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AOA and HealthFusion Partner to Deliver EHR Benefits to Over 41,000 Osteopathic Physicians Nationwide

Chicago – July 15, 2010 – The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has selected HealthFusion for an exclusive strategic partnership to promote adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). The AOA is introducing HealthFusion’s MediTouch® to its more than 41,000 physician members nationwide looking to implement EHRs in their practices and planning to secure Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive stimulus funds.

“With the vast number of systems coming onto the market, selecting the right EHR is critical for our physicians – not only to secure federal stimulus funds, but to assist our members in improving the daily practice of medicine, including workflow and quality of care,” said Karen J. Nichols, DO, the 2010-2011 AOA President. “We are impressed with HealthFusion’s MediTouch because of its ease of use, affordable cost, and excellent customer support.”

MediTouch is an EHR conceived by physicians for physicians and designed for practices of all sizes. The software offers the fastest, most intuitive, touch screen charting interface and works on any computer, from a desktop or tablet to the new touch screen iPad®. This all-in-one EHR is fully integrated with HealthFusion’s Practice Management and Clearinghouse solutions and includes a built-in Osteopathic module. It also may be integrated with the AOA’s Clinical Assessment Program (CAP), a Web based performance measurement and quality improvement program for osteopathic physicians (DOs). As the software is online, MediTouch works anywhere with Internet access, and patent-pending TouchPhrase™ technology empowers physicians to focus on their patients in every office visit.

“Most EHR systems are very rigid, forcing physicians to follow inefficient templates. They often have to leave the room to access a patient’s records or enter data on a stationary computer,” said Sol Lizerbram, DO, Chairman of HealthFusion. “HealthFusion consulted with physicians nationwide to create the easiest, most cost-effective, and efficient EHR on the market. MediTouch anticipates physician practice patterns within a flexible framework for quick, customized charting. The simple touch screen allows you to maintain eye contact with patients while digitally charting with your fingertip, which is actually faster than writing.”

A key factor in the selection of HealthFusion by the AOA was the company’s recent recognition, for the second year in a row, from J.D. Power and Associates® for call center operation customer satisfaction through the J.D. Power and Associates Call Center Certification Program(SM). The Call Center Certification Program distinction acknowledges a strong commitment by HealthFusion’s call center operation to provide “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience.”

“MediTouch’s intuitive interface and training process eliminates many of the implementation issues experienced with other EHR vendors,” Dr. Nichols said. “HealthFusion has also demonstrated a strong commitment to not only working with customers but anticipating their needs. It’s important that our physicians have confidence knowing that their EHR partner is committed to quickly resolving issues they face as their practice transitions to an EHR.”

HealthFusion’s Stimulus Ready™ MediTouch EHR® will assist physicians in complying with meaningful use regulations issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator in order to qualify for the $44,000 Medicare or $64,000 Medicaid cash bonuses established in the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

AOA members and other osteopathic physicians are invited to visit HealthFusion.com/AOA for special member benefits. All other medical professionals can schedule a demo and learn more at HealthFusion.com/EHR.

About HealthFusion

HealthFusion® is the customer-focused, Web healthcare software solution for Practice Automation and Revenue Cycle Management. Helping thousands of Medical Providers and Billing Services to succeed, HealthFusion delivers an affordable, integrated Practice Management System, a Clearinghouse that transacts with over 2,000 insurance payers, and MediTouch® – The EHR that Thinks like a Doctor™. This secure, certified system offers advanced billing, scheduling, claims, eligibility, ERAs, denial defense, EHR/EMR, e-Prescribing, PQRI, reporting, and mobile applications. Want to see MediTouch in action? Schedule a demo today.

About the American Osteopathic Association

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) proudly represents its professional family of more than 70,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs); promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical colleges; and has federal authority to accredit hospitals and other health care facilities. More information on DOs/osteopathic medicine can be found at www.osteopathic.org. MediTouch®, TouchPhrase™, and The EHR that Thinks like a Doctor™ are trademarks of HealthFusion, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT:

Mike Campea
(312) 730-0370
mcampea@osteopathic.org

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Michael Jacobson
(216) 536-9806
mjacobson@HealthFusion.com