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Featherstone Informatics Group, Inc. Named Exclusive Vendor for the American College of Cardiology's Practice-Based Data Registry Program
Date:8/3/2009

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Featherstone Informatics Group, Inc. (FIG) today announced that they have been chosen as the exclusive vendor for the American College of Cardiology's practice-based quality improvement program, called the IC3 Program(R) (Improving Continuous Cardiac Care). FIG will coordinate the program's Electronic Health Record (EHR) interfacing and data extraction process beginning with gathering over 100,000 patient records. FIG will deploy its state-of-the-art workflow management and automation solution known as FIGMD Workflow Manager at practices throughout the nation and will assist the ACC in mapping and extracting clinical data from the practice's health record systems. The ACC will take the extracted data and employ their proprietary analysis and reporting algorithms to benchmark physician and practice clinical performance.

"This partnership with FIG elevates the ACC's IC3 Program to the next level and allows us to collect vital information as we work to engage practices across the country and continue to improve cardiovascular care," said Jack Lewin, M.D., CEO of the ACC. "The information extracted will play an integral role in helping practices measure their performance and improve quality of care, allowing us to take proactive steps in reforming healthcare from the inside out."

"We look forward to working with the ACC in combining our experience in Health IT and systems integration with ACC's knowledge and leadership in helping improve quality of cardiac care across our nation," said Sanket Baralay, CEO of FIG. "FIGMD Workflow Manager offers a comprehensive clinical and administrative data collection, aggregation, analysis and reporting platform. In addition to this, FIGMD enables organizations to put quality data to use by feeding the clinical performance data into our world class point-of-care decision support tool. Following the ACC's example, organizations across the country can choose to take a decisive step in reforming healthcare. FIG will be there to help them along the way."

About Featherstone Informatics Group, Inc

Featherstone Informatics Group serves the software and technology needs of physicians across the country. Solutions include: ANSI X12 4010/5010 EDI integration and automation, clinical data exchange, CPOE, electronic prescriptions, claims and registry based PQRI compliance, medical transcription, automated appointment reminders / collection calling, print and electronic patient statements and more. Additional information about FIG is available online at www.featherstoneinformatics.com or (864) 335-2828.

About the American College of Cardiology Foundation:

The American College of Cardiology Foundation is leading the way to optimal cardiovascular care and disease prevention. The College is a 37,000-member nonprofit medical society and bestows the credential Fellow of the American College of Cardiology upon physicians who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care. More information about the association is available online at www.acc.org .


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