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AMIA Joins AmericanEHR Partners as Content Partner

Date: February 22, 2013

(Philadelphia) –The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the leading professional association for informatics professionals, has joined AmericanEHR Partners as a content provider, joining more than 20 professional societies that support the free online resource.

AmericanEHR Partners provides comprehensive information to support clinicians in the selection and use of electronic health records (EHR) in order to improve health care delivery. It was founded by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Cientis Technologies.

“AMIA is one of the leading medical informatics groups and brings a rich array of high quality content and expertise in health information technology to AmericanEHR Partners,” said Michael S. Barr, MD, FACP, MBA, who leads ACP’s Medical Practice, Professionalism & Quality division. “As a content partner on AmericanEHR Partners, AMIA will help us ensure that our users can find an array of trusted content that is relevant to them as they adopt and use health IT.”

AmericanEHR content providers are not-for-profit organizations with expertise in health care informatics that create neutral educational content to support selection, adoption, and use of EHRs by health care providers and their practice teams.

“AMIA is heavily invested in applied and operational informatics education supporting clinicians,” said Kevin M. Fickenscher, MD, president and CEO, AMIA. “AMIA’s partnership with AmericanEHR is a perfect fit for outreach and education efforts.”

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About American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
AMIA (www.amia.org) is the leading professional association for informatics professionals, serves as the voice of the nation’s top biomedical and health informatics professionals and plays an important role in medicine, health care, and science, encouraging the use of data, information and knowledge to improve both human health and delivery of healthcare services.

About American College of Physicians (ACP)
The American College of Physicians (www.acponline.org) is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 132,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults.

About AmericanEHR Partners
AmericanEHR Partners is a free online resource designed to aid the medical community with the selection, implementation, and effective use of health information technology and electronic health records (EHR). It does not endorse any electronic healthcare record vendor. AmericanEHR Partners was founded by the American College of Physicians and Cientis Technologies and is supported by 14 additional professional societies and content partners with a combined membership of more than 350,000 clinicians. AmericanEHR Partners currently has more than 10,500 registered members, representing more than 208,000 clinicians in member practices. Free detailed satisfaction ratings on more than 30 EHRs certified by an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) are currently available to registered users.

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Contacts:

AmericanEHR Partners
Alan Brookstone
abrookstone@cientis.com

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Source: http://www.acponline.org/pressroom/amia_americanehr_partners.htm?hp

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