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iMedica Partners With Colorado Medical Society To Offer Electronic Health Record, Practice Management Solutions
Date:3/31/2009

Collaboration Builds on State-wide Commitment to Share Electronic Health Information

DALLAS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- iMedica Corporation, a leading developer of healthcare software solutions for physician practices, announced today that it has become a member benefit partner of Colorado Medical Society (CMS), the state's largest physician-based association representing more than 7,000 members.

The relationship comes on the heels of the $19 billion in upcoming federal stimulus funds for health information technology, as well as a national commitment to provide everyone in the U.S. with an electronic health record (EHR) by 2014. The partnership also reinforces Colorado's priority to support the sharing of electronic health information across organizations.

As part of the terms of the agreement, CMS member physicians will receive preferred pricing on all iMedica products, as well as the opportunity to participate in live educational seminars designed to highlight the benefits, efficiencies and improved functionality that an EHR and practice management (PM) solution can bring to a medical practice. The need is especially great in troubled economic times when physicians face reduced reimbursement and a decline in fully insured patients.

"Physicians who live in the third most technologically evolved state in the nation are quickly adopting EHR's to improve practice efficiency, cost-effectiveness and patient satisfaction, and iMedica is proud to introduce its solutions to CMS members," said Michael Nissenbaum, President and CEO of iMedica. "iMedica stands out from other EHR vendors because of its unequaled technology platform and adaptability. Our product makes healthcare information accessible and available to physicians anytime and anywhere they need it."

The iMedica-CMS partnership supports Colorado's leadership position in health IT. Spearheaded by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter's Building Blocks for Healthcare Reform, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) went live on December 1, 2008, with an initiative that facilitates exchange of health information among 500 emergency clinicians from three hospitals and a health plan. The program is designed to prevent medical errors, streamline care, improve quality, and eliminate duplication of tests.

"iMedica's certification from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) and its endorsement and acceptance by physicians for functionality and user-friendliness were the main factors driving CMS," said Mike Campo, Manager of Member Benefits for CMS. "By providing CMS physician members with access to purchase a quality EHR/PM solution like the one offered by iMedica at a discounted rate, we will make significant strides in improving the quality of healthcare and lowering the cost of its delivery."

For more information on iMedica, call (866) 960-6890 or visit www.imedica.com. Please visit iMedica at the annual 2009 HIMSS conference in Chicago, IL on April 4-8 at Booth #836.

About the Colorado Medical Society

Founded in 1871, the Colorado Medical Society is now the largest organization for physicians in Colorado, with over 7,000 members. An association of physicians, CMS promotes the science and art of medicine, the betterment of public health, and the welfare of the medical profession and the patients its member physicians serve. For more information, visit www.cms.org.

About iMedica Corporation

Founded in 1998, iMedica is an innovator in the development of electronic health records and practice management solutions for physician practices. Based on its comprehensive study of physician practice workflow and extensive consultations with practicing physicians, iMedica has developed Patient Relationship Manager(TM) (PRM), a single-application EHR and PM solution that utilizes Microsoft's latest .NET technology. PRM's unique, template-free design adapts to a physician's workflow and sets the benchmark for ease of use and deployment, speed and portability. iMedica's replication technology enables backup, recovery and accessibility, as well as customization and solution management with minimal IT staff intervention. For more information, call 866-960-6890 or visit www.imedica.com.

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