemic converge at physician practices … clinicians are on the frontline of delivering patient care while simultaneously grappling with running a small business under the most challenging of circumstances. DAS Health is offering technology solutions and multiple financial assistance programs to offset some of these risks, including a telehealth program, online access to mental health screening, and payment deferments.

To enable clinicians to continue seeing patients while maintaining the social distancing recommended by the CDC, DAS Health is rolling out a telehealth solution with free implementation and a significant fee reduction on software. In partnership with DrFirst™, DAS Health will deliver the Backline® platform, a best-in-class care coordination solution, to its client network of nearly 3,000 clinicians across all 50 states. “Backline is simple and effective, and we have built a seamless integration with over 95% of the physician practice management and EHR systems currently in place with our clients,” said David Schlaifer, President and CEO of DAS Health, “This accelerates clinicians’ use of technology to provide a high level of patient care while maintaining social distancing protocols.” G. Cameron Deemer, President of DrFirst added, “We are committed to working closely with DAS Health to give its clinicians quick access to Backline so they can continue to take care of their patients. As a HIPAA-compliant, full care collaboration platform, Backline can be an integral part of an efficient practice now and after this public health crisis is resolved.”

DAS Health also announces a significant modification to its electronic mental and behavioral health screening tool, assessURhealth™, making it possible for patients to complete assessments online, in compliance with updated CMS guidelines. Clinicians can now implement the program at a deeply reduced cost and with no implementation fees. With assessURhealth, healthcare providers can assess patients’ anxiety and depression levels, as well as their propensity for drug abuse, alcohol misuse and suicide risk, among other factors, and to provide them the assistance they need, at the time they need it. Schlaifer explained, “Unfortunately, we understand that these behavioral health issues are on the rise during this time, and we want to help do our part to keep them to a minimum.”

In addition to discounts and waived fees, DAS Health is announcing a Payment Deferral Assistance (PDA) program, which allows clients to defer up to four months’ payments with a repayment term of up to five years with no interest, giving them a financial lifeline. “The program’s acronym is aptly named ‘PDA’, as it is truly our way of publicly showing our affection and appreciation for those who are on the front lines of this pandemic,” said Schlaifer. “The vast majority of our clients are small businesses who need assistance, and don’t necessarily have the bandwidth to optimize all the resources available to them right now. So, from one small business to another, we decided to help out directly.” Rod Gisi, Practice Manager at Sylvia A. Gisi MD, Inc. in Temecula, California said, “The DAS team has been very hands on and helpful during this challenging time. I appreciate everything DAS Health is doing for our practice and how quickly they have been able to help.”

About DrFirst

Since 2000, DrFirst™ has pioneered healthcare technology solutions and consulting services that securely connect people at touchpoints of care to improve patient outcomes. We create unconventional solutions that solve care collaboration, medication management, price transparency and adherence challenges faced in healthcare. We unite the Healthiverse™ by providing our clients with real-time access to the information they need, exactly when and how they need it – so patients get the best care possible. To learn more, visit DrFirst.com.

About DAS Health

DAS Health has been a leading provider of Health IT and management solutions and a trusted consultant to independent physician groups, hospitals and healthcare systems across North America since 2003. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, with a regional office in Las Vegas, NV, DAS delivers superior health IT, RCM medical billing, value-based care and practice management solutions.  DAS Health has been recognized for seven consecutive years as a top healthcare company on the Inc. 500|5000 list, serving nearly 3,000 clinicians and 15,000 healthcare professionals, caring for over 10 million patients nationwide.

DAS Health offers representation and support of various EHR platforms, including Aprima®, e-MDs, Lytec, Medisoft, Practice Partner, NextGen® Office and Henry Schein MicroMD®; as well as RCM, Managed IT, System Interfaces and numerous other services in conjunction with AdvancedMD®, Allscripts®, athenahealth, eClinicalWorks™, GreenwayHealth™, and many others. Visit DAShealth.com to learn more.

DrFirst is a trademark and Backline is a registered trademark of DrFirst. Aprima® is a registered trademark of Aprima Medical Software, Inc., an eMDs Company; eMDs, eMDs Plus, Lytec, Practice Partner and Medisoft are trademarks of eMDs, Inc. NextGen® Office is a registered trademark of QSI Management, LLC. MicroMD® is a registered trademark of Henry Schein Medical Systems, Inc. AdvancedMD® is a registered trademark of AdvancedMD, Inc. Allscripts® is a registered trademark of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. athenahealth is a trademark of athenahealth, Inc. eClinicalWorks™ is a trademark of eClinicalWorks, LLC. GreenwayHealth™ is a trademark of Greenway Health, LLC.

Hackers Demand Ransom From Patients After Breaching Florida Clinic

 – Current and former patients of Richard Davis, MD, who operates The Center for Facial Restoration, have received ransom demands from a cybercriminal who hacked the clinic’s server.

Other providers have reported extortion attempts after a breach in the past year, including CarePartners and plastic surgeon Robert Spies, MD. However, this is one of the first reported incidents where the hackers targeted the patients, rather than just the provider.

In a letter to patients, Davis reportedly received a letter from hackers who claimed they had breached the clinic’s servers and obtained the complete medical records of patients, which could be used to publicly exploit patients or be traded to third parties.

The hackers demanded a ransom payment from Davis and by November 29, about 15 to 20 patients reported to the clinic that they also received individual extortion attempts from the hackers “threatening the public release of their photos and personal information unless unspecified ransom demands are negotiated and met.”

On November 12, Davis filed an FBI complaint and met with agents in an effort to examine the scope of the cyberattack and source of the ransom demands. While the investigation continues, patients receiving ransom demands are being encouraged to file individual complaints with the FBI.

The hackers potentially stole the personally identifiable information from an estimated 3,500 former and current patients.

The provider explained that PII is stored in a scan of the patient’s intake demographic questionnaire, rather than an electronic demographic database, which has made obtaining contact information for impacted patients “painstakingly slow and labor intensive.”

What’s more, data access continues to be hindered by ongoing IT service disruptions, Davis explained. Patients are urged to share the notification with any known patients of The Center for Facial Restoration.

Davis has since installed new hard drives, firewalls, and detection software to reduce the potential of future cyberattacks, “but no system is foolproof, and even the US government with all its resources has been victimized repeatedly.”

“While upgrading my defenses clearly won’t help those individuals whose data has already been stolen, there is reason to suspect that the theft of patient photographs may be limited to only a very small number of individuals – mostly those patients who used email to send or receive their photographs – so the upgrades may prove useful,” Davis said.

“I deeply regret that individuals currently or formally under my care have been victimized by this criminal act, and I urge you to monitor your financial information closely,” he added. “I am sickened by this unlawful and self-serving intrusion, and I am truly very sorry for your involvement in this senseless and malicious act.”

The hack mirrors past security incidents of the notorious hacker known as thedarkoverlord, an anonymous hacking group that targeted a wide range of organizations – including the Athens Orthopedic Clinic in Georgia.

One known member of the group is currently standing trial in St. Louis for his role in the hacking efforts, including aggravated identity theft and conspiring to commit computer fraud offenses.

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DAS Health Acquires Automated Medical Systems

TAMPA, Fla.  –  DAS Health, an industry leader in health IT and management, announced today it completed the acquisition of Automated Medical Systems, a healthcare IT company based in Valdosta, GA, with clients in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and New York. As part of DAS’ growth strategy, this most recent expansion further strengthens their position in the US healthcare technology space.

DAS Health actively serves nearly 15,000 total healthcare professionals nationwide. With offices in Florida, Nevada, and Illinois, and a significant presence in Alabama, New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin, DAS Health serves clients throughout nearly all 50 states, and is the largest eMDs and Aprima® reseller in the country. The recent acquisition enhances their product offerings, including adding Henry Schein’s MicroMD® to their Electronic Health Records (EHR) portfolio.

“We are always looking for new ways to bring added value to our clients,” stated David Schlaifer, DAS Health President and CEO. “With each acquisition, we are able to enhance the client experience, whether it be with added solutions, resources or team members. The people we gain from these ventures bring with them years of experience in healthcare technology, continuing to provide additional levels of support for new and existing clients.”

“Because of DAS’ proven track record, I strongly believe that our clients, and our employees, will be set up for success.” said David Lingefelt, CEO of Automated Medical Systems of the transition; “I truly feel that DAS is the right fit for our clients.”

Automated Medical Systems’ clients will now have a substantially improved value proposition, as DAS Health’s award-winning offerings are robust, including practice management and EHR software sales, support and hosting, revenue cycle management (RCM), managed IT services, security risk assessments (SRA), MIPS/MACRA reporting & consulting, mental & behavioral health screenings, chronic care management, and other value-based care solutions.

About DAS Health

DAS Health has been a leading provider of Health IT and management solutions and a trusted consultant to independent physician groups, hospitals and healthcare systems across North America since 2003. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, with regional offices in Las Vegas and the Chicago metro area, DAS delivers superior health IT, RCM medical billing, value-based care and practice management solutions for nearly 15,000 healthcare professionals. It includes representation and support of various EHR platforms, including Aprima®, e-MDs, Lytec, Medisoft, Practice Partner, NextGen® Office and Henry Schein MicroMD®, and providing RCM, Managed IT, System Interfaces and numerous other services in conjunction with AdvancedMD®, Allscripts®, eClinicalWorks™, GreenwayHealth™, and many others. DAS was recently recognized for the 7th year in a row as a top healthcare company on the Inc. 500|5000 list. Visit DAShealth.com to learn more.

Aprima® is a registered trademark of Aprima Medical Software, Inc., an eMDs Company; eMDs, eMDs Plus, Lytec, PracticePartner and Medisoft are trademarks of eMDs, Inc. NextGen® Office is a registered trademark of QSI Management, LLC.MicroMD® is a registered trademark of Henry Schein Medical Systems, Inc. AdvancedMD® is a registered trademark ofAdvancedMD, Inc. Allscripts® is a registered trademark of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. eClinicalWorks™ is a trademark of eClinicalWorks, LLC. GreenwayHealth™ is a trademark of Greenway Health, LLC.

 

 

DAS Health Announces Fifth Acquisition in 12 Months

TAMPA, Fla.  – DAS Health, an industry leader in health IT and management, announced today it completed the acquisition of a Milwaukee-based healthcare solutions conglomerate, including WRT Specialties, Inc., Easy PC Solutions, LLC, EasyMed Billing, LLC and Houston-based Systech Solutions. This follows DAS’ acquisition of Houston-based Altex Business Solutions earlier this year, and three Chicago-based companies at the end of 2018.

DAS Health now actively serves nearly 1,500 clients, 3,000 clinicians and 15,000 total healthcare professionals nationwide. With offices in Tampa, FL, Las Vegas, NV, and Aurora, IL, as well as having a significant presence in Texas and North Carolina, DAS Health serves clients throughout nearly all 50 states, and is the largest eMDs reseller in the country. The recent acquisitions expand their presence predominantly in the Midwestern and Texas regions and continue their nationally recognized growth.

“The success of our growth strategy has allowed us to be more accessible to our clients than ever before” stated David Schlaifer, DAS Health President and CEO. “This brings us to 13 total acquisitions, nine of which took place within the past two years. With each acquisition, we’re able to continue to refine our acquisition integration process, expand into new regions, diversify our product portfolio, and add exceptional new members to our team. This ultimately allows us to better serve our clients, helping them to achieve more desirable patient outcomes.”

“In today’s increasingly complex Health IT world, DAS Health provided a natural next step in the progression of providing the best care and services for our many physician clients” explained Daryl Wessel, CEO of the WRT healthcare conglomerate; “they will be extremely well served going forward.”
WRT clients will now have a substantially improved value proposition, as DAS Health’s award-winning offerings are robust, including practice management and EHR software sales, support and hosting, revenue cycle management (RCM), managed IT services, security risk assessments (SRA), MIPS/MACRA reporting & consulting, mental & behavioral health screenings, chronic care management, and other value-based care solutions.

About DAS Health

DAS Health has been a leading provider of Health IT and management solutions and a trusted consultant to independent physician groups, hospitals and healthcare systems across North America since 2003. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, with regional offices in Las Vegas and the Chicago metro area, DAS delivers superior health IT, RCM medical billing, value-based care and practice management solutions for nearly 1,500 clients, 3,000 clinicians and 15,000 healthcare professionals, caring for over 10 million patients nationwide. It includes representation and support of various EHR platforms, including Aprima®, e-MDs, Lytec, Medisoft, Practice Partner, and NextGen® Office, and providing RCM, Managed IT, System Interfaces and numerous other services in conjunction with AdvancedMD®, Allscripts®, eClinicalWorks™, GreenwayHealth™, and many others. DAS was recognized in 2018 for the 7th year in a row as a top healthcare company on the Inc. 500|5000 list. Visit DAShealth.com to learn more.

Aprima® is a registered trademark of Aprima Medical Software, Inc., an eMDs Company; eMDs, eMDs Plus, Lytec, Practice Partner and Medisoft are trademarks of eMDs, Inc. NextGen® Office is a registered trademark of QSI Management, LLC. AdvancedMD® is a registered trademark of AdvancedMD, Inc. Allscripts® is a registered trademark of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. eClinicalWorks™ is a trademark of eClinicalWorks, LLC. GreenwayHealth™ is a trademark of Greenway Health, LLC.

 

 

DAS Health Announces Milestone 10th Acquisition with Purchase of Altex Business Solutions

TAMPA, Fla.  – DAS Health, an industry leader in health IT and management, announced today it completed the acquisition of Houston, TX based digital health company, Altex Business Solutions. This marks the fourth acquisition by DAS Health within just the past four months, and their 10th overall.

DAS Health now actively serves well over 1,000 clients located across 47 states, with offices in Tampa, FL, Las Vegas, NV, and Aurora, IL. The recent acquisitions continue their nationally recognized growth and result in the expansion of their Aprima®, eMDs, Medisoft, Practice Partner and Lytec product representation, now also adding NextGen® Office to their EHR product portfolio. The DAS Health acquisition strategy has been recently accelerated by a multi-million dollar facility with Fifth Third Bank.

“We have developed a process that allows us to quickly and seamlessly integrate acquired company operations in order to provide the most comprehensive solutions to healthcare practices across the country,” stated David Schlaifer, DAS Health President and CEO. “We continue to expand our portfolio of products and geographic footprint so that we can help more clients improve their bottom line while delivering better patient outcomes.”

Lee Orsag, Altex founder and CEO, stated “I looked at a number of alternatives as I was approaching retirement. Based on their record of successfully acquiring similar companies and taking great care of both the clients and employees, selling to DAS Health was the obvious choice.” DAS Health has hired all Altex employees except Mr. Orsag, who is retiring.

Altex clients will now have a substantially improved value proposition, as DAS Health’s award-winning offerings are robust, including practice management and EHR software sales, support and hosting, revenue cycle management (RCM), managed IT services, security risk assessments (SRA), MIPS/MACRA reporting & consulting, mental & behavioral health screenings, chronic care management, and other value-based care solutions.

 

About DAS Health

DAS Health has been a leading provider of Health IT and management solutions and a trusted consultant to independent physician groups, hospitals and healthcare systems across North America since 2003. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, with regional offices in Las Vegas and the Chicago metro area, DAS delivers superior health IT, RCM medical billing, value based care and practice management solutions for well over 1,000 clients, 2,500 clinicians and 10,000 healthcare professionals, caring for over 10 million patients across 47 states. It includes representation and support of various EHR platforms, including Aprima®, e-MDs, Lytec, Medisoft, Practice Partner, and NextGen® Office, and providing RCM, Managed IT, and numerous other services in conjunction with AdvancedMD®, eClinicalWorks, and many others. DAS was recognized in 2018 for the 7th year in a row as a top healthcare company on the Inc. 500|5000 list and is a Tampa Bay Business Journal Fast 50 fastest growing company for the last nine consecutive years. Visit DAShealth.com to learn more.

Aprima® is a registered trademark of Aprima Medical Software, Inc.; eMDs, eMDs Plus, Lytec, Practice Partner and Medisoft are trademarks of eMDs, Inc.; NextGen® Office is a registered trademark of QSI Management, LLC.  AdvancedMD® is a registered trademark of AdvancedMD, Inc. eClinicalWorks is a trademark of eClinicalWorks, LLC.

 

 

DAS Health Announces Record 3 Concurrent Acquisitions

Tampa, Fla., Oct. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DAS Health, an industry leader in health IT and management, announced today it completed the acquisition of two Aurora, IL based digital health companies, M E Computer Systems, LLC and MECS Billing Services, LLC. The companies are two of three concurrent acquisitions by DAS Health in the past month. The third included the purchase of the Aprima® EHR book of business from CriticalKey, LLC, a Chicago-based consulting, software and management services company.

These acquisitions significantly expand the DAS Health footprint across the United States, and specifically within the greater Chicago metropolitan area. As a result, DAS Health has now added a Chicago regional office that will create opportunities for greater regional support, adding to their Las Vegas, NV regional office and Tampa, FL headquarters.

“Over the past 25 years, our mission has been to provide exceptional support and services to our clients and partners,” stated Ed Carlson, Founder & CEO of M E Computer Systems, who will be retiring. “DAS Health was the perfect fit to ensure that success continues into the future.”

With this addition, DAS Health’s size nearly doubles to well over 1,000 clients located throughout 47 states, and it solidifies their position as one of the largest resellers of Aprima®, eMDs, Medisoft and Lytec Practice Management and EHR solutions. These notable acquisitions are part of DAS Health’s buy-and-build strategy that was recently accelerated by a multi-million dollar credit facility through Fifth Third Bank (see https://dashealth.com/partnership-video).

“We have now completed eight significant transactions in the past three years, and four this year alone” said David Schlaifer, DAS Health President and CEO. “These acquisitions advance our growth strategy, increase our client diversification, strengthen our vendor partnerships, and most importantly, provide opportunities for our new and existing clients to deliver better patient outcomes.”

The value proposition for DAS Health’s new and existing clients is robust, as its award-winning offerings include EHR software sales, support and hosting, managed IT services, security risk assessments, MIPS/MACRA reporting & consulting, mental & behavioral health screenings, chronic care management, revenue cycle management (RCM) and other value-based care solutions.

About DAS Health
DAS Health has been a leading provider of Health IT and management solutions and a trusted consultant to independent physician groups, hospitals and healthcare systems across North America since 2003. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, with regional offices in Las Vegas and now in the Chicago area, DAS delivers superior health IT, RCM medical billing and practice management solutions for more than 1,000 clients, 2,500 clinicians and 10,000 users, caring for more than 10 million patients in 47 states across various EHR platforms, including Aprima, e-MDs, Lytec, Medisoft and others. DAS was recognized in 2018 for the 7th year in a row as a top healthcare company on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies in the country. Visit DAShealth.com to learn more.

*Aprima is a registered trademark of Aprima Medical Software, Inc.
*e-MDs, e-MDs Plus, Lytec, and Medisoft are trademarks of eMDs, Inc.