Intellicure, Inc. is a privately held medical software company located in The Woodlands, TX. Our world-class EHR was developed by clinicians for clinicians specifically for use in chronic disease environments such as Wound Care and Podiatry practices. Our expertise and understanding empowered us to create a technology platform that is built around physician workflow needs. Intellicure’s main offering, IntellicureEHR, provides clinicians the tools necessary to deliver evidence-based care, ensure accurate coding and billing, facilitate clinical research, and make life easier. Intellicure is also at the forefront of research and development in the Wound Care and Podiatry community, working alongside healthcare professionals and vendors alike. By providing enormous amounts of quality data, Intellicure is a valued resource in its industry. Intellicure partners with the Chronic Disease Registry, which operates the U.S. Wound Registry and U.S. Podiatry Registry, among others.
Intellicure’s clinical documentation software began in 1995 at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Originally named “ED Knows Wound Care,” it was Dr. Caroline Fife’s answer to the growing problem of timeliness and patient charting accuracy. HyperTrak, our hyperbaric clinical documentation program, got its start at Texas A&M University, with Dr. William Fife and David Walker, CHT in 1994. In 2000, David Walker and Dr. Caroline Fife combined and redesigned the two packages into IntelliTrak EMR. They extended early efforts beyond clinical documentation and began development of a total Practice Management System with Intellicure Front Desk Manager, InventoryTrak, Clinic Management, and Intellicure Reporting systems. Each program was designed to answer questions specific to making the solid business decisions that facilitated the operation of multiple wound care and hyperbaric medicine clinics as well as the broader marketplace.
By late-2001, we had taken our unique, focused expertise in wound care and hyperbaric medicine clinical care and operations, applied computer technology, and developed a unique product for the Advanced Wound Care Center market. This crucible defines our long-term market differentiation of being providers who developed software for medicine rather than a technology company who tried to learn wound care. Software licensing began after full-scale beta testing was completed at Tomball Regional Hospital in 2002 and the company began slow organic growth, primarily in the nearby geographic area. Unlike most of today’s EHRs, Intellicure was not created as the brainchild of an entrepreneur hoping to exploit a healthcare market incentivized to purchase EHRs. It was formulated by practice administrators and clinicians in an effort to make their jobs easier.
In 2006, IntelliTrak was rebranded Intellicure with the release of the EHR’s version 4.0. Intellicure enjoys steady growth as it continues to develop tools that help practice administrators and clinicians treat patients more efficiently while navigating the ever-swerving CMS compliance regulations. In 2014, Intellicure began formulating and developing what would become the Integrated Quality Suite, a group of tools clinicians use to track and improve their quality scores and the quality of their care. Incidentally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services began adopting quality-based payment programs that assess clinical quality and provide penalties for those practices that do not meet CMS standards. Since then, CMS’s Quality Payment Programs, such as MIPS, have expanded to become part of everyday life at medical centers across America; rendering Intellicure one of the first and most complete EHRs to track and report clinical quality. In 2017, Intellicure launched a podiatry-specific version of IntellicureEHR. That same year, Intellicure was named to the Inc. 5,000 fastest growing private companies in America; the fourth consecutive year Intellicure enjoyed the honor.
Intellicure’s single-minded focus is to harness technology to solve healthcare challenges. Our core solution is a clinical documentation package that gives providers additional vital dividends like facility and physician billing calculations, DME ordering, detailed operations reporting, and government-mandated registry and quality data submission, all with no duplicate data entry. Our unique vision is that at the advent of the computer revolution in healthcare, we committed to:
- Collecting structured data rather than free text information
- Point-of-care, data-in-once collection (never duplicate entry)
- Using that data to produce the Clinician’s documentation, avoiding dictation
- Further leveraging mandatory governmental and billing data that clinicians know they MUST collect in order to obtain information that has additional market value.