meridianEMR® Selects CDW Healthcare to Deliver the Complementary IT Solution Supporting its Urology EHR

VERNON HILLS, Ill. & LIVINGSTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CDW Healthcare, part of the public sector subsidiary of CDW LLC, today announced a partnership with meridianEMR, which provides an interoperable electronic health record (EHR) solution for Urologists, compatible with physician practice management systems and advanced healthcare analytics. CDW Healthcare will be the preferred provider of information technology (IT) infrastructure and services for meridianEMR solutions.

A concern for doctors, according to CDW Healthcare’s Physician Practice EHR Price Tag, a national survey of 200 physician practices, is the expected decline in the number of patients that they will be able to care for daily due to the workflow impact – the single-most expensive component of EHR adoption. Given that research finding, CDW Healthcare has focused intently on reducing the workflow disruption during adoption by providing tailored, comprehensive IT solutions that complete an EHR software implementation. As a result of the partnership, CDW Healthcare and meridianEMR now deliver all of the components required for a Urology or General Surgery practice to successfully make the transition to Meaningful Use at the lowest total cost to the physicians.

“EHR is not a technology solution, it is a fundamental business transformation that includes IT in addition to thorough training, workflow adjustment and management changes,” said Bob Rossi, Vice President of CDW Healthcare. “Our objective is to make the technology the easiest part of the adoption process, freeing up physician and staff time to address the more pressing adoption issues.”

To speed and simplify the IT elements of EHR adoption, CDW Healthcare delivers fully-compatible infrastructure to deploy the meridianEMR suite. In addition, CDW Healthcare provides the complementary services and IT solutions required to tailor each EHR to the specific physician practice. This enables each practice to use a mix of new and existing technology to get precisely the IT infrastructure it needs to support meridianEMR, reducing the overall cost of adoption.

“In specialties such as Urology, the cost of reduced patient visits is significantly higher than in general medicine,” said Michael Custode, CEO, meridianEMR. “Our EHR products and services are designed specifically to support these specialists in making their practices more efficient and patient care more effective. The partnership will further this effort, bringing customized solutions to reduce the time and disruption associated with adoption.”

meridianEMR is an ONC-ATCB certified complete EHR that supports the 2011/2012 criteria for Stage 1 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

meridianEMR will showcase its EHR solution, including technology from CDW Healthcare, at the American Urological Association’s Annual Meeting, May 14-19 in Washington, DC. For additional information on infrastructure solutions to support meridianEMR, please visit, call 1-888-584-4239 or e-mail [email protected]. For additional information on meridianEMR’s EHR solution, please visit, call 877-411-4367 or e-mail [email protected].

About CDW Healthcare

CDW Healthcare is a leading provider of technology solutions focused exclusively on serving the healthcare marketplace. Working closely with more than 15,000 healthcare organizations nationwide, its customers range from small rural providers to large integrated delivery networks. The dedicated healthcare team leverages the expertise of CDW solution architects to deliver best-in-class solutions from data center infrastructure through to point of patient care. The company’s solution architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include software, network communications, notebooks/mobile devices, data storage, video monitors, desktops, and printers and solutions such as virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility, data center optimization and cloud computing.

CDW is ranked No. 38 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies.

For more information about CDW Healthcare offerings, procurement options, services and solutions, call 1-800-500-4239, or visit the CDW Healthcare Web site at

About meridianEMR

meridianEMR offers an interoperable EHR solution compatible with physician practice management systems and advanced healthcare analytics. The meridianEMR, Inc. application is ONC-ATCB certified as a complete EHR, CCHIT® certified until 2014, and Surescripts® certified. The interoperability of the meridianEMR software is driven by the proprietary mXchange™ technology, which services all meridianEMR clients through a private, highly secure, real-time data exchange network. meridianEMR has a user base of over 1,000 practicing Urologists nationwide composed of a wide range of practice sizes.

Current meridianEMR Metrics:

  • 1,000+ Urology providers
  • 10,000 Urology staff users
  • 10 million mXchange transactions per day
  • 1.2 million active Urology patients
  • 40,000 e-scripts per month

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