AUSTIN, TX – eMDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs), is pleased to announce the recent hire of Robyn Leone as Director of Public Policy & Government Initiatives. Prior to joining the eMDs team in February of 2012, Ms. Leone was the Director of the Colorado Regional Extension Center (CO-REC), one of 62 ARRA-funded extension centers dedicated to assisting primary care and safety net providers with EHR implementation and adoption while achieving Meaningful Use objectives. Leone’s hire is part of eMDs’ ongoing effort to focus on government relations and pursue working with numerous Regional Extension Centers (RECs) and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) across the country. eMDs has become one of the most recommended vendors by RECs based upon numerous criteria such as client base, references, product capabilities, and company financials. During Ms. Leone’s time as Director, CO-REC achieved great success in the first two years of the program and was often listed as one of the top RECs in the country for helping primary care providers achieve Meaningful Use. Ms. Leone brings more than 16 years of diverse health care industry experience to eMDs, having held positions in health care administration, disease management program development, health IT, performance management, and health care quality improvement and analysis. “We are honored that Ms. Leone has joined our team,” said Michael Stearns, MD, President and CEO of eMDs. “During her time in Colorado, she directed one of the most successful HIT programs in the country, making her an ideal fit for eMDs’ national informatics and policy initiatives.” “I am excited to be part of the eMDs team and have the opportunity to use my experience with government programs and health information technology with one of the leading EHR companies in the country,” said Ms. Leone. For more information on eMDs, please visit www.e-mds.com. Media Contact: Kailey Lord, (512) 716-8243, Kailey@DunawayPR.com ### 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 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians, KLAS®, and AmericanEHR™ Partners. eMDs has a proven track record of positioning clients for success as demonstrated by Meaningful Use attainment in 2011. eMDs clients attained the highest attestation proportion among all major vendors as of January 24, 2012. For more information, please visit www.e-mds.com, https://www.facebook.com/emdsehr, and twitter.com/emds.