Misys strengthens EHR foothold

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Misys Healthcare Systems has joined with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to provide electronic health record (EHR) products to family physicians.

Misys signed an initiative that offers discounts of up to 39 percent for AAFP members purchasing the Misys EMR, an ambulatory electronic medical record (EMR) system.

Integrating with a physician office's existing practice management system, Misys EMR digitizes services such as transcription, imaging, orders management and messaging and prescription writing. It also provides wireless point-of-care capabilities for physicians in the examination room.

"At the AAFP, we're very serious about helping to make EHRs and other health information technology more affordable and standardized for our members and other physicians' practices," said David C. Kibbe, MD, director of the AAFP Center for Health Information Technology.

In related news, Misys announced that The Family Doctors will implement Misys EMR. The Shreveport, La.-based family practice will implement Misys EMR in a phased approach, eventually rolling out the technology to some 50 users, including all 11 physicians and two physician assistants. The system will complement Misys' practice management software, which the Family Doctors have been using for three years.