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Purkinje honoured for e-prescribing module by TEPR

DALLAS – The Medical Records Institute, Inc. announced the honorees of the TEPR 2007 Awards program during the TEPR Opening Session, held  in the Dallas Convention Center. The TEPR (Towards the Electronic Patient Record) conference's  mission is to promote the advancement of electronic medical records.

The TEPR Awards recognize outstanding healthcare information system solutions in the following categories. The 2007 TEPR Awards honorees are:

Document Imaging in Healthcare
1st Honors: Medical Communication Systems, Inc.
2nd Honors: BlueWare, Inc.
3rd Honors: e-MedRec by Holt Systems

Mobile Applications for Healthcare
1st Honors: PatientKeeper
2nd Honors: Medical Communication Systems, Inc.
3rd Honors: e-MDs, Inc.

Standalone e-Prescribing Systems
1st Honors: Purkinje
2nd Honors: Misys Healthcare
3rd Honors: Allscripts

Personal Health Records
1st Honors: CapMed
2nd Honors: Waiting Room Solutions
3rd Honors: Medical Communication Systems, Inc.

Hot Products in HIT
1st Honors: Phytel, Inc.
2nd Honors: Sage Software

Continuity of Care Awards for Vendor
1st Honors (tie): e-MDs, Inc.
Medical Communication Systems, Inc.
2nd Honors: Solventus
3rd Honors: Allscripts

Continuity of Care Awards for Implementers
1st Honors: New Orleans Health Department
2nd Honors: Pediatric Health Care at Newton Wellesley,
3rd Honors (tie): Northern Illinois Physicians for
Yuil Medical Center, Lawrence, Massachusetts

The TEPR awards selection process has two parts. Part I took place during over the course of the past month when a panel of independent judges reviewed the TEPR Award applications, scored each entry, and selected the top three finalists for each category.

Part II took place on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 when the finalists presented/demonstrated their solutions to the judges. First, Second and Third Honors were then determined in each category. The TEPR Award honorees were officially recognized and announced at the TEPR Opening Session. (Note:
Continuity of Care Awards for Implementers were determined by the Part I process only.)

TEPR 2007 EMRCompare

This year, Medical Records Institute has replaced its awards program for EMRS with its new EMRCompare program. MRI designed this new program to address the shortcomings of other sources of information about EMR systems, which do not cover the full range of EMR functionalities and do not compare EMRs by cost or usability.

The following companies are participating in EMRCompare usability demonstrations at TEPR. These will be recorded and made available on the EMRCompare website, which will also provide potential buyers with information about product functionalities and costs. Ultimately the site will be searchable to allow comparisons of products by category (e.g., size/specialty of physician practice), range of functionalities, costs, and usability.

EMRCompare participants include:

• ABELSoft Corp.
• Amazing Charts
• Bond Technologies
• e-MDs, Inc.
• iMedica
• iSALUS Healthcare
• Medical Communication Systems, Inc.
• MediNotes Corp.
• MedNet System, Inc.
• Noteworthy Medical Systems
• Pulse Systems, Inc.
• Sage Software
• Waiting Room Solutions

About TEPR 2007

Now in its 23rd year, TEPR is widely considered to provide the industry’s strongest educational content for health IT professionals in all stages of Electronic Health Records selection, implementation, and integration with other systems.

This is an ideal forum for industry leaders who are looking at healthcare IT challenges in new ways and seek to propel excellence in healthcare IT among peers.

TEPR 2008 will be held May 17-21, 2008 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.