Modernizing Medicine Showcases EMA Gastroenterology EMR System at Annual Digestive Disease Week 2015

Complete with ICD-10, PQRS and built-in medical knowledge to support gastroenterologists

Boca Raton, Florida – May 16, 2015 – Modernizing Medicine, Inc., the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), a cloud-based, iPad native, specialty-specific electronic medical record (EMR) system, will showcase EMA Gastroenterology™ at this year’s Digestive Disease Week (DDW) conference in Washington, D.C.

EMA Gastroenterology, developed by gastroenterologists for gastroenterologists, contains built-in specialty-specific medical knowledge and workflow that also serves subspecialties such as inflammatory bowel disease and hepatology. This extremely intuitive and intelligent EMR system is also ready for ICD-10 and does not rely on more typical General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) that can add time to the new coding. The structured data in EMA simplifies coding, generating codes along with the exam documentation without crosswalks.

The ease of use, combined with the touch-based EMA Anatomical Atlas™ and automated coding capabilities, gives providers the freedom they need to efficiently run their practices and the comfort of knowing that charting, coding and billing can be completed before they leave the exam room. EMA Gastroenterology is certified for Meaningful Use and enables streamlined Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting. Additionally, EMA Gastroenterology’s structured data makes it simpler for physicians to document and keep track of patients’ progress, creating a smoother transition to quality of care reporting and outcome-based reimbursements.

“With its intuitive interface and wide range of gastroenterology knowledge, EMA Gastroenterology allows me to treat my patients with complete confidence,” said Elliot Ellis, MD, Team Lead for EMA Gastroenterology and a practicing gastroenterologist. “EMA knows my workflow and has made using an EMR system much simpler, stress-free and efficient. The iPad application encourages greater patient engagement, and the cloud-based, mobile system gives me access to patient information from almost anywhere.”

Modernizing Medicine’s PocketEMA™, the smartphone version of EMA, gives physicians more mobile capabilities and access to a patient’s chart and past notes, review of allergies and current medications and recent laboratory results.

“Gastroenterology is such an intricate field, and with the move toward quality of care reporting and outcome-based reimbursements, physicians need the tools to provide the best patient care while ensuring office efficiencies,” said Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. “EMA Gastroenterology’s users only have to enter data once – single data entry will automatically scribe notes, write procedure notes, automate forms and billing, electronically prescribe and generate patient education. Plus, EMA Gastroenterology’s unique structured data technology can handle the Value-based Payment Modifier and facilitate quality reporting including PQRS.”

Members of the EMA Gastroenterology team – including EMA Gastroenterology Medical Director Julie C. Servoss, MD, MPH – will provide demonstrations at Modernizing Medicine booth #3525 during the DDW conference in Washington, D.C., taking place from Sunday, May 17 to Tuesday, May 19. For more information about EMA Gastroenterology, please visit the Modernizing Medicine website.

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 and on Facebook at

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Tara Auclair Ryan
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