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TEPR awards recognize outstanding applications

BALTIMORE, Md. – The annual TEPR Awards recognized 21 outstanding healthcare information system solutions in seven categories during the Opening Session of the 2006 TEPR (Towards the Electronic Patient Record) Conference and Exhibition Hall in Baltimore, Maryland.

The TEPR Conference is presented by the Medical Records Institute, a Boston based Health IT conference organizer, focused on promoting the advancement of electronic medical records.

The TEPR awards selection process has two phases. The first phase took place during March and April of 2006 when an independent panel of judges reviewed the TEPR Award applications, scored each entry, and selected the top three finalists for each category.

The second phase of the Awards process took place on Sunday, May 21 when the finalists presented/demonstrated their solutions to a panel of independent judges. First, Second and Third Honors were then determined in each category. The TEPR Award winners were officially recognized and announced at the conference.

2006 TEPR Awards Winners:

Document Imaging
First Honors: SRS Software – Freedom Chart Manager
Second Honors (tie): e-MDs – Doc Man
Second Honors (tie): Medical Communication Systems mMD.Net DIM

Standalone e-Prescribing Systems
First Honors: Allscripts – Touch Script eRx
Second Honors: Purkinje – ePrescribe
Third Honors: Dr. First – R copia

EMR Systems for Small Practices (1-5 Physicians)
First Honors: Practice Partner – Patient Records
Second Honors: eClinicalWorks – e-Clinical Works
Third Honors: Medical Communication Systems – mMD.Net EMR

EMR Systems for Medium and Large Practices
First Honors: eClinicalWorks – e-Clinical Works
Second Honors: Allscripts – Touchworks EHR
Third Honors: Practice Partner – Patient Records

Medical Transcription Businesses
First Honors (tie): MedQuist – DoQment Enterprise Platform
First Honors (tie): Spheris

Hot Products
First Honors: Misys – Homecare PDA Solution
Second Honors: Synamed

Personal Health Record Systems
First Honors: CapMed – Personal Health Key
Second Honors: Medical Communications Systems – mMD.Net PHR
Third Honors: Cerner – IQ Health

• Barry Blumenfeld, MD, MS, Associate Director, Clinical Informatics R&D, Partners Healthcare System (Lead Judge)
• Scott Faulkner, CEO, InterFix, LLC (Lead Judge)
• Linda Amato, MR Project Manager, McHenry Medical Group, Modesto, California
• Dr. Edmund Billings, CEO, Voice of the Physician(tm)
• Carol A. Broverman, PhD, Corporate Manager, Medication Informatics and Decision Support, Partners Healthcare Systems
• Kyle Chang, Senior Consultant, Technology Division, The Coker Group
• Mike Cohen, President, MRC Consulting Group and Principal Cardinal Consulting Inc.
• Robert Dichter, President, Optimal Practice
• Robert Elson, MD, MS, Clinical Systems Design, LLC
• Scott Finley, MD, MPH, Medical Informatics Consultant, Clinical Productivity Systems
• Arthur Gasch, Founder, CEO, Medical Strategic Planning, Inc.
• Linda D. Gloria, A Healthy Practice, LLC
• Victoria S. Jackson, JCM, INC / Exec Director, Medical Practice Consultant
• John Maese, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at SUNY– Downstate
• Barbara L. Penatzer, Managing Partner, Aozora, LLC
• John Poikonen, Pharm.D.
• Helga E. Rippen, MD, PhD, MPH, Senior Advisor, Health Informatics, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services
• Caroline Samuels, MD, Director of Ambulatory Care, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Prince Georges Hospital Center, Managing Member, CSMed LLC, Author, HIMSS EHR Selector
• Anthony J (Tony) Schueth, MS, Founder, CEO and Managing Partner, Point-of-Care Partners LLC
• Vijay Shah, President & CEO, gbITes Healthcare ·
• Jay Srini, Vice President Emerging Technologies, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ·
• Nick van Terheyden, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Philips Speech Recognition Systems ·
• Amy Walker, MS, RN, Founder and President of Optimize IT ·
• Sandra L. White, VP Sales, MediMedia Information Technologies
About the Medical Records Institute (MRI) and TEPR

MRI’s mission is to be the global forum for healthcare consumers, providers, and technology vendors looking to improve quality of care through advanced information technology solutions. MRI’s TEPR Conference and Exhibition has been leading the way Towards the Electronic Patient Record for the past 22 years. With an unsurpassed educational program as well as a comprehensive exhibition showcasing close to 200 leading EHR/EMR and related technology vendors, TEPR is considered one of the health IT industry’s premier events. Visit or