Large Minnesota clinic partners with e-MDs to integrate EHR and Practice Management Software
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- e-MDs, rated by physicians as the number #1 provider of electronic health records, announced they have been selected by Minnesota's Apple Valley Medical Clinic as the vendor of choice for the clinic's EHR and practice management system. Apple Valley Medical Clinic has 13 family practice physicians and a 24/7 urgent care facility.
e-MDs was selected after a year-long review process involving multiple virtual and on-site demonstrations, site visits and a thorough vetting of physician questions and concerns. Solution Series™ offered Apple Valley Medical Clinic a single database solution, the ability to handle multiple workflow scenarios, as well as ease of use. The clinic's implementation of e-MDs Solution Series™ integrated EHR/PM suite was dependent upon e-MDs being able to provide 24/7 support for the urgent care clinic. Apple Valley Medical Clinic was impressed by e-MDs' longevity in the industry, large customer base, years of experience supporting thousands of primary care providers across the nation, and outstanding customer service.
"We pride ourselves in offering our patients the very best health care, whether that be through the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness by our physicians or the latest in behind-the-scenes information technology," said Peter Frederixon, M.D., a founder of the Apple Valley Medical Center.
Apple Valley Medical Clinic staffs both full-time physicians and part-time rotating physicians. e-MDs offered a flexible, concurrent licensing system that enabled the clinic to purchase 13 full-time and 14 part-time licenses, making the product an affordable solution for the clinic. The implementation at Apple Valley Medical Clinic will be a bi-directional lab interface, splitting the billing and charting to accommodate both the family practice and urgent care facilities. e-MDs will provide its broad spectrum of client services throughout the implementation process.
"e-MDs is proud to partner with such a forward-thinking clinic that has committed to excellence in patient care through the use of information technology," said Michael Stearns, MD, CEO of e-MDs. "Apple Valley Medical Clinic is a leader in Minnesota's movement toward EHR implementation and meaningful use. Patients will benefit from the clinic's use of advanced clinical decision support tools at the point of care and their provider's instant access to all relevant health information. We share a joint vision with Apple Valley Medical Clinic that optimal levels of quality and efficiency in health care can only be achieved through the use of sophisticated, yet easy to use, electronic health records."
For more information on Apple Valley Medical Center, please visit www.applevalleymedicalcenter.com.
Kailey Lord, (512) 716-8243, [email protected]
e-MDs is a leading developer of health care software solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company, founded in 1996 by a primary care physician, remains physician and clinical informaticist-managed and actively participates in national health information technology and interoperability efforts. e-MDs Solution Series™, with more than 29,000 users nationwide, is the standard for affordable and integrated EHR and Practice Management software solutions, including clinical, financial and document management modules designed to automate medical practice processes and chart management. e-MDs Solution Series version 6.3 is a CCHIT Certified® 2008 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Cardiovascular Medicine and Child Health. The e-MDs Solution Series' comprehensive suite of products facilitates improvements in clinical care, a reduction in medical errors, and optimization of business practices. As testimony to our focus on ease of use and functionality, e-MDs has ranked at the top of all independent, unbiased, physician surveys thus far. For more information, please visit www.e-mds.com.