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EMRapproved and HealthITxChange Collaborate to Benefit Healthcare and IT Professionals in the Adoption of Health IT

Partnership debuts at HIMSS13 in New Orleans

CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2013 – Chicago health information technology (health IT) company EMRapproved is announcing a new collaboration with HealthITxChange, an online community where healthcare practitioners and health IT professionals share best practices and lessons learned throughout their electronic health record (EMR/EHR) implementation and ongoing health IT lifecycle.

The collaboration brings together both sites’ audiences who will share information and resources to benefit the health IT community at large. HealthITxChange partner organizations include the AHIMA Foundation, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the American Nurses Association (ANA) and Health Level Seven International (HL7).

“EMRapproved is committed to providing comprehensive resources for the adoption of health information technology and electronic health records (EMR/EHR) for industry professionals,” explained EMRapproved CEO Kevin Donnelly. “HealthITxChange is unique in that they create an interactive and engaged community where members share knowledge and exchange ideas. Our mutual focus and priorities make this a truly strategic partnership.”

Combining the collaborative nature of a forum with the oversight of a medical publication, HealthITxChange brings together clinicians and health IT professionals to share their knowledge and best practices through “pearls” of information to summarize their collective experiences. These pearls are linked to in-depth discussions which provide users with the details of real life encounters on the road to implementation and Meaningful Use.

Visitors to, in particular the 900+ members of its 4Med Pro Network of consultants, will benefit from seamless access to the HealthITxChange pearls – and thus the collective wisdom and best practices of this thriving community.

Completing the collaboration, EMRapproved will link its 4Med Marketplace to the new HealthITxChange site. The 4Med Marketplace will provide a gateway for HealthITxChange members to access education and certification courses; EMR-related products; and consulting services (through the EMRapproved 4Med Pro Network).

“HealthITxChange’s primary goal is to foster community and collaboration among healthcare and health IT professionals. We are excited to unveil our added functionality that will support community collaboration,” said Helga Rippen, MD, PhD, chair of the HealthITxChange executive council. “By partnering with EMRapproved we are able to generate funds to continue to enhance the site but also provide our members access to the 4Med Marketplace, where they will find valuable, relevant resources all in one location.”

EMRapproved and HealthITxChange will be exhibiting at the HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans at adjacent booths (#7916 and #7914) to highlight the benefits of the collaboration for the health IT industry. Show attendees will be able to see demonstrations of the various components of the collaboration, register for community membership, and become marketplace sponsors and benefactors of the organizations. Booth interaction opportunities include on-demand new sponsor signup; site resource demonstrations, side-by-side product comparisons and more.

HealthITxChange is supported by Westat Insight — Center for Health Information Technology for the Rockville Institute for the Advancement of Social Sciences, a 501(c)(3) charitable, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to advance the social sciences by conducting research and disseminating research findings to the public.

About the Rockville Institute

A Research Institute for the Advancement of Social Science is a non-profit (501c3) organization that operates exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes. Westat is an affiliate organization of the Rockville Institute and makes its full range of corporate resources available to the Institute to perform Institute contracts and grants. Visit

About EMRapproved

EMRapproved is a robust health information technology (health IT) and electronic medical record (EMR) resource, providing assistance to professionals at all stages of the health IT implementation process by providing access to invaluable content, community, curriculum and consulting resources in one centralized location. The company offers free industry updates, tools and resources, including topical industry update columns HITAnswers and HITSecurity; provides education, certification and career retraining programs through its 4Med Pro Training program; and facilitates online networking, collaboration and professional consultation through its 4Med Pro Network. Support for the free resources available from EMRapproved is provided by sponsors of its new 4Med Marketplace, where users can buy health IT-related products and services. Learn more at

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EMR Consulting Resource Introduces New Healthcare IT Certification Program

EMR consulting experts takes healthcare IT education to the next level with their new HIT Certification program.

Lake Bluff, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2011

EMR consulting and technology resource is partnering with healthcare IT industry leaders HITECH Answers and Hielix to present HIT University – a comprehensive practical education initiative designed to help IT firms gain a better understanding of healthcare technology and provide better services to medical offices with EMR-related needs.

The demand for technology in the healthcare industry has increased exponentially with the recent HITECH Act, enacted to accelerate EHR adoption by providing incentive payments to health care providers that implement an EHR system. Due to the rapid rise in demand, an education gap has become evident in the healthcare IT marketplace. Most small to medium-sized ambulatory practices require assistance to improve their technology, though very few IT groups are knowledgeable in this area nationwide.

“I believe the training provided to IT professionals through will be greatly appreciated by the healthcare community at large,” says Wendy Whitmore, Managing Partner and CIO for Corp. “The tools and resources accessible via, and Hielix EHR Roadmap will help these consultants deliver a high level of assistance to physicians and clinics as they navigate the maze of information and technology solutions available to them. This program is the first of its kind in the industry!”

The HIT Certification program aims to introduce technology consultants and firms to the evolving topic of electronic health records while also offering a practical guide to healthcare technology. The real-world learning and tools provided through the EMRapproved HIT Certification program give new HIT professionals the knowledge and resources required to provide top-notch consultant-level service to the healthcare community.

The program provides training in the areas of basic EHR workflow, healthcare technology, the HIT marketplace and the HITECH Act. Graduates will receive additional benefits like professional industry guidance and service delivery samples, tools and products to help new or existing clients, direct referrals for local service contracts from and a free one-year inclusion in the EMRapproved Nationwide Certified Consultant Registry & Directory. Certified Healthcare IT Specialists will have a better platform on which to market their services in the multi-billion dollar healthcare industry as well as a range of exclusive benefits from

To learn more about the EMRapproved HIT Certification Program, visit the Healthcare IT Certification page or register for the next FREE live informational webinar at

About provides comprehensive EMR selection, guidance, research, products and services online and over the phone with trained and certified EMR and IT Specialists. The company also sells a range of EMR compatible hardware and software through for physician practices, clinics and hospitals. Learn more at

About HITECH Answers:

HITECH Answers is a privately-held web-based membership education portal established in April of 2009. HITECH Answers has positioned itself as the trusted and independent source on EHR adoption. Its web presence is a global portal for all that have an interest in learning the details and process of EHR adoption. Learn more at


HIELIX works with healthcare providers, including physician practices, hospitals and regional/state healthcare organizations to seamlessly integrate health IT (HIT) solutions with minimal disruptions to operational and clinical workflows. Services include HIT readiness planning, meaningful use planning and reporting, EHR vendor selection, implementation and more. Learn more at

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