Clearwater entrepreneur develops medical software that cuts errors, speeds up payments


    PracticeForces, a Clearwater medical services firm, has launched a new cloud-based technology tool to make physician billing faster and more accurate.

    HL7 Bridge is software-as-a-service that digitally delivers the patient data collected by hospitals to the practice management systems in doctors’ offices in real time.

    The technology — primarily designed for surgeons and other doctors who frequently work in a hospital setting — replaces the paper copies of patient records that doctors often get from hospitals, and manually enter into their own systems.