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American College of Physicians

Clinician-powered EHR selection resource announces new content provider

American Medical Informatics Association joins AmericanEHR Partners

PHILADELPHIA, February 20, 2013 -- The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the leading professional association for informatics professionals, has joined AmericanEHR Partners as a content provider, joining more than 20 professional societies that support the free online resource.

AmericanEHR Partners provides comprehensive information to support clinicians in the selection and use of electronic health records (EHR) in order to improve health care delivery. It was founded by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Cientis Technologies.

"AMIA is one of the leading medical informatics groups and brings a rich array of high quality content and expertise in health information technology to AmericanEHR Partners," said Michael S. Barr, MD, FACP, MBA, who leads ACP's Medical Practice, Professionalism & Quality division. "As a content partner on AmericanEHR Partners, AMIA will help us ensure that our users can find an array of trusted content that is relevant to them as they adopt and use health IT."

AmericanEHR content providers are not-for-profit organizations with expertise in health care informatics that create neutral educational content to support selection, adoption, and use of EHRs by health care providers and their practice teams.

"AMIA is heavily invested in applied and operational informatics education supporting clinicians," said Kevin M. Fickenscher, MD, president and CEO, AMIA. "AMIA's partnership with AmericanEHR is a perfect fit for outreach and education efforts."

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About AmericanEHR Partners

AmericanEHR Partners is a free online resource designed to aid the medical community with the selection, implementation, and effective use of health information technology and electronic health records. AmericanEHR Partners was founded by the American College of Physicians and Cientis Technologies and is supported by 16 medical societies and five health IT organizations with a combined membership of more than 700,000 clinicians, representing over 65 percent of physicians in the U.S. It does not endorse any electronic health record vendor. For more information on AmericanEHR Partners, visit www.americanehr.com.

About the American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 133,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

About the American Medical Informatics Association

AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals, serves as the voice of the nation's top biomedical and health informatics professionals and plays an important role in medicine, health care, and science, encouraging the use of data, information and knowledge to improve both human health and delivery of healthcare services. More about AMIA is online at www.amia.org.



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