Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Expands its Relationship with ProtoMED, Doubles Its Order for Medical Practice Management & EMR Software

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students, and part of Wolters Kluwer Health, has partnered with ProtoMED Medical Management Corporation (PMMC) to build a student version of its ProtoMED medical practice management software and its ProtoCHART electronic medical record (EMR) software. Today, LWW is doubling their initial order after a successful national launch of the ProtoMED and ProtoCHART student software.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students, and part of Wolters Kluwer Health, has partnered with ProtoMED Medical Management Corporation (PMMC) to build a student version of its ProtoMED medical practice management software and its ProtoCHART electronic medical record (EMR) software.

Today, LWW is doubling their initial order after a successful national launch of the ProtoMED and ProtoCHART student software. ProtMED is packaged with LWW’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting Third Edition, © 2009, which is published for education institutions that offer medical assisting and medical office training.

John Goucher, Executive Editor at LWW, is pleased with the enthusiasm expressed by medical assisting faculty who are currently using the software. “Instructors are excited to see that ProtoMED addresses both practice management and EMR in one integrated software package. Of all the vendors that we reviewed, the intuitive ProtoMED and ProtoCHART products were best suited for our customers – the easy learning curve, total integration, technical support and superior technical features convinced us that ProtoMED was our vendor of choice for this project.” He added, “I believe that our ability to provide such a complete solution solidifies our position in the market and will enable us to grow sales in the coming years.”

Lawrence Walsh, CEO of PMMC, views the project as another contributing factor to ProtoMED’s growing national presence. “We are pleased more medical assisting students across the country will get to use our innovative medical office practice management and EMR software. Partnership with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on this project provides ProtoMED with a much broader national exposure for our products – a venue beyond our typical physician office.”

The Third Edition of LWW’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting is squarely focused on electronic support resources for medical assisting students and faculty. Included in these electronic resources is the ProtoMED medical management and ProtoCHART electronic medical records that lets students get hands-on experience using practice management software in their coursework. Students using this ProtoMED will enter the workforce with solid experience using medical management software and the increasingly important electronic medical record software.

About ProtoMED
ProtoMED Medical Management Corporation (Towson, MD) is a privately-held medical management software publisher and certified electronic claims clearinghouse - one of only forty nationwide certified by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). The ProtoMED practice management software features electronic scheduling, electronic claims processing, electronic prescriptions, electronic patient statements, claims manager (automated revenue cycle), electronic collections, electronic remittance, built-in credit card processing, and clinical records.

ProtoMED’s software is advanced and flexible. In addition to its own ProtoCHART software, ProtoMED practice management software interfaces with any HL7-compliant charting package.    

ProtoMED software has processed more than $2 billion of claims with over a 99% accuracy rate, has over 15 years of practice management design experience, and has installations in 17 states. For more information, visit http://www.ProtoMED.com

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines publishing under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services.

LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons®; and electronic information providers, such as Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span® and ProVation® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.9 billion), employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit http://www.wolterskluwer.com for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.

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