Modernizing Medicine’s Specialty EMR Ranks #1 in Six Specialties by 2020 Black Book Survey

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Health IT company takes home top rankings for specialty-specific EMRs in dermatology, ENT, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics and more

BOCA RATON, Fla. – March 12, 2020 – Specialty-specific healthcare information technology leader Modernizing Medicine® today announced that its electronic health record (EHR) systems, EMA® and gGastro®, ranked first on the Black Book™ Physician Practice & Ambulatory Solutions top EHR lists for:

The company was also rated #1 for Solo/Single Practice (Surgical Specialties).

Modernizing Medicine’s gGastro EHR is the only EHR system to have ranked #1 in the gastroenterology category since Black Book started polling for the Top EHR Lists in 2010. Modernizing Medicine Gastroenterology continues to innovate with new features and product updates, including expanded mobile capabilities and other functionalities.

In the Black Book 2020 Survey, gGastro was the top vendor in all Functional Subset Honor categories, including: Patient Health & Data Management; Interoperability, Communications and Connectivity; and Results Review/Management and Decision Support. Additionally, gGastro received the number one ranking in 11 out of 18 criteria, including: Innovation & Optimization; Client relationships and Cultural Fit; and Best of Breed Technology and Process Improvements.

“We are thrilled to again receive the top ranking from Black Book across six of our specialty-specific EHR solutions,” said Michael Sherling, MD, MBA, chief medical and strategy officer and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. “We are constantly challenging ourselves to find new and innovative ways to improve workflows for our customers. We look forward to continuing to develop new features that support our clients’ needs so that we can deliver customer delight.”

Operations Director Crystal D. Johnson at The Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center shared, “Modernizing Medicine actually implements customer feedback to enhance products, and that’s not something I’ve experienced with other companies I’ve worked with. EMA isn’t a cookie cutter system, and its features are always evolving. What better way to improve its specialty EHR than to listen to its daily users?”

Black Book Research is recognized internationally for accurate, impartial customer satisfaction surveys on various services and software industries. Each year, the research company conducts a six-month user poll to determine the highest ranked Electronic Health and Medical Record software systems. As the largest user opinion poll of its kind in healthcare IT, Black Book collects over 746,000 viewpoints on information technology and outsourced services vendor performance annually.

Black Book Market Research is a division of Brown Wilson Group, a full-service healthcare-centric market research and public opinion research company. The company provides qualitative insight into the industry’s top vendors through 18 key performance indicators, which are collected from a client submitted ballot. Over 246,000 EHR users were invited to participate in this year’s survey, and nearly 17,930 validated respondents shared their views.

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To learn more about Modernizing Medicine’s full suite of specialty solutions, please visit

About Modernizing Medicine
Modernizing Medicine® and its affiliated companies are transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized in order to increase practice efficiency and improve patient outcomes. Our specialty-specific, data-driven and cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) and practice management (PM) systems, plus revenue cycle management (RCM) services, were built by a team including specialty physicians and practice management professionals. Our suite of products and services is designed to transform the clinical, financial and operational aspects of dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pain management, plastic surgery and urology practices. We also offer products designed specifically for ambulatory surgery centers. For more information, please visit Connect with Modernizing Medicine on our Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Black Book
Black Book Market Research LLC provides healthcare IT users, media, investors, analysts, quality-minded vendors and prospective software system buyers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other interested sectors of the clinical technology industry with comprehensive comparison data of the industry’s top respected and competitively performing technology vendors. The largest user opinion poll of its kind in healthcare IT, Black Book™ collects over 57,000 viewpoints on cybersecurity information technology and outsourced services vendor performance annually. Black Book™ is internationally recognized for over 15 years of customer satisfaction polling.

Black Book™, its founder, management and/or staff do not own or hold any financial interest in any of the vendors covered and encompassed in this survey, and Black Book™ reports the results of the collected satisfaction and client experience rankings in publication and to media prior to vendor notification of rating results.

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