Former A4/Allscripts Team Member Joins ECDS

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ECDS is thrilled to welcome James Hand, RN BSN, MBA, to our team as our National Sales Manager. Jim comes to us from A4 Health Systems, which was recently purchased by Allscripts.

ECDS is thrilled to welcome James Hand, RN BSN, MBA, to our team as our National Sales Manager. Jim comes to us from A4 Health Systems, which was recently purchased by Allscripts.

A graduate of Emory University, Jim brings with him a decade of experience educating physicians and nurses on AHA guidelines, ECC programs, and many other areas of his expertise. In 1996, Jim began his career as an entrepreneur and started AMH Group, a consulting and continuing education services resource for physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare personnel. Jim’s impressive client list includes The American Heart Association, Kaiser Permanente, Emory Healthcare, Bon Secours Health System of Richmond, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Jim will continue to provide these invaluable educational services in addition to his full-time role with ECDS.

As a registered nurse, Jim is familiar with the patient flow process and need for comprehensive documentation, having worked as the Critical Care and Emergency Department Supervisor at Crawford Long Hospital in Emory, GA, where he also acted as a Critical Care Resource Nurse in neuro-surgical ICU, CVICU, and emergency services. From there, Jim moved on to a position as Emergency and Trauma Services Clinical Coordinator in the level-2 trauma center of North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell, GA. During his time at North Fulton, Jim also acted as Systems Administrator for A4, managing the customization and training of the Healthmatics ED application. While at North Fulton, Jim was an independent consultant for A4 Healthsystems. Jim later assumed a full-time position with A4 Health Systems and traveled the country training physicians and nurses on the Healthmatics ED program, as well as maintaining a concurrent role as A4’s regional sales manager in the southern United States.

Jim impressed the ECDS team immediately by hitting the ground running with his strong work ethic and his many plans for the ECDS sales department.

“ECDS is the market leader of fully-installed, comprehensive emergency department information systems. This company is lead by physicians and nurses and it shows!” says Jim. “EmpowER is the easiest system for physicians and nurses to use. While other EDIS companies take months or years to implement, ECDS can implement our solution in two months. Unlike other vendors, there is very little training involved. I am very excited to be with this fast-growing, clinical leader in emergency department information systems.”

ECDS is proud to have Jim on board and looks forward to a bright future ahead for the sales department with Jim’s leadership and proven professionalism.

About ECDS and the EmpowER System®

A Chicago-based healthcare IT vendor, Emergency Care Documentation Systems is a boutique company specializing in all aspects of emergency medicine documentation. EmpowER® is a user-friendly, comprehensive, best of breed EDIS that was designed by front-line clinicians and has a proven track record of interfacing. Funded solely by the increase in net revenues from the first two EmpowER® installation sites, EmpowER® was developed and designed by ED physicians and nurses with the support of experts in IT, risk management, government compliance, coding, billing, and more.


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