SOURCE: Concordant, Inc.

Concordant, Inc.

June 16, 2010 11:00 ET

Concordant Awarded Preferred Vendor Status for Regional Extension Centers

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) -  Concordant, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare IT services, announced today it has been awarded a Preferred IT Vendor status with New York City Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH) to assist with their technical and security implementations, and has been selected as a Preferred Services Partner with Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) to assist with electronic health records (EHR) implementation and meeting meaningful use requirements in the state of Vermont.

NYC REACH and VITL have acquired federal financial assistance allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009. Under this $20 billion stimulus package, ARRA recognizes that the proper financing and creation of regional health IT extension centers is a critical bridge to the successful, nationwide rollout of EHR. NYC REACH and VITL are reputed to be excellent examples of state-level organizations successfully implementing EHR adoption.

To accelerate the adoption and implementation of EHR in their respective states, NYC REACH and VITL have chosen to partner with Concordant for their high-level field experience in ambulatory EHR implementation. Concordant's professional resume demonstrates supporting both clinical and infrastructure demands of healthcare IT with over 2,500 practices implemented or supported for the past ten years. Concordant's resume, coupled with their vendor-neutral approach and deep experience with leading EMR and practice management solution providers, were the company's key qualifiers during both organizations' selection process.

"We are very excited to be a part of this nationwide roll-out to increase EHR adoption. The NYC REACH and VITL efforts have been underway and are proving to be extremely successful. We're looking forward to being instrumental in assisting both states to reach their respective EHR adoption goals," said Chris Harding, President & Chief Executive Officer, Concordant, Inc.

NYC REACH helps New York City providers adopt and use electronic health records and new models of patient-centered care in order to improve population health. NYC REACH is the federally designated Regional Extension Center for New York City, encompassing all aspects of EHR from vendor selection to tracking improvements in health outcomes. NYC REACH is a collaboration between the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Fund for Public Health in New York to help make sure doctors in New York City don't get left behind.

About VITL
VITL is a not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder corporation formed by a broad base of health care providers, payers, employers, consumers, and state agencies. The efforts of VITL are coordinated with other state and federal initiatives, including the National Health Information Network (NHIN) of the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the national eHealth Initiative, and the Vermont Blueprint for Health. VITL assists Vermont physician practices and hospitals with implementation of electronic health records systems and achieving meaningful use of those systems. VITL has been named by the federal government as the health information technology regional extension center serving the state of Vermont.

About Concordant
Concordant, an eHealth services firm engages with healthcare organizations to plan, implement, and manage their Health Information Technology (HIT) infrastructure using its unique methodology, combining the right balance of tools, talents, techniques, and cost management.

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    Valerie Harding
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