Applied Management Systems To Help Speed Adoption of Electronic Health Records in Massachusetts

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Healthcare Management Consulting Firm Receives Approved Vendor Status as to Help Primary Care Physicians with Implementation of EHRs

Widespread deployment of electronic health records leads to better quality care for patients, reduces health care costs and spurs new jobs in the health care industry.

Applied Management Systems, Inc. (AMS) is pleased to announce it has been selected by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) Regional Extension Center as a Certified Implementation and Optimization Organization (CIOO). AMS will compete to offer federally subsidized consulting services targeted at small primary care physician practices helping to speed the adoption and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) and meet meaningful use standards to obtain incentive payments.

According to AMS President Alan J. Goldberg, 36 organizations applied to be selected as IOOs. AMS was one of 18 organizations selected via a comprehensive selection process to the approved vendor list.

Said Goldberg, "We are very excited to have been one of the firms selected to assist physicians achieve ‘meaningful use’ of EHR. As an independent firm that works all over the state and the islands, we are uniquely qualified to work with docs anywhere. We have been working with physicians and hospitals here since 1967. And we have staff who live all over the state, within a 45 minute drive of any doc, even the Berkshires.”

As an approved IOO consultant AMS will be eligible, for up to 5 years, to serve primary care physicians in Massachusetts in groups of 10 or less as well as sole primary care physicians.

"We are pleased to have AMS join our select list of certified health IT companies that will help thousands of health care providers across Massachusetts successfully transition to electronic health records," said Rick Shoup, Ph.D., Director of the Massachusetts e-Health Institute. "Widespread deployment of electronic health records leads to better quality care for patients, reduces health care costs and spurs new jobs in the health care industry."

The Massachusetts e-Health Institute (MeHI) (http://www.maehi.org), a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, is the state-designated entity for health care innovation, technology and competitiveness.

Established by Governor Patrick and the Massachusetts Legislature in Chapter 305 of the Acts of 2008, MeHI is responsible for advancing the dissemination of health information across the Commonwealth, including the deployment of EHR systems in all healthcare provider settings that are networked through a statewide HIE.

In addition to the approved IOOs, MeHI has also established a financing program through Webster Bank to fund provider EHR installation, implementation and training.

Applied Management Systems, Inc. (AMS) (http://aboutams.com) is a full-service health care management consulting firm serving health care institutions nationwide.

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