MEA|NEA, a provider of secure health information exchange for medical and dental providers, announced today that it has acquired The White Stone Group, Inc., a best-in class provider of healthcare communication management solutions. This acquisition positions the company to create a single, highly-integrated platform for the secure exchange of protected health information and communication management between patients, providers and payers. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Capturing critical information that typically resides outside the electronic health record, the company is closing the continuum on a fully-accessible patient record. This data will be leveraged to boost financial and operational performance, streamline care coordination and enhance patient experience among dental and medical providers.
The White Stone Group’s products, led by its Trace™ communication suite, strengthen and complement MEA|NEA’s current portfolio of HIPAA-compliant solutions for health information exchange and revenue cycle management. Combining the two proven technology solutions gives clients a one-stop-shop for the secure exchange of health information and the efficient management of healthcare communication including voice, fax, image, data and electronic documents. Customers will benefit by seeing a reduction in denied claims, improved cash flow, increased up-front collections, reduced readmissions, and improved HCAHPS scores.
“We are committed to empowering medical and dental providers, payers and partners to achieve efficiency and cost-savings through a robust offering of electronic healthcare communication and secure information exchange solutions,” said Lindy Benton, president and CEO of MEA|NEA. “Together, our solutions will enable clients to more effectively manage critical patient information that typically resides outside the electronic health record, closing the gaps in documentation and improving the continuum care through a fully accessible patient record.”
The combined company has more than one million customers across the medical and dental markets. Going forward, MEA|NEA will form two complementary business units — one focused on providers, patients and payers in the dental space and the other focused on the same audiences in the medical space. The company will maintain operations in Norcross, Georgia and Knoxville, Tennessee.