e-MDs Receives Two 'Best in KLAS' Awards

e -MDs Solution Series™ recognized as top EHR and PM system for practices of 2-5 physicians.

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records, announced that its electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) software, e-MDs Solution Series™ Version 7.0, has been named "Best in KLAS" in the 2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Professional Services report. e-MDs received Best in KLAS in the Ambulatory EMR (2-5 physician) category, and Best in KLAS for Practice Management (2-5 physician).

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Best in KLAS rankings are awarded annually and celebrate vendors that have received the highest provider scores for software, professional services, and medical equipment. KLAS ratings are the measuring stick by which thousands of hospitals and clinics evaluate vendor performance.  This year's Best in KLAS awards continue the consistent pattern of high user ratings e-MDs has received from physician surveys, including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)  (e-MDs has been the top overall vendor in all 3 AAFP surveys conducted thus far); American College of Physicians (ACP) (e-MDs was the top vendor in the ACP EHR Partner Program evaluations performed in 2008 and 2009), and AmericanEHR Partners.

"Since 1998, the objective of the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report has been to help healthcare providers make informed decisions," said KLAS President Adam Gale. "The Best in KLAS distinction represents a commitment to meeting customer expectations and we congratulate the vendors making strides in every phase of customer relations—from the sales presentation to implementation to ongoing service and support."

KLAS is an independent organization that reports medical device and health information system performance ratings based on evaluations submitted by thousands of healthcare providers throughout the United States and Canada over a 12-month period. KLAS rankings measure a vendor's performance in the areas of product quality, implementation, service and support. By reporting accurate, honest, and impartial vendor performance data, KLAS helps healthcare providers make informed technology decisions.  Unbiased ranking systems like KLAS have made e-MDs a top selected vendor by Health Information Technology Regional Extensions Centers (HITRECs) across the country.  Solution Series™ users have experienced improvements in workflow and billing and received ambulatory care awards such as the esteemed 2010 HIMSS Davies Awards.  

"We feel honored to have performed so well in such a well-respected evaluation," stated Michael Stearns, MD, the President and CEO of e-MDs. "The Best in KLAS awards are especially important to us because they rely on the opinions of healthcare professionals who use our technology on a day-to-day basis," said Stearns. "As providers look to select the best technologies for their operations, KLAS has historically offered some of the most respected research in the healthcare industry. This acknowledgement has given us the confidence that our solutions will meet their expectations.  We are honored to have our EHR ranked at the top by the most credible and objective evaluations available, including those performed by KLAS, the AAFP and the ACP."

Beyond high industry user ratings and industry rankings, e-MDs Solution Series™ has received Meaningful Use Certification, including being one of the only vendors to certify on all 44 clinical quality measures.  This demonstrates the robustness and usability of the software.  e-MDs clients enjoy ease of use and realize return on their investment shortly after implementation.  Both of the 2010 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award winners in 2010 are also e-MDs clients.

About e-MDs

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.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4500 hospitals and over 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email [email protected], or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.