eMDs Named Austin’s Top Biomedical Research & Development Employer
Sat, 2014/06/07 - 2:00am

Ranking to be highlighted in Austin Business Journal Book of Lists

AUSTIN, TX – June 6, 2014 – eMDs, 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 eMDs’ 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.

eMDs, 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 eMDs. “Austin offers companies like eMDs some of the most innovative and productive employees in the nation, and they have made eMDs 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 eMDs 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 eMDs 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 eMDs 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.

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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 a superior clinical experience. eMDs 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®. eMDs 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, eMDs clients are attesting in the top proportion of all major vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.e-mds.com, http://www.facebook.com/emdsehr/, and https://twitter.com/emds. Media Contact: Tim Boivin Amendola Communications for eMDs tboivin@acmarketingpr.com 224-209-6495