Apria shifts order management to the web

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has launched ApriaLink, an electronic order management system that it says will help it work smarter and more efficiently.

Apria says it’s the first national provider to launch such a system, which, among other things, allows physicians to sign electronically certificates of medical necessity, or CMNs, for oxygen orders for Medicare beneficiaries.

“Healthcare professionals can quickly and efficiently shift patients from the high-cost acute setting to the lowest-cost home setting through electronic means,” said Dan Starck, CEO, in a press release.

ApriaLink also provides instant, real-time access to the status of orders; simple, clear guidance about resolving issues around orders, including instructions for pending documentation requirements; and the ability to place new prescription orders online.

In these ways, the system not only empowers physicians but also patients, Starck says.

“With this ground-breaking portal, Apria is investing in our customers and leading the industry by putting powerful electronic homecare order management in the hands of our customers—giving them more control over the process,” he said.

ApriaLink is a web-based tool that is HIPAA-compliant, encrypted and secure from inappropriate access, according to the release.