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Argole Systems Introduces Akessa EMR & Practice Workflow Suite for Subspecialty Physicians
Argole Systems Introduces Akessa EMR & Practice Workflow Suite for Subspecialty Physicians

Monday October 22, 9:00 am ET

Akessa Oncology Beta Now Available for Download and Evaluation; Combines Integrated Practice Management, EMR, Pharmaceutical Inventory Management and Billing

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Argole Systems, Inc., an innovator in bringing business discipline to medicine, today invites oncology practices to download and evaluate the beta release of Akessa Oncology, the first offering of the Akessa electronic medical records (EMR) and practice workflow suite that brings financial stability to subspecialty physician practices. Akessa Oncology provides oncologists with a comprehensive EMR integrated with systems for pharmaceutical inventory management, practice management and billing to improve office workflows and ensure quality patient care. Akessa solutions for other subspecialties and family practice groups will follow.

Subspecialty practices incur higher operating costs and face unique workflow challenges; however, specialty-focused systems are generally too expensive for small and midsized practices. Argole Systems takes an integrated approach to product development, making it easier for physicians to affordably adopt the technology and best practices they need to manage today’s complex healthcare environment.

Additionally, oncology practices face unique financial challenges. According to a report in The Journal of Oncology Practice, on average, pharmaceutical and chemotherapy treatments account for 63 percent of an oncology practice’s operating costs. By offering a practice management and EMR solution that includes full pharmaceutical supply chain and inventory tracking, Akessa Oncology alleviates the challenges of managing a practice, allowing oncologists more time to provide quality patient care.

“As an oncologist, I’ve seen first hand how subspecialty practices struggle to manage the operating costs associated with providing optimal care to patients in need; yet, these are the groups that need to improve their systems the most. Akessa was born from my own frustration with office inefficiency and revenue leaks,” said Dr. Masoud Khorsand, president, CEO and co-founder of Argole Systems. “Providing an integrated practice management, EMR and medical billing solution that allows physicians to think and act like a small-business owner, is key to staying financial viable. Providing subspecialty focused features, such as pharmaceutical inventory management for oncology, gives practices the specific controls they need to succeed.”

Akessa Oncology: Optimizing Oncology Practice Workflows

Akessa Oncology was designed following extensive consultations with clinicians, medical billing professionals and practice administrators. Key features include:
  • Front-office Management: enabling front office staff to coordinate all aspects of patient scheduling and registration with robust functionality that allows practice administrators to improve daily efficiency.
  • Oncology EMR: providing staff with everything from patient medical history to lab results to physician notes and voice files associated with specific patient visits.
  • Medical Billing: leveraging a comprehensive billing rules engine that automatically integrates patient provider information, simplifying charge assessment, ensuring accurate billing and eliminating revenue leakage through mismanaged collections processes.
  • Pharmaceutical Inventory Management: tracking chemotherapy and other pharmaceuticals in real-time, helping oncologists closely monitor their costs and patient needs.


Akessa Oncology is built on a service oriented architecture (SOA) using Microsoft .Net, Java, XML and Web services for maximized interoperability. Akessa Oncology supports multiple user interface views for desktop PC, PDA and tablet PC. The system is fully compliant with HIPAA,security standards and industry standards including CCR, HL7, EDI and X12 to ensure interoperability with other enterprise systems.

Pricing & Availability

The beta release of Akessa Oncology is available for free download and use as a hosted service. Subscription services, premium features, pricing and support will be released at general availability in 2008. For more information on Akessa or to download the free beta, visit www.argole.com/akessa


About Argole Systems, Inc.

Founded in December 2004, Argole Systems, Inc. is an innovator in bringing business discipline to medical practice groups. Created to counter the increasing complexity of medical billing and practice management that subspecialty groups such as oncology, cardiology, radiology and psychiatry face, Argole offers a full-service, outsourced revenue cycle management solution that pairs deep expertise in the healthcare delivery process with billing workflow. Argole serves as a true partner to medical groups, ensuring more timely and complete payment for services without disrupting the flow of a practice or dictating any technology terms. A global organization, Argole is headquartered in Rockville, Md., with offices in Roswell, N.M. and Lahore, Pakistan. For more information, please visit www.argole.com.

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