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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.– NewsMark Public Relations today announced it has been retained to guide national media outreach for a proprietary system that could cut costs and increase revenue for doctors, as well as the quality of healthcare for patients, by encouraging use of computer technology to modernize medical records.
Launched by orthopedic surgeon Eric S. Fishman, M.D., www.emrconsultant.com has pioneered the Physician’s Portal, a free service to physicians that helps them choose from the myriad of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions on the market.
Dr. Fishman, a long-time proponent for Electronic Medical Records, said, “We’re first to market with a system that is compiling all of the necessary research for assessing EMR software programs, and NewsMark Public Relations presented the ideal strategy for disseminating that message.”
“EMRConsultant.com evaluates an EMR based upon the EMR’s core functional capabilities with respect to patient health information and data, test and lab results management, order entry, decision support, electronic communication and connectivity, compatibility with speech recognition, patient support and administrative processes,” Dr. Fishman added.
The system also takes into account the number of physicians in the practice or organization, the medical specialty or specialties of the practitioners, and any practice management software that may already be in use.
“We provide objective recommendations within 24 hours at no cost to doctors, and while we can receive referral fees from some software vendors, those fees have no impact on which vendors are ultimately recommended,” Dr. Fishman said.
“With more than 90% of the nation’s healthcare transactions still reportedly occurring on the phone or through an exchange of paper, EMRConsultant.com is very well positioned to help in the battle to cut the nation’s $1.6 trillion-a-year healthcare bill,” said NewsMark PR CEO Mark Hopkinson.
EMRConsultant.com is a spin-off of 1450 Inc., distributor of Dragon NaturallySpeaking(R) Medical Solutions manufactured by Scansoft, Inc. , the global leader of speech recognition software solutions.
Founded by Hopkinson, a former U.S. media strategist for the British government and BBC-trained journalist, NewsMark Public Relations www.NewsMarkPR.com is a full-service PR agency. The firm specializes in personal, political and corporate image building with an emphasis on influential media placements and strategic communications.
MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Hopkinson, NewsMark Public Relations