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2010.03.05

Georgia State Medical Association Endorses Electronic Health Record System

ATLANTA --(Business Wire)-- Mar 04, 2010 The Georgia State Medical Association (GSMA) announced this week its official endorsement of OfficeEMRTM as a recommended solution for members’ electronic medical record management needs. OfficeEMRTM is a unified web-based software solution that is affordable, easy-to-use and is CCHIT certified.

GSMA selected OfficeEMRTM as a provider because iSALUS offers unsurpassed functionality and affordability. According to Denise Brooking, Executive Director of the GSMA, “The system is customizable to meet physicians’ needs regardless of specialty and there is no major outlay of cash required for hardware.” OfficeEMR’s easy-to-use interface mitigates loss of productivity during transition and offers secure accessibility from anywhere through an Internet connection – all important features for GSMA members.

As GSMA members work to serve the needs of the community in Georgia, an effective, affordable practice management tool is essential. In light of recent meaningful use criteria being established by the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, this endorsement will simplify the selection process and make it easier for GSMA members to choose a highly functional EHR system that will meet and exceed federal standards.

“We are proud of the Association’s selection of our service for recommendation to their membership. Our goal for over ten years now has been to take the technology risk out of the equation and to deliver cost effective, flexible, and highly capable services to practices around the US and overseas. Physicians deserve solutions that use modern up-to-date technology that is not over-priced,” said Mark Day, CEO of iSALUS.

The endorsement speaks to both organizations’ commitment to radical change in healthcare for the benefit of patients and dedication to the goals of health IT. On November 12, 2009, Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology stated, “Our goal, above all else, is to make care better for patients, and to make it patient-centered. Information policy and health IT policy should serve that goal.” GSMA and iSALUS agree that technology, employed appropriately, can improve patient outcomes and are proving that it can happen with no hardship to physicians.

iSALUS develops and hosts a suite of web-based healthcare solutions that are focused on providing highly secure, easy to use tools that streamline office operations and increase profitability, while complying with patient privacy and security requirements. “The Georgia State Medical Association,” said Brooking, “serves the needs of American physicians and those physicians serving the needs of the community. By partnering in this endeavor these two organizations are making health IT even more accessible for the GSMA members and ultimately improving patient care.”

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