CALGARY, ALBERTA, June 23, 2023 – Hospital & Veterinary Management System (HVMS) announces today the launch of a software integration with the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA). HISA oversees national, uniform integrity and safety rules for Thoroughbred racing in the United States. In an effort to facilitate ease of reporting, HVMS has worked with HISA to create a software integration that will enhance workflow, reduce duplicate entry of records, and align data to make information flow easier and quicker.
“The integration saves a significant amount of time in the HISA reporting requirements over doing reporting separately in the HISA portal,” said Dr. Scott Hay, DVM, President, Managing Shareholder at TFB Equine. “The biggest gain has been increased efficiencies over working in two different systems. The system is comprehensive and quite easy to use.”
Benefits of the integration include:
- When billing for HISA linked patients, HVMS will prompt for the required HISA information.
- The medical records captured while billing in HVMS can be submitted to HISA through your HVMS software.
- All HISA items billed can then be reviewed and submitted to HISA directly from HVMS.
- HVMS also displays the history of all HISA items submitted and reports their sent status so you can verify each item was received by HISA.
- You will save time every day while using this integration as it omits the need for two points of entry.
“Our goal in working with HISA is to automate the flow of medical records between the veterinarian and HISA to eliminate dual entry of records which saves time and input errors” says Scott Pickard, President & CEO of Business Infusions. “This outcome has been achieved and we are adding new practices to the integration on a weekly basis.”
“HISA is committed to doing everything we can to make compliance with our safety and integrity rules simple and straightforward for horsemen and veterinarians,” said HISA CEO Lisa Lazarus. “We are therefore delighted that HVMS has integrated with HISA to deliver these efficiencies to their customers who have HISA reporting obligations.”
To learn more about the HVMS and HISA software integration, or for helpful resources, visit: https://hvmssoftware.com/hisa-hvms-integration/
Hospital & Veterinary Management System (HVMS) is a veterinary practice management software for equine practices. The mission of the HVMS software is to improve workflow, increase efficiencies, and drive profitability. Developed in 2006, the product was created to automatically capture all billing and inventory charges while entering medical records. HVMS quickly became the leading equine practice management software in North America, followed by the United Kingdom, Middle East, and Australia. HVMS software is largely focused on the mid to large size equine practice (5+ equine veterinarians). HVMS is owned by Business Infusions, a company which delivers best-in-class veterinary practice management software technology solutions to veterinarians, practice managers, and hospital administrators around the globe. Software solutions under Business Infusions include: Hospital & Veterinary Management System (HVMS), Cassadol, and Equine MediRecord (EMR). The vision of Business Infusions is to be the go-to software partner for equine veterinarians, equine trainers and regulators around the world. To learn more about Business Infusions and its products, visit: businessinfusions.com. To learn more about HVMS, visit: hvmssoftware.com.
About the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority
When the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act was signed into federal law, it charged the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) with drafting and enforcing uniform safety and integrity rules in Thoroughbred racing in the U.S. Overseen by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), HISA is implementing, for the first time, a national, uniform set of rules applicable to every Thoroughbred racing participant and racetrack facility. HISA is comprised of two programs: the Racetrack Safety Program, which went into effect on July 1, 2022, and the Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) Program, which went into effect on May 22, 2023.
The Racetrack Safety Program includes operational safety rules and national racetrack accreditation standards that seek to enhance equine welfare and minimize equine and jockey injury. The Program expands veterinary oversight, imposes surface maintenance and testing requirements, enhances jockey safety, regulates riding crop use and implements voided claim rules, among other important measures.
The ADMC Program includes a centralized testing and results management process and applies uniform penalties for violations efficiently and consistently across the United States. These rules and enforcement mechanisms are administered by an independent agency, the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit (HIWU), established by Drug Free Sport International (DFS). HIWU oversees testing, educates stakeholders on the Program, accredits laboratories, investigates potential ADMC violations and prosecutes any such violations.