The Retina Group of Washington Selects Modernizing Medicine’s EMA Ophthalmology® EMR System to Streamline Physician Workflow and Improve Patient Care

Ophthalmology-specific solution adapts to user preferences and automates ICD-10 coding

Boca Raton, Florida – November 11, 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 The Retina Group of Washington has selected EMA Ophthalmology to replace its legacy EMR solution. Use of the highly specialized EMR system will help streamline physician workflows and improve patient care across the entire practice.

With 26 physicians working across 14 offices, The Retina Group of Washington is one of the largest and most highly respected retinal and macular practices in the country. The Retina Group of Washington is well known for its extensive experience and sub-specialty expertise of its leading physicians and surgeons. Deeply committed to the advancement of care, the group is constantly conducting cutting-edge research and administers a Fellowship program to train future ophthalmologists.

Built by practicing ophthalmologists, EMA Ophthalmology is pre-coded with ophthalmology- and retina-specific medical knowledge and knows the workflow of physicians specializing in ocular conditions as well as the sub-specialties. The intuitive solution is available as a native iPad application and can be accessed via the Internet virtually anywhere and anytime.

“As one of the leading retinal practices in the country, we constantly look for ways to make our physicians’ lives easier and improve care,” said Dr. Michael Rivers, current Board member at The Retina Group of Washington and head of their EMR system selection committee. “We required a system that was designed with our unique sub-specialty in mind. We researched dozens of EMR systems and chose EMA Ophthalmology because it was built by ophthalmologists for ophthalmologists; subsequently its usability impressed us more than the other systems on the market. We also believe that Modernizing Medicine’s focus on automating compliance and reporting issues like PQRS and ICD-10 will support the complexities of the business in the long run.”

Modernizing Medicine’s physicians and programmers have built EMA Ophthalmology with automated and advanced ICD-10 coding as well as PQRS reporting capabilities. EMA Ophthalmology’s structured data makes it simpler for physicians to document and keep track of their patients’ progress, creating a smoother transition to quality-of-care reporting and outcome-based reimbursements.

“EMA Ophthalmology leverages much of the same groundbreaking technology that our almost 10,000 surgical and medical specialty clients appreciate,” said Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. “Working with The Retina Group of Washington will help enhance the experiences of the practice’s physicians, staff and patients, and we believe that the practice’s selection of EMA serves as a proof point of the work we are doing to address the unique demands of specialty healthcare.”

Attendees at the upcoming American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) can demo EMA Ophthalmology at booth #4610 from November 14 – 17, 2015, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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, urology and plastic surgery markets and used by over 9,000 providers in the United States and its territories. The Modernizing Medicine family of companies also provides specialty-specific billing and inventory management, plus a gastroenterology platform consisting of an EMR system, Endoscopy Report Writer, practice management solution, patient portal, data analytics and revenue cycle management. Follow Modernizing Medicine on Twitter at and on Facebook at

About The Retina Group of Washington

The Retina Group is the largest practice in the metropolitan Washington area devoted exclusively to retinal, vitreal and macular diseases. Their physicians are board-certified ophthalmologists who have specialized training and extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the retina, vitreous and related structures of the eye. For more information visit them online at

For more information, contact:

Modernizing Medicine
Tara Auclair Ryan
561-880-2998 x1321
[email protected]

Matter Communications
Ryan Lilly
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