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gMed to Support the Digestive Health Outcomes Registry in Partnership With AGA and MedAssurant

May 4, 2010

BETHESDA and BOWIE, Md., May 4 /PRNewswire/ — The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the leading association representing clinicians and researchers who specialize in the digestive tract, and MedAssurant Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, announced today that gMed, the market leader in electronic health records (EHRs) for gastroenterologists, has agreed to configure its EHR solutions to enable seamless data transmission to the AGA Digestive Health Outcomes Registry(TM). The registry, a collaboration between MedAssurant and the AGA, is the first in a series that will address outcomes for patients with digestive disease.

“Through the Digestive Health Outcomes Registry, the AGA is leading the effort to establish the tools and programs necessary to support physicians and GI professionals as they seek to provide the highest quality care for their patients,” said Gail A. Hecht, M.D., M.S., AGAF, president of the AGA Institute which administers the practice, research and education programs for the organization. “Electronic health records are an important part of the technology underlying the development of the registry. We are pleased that many gMed physicians will now be able to participate in such a fluid fashion.”

“The AGA Registry has been designed to leverage an unprecedented collaboration of healthcare data aggregation infrastructure and analytical toolsets,” said Cary Sennett, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer of MedAssurant. “As a result, there has been broad interest from the healthcare technology community in this compelling registry. We are delighted that gMed – the largest provider of gastroenterological practice EMR solutions – is committed to supporting interoperability and is providing their users with a platform for submitting data to the registry automatically and electronically. This collaboration adds to the AGA Registry’s value and promises to accelerate improved insights into today’s GI care.”

Joe Rubinsztain, M.D., CEO of gMed, added, “We are proud to be the first to partner with the AGA and MedAssurant to improve the health of gastroenterology patients. We are certain EHRs will change the way healthcare information is managed, as well as the way in which it is leveraged to inform and drive positive change for patients. We welcome the opportunity to be on the leading edge of this transformation.”

About the American Gastroenterological Association

The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include more 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization. www.gastro.org

About gMed

gMed is a private medical software company that was established in 1997 to create a better alternative to the paper medical chart. Not satisfied with existing electronic medical records systems, gMed has committed themselves to designing, implementing and supporting a more efficient way to help integrate medical information, cut costs, increase revenues, improve quality and reduce risks for gastroenterology, cardiology, and urology practices. With more than half of the gastroenterological EMR market nationwide, gMed has proven to be a leader in the specialty medical applications industry not only for our state-of-the-art software, but also for exemplary service which has led to many successful implementations. gMed has been named to the Inc. 5000, a list of the fastest growing U.S. private companies.

About MedAssurant Inc.

MedAssurant Inc. is a leading technology-enabled healthcare solutions provider focused on the importance of healthcare data and its ability to drive dramatic, objective improvement in clinical and quality outcomes, care management and financial performance throughout the healthcare community. Proprietary healthcare datasets, aggregation, and analysis capabilities, combined with a national infrastructure of leading-edge technology, clinical prowess, and deep human resources empowers MedAssurant’s advanced generation of healthcare assessment and improvement through highly informed solutions. Driven by a mission to improve today’s healthcare landscape, the employees of MedAssurant proudly apply care, ingenuity, and dedication to delivering a new approach to healthcare touching more than 100 million Americans – one driven by data and insight – one resulting in meaningful action. Please visit www.medassurant.com for more information.


    Contacts Regarding This News Release:

    Russo Partners, LLC, on behalf of MedAssurant Inc.
    Chantal Beaudry
    Phone: 212-845-4272
    chantal.beaudry@russopartnersllc.com

    MedAssurant Inc.
    Leslie Edsall
    4321 Collington Road
    Bowie, Maryland 20716
    Phone: 301-809-4000
    ledsall@medassurant.com

    American Gastroenterological Association
    Aimee Frank
    Phone: 401-941-2620
    afrank@gastro.org
    www.gastro.org

    gMed
    Lauren Morgenstern
    2125 North Commerce Pkwy.
    Weston, FL 33326
    Phone: 888 577-8801 ext. 2005
    laurenm@gmed.com
    www.gmed.com

SOURCE MedAssurant Inc.


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