eMDs Receives Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award for e-Prescribing Practices for Fifth Straight Year
AUSTIN, TX – April 7, 2015 – eMDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, announced today that it has received the 2014 Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award for upholding the highest quality of standards in e-prescribing. eMDs is the only organization that has been recognized with the White Coat of Quality Award every year since the introduction of the program in 2010. The award commends organizations that are actively focused on improving the accuracy, completeness and safety of e-prescribing.
As part of Surescripts’ Quality Management Program, this latest honor demonstrates eMDs’ ongoing commitment to improving data quality in e-prescribing with eMDs Solution Series. eMDs is one of the top 10 aggregators for e-Prescribing in the U.S.
“As e-prescribing becomes practically ubiquitous, Surescripts’ focus has transitioned from driving adoption to optimizing the e-prescribing process through quality improvements that drive value for both patients and providers,” said Ajit Dhavle, Pharm.D, MBA, Vice President of Clinical Quality at Surescripts. “We are honored to recognize eMDs for its leadership and persistence in advancing e-prescribing quality best practices industry-wide. Together, we can realize greater value by working collaboratively and leveraging more advanced e-prescribing technology that connects the entire healthcare ecosystem.”
With a focus on reducing the cost of healthcare through better patient outcomes, eMDs Solution Series is a leading EHR and practice management solution used by thousands of physicians nationwide. Solution Series enhances a practice’s revenue generation, office productivity and clinical workflows, while also raising overall quality awareness through an emphasis on proactive, ongoing training.
A key goal of the eMDs Solution Series strategy for e-Prescribing is a commitment to achieve zero electronic prescription content errors. To maintain the standards of this award, eMDs leverages quality metrics as specified in published industry guidelines, reporting those metrics to Surescripts each month. Changes to the eMDs software are also addressed when issues are identified in its quality reporting.
“Earning the White Coat of Quality every year since the award’s inception demonstrates our unrelenting, rigorous focus on developing high-quality products that align with how physicians deliver care and have a positive impact on practices and patients. We are proud that our emphasis on ‘walking the walk’ rather than just ‘talking the talk’ continues to be recognized,” said Chuck Frederick, Executive Vice President, Product Solutions, eMDs. "Going forward, we remain committed to developing and improving best practices in e-prescribing so providers can confidently, safely and accurately make medication-related therapeutic decisions that will have the greatest impact on better patient outcomes.”
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eMDs is a leading developer of integrated electronic health records and practice management software, and revenue cycle management services 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 continual 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, http://www.facebook.com/emdsehr/ and https://twitter.com/emds. About Surescripts’ Quality Program Surescripts is committed to unleashing the potential of American healthcare by creating a more connected and collaborative healthcare system. Our nationwide health information network connects doctor’s offices, hospitals, pharmacists, and health plans through an integrated and technology neutral platform. For more information, go to www.surescripts.com and follow us at twitter.com/surescripts.
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