HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ramsey Evans, CEO of Prognosis Health Information Systems, recently received an "EHR Game Changers Award" from Health Data Management magazine. The recognition honors individuals who have been true game changers in the design, advocacy, deployment and development of electronic health records technology.
This year's program garnered more than 50 nominations from all sectors of the health care industry – hospitals, group practices, payers, associations, federal and state governments, and health technology vendors. Award recipients were chosen by a panel of HDM editors and health care information technology leaders.
Evans was recognized for his role in creating an electronic health records system that enables rural and smaller community hospitals to overcome the typical cost and user acceptance barriers to successful EHR implementation.
"It seems fitting that Ramsey is recognized with this award as he is truly making a positive contribution to healthcare in America. While creating a successful company, he is also solving a long-standing problem – the lack of technology adoption in rural and smaller community hospitals," said George Roberts, Partner with OpenView Venture Partners, a Boston-based expansion stage venture capital fund. "Established vendors offer older technologies that are cumbersome and expensive to implement that smaller community hospitals can't afford. Prognosis has an innovative solution that offers a greatly improved user experience for doctors and nurses that will speed adoption and get hospitals to 'meaningful use' faster, at a significantly lower total cost of ownership, therefore enabling the hospitals to focus on improving patient outcomes and delivering superior care."
Built as a disruptive innovation, ChartAccess® Comprehensive EHR from Prognosis HIS provides a viable alternative to other options by providing a platform that helps rural and community hospitals overcome the cost, speed of implementation, and usability obstacles commonly cited as impediments to electronic records success. A shared web-native EHR system delivered on site or via a cloud computing model, ChartAccess software applications are made available as a service over an encrypted health information network. The system's built in analytics and health information exchange (HIE) capabilities help hospitals provide consistent, high-quality patient care.
"It is an honor to be selected for this prestigious award," Evans said. "It has always been my intent – and the mission of the company that I created – to help change the technology game for rural and smaller community hospitals. It's been a team effort and I'm very proud of our success and that our efforts are being recognized for the value that we are bringing to the healthcare industry with our disruptive innovation."
Other recipients of the Health Data Management EHR Game Changers Awards included:
- Earle Rugg, co-founder of Rural Health IT Corporation
- Larry Garber, M.D., a practicing internist and the medical director for informatics at Fallon Clinic
- Leon Hoover, CIO, Hendry Regional Medical Center.
- Ed Ricks, vice president of information services and CIO at Beaufort Memorial Hospital
- Brian Woods, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, NorthStar Anesthesia, P.A.
- Jamie Bennett, program manager, Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Office, Office of Standards and Interoperability, Department of Health Informatics, Office of Informatics and Analytics, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
- Brian Morgan, information technology program manager, Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) Program Management Office (PMO), Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs
About Prognosis Health Information Systems
Prognosis Health Information Systems (PHIS), Houston, is committed to utilizing advanced 21st-Century technologies to help healthcare providers significantly improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care while also achieving better financial results. PHIS enables rural and community hospitals to utilize pure browser-based electronic health record (EHR) and financial systems designed to be fully operational in less than six months at a predictable, affordable cost. For more information, visit www.prognosisHIS.com. Follow us on Twitter (@PrognosisHIS).
SOURCE Prognosis Health Information Systems