EMRlogic, Kowa release new EHR system

March 28, 2012

EMRlogic Systems and Kowa Optimed have released a new electronic health record (EHR) system (activEHR 2012.1)

Torrance, CA-EMRlogic Systems and Kowa Optimed have released a new electronic health record (EHR) system (activEHR 2012.1).

“Our essential goal with [this EHR] is to provide an intuitive EHR that first meets the needs of doctors to see more patients, improve care, and lower costs, then also meets all the requirements of connected care and healthcare reform,” said John McCormick, director at EMRlogic. “The future of healthcare is really all about changing the way doctors use computers, thus our commitment to create an easy-to-use yet powerful and forward-looking solution.”

According to Dennis Ball, EMRlogic’s vice president of release management, all new functionality in this EHR system is Web-enabled, in anticipation of offering a full browser-based application.

“The 2012 release includes over 120 enhancements. There are significant improvements in payment posting, inventory management, and point-of-sale,” said Jim Grue, OD, EMRLogic’s vice president of clinical outcomes and connected care. “From the doctor’s point of view, the addition of an advanced communications module is significant. As providers, we are most interested in the outputs from an exam. The communications module offers versatile, auto-generated consults and letters that also take advantage of the new Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology direct standard required under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. We’ve also expanded our base of clinical decision support, another significant requirement for stages 2 and 3 of certification.”

Kowa Optimed has partnered with EMRlogic to embed Kowa’s imaging software within EMRLogic’s EHRs; the partnership also made Kowa the primary distributor of the new EHR system.

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