SOURCE: CollaborateMD

CollaborateMD

August 26, 2009 10:00 ET

Medical Billing Software Users Boost CollaborateMD Philanthropic Contributions

Healthcare Company Partners With American Forests for "Plant a Tree" Program

WASHINGTON, DC and ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - August 26, 2009) - CollaborateMD, a leading provider of hybrid SaaS practice management and medical billing software for physician offices and third-party billing services, has recommitted to their "Plant a Tree by Going ASP" program. The program is being conducted in cooperation with American Forests, the nation's oldest nonprofit citizen's conservation organization.

CollaborateMD kicked off the program in March 2008 by donating the funds needed to purchase 3,000 trees -- one for each active user on its system at the time -- to American Forests. This year, as contributions remain contingent on the Company's new customer acquisitions, 3,500 trees will be purchased to help offset their estimated carbon dioxide output per annum.

"Our Internet-based, hybrid SaaS solution helps to reduce carbon emissions by offering an environmentally safe alternative to server-based applications," commented Douglas Kegler, CollaborateMD president and CEO. "Planting trees to provide an effective means for absorbing and storing the carbon we emit is the next logical step in protecting and preserving our environment for future generations."

Since 1875, American Forests has been working to protect, restore and enhance the natural resource of trees and forests, planting trees in over 500 projects that span every state in the U.S. as well as 21 countries worldwide. Every dollar donated will pay to plant one tree in one of the many projects American Forests has underway and will help the organization reach its goal to plant 100 million trees by 2020. For more information on American Forests or to donate, visit www.americanforests.org.

About CollaborateMD

CollaborateMD has been helping medical practices and billing services optimize clinical and financial workflow for increased revenue and net profit improvement since 1999. Serving thousands of providers nationwide, CollaborateMD offers the healthcare industry a HIPAA-compliant, 100% Java, hybrid SaaS practice management and medical billing software application, which easily integrates with several leading EHR and laboratory solutions, and offers ePrescribing and secure patient-to-provider communications. For more information, visit CollaborateMD.com, Blog.CollaborateMD.com, or call 888.348.8457.