Industry Veteran Derek A. Pickell Appointed CEO of eMDs

Austin, TX – February 4, 2016 – eMDs, a leading provider of ambulatory electronic medical record (EMR), practice management (PM) software, revenue cycle management (RCM) services, and credentialing solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek A. Pickell as its new Chief Executive Officer and Board Director.

“eMDs is a clear market leader in the ambulatory healthcare space. I am excited to be joining the team as the next CEO,” commented Pickell. “We have a long, successful history of developing software solutions by and for the physicians we serve. I will continue to champion these efforts and, with the backing of Marlin Equity Partners, we will quickly grow the business into the leading cloud-based EMR, PMS and RCM solution offered to providers."

“I am thrilled to have Derek join as CEO at eMDs,” said Jim Brady, Group President, Healthcare, at Marlin Equity Partners which owns eMDs. “Derek comes to us with extensive background in healthcare IT and services utilized by healthcare providers.  He has had executive leadership roles within our core healthcare market including Practice Management, EMR, and RCM.  He has executive experience in both small and large companies.  We are delighted to have someone with his vision and experience to lead eMDs’ continued growth in the dynamic ambulatory provider market.”

Prior to joining eMDs, Pickell was the CEO of Convergent Revenue Cycle Management, Inc. where he managed the strategic direction, financial and operational performance, as well as the sales and marketing for the Healthcare Division. Before Convergent, he was the VP and General Manager of McKesson Provider Technologies. In this role, he was responsible for the success of the physician office-based software and revenue cycle outsourcing business. Pickell has also held senior level positions at MedE America (formerly Wellmark) and Ferranti Healthcare (formerly Pentamation).

About eMDs

eMDs is a leading provider of integrated electronic health records, practice management software, revenue cycle services, and credentialing solutions 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. eMDs software has received 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®. eMDs 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, eMDs clients are attesting in the top proportion of all major vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.e-mds.com, and

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Allison Jones, Director of Marketing, eMDs