SOURCE: Advanced Data Systems Corporation

Advanced Data Systems Corporation

November 12, 2009 11:05 ET

Rehabilitation Facility Requires Electronic Health Records

Advanced Data Systems (ADS) Welcomes A.W. Comerford, PhD to the ADS Medical Advisory Board in Behavioral Health

MAYWOOD, NJ--(Marketwire - November 12, 2009) - Dr. Comerford is the President and CEO of the New Hope Foundation, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the treatment of alcoholism, drug addiction and compulsive gambling. The Foundation provides state-of-the-art care, with the ongoing certification of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

"The very specialized automation needs of the New Hope Foundation, both on the business and electronic health records side, are unique and demanding and the solutions from ADS are quite extraordinary on both counts," said Dr. Comerford.

Dr. Comerford added, "The ADS MedicsDocAssistant EHR is excellent for our needs in tracking all aspects of behavioral health. We begin with individualized treatment plans for each client and then use the EHR system to monitor progress, capture encounters electronically through specialized templates, and track the patients' continuity of care and health maintenance."

"On the business side, our ADS practice management system is able to handle the very specialized billing and financial needs of patients served by regular commercial payers as well as those who qualify for governmental funding and sliding fee scale programs. The system's appointment scheduler is also robust enough to manage the Foundation's unique scheduling needs," noted Dr. Comerford.

David Barzillai, President of ADS, said, "We are pleased at how our unified EHR and Practice Management solutions provide for the type of high level automation needs required by the New Hope Foundation. New Hope does incredible work in improving people's lives and we could not be prouder that the Medics Suite is relied on by the Foundation, and that Dr. Comerford is now on the ADS Medical Advisory Board in Behavioral Health."

"We look forward to Dr. Comerford's input in maintaining MedicsDocAssistant's application to the Behavioral Health community," said Mr. Barzillai.

Contact ADS at 800-899-4237, Extension 2061, or by email to for more information on the ADS suite of automation solutions for your Behavioral Health practice.

About Advanced Data Systems ( ADS is a leading provider of healthcare automation solutions to medical practices of every size and specialty. The company produces its own systems, which include the CCHIT Certified® EHR MedicsDocAssistant, MedicsPremier for Practice Management and MedicsRIS for Radiology. ADS performs quick implementation, comprehensive training and excellent ongoing software support which always includes updates. Our systems can be configured as Client Server or ASP, and are available separately per the needs of the practice. Over 35,000 physicians rely on solutions from ADS.

About The New Hope Foundation: NHF is dedicated to success in recovery from substance use and gambling disorders. A variety of state-of-the-art treatment protocols are applied in both residential and outpatient settings to achieve very high rates of successful outcome. For more information contact NHF at 800-705-HOPE (4673), or go to:

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