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e-MDs Receives Top Ranking on 2009 AAFP EHR User Satisfaction Survey
Nov 17, 2009 (08:11 AM EST)


AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- e-MDs Solution Series Chart electronic health record (EHR) received the top overall score in the American Academy of Family Physicians' (AAFP) Family Practice Management (FPM) 2009 EHR User Satisfaction Survey. The survey, previously conducted in 2005 and 2007, was markedly expanded this year to include responses from 2,012 family practice physicians using a total of 22 EHR systems.

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The FPM 2008 EHR survey serves as a valuable and current resource to family physicians looking to purchase or replace an EHR system for their practice. Survey participants were asked to respond to 13 questions on topics such as: "Overall the EHR is easy and intuitive to use," "Documenting care is easy and effective with this EHR," "Finding and reviewing information is easy with the EHR," etc. The responses were totaled and overall e-MDs had the highest score amongst 22 vendors.

This marks the third time this survey has been conducted by Family Practice Management. e-MDs Solution Series Chart also received top rankings on the two prior surveys conducted in 2005 and 2007.

"We are deeply honored to have performed so well in such a carefully designed, thorough and objective survey of family practice physicians using electronic health records." said Dr. Michael Stearns, President and CEO of e-MDs. "The quality of care benefits of health information technology will never be realized until physicians are satisfied with how EHRs perform at many levels. As before, we will use the information garnered from this survey to help us guide continued improvements to our EHR and the services we provide."

The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 94,600 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of Family Medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.

e-MDs is a leading developer of health care software solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas. Of note, e-MDs Chart was also the highest rated EHR on surveys performed by the American College of Physicians (ACP EHR Partners Program) in 2008 and 2009. The AAFP and ACP are the two largest physician specialty organizations in the U.S. The company, founded in 1996 by a primary care physician, remains physician and clinical informaticist managed and actively participates in national health information technology and interoperability efforts. e-MDs Solution Series(TM), with more than 23,000 users nationwide, is the standard for affordable and integrated EHR and PRACTICE MANAGEMENT software solutions, including clinical, financial and document management modules designed to automate medical practice processes and chart management. The product is 2008 CCHIT Certified for Ambulatory Care, Cardiovascular Medicine and Child Health. It was designed by physicians, health care information technology experts, and experts in practice management. The e-MDs Solution Series' comprehensive suite of products facilitates improvements in clinical care, a reduction in medical errors, and optimization of business practices. For more information, please visit HASH(0x1275a90) .

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