South Shore Health Systems, Inc. Partners with Practice Fusion to Help New York Doctors go Paperless

As the exclusive EMR vendor of the New York IPA, Practice Fusion will help SSHS doctors qualify for stimulus incentives.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Practice Fusion, the nation's largest doctor-patient community, and South Shore Health Systems, Inc. (SSHS), an individual practice association (IPA) supporting over 600 physicians based in New York, are partnering to offer a free and easy Electronic Medical Records (EMR) option to the solo and small practices in their network.


Approximately 80 percent of the primary care physicians in the SSHS network are currently using paper records. This exclusive partnership will ensure that all physicians are able to go digital with Practice Fusion and qualify for Meaningful Use incentive dollars.

"Practice Fusion is a turnkey solution for physicians in our group," said Gilbert Makabali, MD, President of South Shore Health Systems, Inc. "By offering Practice Fusion for free, we are making it possible for all medical professionals in New York to have the opportunity to receive Meaningful Use incentives, without the cost and time commitment required by other vendors."

Key Facts:

  • Practice Fusion will be the recommended EMR for the South Shore Health Systems, Inc. network
  • Practice Fusion will provide on-site training for the SSHS team
  • With the help of Practice Fusion's Support and Account Management teams, SSHS is building a task force to implement Practice Fusion in their offices
  • SSHS supports over 600 physicians, forty-eight percent of whom are focused on primary care

"Solo and small practices like those in the South Shore Health Systems network need a free EMR solution—they don't have the resources for expensive legacy EMRs," said Todd Martin, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Practice Fusion. "With the help of SSHS, we're able to offer physicians like these a free alternative that also allows them to receive Meaningful Use incentives that can be invested back into their practices."

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About Practice Fusion

Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based EMR system to physicians. With medical charting, scheduling, e-prescribing (eRx), lab integrations, referral letters, Meaningful Use certification, unlimited support and a Personal Health Record for patients, Practice Fusion's EMR software addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing electronic medical record community in the country with more than 150,000 users serving 50 million patients. The company closed a $34 million Series C financing led by Artis Ventures in June. For more information about Practice Fusion, please visit

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