Boca Raton, Florida – May 17, 2015 – Modernizing Medicine, Inc., the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), a cloud-based, iPad native, specialty-specific electronic medical record (EMR) system, announced today that it has incorporated the American Urological Association’s (AUA) 2013 Choosing Wisely® list in EMA Urology™.
Being showcased by Modernizing Medicine at booth 2027 at the AUA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, EMA Urology was developed by urologists for urologists as a native iPad application with intuitive touch-screen functionality to give doctors a streamlined, efficient EMR system experience while improving the physician and patient relationship. It is the first urology-specific EMR system to incorporate the AUA’s statements.
Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation that calls upon leading medical specialty societies and other non-physician organizations to identify tests or procedures commonly used in their field whose necessity should be questioned and discussed in order to improve quality of care and cut costs.
Integrating the Choosing Wisely statements directly into EMA Urology’s workflow can help to avoid wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures by promoting conversations between clinicians and patients to choose care that is:
- Supported by evidence
- Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received
- Free from harm
- Truly necessary
“The guidelines and specialty lists are both a step toward greater patient engagement in healthcare and a means to help improve care while eliminating unnecessary procedures and costs,” said Dan Cane, Modernizing Medicine’s CEO. “That initiative aligns with Modernizing Medicine’s mission and the other benefits already built in to EMA Urology to help physicians achieve better outcomes.”
With the statements built into EMA Urology’s workflow, physicians are cued when to have conversations with patients during an exam. “This helps urologists to not miss those opportunities to engage more with patients and involve them in their own care,” said Nadeem Dhanani, MD, MPH, Medical Director of EMA Urology. “EMA Urology already goes a long way to improve the doctor-patient relationship, but adding the urology-specific questions is one more positive boost to patient engagement and quality care.”
“Modernizing Medicine’s platform has taken that first step towards guideline integration with the adoption of the Choosing Wisely initiative as a measure of quality, standardization of urologic practice and point of delivery provider specific education. This represents efforts aimed towards the provider and means of quality provision and measure,” shared Mitchell R Humphreys, MD, Professor of Urology.
EMA Urology is template-free and cloud-based, enabling almost anywhere, anytime access, as well as easy software updates. Smart phone access to EMA Urology provides users with even greater mobility.
About Modernizing Medicine
Modernizing Medicine® is transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized in order to increase efficiency and improve outcomes. Our flagship product, Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), is a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical records (EMR) system built by practicing physicians. Available as a native iPad application and from almost any web-enabled Mac or PC, EMA adapts to each provider’s unique style of practice. This ICD-10 ready EMR system is available for the dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, urology and plastic surgery markets and used by over 6,000 providers in the United States and its territories. The Modernizing Medicine family of companies also provides specialty-specific billing and inventory management. Follow Modernizing Medicine on Twitter at www.modmed.com/twitter and on Facebook at www.modmed.com/facebook.
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