SOURCE: Amazing Charts

Amazing Charts

August 18, 2010 06:00 ET

Congressman Jim Langevin Visits Amazing Charts to Discuss Job Creation and Legislative Impact on Healthcare Technology and EHRs

Key Topics Include Effects of Federal Stimulus on EHR Market, Overpricing of EHRs, and Influence of Health Insurance Companies and Regional Extension Centers on Physician Purchasing Decisions

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -   Amazing Charts, Inc., a leading developer of Electronic Health Record (EHR/EMR) systems, today announced the visit of Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02). During the visit, Congressman Langevin viewed a presentation by Amazing Charts founder and CEO Jonathan Bertman, MD about the recent legislative impact on healthcare technology and EHRs, as well as the company's history of job creation and future roadmap.

"We are honored to have Jim Langevin as our guest at Amazing Charts today," said Dr. Bertman. "As physicians, we feel like we are being forced by the government and insurers to adopt EHR technology and it is important that we were able to brief the congressman on impacts that the Federal stimulus package will have on healthcare technology decisions."

With the Federal Government providing as much as $27 billion over the next 10 years for physicians to computerize patients' medical records (HITECH/ARRA), the bulk of the presentation focused on the effects of the Federal stimulus on the EHR market, the overpricing of EHRs and the need for transparency at all levels, including health insurance companies and Regional Extension Centers, which exert a powerful influence on physician purchasing decisions.

Among other topics discussed was Amazing Charts being honored as the fastest growing private company in Rhode Island by Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 list and their contribution to local job growth.

About Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02)
Congressman Jim Langevin was elected to the US House of Representatives in 2000 and has served in the Second Congressional District ever since. Langevin is a member of both the Democratic Regional Whip for New England and the House Majority Whip for Jim Clyburn's Senior Whip Team. Among his other interests, Langevin has been recognized as a national and party leader on health care issues. 

About AmazingCharts.com
AmazingCharts.com provides Electronic Health Records (EHR/EMR) and services to small healthcare practices. Amazing Charts V5 is a CCHIT Certified® 2008 Ambulatory EHR, additionally certified for Child Health. Based on number one ratings for usability, fair pricing, and overall user satisfaction, the Amazing Charts EHR is used by more than 3600 practices and is growing by over 70 new practices each month. Founded in 2001 by a practicing family physician, AmazingCharts.com, Inc. is headquartered at 1130 Ten Rod Rd, F-207, North Kingstown, RI 02852, 1-866-382-5932.

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