Tri-State Gastroenterology Associates Selects eMerge Health for Procedure Workflow Automation

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Hands-free Intra-operative Documentation Allows More Time For Patient Care.

By having the images, video, coding, and documentation generated at the moment of care, the physicians and nurses are able to spend more time with their patients

eMerge Health Solutions today announced that Tri-State Gastroenterology Associates has selected its software eMerge|ENDOTM for procedure documentation and workflow for their endoscopy center.

Located in Crestview Hills, KY, 75 employees support Tri-State Gastroenterology Associates including 7 physicians, and 3 mid-level providers (nurse practitioners/physician assistant). The practice specializes in Gastroenterology and associated digestive disease disorders; and serves as a site for national clinical research protocol development.

“We evaluated several solutions, and after determining the efficiencies we will gain using the eMerge|ENDOTM solution, we decided that partnering with eMerge Health was the right decision,” stated Dr. Jack Rudnick, Jr., COO of Tri-State Gastroenterology Associates. “Quality, efficiency, and continuity of care are among the pillars of healthcare our practice has been built on so this software will help us serve our patients better,” Rudnick added.

eMerge|ENDOTM is a hands-free intra-operative documentation and workflow software system that allows physicians and nurses to document procedures in real-time by utilizing keyword driven voice commands specific to the GI industry. All of the procedural notes, pathology documentation, and billing codes can be captured and distributed accordingly throughout the medical facility. It also encompasses a comprehensive workflow solution from pre-op, through the procedure, and into recovery and post-op.

“Tri-State is a prime example of a rapidly growing, bottom-line oriented medical practice that needs the best documentation and workflow solution,” said Trent McCracken, President and CEO of eMerge Health. “By having the images, video, coding, and documentation generated at the moment of care, the physicians and nurses are able to spend more time with their patients.”

About eMerge (
eMerge Health is a leading provider of intra-operative endoscopic workflow systems that enables physicians and nurses to fully document endoscopic procedures in real-time. Through use of the eMerge|ENDOTM system, clients are able to eliminate paperwork and increase productivity, while also lowering costs and producing accurate, perfectly documented procedure reports. For additional information, contact Bharat Saini, bharat.saini(at)eMergeHealth(dot)com or 1.800.707.8537.

About Tri-State Gastroenterology Associates -TSGA (
Tri-State Gastroenterology Associates (TSGA), founded in 1976, operates as a multi-physician group practice and accredited ambulatory surgery center, located at 425 Centre View Blvd., Crestview Hills, KY, specializing in Gastroenterology and associated digestive diseases. The practice serves out-patients from the tri-state area including Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati, and Southeastern Indiana through the following mission: “To provide compassionate, high quality, cost-effective care to patients with gastrointestinal related problems.” TSGA physicians are highly trained in their areas of expertise, and for the past several years have been consistently selected by their physician peers among Greater Cincinnati’s “Top Doctors.” The doctors and staff are engaged in multiple service-oriented activities supporting the local community and region regarding cancer awareness and other community health-related concerns.

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