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e-MDs Clients Win HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence
Date:10/6/2010

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- e-MDs, an industry leader in the development and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions,  congratulates  the Diabetes Center of Ocean Springs, MS and Miramont Family Medicine of Fort Collins, CO, for their recognition as 2010 HIMSS Davies Ambulatory Care Award of Excellence recipients.  The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) selected a total of four organizations as finalists for the ambulatory award and ultimately chose the Diabetes Center of Ocean Springs and Miramont Family Medicine as winners.  Both practices are clients of e-MDs.

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The Davies Ambulatory Care Award recognizes organizations that have effectively leveraged health information technology (HIT) to provide excellence in care.  Winners are chosen based on their progressive use of EHRs based on management, functionality, technology and value.  The Diabetes Center and Miramont Family Medicine were chosen as winners for their successful implementation and meaningful use of e-MDs Solution Series.

As finalists, both The Diabetes Center and Miramont Family Medicine hosted site-visits by the HIMSS Davies Ambulatory Care Award Committee.  The Committee, which consisted of past winners and HIT experts, evaluated the practices through staff interaction and observation of EHR functionality in each individual setting.

"We are delighted to see our customers receive recognition for their advanced use of electronic health records and practice management," said Dr. Michael Stearns, President and CEO of e-MDs.  "We are especially pleased to see two of our customers win this highly prestigious award and know that they represent the achievements of many of our customers nationwide.  Recognition as winners is a testament to their commitment to using technology for the benefit of their patients and their practices."

This is the first year a nurse practitioner-owned organization has been considered for the Davies Ambulatory Care Award.  "We are thrilled to be making Davies Award history as the first nurse practitioner-owned clinic to be chosen as a winner for this competitive award," said KC Arnold, ANP at The Diabetes Center.  "Using e-MDs Solution Series as our EHR has been critical to my clinic's success and further enabled me to focus on my patients' diabetes care."

Miramont Family Medicine also credits much of its success to the flexibility of e-MD's software product.  "Solution Series has allowed us to build numerous bidirectional interfaces necessary for health information exchange, not only internally with our own lab and imaging information systems, but also externally with data registries such as our state immunization information system and patient centered medical home collaborative," said Dr. John Lumir Bender, Medical Director of Miramont Family Medicine.  "Such data reporting allows us to gather feedback that provides direction on where we need to focus our efforts for quality improvement.  Over time, we have seen our metrics for chronic disease management improve, and we can share this data with patients and payers alike."

For more information on the 2010 HIMSS Davies Ambulatory Care Award of Excellence please visit www.himss.org/davies.

e-MDs is a leading developer of health care software solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas.  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™, with more than 28,000 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. e-MDs Solution Series version 6.3 is a CCHIT Certified® 2008 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Cardiovascular Medicine and Child Health. The e-MDs Solution Series' comprehensive suite of products facilitates improvements in clinical care, a reduction in medical errors, and optimization of business practices. As testimony to our focus on ease of use and functionality, e-MDs has ranked at the top of all independent, unbiased, physician surveys thus far. For more information, please visit www.e-mds.com.

Miramont Family Medicine is a Colorado based physician owned, NCQA recognized level III Patient Centered Medical Home and winner of the prestigious 2010 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award which recognizes excellence in the implementation of and value from health information technology.  The Miramont model of patient and employer convenience is to limit return visits for medical decision making by providing the physician with the just-in-time data needed for making important medical decisions during the same initial office visit. For local families desiring healthcare, Miramont Family Medicine is the choice that offers the most convenience and the highest value.

Miramont's mission is to deliver compassionate, modern, timely healthcare in a clean, professional environment that promotes patient and staff growth, health, and happiness.  www.miramont.us

The Diabetes Center, PLLC is a nurse practitioner-owned private practice focused on the treatment and management of patients with diabetes from ages 13 and older. The practice opened on Nov. 1, 2005 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, to provide access to care for patients with diabetes. It serves a patient population of a 75-mile radius on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Diabetes Center actively monitors over 400 patients with insulin pumps, digitally downloads pumps and meters, leading to optimal treatment and care. The clinic offers free carb counting, advance pumping, advance sensor, and overview diabetes education classes.  The nurse practitioner, KC Arnold won the 2007 Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur of the year from Advance Magazine and the clinic won the Health Information and Management Systems (HIMSS) 2010 Ambulatory Davies Award.  For more information please visit, www.kcdiabetes.com.


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