BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Modernizing Medicine, Inc., the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical record (EMR) system, announced today it will reveal a new telemedicine solution within EMA Dermatology® at this year’s American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Summer Meeting in New York, New York. Ranked the #1 EHR system for dermatologists by Black Book Rankings for the second consecutive year, this native iPad and desktop application will now also include timesaving protocols, multispecialty functionality and advanced outbound faxing capabilities.
Modernizing Medicine’s new telemedicine solution within the EMA Dermatology EHR system will help maintain the relationship and continuity of care between a patient and regular physician by allowing physicians to provide treatment, diagnosis and advice for their patients when a virtual visit is appropriate. Physicians can save time and add a new source of revenue by reviewing and responding quickly to a variety of cases such as rashes, minor burns and bites, while freeing office time for more complex patient cases.
“Because our telemedicine solution is integrated within EMA Dermatology, a patient’s data – including photos patients send for examination – is captured and stored in one place, said Dr. Michael Sherling, co-founder and chief medical officer at Modernizing Medicine. “Telemedicine helps provide flexible healthcare services to housebound patients or those that don’t have time for an office visit or live in a remote location, while enabling physicians to maintain their patient base and bill appropriately.”
Additional New Features
Always innovating, Modernizing Medicine will debut additional new features within EMA Dermatology. With the new Protocols, physicians can create their own master visits and customize their workflow to further enhance the intuitive adaptive learning that has helped EMA Dermatology capture approximately 30 percent of the dermatology market. With only two clicks a physician can pull the master visit into the current visit to save time documenting while with a patient. Multi-Specialty functionality gives providers and their staff the ability to document multiple specialties all within one EMA using one url. Physicians in any of the eight disciplines that Modernizing Medicine serves can set their preferred medical domains in the system yet specify the type of current visit from patient to patient. This will help maintain the specialty-specific nature of EMA while increasing flexibility for the rising number of practices that encompass multiple specialists, including Accountable Care Organizations. Customized outbound faxing features requested by Modernizing Medicine’s users are also now available on iPad and desktop.
“At Modernizing Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing the most sophisticated yet intuitive and user friendly system for physicians, and I could not be more excited about the work our team has done to bring our new features to fruition,” said Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. “Our team has done a tremendous job on combining so many different levels of reporting and diagnosing, and I am confident these additions to EMA will give back more time to physicians so they can focus on patient care.”
Practicing dermatologists code the software, so EMA Dermatology contains built-in specialty-specific medical knowledge as a way to provide physicians with an extremely intuitive and intelligent system. EMA Dermatology is ready for ICD-10, with codes pre-integrated into the software to support automated coding. In addition, EMA is certified for Meaningful Use1 and includes PQRS reporting capabilities. EMA’s structured data makes it simpler for physicians to document and track patient progress, creating a smoother transition to quality-of-care reporting and outcome-based reimbursements.
New capabilities will be showcased at the AAD Summer Meeting booth #407. To learn more about Modernizing Medicine and EMA Dermatology, please visit www.modmed.com.
About Modernizing Medicine
Modernizing Medicine® is transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized in order to increase efficiency and improve outcomes. Our flagship product, Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), is a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical records (EMR) system built by practicing physicians. Available as a native iPad application and from almost any web-enabled Mac or PC, EMA adapts to each provider’s unique style of practice. This ICD-10 ready EMR system is available for the dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, urology and plastic surgery markets and used by over 6,000 physicians in the United States and its territories. The Modernizing Medicine family of companies also provides specialty-specific billing and inventory management. Follow Modernizing Medicine on Twitter at www.modmed.com/twitter and on Facebook at www.modmed.com/facebook.
1 EMA version 4.0 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR certification and EMA Mobile version 4.0 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR certification. These certifications designate that the electronic health record (EHR) software is capable of supporting eligible providers and hospitals with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). For more information: http://modmed.com/onc2014.