• e-MDs Receives Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award for e-Prescribing Practices for Fifth Straight Year
    AUSTIN, TX
    April 7, 2015 - 2am

    AUSTIN, TX – April 7, 2015 – e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, announced today that it has received the 2014 Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award for upholding the highest quality of standards in e-prescribing. e-MDs is the only organization that has been recognized with the White Coat of Quality Award every year since the introduction of the program in 2010. The award commends organizations that are actively focused on improving the accuracy, completeness and safety of e-prescribing.

    As part of Surescripts’ Quality Management Program, this latest honor demonstrates e-MDs’ ongoing commitment to improving data quality in e-prescribing with e-MDs Solution Series. e-MDs is one of the top 10 aggregators for e-Prescribing in the U.S.

    “As e-prescribing becomes practically ubiquitous, Surescripts’ focus has transitioned from driving adoption to optimizing the e-prescribing process through quality improvements that drive value for both patients and providers,” said Ajit Dhavle, Pharm.D, MBA, Vice President of Clinical Quality at Surescripts. “We are honored to recognize e-MDs for its leadership and persistence in advancing e-prescribing quality best practices industry-wide. Together, we can realize greater value by working collaboratively and leveraging more advanced e-prescribing technology that connects the entire healthcare ecosystem.”

    With a focus on reducing the cost of healthcare through better patient outcomes, e-MDs Solution Series is a leading EHR and practice management solution used by thousands of physicians nationwide. Solution Series enhances a practice’s revenue generation, office productivity and clinical workflows, while also raising overall quality awareness through an emphasis on proactive, ongoing training.

    A key goal of the e-MDs Solution Series strategy for e-Prescribing is a commitment to achieve zero electronic prescription content errors. To maintain the standards of this award, e-MDs leverages quality metrics as specified in published industry guidelines, reporting those metrics to Surescripts each month. Changes to the e-MDs software are also addressed when issues are identified in its quality reporting.

    “Earning the White Coat of Quality every year since the award’s inception demonstrates our unrelenting, rigorous focus on developing high-quality products that align with how physicians deliver care and have a positive impact on practices and patients. We are proud that our emphasis on ‘walking the walk’ rather than just ‘talking the talk’ continues to be recognized,” said Chuck Frederick, Executive Vice President, Product Solutions, e-MDs. "Going forward, we remain committed to developing and improving best practices in e-prescribing so providers can confidently, safely and accurately make medication-related therapeutic decisions that will have the greatest impact on better patient outcomes.”

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    About e-MDs

    e-MDs is a leading developer of integrated electronic health records and practice management software, and revenue cycle management services for physician practices and enterprises. Founded by physicians, the company is an industry leader for usable, connected software that enables physician productivity and a superior clinical experience. e-MDs software has received continual top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Practice Management, AmericanEHR™ Partners, MedScape®, and Black Book®. e-MDs has a proven track record of positioning clients for success as demonstrated by Meaningful Use attainment in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. According to data provided by CMS, e-MDs clients are attesting in the top proportion of all major vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.e-mds.com, http://facebook.e-mds.com, and https://twitter.com/emds.

    About Surescripts’ Quality Program

    Surescripts is committed to unleashing the potential of American healthcare by creating a more connected and collaborative healthcare system. Our nationwide health information network connects doctor’s offices, hospitals, pharmacists, and health plans through an integrated and technology neutral platform. For more information, go to www.surescripts.com and follow us at twitter.com/surescripts.

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  • e-MDs Merges with MDeverywhere; Creates Market-Leading Provider of Clinical and RCM Software Solutions
    LOS ANGELES
    March 31, 2015 - 2am

    LOS ANGELES – March 31, 2015 – e-MDs, a leading provider of ambulatory electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) solutions, today announced that it has been acquired by Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”), a global investment firm with over $3 billion in capital under management. Following the acquisition, e-MDs has been merged with MDeverywhere, an existing Marlin portfolio company and leading provider of revenue cycle management (RCM) services and credentialing for physicians. The acquisition and merger bring together two ambulatory focused companies that now provide a complete and integrated suite of financial, administrative and clinical solutions, including a full service RCM offering. The combined company’s award-winning products are used by over 13,000 providers and 50,000 medical professionals across more than 40 medical specialties.

    e-MDs’ Founder and CEO, David Winn, who will be retiring, stated, “e-MDs and MDeverywhere, together as one company, is well positioned to accomplish great things. As a much larger company, we will have the depth and breadth to continue offering market-leading ambulatory technology and the expertise to tackle the increasingly complex government regulations that have been such a challenge to the healthcare industry. I leave with the confidence that our customers are in good hands.”

    Ann Bilyew, CEO of MDeverywhere, added, “The combination of e-MDs’ PM and EMR platform with our cloud-based end-to-end revenue cycle management service creates a truly comprehensive offering. We are very excited about this new venture which significantly improves our current product offering and helps us accelerate and drive future growth.”

    Jim Brady, a healthcare operating executive to Marlin, who will serve as the interim CEO of the combined business, commented, “I look forward to working with the teams at both companies to serve the needs of our physician customers across the country. The ability to bring together e-MDs’ top-ranked PM and EMR platform with MDeverywhere’s RCM solution further enhances the company’s ability to meet the needs of physicians and other clinicians who are facing continuing challenges and uncertainty within healthcare today.”

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    About e-MDs

    e-MDs is a leading developer of integrated electronic health records and practice management software for physician practices and enterprises. Founded and actively managed by physicians, the company is an industry leader for usable, connected software that enables physician productivity and a superior clinical experience. e-MDs software has received continual top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Practice Management, AmericanEHR™ Partners, MedScape®, and Black Book®. e-MDs has a proven track record of positioning clients for success as demonstrated by Meaningful Use attainment in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. According to data provided by CMS, e-MDs clients are attesting in the top proportion of all major vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.e-mds.com, http://facebook.e-mds.com and https://twitter.com/emds.

    About MDeverywhere
    MDeverywhere is a leading provider of revenue cycle management (RCM), electronic medical record and credentialing services to physicians. The company’s RCM solution includes ICD-10 ready, purpose-built, cloud-based practice management software, coding rules engines, contract monitoring tools and full-scope claims management and back-office services, that are proven to streamline workflow, decrease denials and increase revenue. Founded in 1995, MDeverywhere currently serves over 7,000 physicians nationwide, including solo practices, group practices, large faculty practices, and hospitals across over 40 different specialties. For more information visit www.mdeverywhere.com.

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  • e-MDs, Lightbeam Health and Princeton HealthCare System Partner to Enhance Population Health
    AUSTIN, TX
    February 10, 2015 - 2am

    Combination of EHR, practice management, analytics, cloud solutions and proactive care management leveraged to improve metric quality

    AUSTIN, TX – Feb. 10, 2015 – e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, and Lightbeam Health Solutions, LLC, a leader in end-to-end population health management, announced today the selection of their integrated platform by Princeton HealthCare System. The integrated solution will enable Princeton HealthCare System’s outpatient practices to replace several other disparate systems with a single, powerful tool.

    Princeton HealthCare System will leverage the system to better identify the needs of its patients based on select, detailed criteria – especially those patients at higher risk who require advanced levels of chronic care management. The system will also enable providers to access and track when a spectrum of health parameters and quality metrics have been achieved for a defined patient population.

    “The new tool will give our clinicians the ability to address questions across the disease spectrum, keep track of attributed patient populations, track risk stratification and ensure quality performance,” said Dr. Tobe Fisch, a practicing physician and director of practice innovation for Princeton Medicine, the employed physician practice of Princeton HealthCare System. “We expect the e-MDs and Lightbeam solution will help facilitate better team-based care by providing an immediate overview for identifying gaps in care for individual patients.”

    The integrated solution delivers a comprehensive and affordable population health management platform that has successfully been leveraged in more than 40 accountable care organizations (ACOs) nationally. By drawing on data from e-MDs’ EHR and practice management software, the solutions give clinicians a rapid overview and streamlined insight to cost and utilization from payers. It then leverages Lightbeam’s analytic and cloud solutions to transform that data into actionable information to better determine areas for improvement.

    “e-MDs is thrilled to showcase its partnership with Lightbeam Health Solutions by supporting Princeton HealthCare System’s clinicians as they make the transition to value-based care,” said David L. Winn, MD, FAAFP, chairman of the board and CEO at e-MDs. “It gives their physicians the power to enhance the point of care experience so the right patients are getting the right treatments in a timely manner.”

    “Lightbeam has a valued partnership with an elite EHR provider, e-MDs, helping clients to rapidly implement quality projects and accommodate alternative payment models” said Jerry Shultz, president of Lightbeam Health Solutions. “Together our solutions will arm Princeton HealthCare System’s physicians with clinical integration across multiple systems delivering a patient-centric view to providers in their native workflow.”

    Tweet This: e-MDs teams with @LightbeamHealth for powerful #PopulationHealth at @PrincetonHealth | http://www.e-mds.com/news | #EHR #HIT #PHM @emds

    About Princeton HealthCare System

    Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, primary and specialty outpatient medical care through Princeton Medicine, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

    About Lightbeam Health Solutions

    Lightbeam Health Solutions is delivering a revolutionary new way of managing patient populations and risk. Our vision is to bring health data into the light through the use of analytics, and provide the insights our clients need to ensure patients receive the right care at the right time. Our advanced technology platform facilitates end-to-end population management and provides a comprehensive tool set that supports ACOs, payers, large provider groups, health systems and other healthcare organizations who aspire to provide superior care and lower costs. To learn more, please visit www.lightbeamhealth.com.

    About e-MDs

    e-MDs is a leading developer of integrated electronic health records and practice management software for physician practices and enterprises. Founded and actively managed by physicians, the company is an industry leader for usable, connected software that enables physician productivity and a superior clinical experience. e-MDs software has received continual top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Practice Management, AmericanEHR™ Partners, MedScape®, and Black Book®. e-MDs has a proven track record of positioning clients for success as demonstrated by Meaningful Use attainment in 2011, 2013 and 2014, and is currently rolling out Meaningful Use Stage 2-compliant solutions to clients. According to data provided by CMS, e-MDs clients are attesting in the top proportion of all major vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.e-mds.com, http://facebook.e-mds.com, and https://twitter.com/emds.

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    Jan Shulman

    Amendola Communications for e-MDs

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    480-664-8412 x12

  • e-MDs is First EHR to Connect to Kansas Infectious Disease Registry
    AUSTIN, Texas & TOPEKA, Kansas
    December 18, 2014 - 2am

    Company’s EHR Data to Help Kansas Healthcare Providers Achieve MU2 and Improve Care.

    AUSTIN, Texas & TOPEKA, Kansas – December 18, 2014 – e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions and Kansas Health Information Network Inc. (KHIN), a health information exchange organization (HIO), today announced that e-MDs’ electronic health records (EHR) technology is the first to exchange provider data directly with the newly-created Kansas infectious disease registry.

    This new capability assists the 31 Kansas healthcare organizations using e-MDs’ EHR with meeting their Meaningful Use 2 (MU2) requirements. It also brings significant benefits to patients. “Sharing and having timely access to information about infectious diseases is critical to containing it,” said Patrick Hall, EVP Business Development for e-MDs. “While automating the reporting process helps physicians meet MU2 requirements, the connection to KHIN is bigger than that. It’s about improving the care and clinical outcomes for patients in Kansas by diagnosing infectious diseases sooner. We are proud to be the first EHR solution to connect to the registry.”

    The state of Kansas is known for operating one of the country’s longest-running and most successful health information exchanges (HIEs). KHIN has filled the basic and critical need for care providers to electronically exchange and obtain health information such as what medications or procedures their patients have received in other facilities. This allows physician teams to provide safer care to their patients in a more efficient and effective manner.

    “Connecting to a new public health registry is a significant accomplishment, both technically and from a population health perspective. Having the diagnosis available in real time provides the ability to identify and monitor disease outbreaks much more quickly,” said Laura McCrary Ed.D, Executive Director for Kansas Health Information Network, Inc. “The direct connection to e-MDs’ EHR clinical data enables improved patient safety and care in Kansas as disease outbreaks are now monitored more effectively, efficiently and proactively.”

    KHIN works directly with EHR vendors to transport clinical data from Kansas health care providers directly to the Kansas public health databases, including the immunization registry, cancer registry, infectious disease registry, syndromic surveillance registry and electronic lab reporting for reportable diseases.
    “e-MDs has done an amazing job. They have been flexible and willing to work through all the complexity that comes along with creating a new registry,” said McCrary. “We are very pleased with our relationship and the cooperative and collaborative outcome.”

    Tweet This: .@e-MDs is the first #EHR vendor on #KHIN newly formed registry. | http://www.e-mds.com/news | #HIT #PracticeManagement

    About e-MDs
    e-MDs is a leading developer of integrated electronic health records and practice management software for physician practices and enterprises. Founded and actively managed by physicians, the company is an industry leader for usable, connected software that enables physician productivity and a superior clinical experience. e-MDs software has received continual top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Practice Management, KLAS®, AmericanEHR™ Partners, MedScape®, and Black Book®. e-MDs has a proven track record of positioning clients for success as demonstrated by Meaningful Use attainment every year since 2011. According to data provided by CMS, e-MDs clients are attesting in the top proportion of all major vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.e-mds.com, http://facebook.e-mds.com, and https://twitter.com/emds.

    About KHIN
    The Kansas Health Information Network, Inc. (KHIN) is a Kansas not for profit organization with founding members that include the Kansas Medical Society and the Kansas Hospital Association. KHIN provides health information exchange services, including DIRECT messaging and query based exchange. KHIN also provides all Kansas patients a personal health record at no cost and KHIN serves as the transport layer for the Kansas public health registries. KHIN has over 950 member organizations representing hospitals, clinics, federally qualified health centers, community mental health centers, substance abuse providers and others. For more information regarding KHIN, please go to the KHIN website at http://www.khinonline.org.

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    Joy Dinaro
    Amendola Communications for e-MDs
    JDinaro@ACMarketingPR.com
    847-809-0406

  • e-MDs ranks 5th overall in Medscape EHR Report 2014
    AUSTIN, TX
    July 24, 2014 - 2am

    Places in top five for 13 performance categories in national survey of more than 18,000 physicians across 25 specialties

    AUSTIN, TX – July 24, 2014 – e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, is ranked fifth overall in the Medscape EHR Report 2014 and in the top five in 13 other categories, the company announced today.

    The report, released earlier this month, is based on a survey from April 9th through June 3rd this year of 18,575 physicians across 25 specialties in the U.S. In the survey, physicians answered questions about their use of an EHR and its performance traits, as well as their satisfaction with their EHR vendor.

    “We are proud to continue to be held in such high regard by the physician community across the U.S. for our integrated EHR solutions,” said David L. Winn, MD, FAAFP, Chairman of the Board and CEO at e-MDs. “These solutions were designed with the input of thousands of physicians, and we continue to draw on that practitioner expertise to make it easier for physicians, hospitals, health networks and their staffs to improve patient encounters and practice operations.”

    In addition to ranking fifth overall with physicians, e-MDs’ EHR achieved top five rankings in several other sections of the survey:

    EHR by Practice Situation – e-MDs ranked fourth in the survey for part of hospital or health system network using the network’s EHR.
    Ease of Use – e-MDs ranked fifth overall. It also ranked fifth in the easy to learn and ease of EHR implementation categories, and was tied for fourth for ease of data entry.
    Satisfaction – e-MDs ranked fifth overall both in physician and staff satisfaction, as well as value for the money. It also tied for fourth in appearance and overall usefulness of record.
    Vendor Support – e-MDs ranked fourth in training.
    Connectivity – e-MDs was tied for third for connectivity with reference and hospital labs.
    Usefulness as a Clinical Tool – e-MDs was tied for third both for appropriateness of clinical content and the ability to support workflow.
    This is just the latest honor for e-MDs and its clients. The company is continuously rated as the highest or one of the highest ambulatory electronic health record and practice management vendors in multiple physician surveys represented by KLAS®, AmericanEHR Partners®, MedScape®, American Association of Family Practitioners, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical specialties. In addition, six e-MDs clients have been selected as Healthcare IT Champions and numerous e-MDs clients have been selected as Meaningful Use Vanguards (MUVers) by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). These prestigious federal appointments recognize their impressive health information technology (HIT) achievements using e-MDs solutions; leadership at the local, state and national levels; and commitment to helping to inspire their colleagues to use healthcare IT innovatively to improve the delivery of quality healthcare to patients as well as the broader community.

    Tweet This: In @Medscape EHR survey, physicians rank e-MDs in Top 5 of 13 categories. http://bit.ly/WDt4jI | #EHR #HIT #PracticeManagement @emds

    About e-MDs

    e-MDs is a leading developer of integrated electronic health records and practice management software for physician practices and enterprises. Founded and actively managed by physicians, the company is an industry leader for usable, connected software that enables physician productivity and a superior clinical experience. e-MDs software has received continual top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Practice Management, KLAS®, AmericanEHR™ Partners, MedScape®, and Black Book®. e-MDs has a proven track record of positioning clients for success as demonstrated by Meaningful Use attainment in 2011, 2013 and 2014, and is currently rolling out Meaningful Use Stage 2-compliant solutions to clients. According to data provided by CMS, e-MDs clients are attesting in the top proportion of all major vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.e-mds.com, http://facebook.e-mds.com, and https://twitter.com/emds.

    Media Contact:

    Tim Boivin
    Amendola Communications for e-MDs
    tboivin@acmarketingpr.com
    224-209-6495

  • e-MDs Named Austin’s Top Biomedical Research & Development Employer
    AUSTIN, TX
    June 7, 2014 - 2am

    Ranking to be highlighted in Austin Business Journal Book of Lists

    AUSTIN, TX – June 6, 2014 – e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, was recently named by the Austin Business Journal as the top biomedical research and development employer in the Austin, Texas metropolitan area.

    The announcement was made today at e-MDs’ 10th Annual User Conference and Symposium, which is drawing more than 750 physicians and practice administrators from across the nation to the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin. The conference runs through Saturday, June 7th.

    e-MDs, which has more than 200 employees, tops the list of 21 Austin-area firms ranked by the number of local employees. The list, which grew by 40 percent in its second year, spans a wide array of specialties, from Austin-area firms offering contract research to those focused on implant technology, immunology, diagnostic kits and bioanalysis of genetic data.

    Any firm involved with biomedical products and services that has an R&D component locally is eligible to participate in the annual ranking of firms. The list is compiled by the staff of the Austin Business Journal under the supervision of Patricia Rogers, the research director. It will be included in the Annual Book of Lists published by the Austin Business Journal.

    “We are proud to be recognized as the Austin area’s leading employer in the biomedical research and development market,” said David L. Winn, MD, FAAFP, Chairman of the Board and CEO at e-MDs. “Austin offers companies like e-MDs some of the most innovative and productive employees in the nation, and they have made e-MDs the rousing success story it has been for the past 18 years. We look forward to adding more expertise here in Austin as the demand for cloud-based electronic health record and practice management solutions continues to grow across the nation.”

    This is just the latest honor for e-MDs and its clients. The company is continuously rated as the highest or one of the highest ambulatory electronic health record and practice management vendors in multiple physician surveys represented by KLAS®, AmericanEHR Partners®, MedScape®, American Association of Family Practitioners, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical specialties.

    Also, six e-MDs clients have been selected as either a Healthcare IT Champion or Meaningful Use Vanguard (MUVers) by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). These prestigious federal appointments recognize their impressive health information technology (HIT) achievements using e-MDs solutions; leadership at the local, state and national levels; and commitment to helping to inspire their colleagues to use healthcare IT innovatively to improve the delivery of quality healthcare to patients as well as the broader community.

    Tweet This: e-MDs tops @MyABJ list of Biomedical and Research Employers in Austin | http://www.e-mds.com/news | #EHR #HIT #PracticeManagement @emds

    About e-MDs

    e-MDs is a leading developer of integrated electronic health records and practice management software for physician practices and enterprises. Founded and actively managed by physicians, the company is an industry leader for usable, connected software that enables physician productivity and a superior clinical experience. e-MDs software has received continual top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Practice Management, KLAS®, AmericanEHR™ Partners, MedScape®, and Black Book®. e-MDs has a proven track record of positioning clients for success as demonstrated by Meaningful Use attainment in 2011, 2013 and 2014, and is currently rolling out Meaningful Use Stage 2-compliant solutions to clients. According to data provided by CMS, e-MDs clients are attesting in the top proportion of all major vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.e-mds.com, http://facebook.e-mds.com, and https://twitter.com/emds.

    Media Contact:

    Tim Boivin
    Amendola Communications for e-MDs
    tboivin@acmarketingpr.com
    224-209-6495

  • e-MDs Solution Series integrates with Lightbeam’s analytics suite and Cloud Solutions to identify gaps in care, prevent high-cost events
    AUSTIN, TX
    June 5, 2014 - 2am

    e-MDs Solution Series integrates with Lightbeam’s analytics suite and Cloud Solutions to identify gaps in care, prevent high-cost events

    AUSTIN, TX – June 5, 2014 – e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, today announced an agreement with Lightbeam Health Solutions, LLC to provide population health management (PHM) for e-MDs physician practices and healthcare enterprises.

    The announcement was made at e-MDs’ 10th Annual User Conference and Symposium, which is drawing more than 750 physicians and practice administrators to the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin. The conference runs Thursday, June 5th through Saturday, June 7th.

    “We are excited to announce this partnership with e-MDs,” said Jerry Shultz, President of Lightbeam Health Solutions, “Lightbeam’s synchronized enterprise data warehouse and risk stratification unravels the complexities of clinical and claims data from multiple sources. The predictive modeling will enable e-MDs providers to lower the cost of health care by identifying patients with avoidable high-cost events, and the care management capabilities allow timely interventions improving patient health.”

    e-MDs and Lightbeam together provide a comprehensive and affordable population health management solution already selected to power over 40 ACOs nationally. The unified platform consists of a tightly integrated set of modules that allow tailoring to meet the exact needs of organizations. Module capabilities include enterprise data warehouse, risk stratification, integrated analytics, care management, physician engagement and member engagement.

    “e-MDs is pleased to work with Lightbeam Health Solutions, as they share our commitment for improving healthcare through the learned use of information technology,” said David L. Winn, MD, FAAFP, Chairman of the Board and CEO at e-MDs. “Lightbeam’s end-to-end population health management platform integrated with e-MDs at the point of care will have a tremendous impact on the ability of patients, payers and providers to improve outcomes.”

    The newly offered population health management solution provides out-of-the-box, secure exchange of data among all systems within a community (EHR, HIE, Lab and more). ACOs, provider groups, health systems and healthcare organizations who aspire to provide superior care to their patients at a reduced cost now have the ability to minimize upfront costs with a competitive monthly subscription that will accelerate their return on investment.

    Tweet This: e-MDs teams with @LightbeamHealth for #PopulationHealth | http://www.e-mds.com/news | #EHR #HIT #PHM @emds

    About Lightbeam Health Solutions

    Lightbeam Health Solutions is delivering a revolutionary new way of managing patient populations and risk. Our vision is to bring health data into the light through the use of analytics, and provide the insights our clients need to ensure patients receive the right care at the right time. Our advanced technology platform facilitates end-to-end population management and provides a comprehensive tool set that supports ACOs, payers, large provider groups, health systems and other healthcare organizations who aspire to provide superior care and lower costs. To learn more, please visit www.lightbeamhealth.com.

    About e-MDs

    e-MDs is a leading developer of integrated electronic health records and practice management software for physician practices and enterprises. Founded and actively managed by physicians, the company is an industry leader for usable, connected software that enables physician productivity and a superior clinical experience. e-MDs software has received continual top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Practice Management, KLAS®, AmericanEHR™ Partners, MedScape®, and Black Book®. e-MDs has a proven track record of positioning clients for success as demonstrated by Meaningful Use attainment in 2011, 2013 and 2014, and is currently rolling out Meaningful Use Stage 2-compliant solutions to clients. According to data provided by CMS, e-MDs clients are attesting in the top proportion of all major vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.e-mds.com, http://facebook.e-mds.com, and https://twitter.com/emds.

    Media Contact:

    Jan Shulman
    Amendola Communications for e-MDs
    jshulman@acmarketingpr.com
    480-664-8412 x12

  • e-MDs Honors Mid-State Health Center’s Peggy Rosen during National Nurses Week for Improving Quality of Care
    AUSTIN, TX
    May 7, 2014 - 2am

    AUSTIN, TX – May 7, 2014 – In honor of the National Nurses Week celebration this week, e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, today recognized Peggy Rosen, BSN, MA, the director of quality at Mid-State Health Center, for her pioneering work in quality initiatives.

    Mid-State Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Plymouth, NH, and also a partner in the North Country Accountable Care Organization (ACO), headquartered in Littleton, NH.

    Rosen is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare for her work in advancing patient care and population health. She leads efforts to optimize the performance of the Mid-State Health Center, creating a model organization that meets the goals of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) Triple Aim quality initiative.

    “Peggy Rosen has been leading the charge for years with her pioneering work on quality initiatives such as patient care, population health and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH),” said David L. Winn, MD, FAAFP, Chairman of the Board and CEO at e-MDs. “Working with her highly innovative staff, Rosen helped Mid-State Health Center attain the goals of the Triple Aim before the term even became popular. e-MDs is delighted and privileged to have the opportunity to work with a true innovator in Peggy. She epitomizes the very best of the nurses who work daily with e-MDs solutions across the country to improve the quality of care.”

    Originally developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the goals of the Triple Aim program have been adopted by the CMS. The goals are:

    Improving the patient experience of care – including quality and satisfaction
    Improving the health of populations
    Reducing the per capita cost of healthcare
    “We value the power that e-MDs’ Electronic Health Record offers to help us meet our quality and Triple Aim initiatives,” said Rosen. “Without a responsive EHR, we would not be able to implement new quality measures quickly. When something new comes up, we don’t have to wait six months for the next update – we have found that the e-MDs EHR is flexible and robust enough to adapt to any new quality initiatives.”

    Rosen, who has worked on quality issues with e-MDs for the past seven years, said its EHR also enables Mid-State Health Center to translate data it needs to manage population health. Rosen works with the Mid-State team to leverage the functionality of the EHR for population health, coordinated care, and patient engagement..

    “e-MDs continues to be a valued partner in Mid-State Health Center’s quality initiatives,” said Rosen. “We were one of the first practices in the country to implement e-MDs Patient Portal, and our patients appreciate having that virtual connection available at their convenience. It continues to be one of our key patient engagement initiatives today.”

    Rosen was also the leader of Mid-State Health Center’s Patients Are Central to the Team (PACT) project. Its goal was to engage patients in playing a central role in their healthcare team by promoting increasing patient and care-giver involvement in goal-setting and care planning.

    PACT has allowed Mid-State Health Center, a Level 3 PCMH, to establish a corporate culture of patient-centered care, improve patient understanding of the concept of patient-centered care, more fully engage patients as partners in their care and ultimately improve the overall patient experience. The scope and reach of Mid-State’s Patient Expert Advisory Team (PEAT), which was formed during the PACT project, has continued to grow over the past three years.

    Rosen currently leads Mid-State’s Anywhere Care pilot program. Patients at locations outside Mid-State Health Center facilities will be able to access Anywhere Care’s secure videoconferencing on digital devices to meet with primary care physicians at Mid-State Health.

    “With Peggy’s guidance, Mid-State Health Center has been able to significantly improve the quality of care for our patients in the communities of Southern Grafton County,” said Sharon Beaty, MBA, FACMPE, the CEO of Mid-State Health Center. “Thanks to Peggy’s efforts to help us attain the goals of the Triple Aim, our patients are more involved in their care, reducing their healthcare burdens and improving the vitality of their lives.”

    Click to Tweet: Nurses Week – We salute Mid-State’s Peggy Rosen for quality leadership #CDC #CMS #Nurses Week | http://www.e-mds.com/news | @emds #EHR #HIT

    About e-MDs
    e-MDs is a leading developer of integrated electronic health records and practice management software for physician practices and enterprises. Founded and actively managed by physicians, the company is an industry leader for usable, connected software that enables physician productivity and a superior clinical experience. e-MDs software has received continual top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Practice Management, KLAS®, AmericanEHR™ Partners, MedScape®, and Black Book®. e-MDs has a proven track record of positioning clients for success as demonstrated by Meaningful Use attainment in 2011-2012. According to data provided by CMS, e-MDs clients are attesting in the top proportion of all major vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.e-mds.com, http://facebook.e-mds.com, and https://twitter.com/emds.

    Media Contact:

    Jan Shulman
    Amendola Communications for e-MDs
    jshulman@acmarketingpr.com
    480-664-8412 x12

  • CDC and CMS Recognize e-MDs Client Jennifer Brull, M.D. as a 2013 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion
    AUSTIN, TX
    April 30, 2014 - 2am

    Award honors practices that work successfully with patients to reduce blood pressure and improve heart health

    AUSTIN, TX – April 30, 2014 – e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, today congratulated Jennifer Brull, M.D., FAAFP, a solo family physician in Kansas and e-MDs customer since 2007, for being named a 2013 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champion. Dr. Brull was recognized along with eight other public and private practices across the country for success in achieving blood pressure control rates greater than 70 percent.

    This is the latest honor for Dr. Brull, who was named a Software Advice EHR All-Star in November 2013 for her use of e-MDs solutions to improve the quality of care for her patients as well as the profitability of her practice. In July 2013, she was one 28 Healthcare IT champions on the local level honored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), which named her a Health IT Fellow. In April 2011, Dr. Brull became the first physician in Kansas to attest successfully to Meaningful Use of an EHR and was featured in a CMS national meaningful use campaign.

    Million Hearts, a national public-private initiative that aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017, is co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    “It is quite an honor to achieve this level of national recognition,” said Dr. Brull. “Our team set out to make a difference in the lives of our patients with hypertension and clearly we did. e-MDs definitely played an important role in making it happen through the documentation and reporting capabilities of its EHR and practice management solutions. Ultimately our goal is to bring every single one of our patients with hypertension – as well as other chronic diseases – under control. This was a great first step.”

    The Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge is designed to identify practices, clinicians and health systems that have worked with their patients to successfully reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health. Nearly one in three American adults has hypertension, a chronic condition more commonly known as high blood pressure. Fewer than half of those have it under control, which places them at risk of heart disease or stroke, two of the leading causes of death and disability for Americans.

    The nine 2013 Hypertension Control Champions were selected after demonstrating that they helped patients achieve control by using either the National Quality Forum (NQF)-endorsed 0018 (controlling blood pressure) measure or a similar measure that could be validated. The NQF 0018 measure captures the percentage of patients 18-85 years of age who had a diagnosis of hypertension and whose blood pressure was adequately controlled (<140/90) during the measurement year, excluding patients with end-stage renal disease, who were pregnant or those admitted to a non-acute inpatient setting during the measurement year.

    The 2013 Champions, who together care for more than 8.3 million adult patients, represent a diverse mix of small and large, urban and rural, and private and federal health practices and systems. Together they achieved control rates ranging from 73 percent to more than 90 percent using a variety of proven approaches including:

    Making high blood pressure control a priority at every visit
    Using evidence-based guidelines
    Using health information technology (such as e-MDs) to track blood pressure readings over time, cue team members to talk about blood pressure with patients, and adjust medications in a timely way to safely achieve control
    Staying engaged with patients by offering free blood pressure checks, in-home nurse visits, and medication checks by pharmacists
    Taking a team approach with physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, care coordinators and patients to achieve blood pressure control

    "We are delighted to see Dr. Brull, a true trailblazer among our clients, selected for this elite honor," said David Winn, MD, FAAFP, e-MDs CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Hypertension is a serious health issue in this country, yet it can be controlled with proper management. Dr. Brull clearly provides a template for practices to address this condition in a way that improves health outcomes and lowers costs. We are proud that our e-MDs solutions made a significant contribution to her award-winning efforts.”

    Tweet This: We congratulate our client Dr. Jennifer Brull, named #CDC #CMS #Hypertension Control Champ http://www.e-mds.com/news | @emds #EHR #HIT

    About e-MDs
    e-MDs is a leading developer of integrated electronic health records and practice management software for physician practices and enterprises. Founded and actively managed by physicians, the company is an industry leader for usable, connected software that enables physician productivity and a superior clinical experience. e-MDs software has received continual top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Practice Management, KLAS®, AmericanEHR™ Partners, MedScape®, and Black Book®. e-MDs has a proven track record of positioning clients for success as demonstrated by Meaningful Use attainment in 2011-2012. According to data provided by CMS, e-MDs clients are attesting in the top proportion of all major vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.e-mds.com, http://facebook.e-mds.com, and https://twitter.com/emds.

    Media Contact:

    Jan Shulman
    Amendola Communications for e-MDs
    jshulman@acmarketingpr.com
    480-664-8412 x12

  • e-MDs Launches PDR® BRIEF to Deliver Enhanced Drug Information and Patient Safety Services to EHR System End Users
    Austin, TX/Montvale, NJ
    April 7, 2014 - 2am

    – Integrated PDR Network® Solution Supports e-MDs End Users with Critical Prescribing Information Conveniently Delivered Within Workflow –

    Austin, TX/Montvale, NJ: April 7, 2014 – e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, and PDR Network, the leader in FDA-approved patient drug safety and support services for EHR and ePrescribing (e-Rx) platforms, today announced the launch of PDR BRIEF within the e-MDs EHR platform.

    “e-MDs is excited to be able to provide our users with the PDR Brief enhanced drug information and patient safety services,” said Chuck Frederick, Executive Vice President, Product Solutions for e-MDs. “Having this information within their EHR workflow right at the point of prescribing will enable e-MDs’ users to improve the quality of care, greatly enhance patient adherence and result in better patient outcomes.”

    Together with e-MDs’ industry-leading EHR platform, the PDR BRIEF integration will support providers and their patients while enhancing the overall EHR user experience. e-MDs providers will now have PDR Network’s updated drug information and safety alerts integrated into their EHR workflow through PDR+ for Patients, which supplies patient-appropriate information at the time a prescription is given.

    PDR+ for Patients increases the likelihood that patients will fill their prescription and remain on therapy. Using the principles of adherence, it has been designed to improve patients’ understanding of their medication, including the possible medication benefits, when results can be accepted, how progress is measured, and possible side effects and the steps to take to manage them.

    The e-MDs EHR, available as a software platform or through the cloud, is used by physicians in nearly every medical specialty. The system supports many workflows unique to individual specialties. The integration of PDR Brief will provide even more customized content for various specialties through the e-MDs’ EHR.

    “We are proud to partner with e-MDs – a company consistently recognized by Black Book, KLAS, and others for delivering high-usability EHR platforms and tools designed by providers for providers across specialties,” said Andrew Gelman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, PDR Network. “By delivering only the most critical drug information needed, concisely and conveniently within workflow at the point of prescribing, PDR BRIEF follows that model, supporting end users with solutions that allow them to provide optimal patient care, while enhancing the safety and functionality of their EHR system.”

    PDR BRIEF will be available in early May for the healthcare providers who rely on the e-MDs EHR platform to support their practice productivity.

    About e-MDs

    e-MDs is a leading developer of integrated electronic health records and practice management software for physician practices and enterprises. Founded and actively managed by physicians, the company is an industry leader for usable, connected software that enables physician productivity and a superior clinical experience. e-MDs software has received continual top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Practice Management, KLAS®, AmericanEHR™ Partners, MedScape®, and Black Book®. e-MDs has a proven track record of positioning clients for success as demonstrated by Meaningful Use attainment in 2011-2012. According to data provided by CMS, e-MDs clients are attesting in the top proportion of all major vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.e-mds.com, http://facebook.e-mds.com, and https://twitter.com/emds.

    About PDR Network

    PDR Network, LLC is the leading distributor of FDA-approved drug labeling, safety and REMS information, as well as medication adherence and product support programs, through the Physicians’ Desk Reference® suite of digital and print services. PDR Network’s innovative products deliver industry-leading content to prescribers and patients across channels, including via its growing "PDR Certified" EHR vendor network. PDR Network's comprehensive offering of interactive drug information services are designed to be easily integrated with any EHR or ePrescribing system and enhancing the EHR, provider and patient experience. For more information about PDR's EHR partnership program, please visit http://www.pdrnetwork.com/pdr-in-ehr.