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October 18, 2010 12:17 ET

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Selects the SRS Hybrid EMR for Its 242 Providers and 22 Locations

Identifies SRS as the Technology to Prepare the Practice for the Future

MONTVALE, NJ--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) -  SRS, the leading provider of productivity-enhancing technology and services for high-performance physician specialty practices today announced that Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) has selected the SRS Hybrid EMR for its 242 providers. IBJI has 22 office locations providing comprehensive musculoskeletal care in the metropolitan Chicago area.

"In the 30 days of our on-site pilot program, the SRS Hybrid EMR has enabled us to heighten the level of patient care we provide and increase our efficiency and effectiveness practice-wide," says Wayne M. Goldstein, M.D., IBJI. "As promised by SRS, every one of our physicians maintained full patient volume right from the start, with absolutely no loss of productivity. In fact, we will actually increase our productivity, while continuing to enhance the care we provide to our patients. Every aspect of our practice is enhanced with SRS -- SRS has transformed the way we communicate throughout the practice and everyone finds that it helps them do their jobs quicker, easier, and better."

"The benefits of being paperless are far greater than we even anticipated, but SRS offers us so much more," according to Gerald M. Eisenberg, M.D. "The order management and tracking, data management and reporting, and ePrescribing capabilities built into the EMR are tremendously valuable and very easy to use -- we can create orders in less than half the time it used to take, and in the first 30 days alone, I generated enough electronic prescriptions to earn the 2% Medicare bonus."

"The economics of our medical practice are changing," says David Wold, CEO, IBJI. "With little control over declining -- or at best, stagnant -- reimbursement rates, and facing rising costs, it was imperative to find the EMR that would help us manage expenses and increase patient volume. SRS is already helping us accomplish these goals -- saving time throughout the practice, creating opportunities to reduce overhead, and allowing us to achieve maximum productivity and increase the quality of care without sacrificing time spent with the patients. Some of our clinicians have used the enterprise EMR that was offered to us by the hospital, and we quickly concluded that SRS met the needs of our very busy orthopaedic practice in ways that the hospital's solution could not."

"I visited IBJI several times during the pilot program, and it was immensely rewarding to see the power our software has to help such a diverse and successful practice," says Evan Steele, CEO of SRSsoft. "The benefits IBJI realizes will grow exponentially as the rest of the providers come on board with SRS. We are very excited to have them join our unparalleled national network of high-performance orthopaedic clients."

About Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
IBJI is the right choice when you need an orthopaedic, rheumatologic, or podiatric physician. With physicians who have advanced training in more than 25 specialized clinical areas, and 22 locations, IBJI is where you'll find the right physician for your particular wants and needs. All of IBJI's physicians employ the latest techniques and advanced technologies, and many of their physicians and nurses are actively involved in research, the development of improved orthopaedic devices, and the training of allied health professionals. With the goal of providing access to comprehensive and integrated musculoskeletal care, IBJI makes the entire scope of musculoskeletal services conveniently available. For more information, visit www.ibji.com.

About SRS
SRS is the recognized leader in productivity-enhancing EMR technology and services for high-performance orthopaedic practices -- with the largest national network of orthopaedists successfully using an EMR. Offered via the Unified Desktop™, the robust SRS Hybrid EMR, SRS CareTracker PM, and SRS PACS increase speed, free physicians' time, boost revenue, and heighten patient satisfaction. Prominent orthopaedic 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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