Company chosen to aid New York in implementation and Meaningful Use of EHRs
AUSTIN, Texas, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs), announced they have been selected as an EHR vendor partner by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). MSSNY is a non-profit organization committed to representing the medical profession as a whole and advocating health related rights, responsibilities and issues. MSSNY will work with e-MDs to encourage and facilitate the adoption of EHR technology by the state's healthcare providers. As a selected vendor, e-MDs will help providers manage efficient implementation and achievement of Meaningful Use in a cost effective manner.
e-MDs was one of six finalists to be chosen to participate in MSSNY's rigorous evaluation process. The vendors, who all service the one-to-ten provider group, were identified through their high KLAS ratings and asked to complete a 20-page functionality matrix answering detailed questions about their products. The vendor responses were reviewed by MSSNY's evaluation committee, consisting of five health information technology (HIT) and EHR proficient physicians, including the MSSNY HIT Chair, Dr. Salvatore Volpe, a leading HIT champion. The thorough evaluation process was conducted to identify "the best systems for our physician members," explained Dr. Volpe. "We needed to flush out important processes, which if omitted by the vendor could result in medical errors and place the patient at risk by introducing adverse medical complications."
e-MDs was identified as a vendor partner capable of offering New York providers ample support, ease of use and optimal financial opportunities by adding EHR systems to their practice. e-MDs was selected based on their affordability, ePrescribing capability, CCHIT certification, ability to interface with a State health information exchange (HIE) system, and system functionality and benefit to providers. MSSNY recognized e-MDs as a sustainable, sound company with a proven track record of providing high-quality technology. Ultimately e-MDs was chosen by MSSNY because of their shared vision for maintaining high standards in medical education and in the practice of medicine to ensure that quality medical care is available to the public.
"Our evaluation process was significantly thorough and only six vendors scored high enough to meet our expectations," said Ron Pucherelli, HIT Project Administrator for the Medical Society of the State of New York. "MSSNY is happy to announce that e-MDs is one of our preferred vendors and we look forward to working with them and all our preferred vendors to provide our physicians with exceptional products and services."
"e-MDs feels there is a great deal of synergy between our two organizations in the areas of clinical informatics, a focus on quality of care, and physician leadership. We are looking forward to working closely with the physician, resident and student members of the Medical Society of the State of New York and supporting their educational objectives, and helping them become advanced users of health information technology," said Dr. Michael Stearns, CEO of e-MDs.
For more information on e-MDs, please visit www.e-MDs.com.
For more information about MSSNY, please visit www.MSSNY.org.
Kailey Lord, (512) 716-8243, [email protected]
e-MDs 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 clinical excellence. e-MDs software has received continual top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians and KLAS. For more information, please visit www.e-mds.com, www.facebook.com/emdsehr, and twitter.com/emds.
About The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY)
The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) is an organization of approximately 25,000 licensed physicians, medical residents, and medical students in New York State. Members participate in both the state society and in their local county medical societies. MSSNY is a non-profit organization committed to representing the medical profession as a whole and advocating health related rights, responsibilities and issues. MSSNY strives to promote and maintain high standards in medical education and in the practice of medicine in an effort to ensure that quality medical care is available to the public. For more information please visit www.mssny.org.