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February 15, 2011 13:05 ET

Amazing Charts Joins AAFP to Unveil New Secure Electronic Messaging Service for Physicians Based on Surescripts Network

Amazing Charts Customers Are Among the First EHR/EMR Users to Join Leading-Edge Collaboration

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - AmazingCharts.com, Inc., a leading developer of Electronic Health Record (EHR/EMR) systems, joined the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) in announcing AAFP Physicians Direct, a new service that supports secure, electronic communication between physicians. AAFP physicians will be able to connect to the Surescripts Network for Clinical Interoperability and share information securely through either the new AAFP Physicians Direct web portal or an EHR/EMR such as Amazing Charts.

"Family physicians who use Amazing Charts EHR have a new and innovative way to connect electronically with their colleagues, which removes a long-standing barrier to continuity of care," said Jonathan Bertman, MD, FAAFP, founder and CEO of Amazing Charts. "Since the majority of Amazing Charts EHR users offer primary care services, AAFP Physicians Direct will allow them to communicate more effectively with specialists and other health care providers to whom they refer patients."

Built on the Surescripts network, this new AAFP service is part of a larger program to help physicians more easily and securely share health information such as referrals, patient summaries, discharge summaries and lab results when providing their patients' care. By enabling e-prescribing as well as the secure electronic exchange of clinical information, the Surescripts network offers broad support for the meaningful use of EHRs. Taken together, these capabilities help improve health care quality and safety while reducing the cost of care.

For more information on AAFP Physicians Direct, visit www.aafp.org/physiciansdirect.

About AmazingCharts.com
AmazingCharts.com provides Electronic Health Records (EHR/EMR) and services to small healthcare practices. Amazing Charts Version 6 is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certified for Meaningful Use. Based on number one ratings for usability, fair pricing, and overall user satisfaction, the Amazing Charts EHR is used by more than 4200 practices. 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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