Industry News: GE launches Centricity Business Certified Partner Program
GE Healthcare launched its Centricity Business Certified Partner Program. This program allows qualified third-party practice management (PM) and billing companies to access revenue-cycle technologies for optimizing client business processes, along with services designed to support partners growing their businesses.

The program offers participants access to GE’s Centricity Business (formerly IDX Flowcast) system. To further meet the needs of third-party service firms, the solution has been configured for easy setup and rapid installation. For example, by offering the Centricity Business solution on an application service provider (ASP) model — hosted at GE’s data warehouse in Illinois — this scalable system is able to simplify workflow and ease the cost and space burdens faced by these independent practice management and billing service organizations, GE said.

In addition to access to end-to-end revenue cycle management tools and advanced healthcare information systems functionality, the Certified Partners Program also offers services and resources, including staff training, access to financing (through GE Healthcare Financial Services), and co-marketing programs to help implement and support efficient revenue-cycle processes.

Additionally, the program was also created to help the partners’ customers physician practice groups and other healthcare organizations streamline patient access and facilitate more accurate and timely patient billing.