California Regional Extension Center Selects eMDs as an EHR Vendor Partner
Tue, 2011/04/19 - 1:00am

Company chosen to achieve implementation and meaningful use for CalHIPSO Members

AUSTIN, TX – eMDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs), announced they have been selected as an EHR vendor partner by the California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization (CalHIPSO). CalHIPSO, a federally-designated Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (HITREC), provides REC services to all of California except Los Angeles and Orange County. eMDs will work with CalHIPSO to encourage and facilitate the adoption of EHR technology by the state's healthcare providers. As a vendor partner, eMDs will help providers manage efficient implementation and achievement of meaningful use in a cost effective manner.

eMDs is part of an initial group of vendors to complete the contracting process with CalHIPSO. The company was selected through a comprehensive process that included an in-depth assessment of affordability, remote hosting option, ePrescribing capability, ONC-ATCB (Meaningful Use) certification, ability to interface with a State Health Information Exchange (HIE) system, system functionality, and overall benefit to providers. eMDs Chart, the company's EHR, has also received high product ratings by the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, and 2010 Best in KLAS awards for Ambulatory EHR (2-5 physician) as well as Practice Management (2-5 physician).

"We are very pleased with the outcome of our EHR vendor negotiation process. We have been able to leverage the volume of providers who are joining CalHIPSO to ensure the best possible value and functionality for our members," said Speranza Avram, Executive Director of CalHIPSO. "We look forward to working with eMDs and our other EHR vendor partners over the coming years."

CalHIPSO, a nonprofit vendor neutral organization, will work with over 6,100 clinical providers across California to help them successfully adopt Electronic Health Records (EHRs) using $33 million in funding provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. CalHIPSO is responsible for a wide range of activities related to identifying and signing up providers for EHRs, vendor vetting, group purchasing, workflow redesign, high level project management, education and training, and assistance meeting Meaningful Use.

"We are honored to have been selected by CalHIPSO to be a member of their EHR vendor partner program," said Michael Stearns, MD, President and CEO of eMDs. "We are looking forward to supporting their efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare in California through the learned use of information technology. California is one of eMDs' strongest markets and we look to build upon this track record of success."

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About eMDs
eMDs 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 clinical excellence. eMDs software has received continual top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians and KLAS. For more information, please visit,, and About CalHIPSO CalHIPSO is one of 62 Regional Extension Centers nationwide, founded in 2010 to assist providers in successfully adopting EHR systems. CalHIPSO's focus is on serving the health care safety net, including primary care providers working in small private practices, primary care clinics, public and rural hospital ambulatory clinics, and practices serving medically underserved patient populations. More than 4,100 providers have enrolled in CalHIPSO to date. For more information about CalHIPSO, please visit