AIDS Care Finds Success Implementing Electronic Health Record
AUSTIN, TX
Tue, 2010/08/03 - 1:00am

HIV/AIDS agency successfully integrates eMDs leading electronic health record. AUSTIN, TX— eMDs, an industry leader in the development and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, commends AIDS Care for their successful implementation of eMDs Solution Series™ integrated system. AIDS Care, the leading provider of HIV/AIDS services in Rochester, New York, is the only organization in the Finger Lakes region to focus exclusively on HIV/AIDS medical, social, and prevention education services and was formed in January 2010 by the merger of AIDS Community Health Center and AIDS Rochester. The clinic began planning electronic health record implementation in December 2009 and went live in March 2010 and has since seen vast improvements in workflow and patient care. AIDS Care selected eMDs as their EHR vendor based on several successful product demonstrations, a site visit to the company’s headquarters and the company’s willingness and capability to thoroughly train employees and assist with implementation. Solution Series™ integrated EHR/PM suite attracted AIDS Care because of its ability to be manipulated and customized to meet the particular needs of an HIV/AIDS-based practice. eMDs offered several channels for support and thorough customer attention, leading AIDS Care to unanimously select them as a vendor. eMDs has remained involved throughout the implementation process to ensure that the organization’s specific and unique needs continue to be met. “Our selection committee unanimously chose eMDs for our electronic medical record needs,” said Jay Rudman, President and CEO of AIDS Care. “The increased efficiency we’ve realized through our work with eMDs has helped us continue to live our mission to provide coordinated care for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our patients and clients can feel good knowing that their medical records are safe and that the many services they receive from AIDS Care are seamlessly integrated.” AIDS Care has seen several improvements within the agency since implementation was completed. With the integration of scheduling, clinical documentation, care management, and billing; patient flow has improved, documentation has been enhanced and billing practices are timely and assured to be in compliance. The tools included in the eMDs program give providers critical information and prompts to ensure patients are getting the required care for their specific conditions. The improved documentation helps to better coordinate the patient care plans among the network of specialists and other community providers as well as increase patient safety. “We are looking forward to supporting the diverse needs of AIDS Care and their mission to provide care to HIV/AIDS patients in the Rochester region,” said Dr. Michael Stearns, President and CEO of eMDs. “We feel confident that our EHR’s ability to manage the diverse amounts of data needed to provide effective care will be an asset to this practice and its patients.” For more information about AIDS Care please visit www.acRochester.org. ### About eMDs eMDs is a leading developer of health care software solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company, founded in 1996 by a primary care physician, remains physician and clinical informaticist managed and actively participates in national health information technology and interoperability efforts. eMDs Solution Series™, with more than 28,000 users nationwide, is the standard for affordable and integrated EHR and PRACTICE MANAGEMENT software solutions, including clinical, financial and document management modules designed to automate medical practice processes and chart management. eMDs Solution Series version 6.3 is a CCHIT Certified® 2008 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Cardiovascular Medicine and Child Health. The eMDs Solution Series' comprehensive suite of products facilitates improvements in clinical care, a reduction in medical errors, and optimization of business practices. As testimony to our focus on ease of use and functionality, eMDs has ranked at the top of all independent, unbiased, physician surveys thus far. For more information, please visit www.e-mds.com. About AIDS Care AIDS Care was formed by the January 1, 2010 merger of AIDS Community Health Center and AIDS Rochester. A non-profit organization which serves patients and clients regardless of their ability to pay, AIDS Care was created to bring together all the HIV/AIDS services patients and clients may need under one roof, and it is the only organization in the Finger Lakes region entirely focused on providing HIV/AIDS care and services. AIDS Care’s new main office opened at 259 Monroe Avenue in October 2009, and the organization also maintains satellite locations in Bath, Geneva, and on Central Avenue in downtown Rochester. AIDS Care’s new phone number is 585-545-7200 and the company’s new website can be found at www.acRochester.org.