New York Congressman Calls for Expanded Use of Electronic Medical Records

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Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives this week about the importance of electronic medical records and cites how during the Sandy hurricane that patient care kept going during the natural disaster. Continue reading: New York Congressman Calls for Expanded Use of Electronic Medical Records

Adoption of EHR Technologies With 66% Meeting Core Objectives, ONC Report

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Below is one of the charts included in the ONC report giving an update on where the incentives and attesting stands today.  It is broken down into several components but the one listed below gives the story in a short visual version. Continue reading: Adoption of EHR Technologies With 66% Meeting Core Objectives, ONC Report

Document Scanning and Your EHR Implementation

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In today’s small practices, there is a large move to incorporate Electronic Health Records (EHRs) into the day to day operations and workflows.  This is mainly established through recent government incentive plans from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the subsequent Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) act.  This transition to information technology for tracking patient data, care outcomes, and revenue cycle activities is a natural evolution; brought about through years of study, innovation, product development and investment.   What has resulted from these cases of “early adoption” is a struggle to transfer from the previous paper workflow, to the electronically maintained record networks. Continue reading: Document Scanning and Your EHR Implementation

What is EHR Scope’s Ready4EHR Program?

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One of the core consultation services that EHR Scope, LLC provides is Ready4EHR; a parallel service to EMR Consultant.  Although they may seem to be the same, and are, the different solutions are directed toward full practice implementations as opposed to the individual physicians and practitioners which EMR Consultant serves.  The targeted surveys give feedback, based on the current preparedness of your operations, for implementation of an EHR.

Creating the best solutions and scenarios for these implementations is necessary for the overall success of such actions.  So check out Ready4EHR at Ready4EHR.net and at Ready4EHR.com Continue reading: What is EHR Scope’s Ready4EHR Program?

ONC-ATCB Update: Certified EHR Product List (CHPL 1.0)

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The Office of the National Coordinator Certified Health IT Product List (ONC-ATCB CHPL) is constantly being updated with newly certified EHRs.  Continue reading: ONC-ATCB Update: Certified EHR Product List (CHPL 1.0)

EHR Scope Q&A With Justin Barnes of Greenway Medical Technologies

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Electronic Health Records HIT Greenway

What is your history with Greenway?

I have been with Greenway for over seven years as the Vice President of Marketing, Corporate Development and Government Affairs. My other major title is Chairmen Emeritus of the EHR Association.

When I graduated, I went to work for HBO & Company.  They merged in 1999 with McKesson.   After working at HBO & Co., four associates and I left to form Healinx.  McKesson later acquired Healinx and renamed it RelayHealth. I was not active in the organization at that time, but I was a shareholder.  McKesson RelayHealth is much larger today.

That brings me up to my present position.  Greenway has grown fairly substantially while I have been present, so it has been a wonderful opportunity. Continue reading: EHR Scope Q&A With Justin Barnes of Greenway Medical Technologies

Central Florida Regional Extension Center Selects athenahealth as a Preferred Solution Provider to Drive Adoption of Electronic Health Record Technology

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ORLANDO, Fla. & WATERTOWN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of web-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and patient communication services to medical groups, today announced that the Central Florida Health Information Technology Initiative (CFHITI), has selected athenahealth as a preferred EHR solution partner. Created via a collaborative partnership between the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Central Florida Regional Health Information Organization (CFRHIO), the CFHITI will enable more than 1,400 physicians across central Florida to take advantage of the benefits that technology and cloud-based EHRs can bring to their practices. Doctors across central Florida will also be able to take advantage of athenahealth’s previously announced federal stimulus bonus payment guarantee program that ensures eligible providers meet EHR certification requirements for Meaningful Use and maximize their ability to receive 2011 reimbursement funds authorized by the HITECH Act.

“CFHITI undertook a rigorous evaluation process of over thirty different EHR systems in order to identify preferred vendors. Achievement of CFHITI’s preferred vendor status signifies that the system has all the features and components necessary for practices to achieve Meaningful Use and that the company has agreed to the highest levels of service and support to provide best pricing to regional extension center members” stated Karen van Caulil, Ph.D., Executive Director of CFHITI.

athenahealth’s EHR, athenaClinicals®, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 2010, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

“We are excited to partner with the UCF and CFRHIO as they look to assist doctors across Central Florida with the implementation of a digitized practice, a feat that would prove daunting without the right support mechanisms in place—especially as providers seek incentive dollars through the HITECH Act. The opportunity to further increase our presence in Central Florida and to work with yet another REC is a testament to athenahealth’s cloud-based EHR service and its ability to serve as a more practical and cost-effective way to help physician practices improve their level of care, exchange clinical information efficiently, and more easily realize government incentives,” said Jonathan Bush, Chairman and CEO of athenahealth.

athenahealth recently extended the timeframe in which doctors can qualify for its federal stimulus bonus payment guarantee program that assures that the company’s web-based services will help eligible doctors across the nation meet EHR certification requirements for achieving Meaningful Use and thereby qualify for reimbursement funds authorized by the HITECH Act. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services formally announced the final definition of Meaningful Use on July 13, 2010. With this deadline extension, physicians will now have until June 30, 2011, to participate in the program. Please visit www.athenahealth.com/bonus to learn more about athenahealth’s EHR and the company’s federal stimulus bonus payment guarantee program.

For the latest athenahealth news and information, please visit the news section of our website. You can also follow athenahealth on Twitter @ twitter.com/athenahealth.

About Central Florida Regional Health Information Organization

CFHITI, the University of Central Florida’s Regional Extension Center, is serving physician practices in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, and Volusia counties. For more information on CFHITI, please visit www.ucf-rec.org or call (407) 882-0727.

About athenahealth

athenahealth, Inc. is a leading provider of Internet-based business services for physician practices. athenahealth’s service offerings are based on proprietary web-native practice management and electronic health record (EHR) software, a continuously updated payer knowledge-base, integrated back-office service operations, and automated and live patient communication services. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com or call (888) 652-8200.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the anticipated benefits and potential for meaningful use of athenahealth’s service offerings and the nature of prospective markets for those offerings. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. In particular, the risks and uncertainties include, among other things: the risk that our service offerings will not operate in the manner that we expect, due to design flaws, security breaches, or otherwise; potential interruptions or delays in our internet-based service offerings; our reliance upon third parties, such as computer hardware, software, data-hosting, and internet infrastructure providers, which reliance may result in failures or disruptions in our service offerings; errors or omissions included in our payer and clinical intelligence rules engine and database; and the evolving and complex government regulatory compliance environment in which we and our clients operate. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. athenahealth undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise. For additional disclosure regarding these and other risks faced by athenahealth, please see the disclosure contained in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available on the Investors section of our website at http://www.athenahealth.com and on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.

Practice Fusion Announces 5 Million Patient Milestone at User Conference

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Practice Fusion, the fastest growing EMR community in the US, kicked off its first user conference last Friday with several major announcements from CEO Ryan Howard including milestones around the company’s growth.  Just three years after the free, web-based EMR’s launch, the company now serves 50,000 medical professionals and 5 million patients.  Practice Fusion’s growth has accelerated so that the company is now adding more than half a million patients to the system each month.

“We’re growing faster than ever,” said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion, on stage at Practice Fusion Connect 2010.  “There is tremendous strength in our numbers. We now reach almost 2 percent of the US population, making us the third largest EMR community behind the VA and Kaiser.  We are creating a revolutionary transition in the delivery of care of in the US, one free EHR account at a time.”

In addition to the 5 million patient announcement, highlights from the user conference included:

  • Detailed discussion of Practice Fusion’s ONC-ATCB certification as an EHR Module, a first step toward ensuring users can apply for $44,000 in Meaningful Use incentives
  • Previews of upcoming iPad, iPhone and Android mobile availability for the EMR
  • Plans for using Practice Fusion’s API to connect at-home medical devices to the EMR
  • Information about the Microsoft Windows Azure MarketPlace partnership to offer a free set of de-identified health information to researchers
  • Announcements of new lab integrations and feature enhancements coming in 2011
  • Deep dive sessions covering practical tips for billing and practice management
  • One-on-one training sessions for users throughout the day
  • Photo and video booth where the community shared their perspective on the EMR

Practice Fusion Connect 2010 was held at Fort Mason in San Francisco on November 5.  The free user conference brought together doctors, nurses, practice managers and other medical professionals from across the country to share insight into Practice Fusion’s free EMR system.  Conference sponsors included Kareo, CollaborateMD, ReachMD, MD Secretary, Medical Billing, Digital Island and iMD.

Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system to physicians.  With charting, scheduling, e-prescribing, billing, lab integrations, referral letters, unlimited support and a Personal Health Record for patients, Practice Fusion’s EMR addresses the complex needs of today’s healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo.  Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EMR community in the country with more than 50,000 users.  For more information on Practice Fusion, please visit practicefusion.com.

This EHR Module 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. Practice Fusion was certified October 18, 2010, Certification ID number 10182010-9527-1, for Clinical Quality Measures: 170.302 (c), 170.302 (d) 170.302 (e), 170.302 (f)(1), 170.302 (f)(2), 170.302 (f)(3) 170.302 (o), 170.302 (p), 170.302 (q), 170.302 (r), 170.302 (s), 170.302 (t), 170.302 (u), 170.302 (v), 170.304 (b)

Ingenix’s V.P. Strategic Initiatives: Kim LaFontana and the Ingenix Expert Physician Advisory Board “Gets Docs to Meaningful Use Fast”

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EHR Scope had some time to catch up with Ingenix’s Kim LaFontana about the recent announcement of Ingenix’s independent physician advisory board.  The purpose of the board is to “design solutions that will meet real-world needs.” Kim was very thorough in describing the challenges and successes of the current electronic health records industry and Ingenix’s ONC-ATCB certified CareTracker EHR solution.


“Using technology in your office should not impede your cash flow, should not slow clinicians down and it should not prevent you from having information. It’s a radical change to your world and the workflow, but what our teams have been focusing on, as we have introduced CareTracker EHR— is how to do it in a way that actually works for the physician and makes them feel like they are delivering better, more efficient care”.  –Kim LaFontana

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gloStream’s gloEMR is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certified

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gloStream’s gloEMR is One of First Electronic Medical Records Solutions to be ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certified.

Online PR News – 29-October-2010 – TROY, Mich. (OCT. 1, 2010) – gloStream announced today that gloEMR 6.0 Electronic Medical Record software is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“We remain dedicated to providing ambulatory physicians with Microsoft Office-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) solutions that are flexible, easy to use and certified for purposes of the ARRA,” said Mike Sappington, gloStream’s CEO. “We want to help doctors become meaningful EMR users and receive their stimulus funding as quickly as possible, which is the reason we were one of the very first EMRs certified through an ONC-ATCB. Not only have we delivered on our stimulus guarantee, but we will also deliver an innovative stimulus dashboard within gloEMR that providers can use to view their performance against all meaningful use requirements.”

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.

“CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives,” said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.

2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

About gloStream

gloStream provides doctors and healthcare facilities with certified, voice-enabled electronic medical record and practice management solutions delivered and supported through a nationwide community of local Healthcare IT Practices. gloStream products are secure, easy-to-use applications and the only solutions on the market with Microsoft Office built right in. gloStream Partners leverage gloDNA (“gloStream Detailed Needs Analysis”), an innovative implementation process that has given gloStream a 100 percent success rate. Every practice that has installed a gloStream application using gloDNA continues using it today. For more information, visit www.glostream.com or call 877-456-3671.

About CCHIT

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB).

About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing.

ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

Independent Expert Physician Advisory Board Formed to Advance Ingenix Efforts to Modernize the Health Care Delivery System

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Ingenix CEO Andy Slavitt announced the formation of an independent physician advisory board to guide the company’s efforts to support clinicians in modernizing health care delivery through advanced information and technology.

“Our intention at Ingenix is to partner with physicians and design solutions that meet their real-world needs”

The Ingenix Physician Advisory Board, a multidisciplinary group of experts, will work with the company’s innovation teams to address the quality and cost challenges confronting today’s health care delivery system. In addition, the Board will provide input that enhances the capabilities of current Ingenix products and processes to help clinicians improve quality and outcomes. Further, the Board will facilitate ongoing dialogue between physicians and the company to ensure that Ingenix products operate effectively in clinicians’ workflow.

Joseph M. Heyman, M.D., a practicing physician with extensive expertise in applying health information technology to clinical practice will chair the Board. Dr. Heyman has unique perspective and sensitivity to the needs of clinicians from his years as a practicing physician and from his service as former chair of the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees and former President of the Massachusetts Medical Society, publishers of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Founding Board members include Willarda V. Edwards, M.D., Salvatore Volpe, M.D., C. Martin Harris, M.D., Gregory Reicks, D.O., Alice Loveys, M.D., Andrew Nordine, M.D. and Stuart Cohen, M.D. Their diverse experiences with technology, health information and analytics will guide Ingenix’s rapidly advancing and increasingly sophisticated capabilities. Ingenix expects to name additional practicing physicians from across medical specialties to the Board over the next year.

“Our intention at Ingenix is to partner with physicians and design solutions that meet their real-world needs,” said Slavitt. “We are inspired by the willingness of these strongly independent physician leaders to offer their time and expertise to help Ingenix tackle some of the most complex challenges facing the health care delivery system. Gaining counsel from these highly accomplished, respected and innovative physicians is key to our ability to support physicians’ professional goals and improve the patient-physician experience.”

“As a practicing physician for more than 30 years and a leader of both the national organization of physicians and a state medical society, I have developed a keen understanding of the health information, technology and workflow needs of today’s clinicians,” said Dr. Heyman. “I am encouraged that Ingenix feels so strongly about involving the voice of the profession more intimately in its work. I am excited by this opportunity to help Ingenix better focus its extraordinary resources in support of modernizing the delivery system, and to assist my physician colleagues. Input from the Board will help Ingenix develop solutions to challenges that physicians face, in a manner that takes into account their dedication to patients, their clinical and financial concerns and their workflow.”

Formation of the Physician Advisory Board occurs at a key point in the evolution of the development and deployment of health information technologies, data and analytics that can help meaningfully improve care delivery; expand use of electronic health records (EHRs); enable transparent performance assessment and improvement; and protect the privacy of patient information. The Physician Advisory Board will advise Ingenix on a number of areas including analytic and consultative processes, administrative services and privacy and security. In addition, the Board will serve as a resource to physicians and communities seeking to advance their use of health IT and analytics solutions.

Ingenix currently offers a number of leading solutions designed to improve connectivity, simplicity and patient care, including its Axolotl Elysium health information exchange platform, CareTracker cloud computing EHR, Picis Pulse Check Emergency Room platform and Meaningful Use consulting services through Ingenix Consulting.

Ingenix was created in 1996 to help physicians, hospitals, employers, health plans and other stakeholders solve challenges confronting their organizations; increase access to affordable, high-quality care; improve efficiency in the delivery of health care services; and facilitate fast, easy access to information that supports decision-making across the health care system. Today, Ingenix has more than 12,000 employees, including more than 1,000 clinical professionals, and the company provides a wide range of proven health IT solutions and services to more than 240,000 physicians and nearly 6,000 hospitals in the United States.

Joseph M. Heyman, M.D.

Dr. Heyman is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He serves on the board of commissioners of the Joint Commission, the board of directors of the Joint Commission Resources and the steering committee of the Markle Foundation’s Connecting for Health collaborative. Dr. Heyman is also a member of the certification/adoption and the implementation workgroups of the national Health IT Policy Committee, which makes recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He served as chair of the AMA Board of Trustees (2008–2009) and secretary (2005–2006) and was chair of the finance committee. He also served as president, vice president and trustee of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and speaker of its House of Delegates. He has also served on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Practicing Physicians Advisory Council.

Willarda V. Edwards, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Edwards is the managing partner and internist in partnership in Baltimore and has been in private practice since 1984. She has held national offices in both the AMA and the National Medical Association (NMA). She is immediate past-president of the NMA, is a delegate to the AMA from Maryland and is past chair of the AMA Women Physicians Congress. Dr. Edwards has served more than 18 years on the NMA Board of Trustees in numerous capacities including chairman and treasurer. As NMA president, she served as spokesperson for NMA’s health policy during the health care reform debate. She has served on several governor-appointed commissions and task forces, including the Maryland High Blood Pressure Commission, the Maryland Hospital Rate-Setting Commission and the Health Services Cost Review Commission, where she was a commissioner for eight years.

Salvatore Volpe, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.P., C.H.C.Q.M.

With over 19 years of primary-care practice experience, Dr. Salvatore Volpe is one of the few physicians in the country to have successfully become board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Quality Assurance. As president of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) New York State Chapter, Dr. Volpe is working to bring the various member constituencies together to for the optimal use of health IT and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Dr. Volpe lectures throughout New York for the Medical Society of the State of New York as Chair of the Health IT Task Force. He also is a member of the AMA Health IT Advisory Group.

C. Martin Harris, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Harris is a staff member in the Department of General Internal Medicine at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, where he also is the chief information officer and chairman of the Information Technology Division. Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Harris’ clinical interests include evaluating and managing the critically ill patient during the pre-operative period. Dr. Harris frequently presents at national meetings on health care and technology. He is on the advisory board of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Better Health 2010 committee and is a judge for the case studies in medicine for The Computerworld Smithsonian Honors Program. He also is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

Gregory C. Reicks, D.O., F.A.A.F.P.

An osteopathic physician, Gregory Reicks is president of the Board of Directors for the Quality Health Network regional health information exchange based in Grand Junction, Colorado, and president of the Mesa County Physicians Independent Practice Association, a 218-physician multi-specialty independent practice association. The Dartmouth Atlas Project has cited Mesa County for having some of the lowest-cost, highest-quality care per Medicare member in the nation. Dr. Reicks’ leadership in these associations, combined with more than 20 years as a practicing physician have provided him with extensive insight to the information needs of physicians across their practice.

Alice Loveys, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.H.I.M.S.S.

Dr. Loveys is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (AAP) and has been practicing pediatrics since 1994. Her area of special interest includes medical informatics. She serves as chief medical information officer for the Monroe County Medical Society in New York, an extension agent for the NYeC Regional Extension Center. She is also on the board of directors of the Rochester Community Individual Practice Association and the advisory committee of the AAP’s Child Health Informatics Center. She has served as membership chair of the HIMSS Davies Ambulatory Committee and as vice chair of the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization’s board of directors. Her practice won the 2004 HIMSS Davies Ambulatory Award for excellence in implementation.

Andrew Nordine, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Nordine is a licensed physician with American Board of Pediatrics certifications in both pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. He is a practicing neonatologist at Cedar Rapids Saint Luke’s (CRSL) Methodist Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the director of Quality Improvement in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Dr. Nordine chairs the CRSL Department of Pediatrics as well as the NICU Evidence-based Practice Committee. He is a member of several information technology committees working at the hospital and Iowa Health System levels. Dr. Nordine is member of HIMSS, the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, and the American Medical Informatics Association.

Stuart Cohen, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Cohen is senior shareholder and board member of Children’s Primary Care Medical Group, Inc., in San Diego. He currently serves as vice chair of the AAP, District 9 (California) and has been an AAP delegate to the AMA since 1996. Dr. Cohen is an appointed member of the AMA Group Practice Advisory Bard and was a member of the long-serving AMA Ad-Hoc Task Force on E/M CPT Coding. He chairs the AAP California District delegation to the California Medical Association and is a member of its Task Force on Primary Care. Dr. Cohen is past president of the San Diego county Medical Society and is current president of the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation.

About Ingenix

Ingenix is a leading provider of health information, technology and consulting services. Organizations, institutions, businesses and government agencies that comprise the health care system depend on Ingenix solutions and insights to improve their performance. Visit www.ingenix.com for more information.