e-MDs Awarded Surescripts White Coat of Quality Accolade for 2012

EHR Vendor Gains Top Recognition Three Years Running for Upholding High Quality E-Prescribing Standards


AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - e-MDs, a leading provider of the most highly rated electronic health record (EHR), was recently awarded the 2012 Surescripts White Coat of Quality for upholding the highest quality of standards in e-prescribing. This is the third consecutive year e-MDs has been recognized with this technology vendor distinction and received this prestigious award.

The award distinguishes e-MDs Solution Series as a software product that delivers increased accuracy, completeness and safety of e-prescriptions, including raising overall quality awareness through an emphasis on proactive training and reducing the cost of healthcare for users. The Surescripts White Coat of Quality distinction is earned and awarded annually and it recognizes that these benefits are fully realized.

"It is gratifying to earn the White Coat of Quality for the third year in a row. The distinction is a wonderful recognition that symbolizes our commitment to vigorously uphold the highest quality standards for e-prescribing in the healthcare industry," said Dr. David Winn, MD, FAAFP, CEO and Chairman of the Board, e-MDs. "Not only are we dedicated to delivering innovative technology solutions for quality healthcare, but we are also dedicated to ensuring highest levels of safety."

e-MDs demonstrates its commitment to providing quality e-prescribing and health information technology through the company's senior leadership team affirming its commitment to a goal of zero electronic prescription content errors, by using quality metrics as specified in published industry guidelines, reporting those metrics to Surescripts each month, by implementing changes to our software that addressed issues identified in quality reporting, and delivering ongoing training to increase prescribers awareness in utilizing their e-prescribing system to reduce clinical content errors.

"Surescripts continuous quality improvement program is growing thanks to its partnerships with electronic health record and e-prescribing technology vendors who are committed to implementing e-prescribing best practices such as those in the White Coat of Quality Program," Ajit Dhavle, Pharm.D., Director of Clinical Quality, Surescripts said. "Their dedication to quality is demonstrated through their emphasis on user training and technology improvements to ensure the accuracy, completeness and safety of e-prescriptions created using their software."

e-MDs leading EHR and practice management solutions are used by thousands of physicians nationwide to enhance their revenue generation, office productivity, clinical work-flows and patients quality of care.

About e-MDs
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' Family Practice Management, KLAS®, AmericanEHR™ Partners, MedScape®, and Black Book®. e-MDs has a proven track record of positioning clients for success as demonstrated by Meaningful Use attainment in 2011-2012. According to data provided by CMS, e-MDs clients attained the highest attestation proportion among all major vendors as of January 24, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.e-mds.com, http://facebook.e-mds.com, and https://twitter.com/emds.

About Surescripts' Quality Program
E-prescribing saves lives, improves efficiency and reduces the cost of healthcare for all. Surescripts' industry-wide quality program ensures that these benefits are fully realized. The program is made possible by a nationwide network that enables Surescripts to measure prescription safety, accuracy and completeness in a way that is simply not possible with other forms of prescribing. This uniquely enables Surescripts to collaborate with EHR vendors, pharmacies and PBMs on continuous improvements to the e-prescribing process -- from the time a prescription is first considered by the prescriber to the time the medication is dispensed, and at all points in between. For more information, contact the Surescripts Quality Office (quality@surescripts.com) and visit our blog at www.surescripts.com/eprescribingquality.

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