January 05, 2010 14:00 ET

Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois Selects Specialty-Focused SRS Hybrid EMR After No-Cost Pilot Program

Hands-on Experience Demonstrates Immediate Patient Care and Productivity Improvements

MONTVALE, NJ--(Marketwire - January 5, 2010) - SRS, the leader in high-performance hybrid EMRs, today announced that James C.Y. Chow, M.D., dba Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois (OCSI) has selected the SRS hybrid EMR for their 10 providers. Since 1974, the Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois has been providing quality orthopaedic treatment to residents of Southern Illinois and the Midwest.

"Our physicians are already running 30 to 60 minutes faster each day as a result of the improved workflow and enhanced ability to manage clinical information, and we have only been using SRS for one month," says Don A. Kovalsky, M.D., OCSI. "We immediately began experiencing clinical workflow efficiencies throughout the office, and the resulting productivity improvements allow us to see more patients each day. The confidence SRS demonstrated in providing a cost-free trial of the hybrid EMR reassured me that this would be the right choice for our practice -- and it clearly was."

"The hybrid EMR's user-friendly design makes it considerably easier for even the least computer-savvy physicians to manage patient information and enables us to make productive use of what was previously down-time between hospital cases," says Angela Freehill, M.D., OCSI. "SRS has also made the nurses' lives easier and improved patient care. Responding to patient questions no longer requires a return phone call at the end of the day -- we can provide an answer in seconds with SRS!"

SRS was designed with direct input by its high-performance physicians to provide them with a system that fits their needs, helps them to work more efficiently, and enables them to achieve a rapid return on their investment. SRS, which has built the largest national network of high-performance practices that successfully use an EMR, attributes its unmatched adoption rate to ease of use, fast implementation, productivity improvements, and an accelerated timeframe for training physicians and office staff.

"The No-Cost Pilot Program provides qualifying physicians with the same confidence that we have in our hybrid EMR's ability to improve productivity and enhance patient care," says Evan Steele, CEO of SRSsoft. "We are very happy that OCSI is now an all-digital practice reaping the benefits of a true EMR that has been proven successful for them, as well as for nearly 5,000 other high-performance providers."

About Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois

For more than 35 years, the Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois has provided orthopaedic service to Southern Illinois and the Midwest. Through its connection with the Orthopaedic Research Foundation of Southern Illinois, one of only 2 teaching centers accredited by the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in the state of Illinois, the Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois is committed to the advancement of musculoskeletal care in America and around the world. Please visit them online at

About SRS

SRS is the recognized leader in providing healthcare IT solutions to orthopaedic practices nationwide. The award-winning SRS hybrid EMR delivers the productivity and process efficiency valued by high-performance physicians, resulting in a successful adoption rate unparalleled in the industry. Prominent orthopaedic groups overwhelmingly choose SRS because of its unique fit with the demands of their specialty. For more information on SRS, visit, e-mail, fax 201.802.1301, or call 800.288.8369.

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