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Kool Smiles Named Among 2009 InfoWorld 100
Date:11/30/2009

ATLANTA, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Kool Smiles received top honors for its "Thin-Client EHR Initiative," with national recognition as one of InfoWorld's Top 100 IT Projects of 2009. Led by Chief Technical Architect, Mark Blomquist, Kool Smiles built a Wyse-based thin-client infrastructure to support the electronic health records systems at 13 new dental offices across the United States. With this roll-out now complete, Kool Smiles has implemented electronic health records across its entire network of providers in 15 states.

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"Every year, the InfoWorld 100 Awards celebrate 100 IT organizations that have implemented and integrated technologies in innovative ways in pursuit of concrete business goals," wrote InfoWorld's Jason Snyder about the annual awards listing. "These 100 real-world projects stand as proof that striking a new path in IT can reap deep organizational rewards."

"Kool Smiles is proud to be recognized by InfoWorld for our Thin-Client EHR Initiative. This designation helps substantiate our investment in smart, innovative, health technology in our pursuit to provide quality oral health care to patients in underserved communities nationwide," said Dr. David Strange, Chief Dental Officer of Kool Smiles.

Kool Smiles was one of only a handful of winners in the health care category, which also included the University of Chicago Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, and Varian Medical Systems. Kool Smiles is also joined by leading organizations from other business and public service sectors, including Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Harvard Medical School, the U.S. Army, and Wells Fargo.

For more information about Kool Smiles' Thin-Client EHR Initiative and/or the network's inclusion in the 2009 Info World 100 Awards please contact Kelly.beaty@edelman.com.

About Kool Smiles

Founded in 2002, Kool Smiles is a network of local dental offices dedicated to expanding access to quality dental care for children and families in underserved communities. Kool Smiles provides preventative care, diagnostic imaging and a full range of restorative care supported with electronic health records. Kool Smiles offices, many of which are newly constructed, are designed to facilitate communications between our patients and doctors in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition to accepting most insurance plans, Kool Smiles is proud to offer services to families covered by Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP). Kool Smiles also provides oral health education programs through partnerships with community schools and organizations. To find a local Kool Smiles dentist, please visit www.koolsmilespc.com.

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