Gastroenterologists to Learn About Merging Practices and Their Existing Assets at Becker’s ASC Annual Meeting

Consultant Joseph Olivo and Health IT Expert Todd Shafer will share ambulatory product recommendations and best practices for practice mergers

Boca Raton, Fla. – October 24, 2017 – Specialty-specific health information technology leader, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., announced that Joseph Olivo, president of PMC, A Professional Management Company, and a nationally recognized healthcare consultant, will present alongside Todd Shafer, Vice President, Information Services at Covenant Surgical Partners, at Becker’s ASC 24th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs in Chicago, Ill.

Joseph Olivo is the founder and president of PMC, A Professional Management Company, providing valuable advice and expertise to physicians, hospitals and other healthcare related organizations and professionals. In appropriate situations, Joe has assisted the rapidly evolving user base of the gGastro™ suite of solutions by gMed™, a Modernizing Medicine company, make the most out of the company’s gastroenterology EHR system and other products and solutions.

Todd Shafer is an accomplished healthcare IT expert with 17 years of experience driving innovation for leading physician services, dialysis and laboratory companies. A user of the gGastro suite including the EHR system, gPM™ practice management and more, Todd currently serves as the vice president of information services at Covenant Surgical Partners, a leading physician service and ambulatory surgical center management company headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.

Together, they will present: “Merging Practices and Their Existing Assets Including Owned ASCs” on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 12:05-12:45 pm.

Session attendees will learn best practices around organization structures utilized for practice mergers, the pros and cons of fully integrated and “Care Center” models, regulatory requirements and alternative organizational strategies for ASCs in the consolidation process.

“In today’s ever-changing healthcare market, many practices are looking to merge with strategic partners in order to consolidate lines of business and increase market presence. This approach is only beneficial if you properly integrate the entities to realize efficiencies and cost savings,” shared Todd Shafer, vice president of information services at Covenant Surgical Partners.

Earlier this year, gMed’s gGastro EHR* ranked as the number one gastroenterology EMR by Black Book™ for the seventh consecutive year. In addition, Olympus chose gMed’s Endoscopy Report Writer as a preferred replacement for its EndoWorks® platform. For ASCs and hospitals that need to transition from their Olympus system, gMed’s ERW offers proven hospital integrations, text searching of gGastro or EndoWorks data, Nursing Notes to populate vital information into procedure notes and advanced procedure documentation.

Visit the gMed team at booth #69P at Becker’s ASC 24th Annual Meeting at Swissotel in Chicago, Ill., from October 26 – October 27, 2017. You can learn more about the conference here.

About Modernizing Medicine
Modernizing Medicine® and its affiliated companies are transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized in order to increase efficiency and improve 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, FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.

About gMed, a Modernizing Medicine Company
gMed, a Modernizing Medicine company, provides the gastroenterology industry with a fully integrated platform consisting of an EHR system, Endoscopy Report Writer, practice management solution, patient portal, data analytics and revenue cycle management services.

gMed Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of gMed, Inc. For more information, please visit or call 604-260-5504.

For more information, contact:
Modernizing Medicine
Tara Auclair
561-880-2998 x1321
[email protected]

Jessica Wolter
[email protected]

*Information relating to our EHR certification, including certain costs and limitations, can be found at