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August 05, 2009 11:14 ET

Chestnut Hill Cardiology Selects SRS Hybrid EMR; Increased Productivity More "Meaningful" Than Government Stimulus Funds

"Meaningful Use" Requirements Deemed Daunting by High-Performance Practice

MONTVALE, NJ--(Marketwire - August 5, 2009) - SRS, the leader in high-performance hybrid EMR solutions, today announced that Chestnut Hill Cardiology has selected the SRS hybrid EMR for its 12-provider practice. Chestnut Hill Cardiology provides outstanding cardiovascular care throughout Montgomery County in Pennsylvania.

"Our motivation for selecting the SRS hybrid EMR over a traditional point-and-click EMR was to increase provider and staff productivity in our high-volume practice. The government stimulus incentive payments would require excessive data entry and complex workflows. Our extremely busy practice could not risk the associated productivity loss... it would be too costly," says Teresa R. Cox, Practice Administrator for Chestnut Hill Cardiology. "When making our decision to purchase an EMR, our top priorities were productivity, efficiency, and immediate access to patient information."

"When it came to choosing between a hybrid EMR and a point-and-click EMR, the choice was obvious," says David Rodgers, M.D. at Chestnut Hill Cardiology. "The SRS hybrid EMR will not slow us down with heavily templated data entry. We will see an immediate increase in productivity, without compromising the high level of care that we provide to our patients."

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, and an accelerated timeframe for training physicians and office staff.

"One look at the government's proposed meaningful use requirements shows that the voice of busy, private-practicing physicians has not been heard in Washington," says Evan Steele, CEO of SRS. "In choosing SRS, Chestnut Hill Cardiology has confirmed that high-performance practices demand EMR solutions that recognize the realities of the practice of medicine from the physicians' perspective."

About Chestnut Hill Cardiology

Chestnut Hill Cardiology is committed to providing the highest level of care to their patients. Their cardiologists are at the forefront of both technological advances in cardiology and changes in healthcare delivery. As specialists, they diagnose and treat all facets of cardiovascular disease such as complex arrhythmias and coronary and valvular disease. Chestnut Hill Cardiologists are on staff at Chestnut Hill and Abington Memorial Hospitals and are affiliated with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, one of U.S. News & World Report's best hospitals. Visit Chestnut Hill Cardiology online at www.chestnuthillcardiology.net for more information.

About SRS

SRS is the recognized leader in providing healthcare IT solutions to cardiology practices nationwide. The award-winning SRS hybrid EMR offers powerful and flexible solutions to the complex requirements of clinical workflows, patient care, and cardiology practice operations. Prominent cardiology groups overwhelmingly choose SRS because of its unique fit with the demands of their specialty. For more information on SRS, visit www.srssoft.com, e-mail info@srssoft.com, fax 201.802.1301, or call 800.288.8369.

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