University Medical Center at Princeton adds Interoperable EHR

Jan. 13, 2010

RESTON, Va. – Jan. 12, 2010 – QuadraMed Corporation (NASDAQ: QDHC) , a leading provider of healthcare information technologies and services that help turn quality care into positive financial outcomes, today announced that New Jersey-based, University Medical Center at Princeton, a unit of Princeton HealthCare System, will offer an ambulatory electronic health record to its affiliated physician practices. The award-winning EHR solution, supplied by e-MDs in collaboration with QuadraMed, will provide clinicians with access to complete patient information across the continuum of care.
“As a QuadraMed customer for over a decade, we naturally turned to them for an EHR solution that would fulfill our vision of coordinated care based upon a longitudinal patient record,” said Nick Thimis, CIO of Princeton Healthcare Systems. “Today, affiliated physician practices can easily access patient information stored within our hospital’s clinical systems for improved decision-making and patient care.”
The e-MDs CCHIT Certified® EHR solution has earned top rankings in objective evaluations sponsored by independent third parties such as the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
“I can’t overemphasize the importance of linking inpatient and ambulatory patient history to help ensure greater safety and quality of care,” said Michael Stearns, M.D., president and CEO of e-MDs. “In the past, the technical complexities of integration has limited health information exchange between hospitals and physician practices. Our partnership with QuadraMed resolves the issue with built-in interoperability, enabling access to secure, accurate and updated patient healthcare information to physicians across the continuum of care. This collaboration, coupled with Princeton HealthCare System’s record of excellence, represents a significant step toward the nationwide vision of community based healthcare.”
“Through our partnership with e-MDs, we offer the University Medical Center at Princeton a complete suite of healthcare technology solutions to help them meet the “meaningful use” requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and help them attain stimulus funds,” said Duncan W. James, president and CEO of QuadraMed. “e-MDs’ ambulatory EHR solution is a perfect complement to the hospital’s QuadraMed EHR solution, enabling the organization to increase their return on investment and realize additional improvements in patient safety and care.”