The joining of forces here extends an integrated solution available to help hospitals and ambulatory systems communicate for better patient care. QuadraMed technologies are installed in over 2000 hospitals. QuadraMed will now be able to offer an ambulatory solution for physicians affiliated with facilities utilizing their software. e-MDs offers a full suite of electronic medical records for a practice to include billing, charting and document management. e-MDs was create by the founder, Dr. David Winn, and is staffed with a number of physicians, so the software is truly geared to create the type of solution practicing physicians are looking for, with an intuitive design made for doctors containing the knowledge, design and insight of actual physicians and not just programmers.
The Reston-based company (NASDAQ: QDHC) and e-MDs of Austin, Texas, hope their partnership will help doctors at private practices to take advantage of financial reimbursements worth $2 billion that will be available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act if they can show meaningful use of the technology.
“With our QCPR product, QuadraMed provides a clinician-oriented electronic health record (EHR) and when combined with our advanced EMPI, we can deliver a longitudinal patient record linking the inpatient and the ambulatory patient history to enhance care coordination, quality and patient safety,” stated Peebles. “Our partnership with e-MDs underscores our commitment to delivering solutions that meet our clients’ needs. e-MDs consistently earns top ratings in objective evaluations sponsored by independent third parties such as the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Neurology. Together, we will work to ensure that our clients -- within and beyond the four hospital walls -- realize the vision of integrated, collaborative patient care.”
One other item of interest is the online ICD-9 search online with E-MDs. If you need a quick look up for a code, this could be a good spot to bookmark. BD