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McGraw-Hill Higher Education Publishes Text on Innovative Electronic Health Records System
Date:2/7/2008

Text Comes With Software that Provides Hands-on Learning

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Immediate access to a patient's medical records is essential to quality medical care and can mean the difference between the life and death of a patient. Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, used by physicians' offices in ambulatory care settings, make patient history readily available in those critical moments. McGraw-Hill Higher Education has published a new textbook, Hamilton/Electronic Health Records, to educate medical personnel on these revolutionary systems. As part of this initiative, McGraw-Hill has partnered with Spring Medical Systems, the creator of the SpringCharts(R) EHR system, to provide fully functional demo software to all students, offering a unique hands-on patient care learning experience.

"We are thrilled to offer Hamilton/Electronic Health Records, with the accompanying SpringCharts software -- a comprehensive learning package for the medical community," commented Jim Kelly, president, McGraw-Hill Career Education Group. "EHRs are an innovative improvement in health care information systems, and this new content will enable ambulatory and medical care professionals to understand and use this technology to its fullest potential."

Hamilton/Electronic Health Records, by Byron and Leesa Hamilton of the Med-Soft National Training Institute, provides theoretical content and introductory software, as well as an advanced training program and illustrated training details, such as visual screen captures and menu icons from the SpringCharts EHR software included in the package. Certificates of completion of the training program are available through McGraw-Hill Higher Education's Online Learning Center. The textbook content also correlates with the certification criteria of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT).

About McGraw-Hill Higher Education

McGraw-Hill Higher Education is a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, a leading global provider of instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is located in 33 countries and publishes in more than 40 languages. Additional information is available at http://www.mheducation.com.

About Spring Medical Systems

Spring Medical Systems, Inc. was founded by a team of physicians and technology professionals with the primary goal of developing easy-to-use software solutions that empower physicians to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and provide better patient care. The Company's flagship offering is the SpringCharts(R) family of products -- SpringCharts EHR and SpringCharts Essentials. These innovative electronic health records solutions combine the right mix of rich functionality, intuitive ease-of-use, and affordability needed to enable rapid and complete documentation with a minimum of cost and disruption. Now in its tenth year of development and in use by physicians in a variety of medical specialties, SpringCharts products provide complete EHR Solutions for independent medical offices.

Contacts:

Tom Stanton Mark Benvegnu

McGraw-Hill Education Spring Medical Systems

(212) 904-3214 281-537-0186

tom_stanton@mcgraw-hill.com Mark.Benvegnu@SpringMedical.com


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