AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — e-MDs announced today that their electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) software, e-MDs Solution Series™ Version 7.0, has been tested and certified by Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the Nation Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program which provides meaningful use certifications for EHR systems and applications.  With this certification, e-MDs providers will be eligible to receive Meaningful Use funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“e-MDs’ attainment of Complete EHR Ambulatory certification is integral to our efforts in helping providers improve the quality of care in the United States through Meaningful Use of electronic health records,” said Michael Stearns, MD, the CEO of e-MDs.  “Drummond Group’s certification not only provides an assurance to customers that they can rely on our technology, but also allows our providers to take advantage of a variety of incentive payments through Medicare and Medicaid,” said Dr. Stearns.  “We went to great efforts to ensure that the Meaningful Use components were developed in a way that will make attaining Meaningful Use as easy and straightforward as possible.  We also made sure that the certification included every clinical quality measure and the optional accounting of disclosures criteria, which demonstrates the robustness of e-MDs Solution Series,” continued Stearns.  “Attaining Meaningful Use will be straightforward and a natural extension of what our providers have been doing on a daily basis for many years.  To supplement this we are also offering an array of e-MDs specific Meaningful Use certification, training, educational, and support services to our customers in conjunction with the HIT Regional Extension Centers.”

e-MDs Solution Series 7.0: This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

e-MDs, Inc.  Date Certified: 11/12/2010.  Certification ID Number: 1112201069108.  Clinical Quality Measures Certified: NQF0001, NQF0002, NQF0004, NQF0012, NQF0013, NQF0014, NQF0018, NQF0024, NQF0028, NQF0031, NQF0032, NQF0033, NQF0034, NQF0036, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0043, NQF0047, NQF0052, NQF0055, NQF0056, NQF0059, NQF0061, NQF0062, NQF0064, NQF0067, NQF0068, NQF0070, NQF0073, NQF0074, NQF0075, NQF0081, NQF0083, NQF0084, NQF0086, NQF0088, NQF0089, NQF0105, NQF0385, NQF0387, NQF0389, NQF0421, NQF0575.  Additional software used: email software for exchanging patient summary records.

e-MDs Solution Series™ is an integrated suite of clinical and financial information management solutions for physician practices and groups.   Solution Series™ is comprised of individual software modules which, when brought together improve processes, enhance communication, and enable a true paperless office environment, all while providing physicians with an affordable, easy-to-use solution for managing clinical and financial information.

“The need for EHRs in the United States healthcare system has been acknowledged for many years. Drummond Group is proud to work with leading healthcare vendors and help them offer certified technologies to health providers across the country. With more than ten years of software testing experience carried out in several industries, we are confident in our ability to offer an effective and cost-efficient testing process to the healthcare industry,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. “The snowball effect could mean great things for clinical care in our country. We can help IT vendors certify their EHR systems – vendors can then help providers implement the EHR solutions to achieve meaningful use and receive incentive funds – and ultimately providers can leverage the systems to improve clinical care across the nation.”

e-MDs empowers physicians with clinical and financial tools to improve patient care, maintain financial independence and rediscover the privilege and joy of practicing medicine. Currently, more than 2,500 medical practices across the United States already use e-MDs software.

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About e-MDs

e-MDs is a leading developer of health care software solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas.  The company, founded in 1996 by a primary care physician, remains physician and clinical informaticist managed and actively participates in national health information technology and interoperability efforts. e-MDs Solution Series™, with more than 29,000 users nationwide, is the standard for affordable and integrated EHR and PRACTICE MANAGEMENT software solutions, including clinical, financial and document management modules designed to automate medical practice processes and chart management. e-MDs’ Solution Series version 6.3 is a CCHIT Certified® 2008 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Cardiovascular Medicine and Child Health. The e-MDs Solution Series’ comprehensive suite of products facilitates improvements in clinical care, a reduction in medical errors, and optimization of business practices. As testimony to our focus on ease of use and functionality, e-MDs has ranked at the top of all independent, unbiased, physician surveys thus far. For more information, please visit

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors to certify EHRs for use by providers that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient.  Leveraging more than a decade’s worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what’s needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to