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Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services Selects e-MDs as EHR Vendor

Hawaii Health Center partners with e-MDs to integrate EHR and practice management software.

AUSTIN, Texas, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- e-MDs, the provider of the nation's most highly rated EHR, announced they have been selected by Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services (KKV) as the vendor of choice for the clinic's EHR and practice management system.   KKV is a Federally Qualified Health Center that was formed by community leaders in 1972.  Its 160 employees (including 13 providers) work to address the social determinants of health by providing comprehensive, culturally-competent health care and social services. Primary and preventive care services including medical, dental, and behavioral health are provided to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay. 

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KKV worked with Hawaii Pacific REC, Hawaii's Regional Extension Center (REC), to identify a vendor that would be best suited for their health center. e-MDs was selected after an extensive search and testing. The clinic appreciated the intuitive nature of the software and decided the flow was the best fit for their practice. Physicians and billers alike agreed that e-MDs was the right choice for the mid-sized practice. 

KKV is a community-based, patient-centered health center that works to tailor healthcare to each patient's needs and capabilities through strong, trusting relationships that honor community wisdom and culture.  e-MDs provided a highly usable system that will enhance KKV's ability to keep patients at the forefront of their practice and maintain their high standard of quality care.

"KKV is looking forward to having a better grasp of population level health data for their community, better tracking and reporting capabilities, and a greater ease of seeing patients in several locations, all of which we think e-MDs will help us achieve," says David Derauf MD, MPH, Executive Director of KKV.

"e-MDs is proud to partner with such a well-respected clinic that is committed to the highest quality patient care through the use of information technology," said Michael Stearns, MD, President and CEO of e-MDs. "KKV is improving the lives of many Kalihi residents, and we're happy we can improve their practice as a whole, from charts to billing. Patients will benefit from the clinic's use of advanced clinical decision support tools at the point of care and their provider's instant access to all relevant health information.  We applaud KKV for their commitment to providing patient-centric care, and recognizing that implementing an EHR would only further that mission."

For more information on KKV, please visit www.kkv.net.

To learn more about e-MDs, click here.

Media Contact:
Kailey Lord, (512) 716-8243, Kailey@DunawayPR.com

About e-MDs
e-MDs is a leading developer of integrated electronic health records and practice management software for physician practices and enterprises.  Founded and actively managed by physicians, the company is an industry leader for usable, connected software that enables physician productivity and clinical excellence.  e-MDs software has received continual top rankings in physician and industry surveys including those conducted by members of the American Academy of Family Physicians, KLAS®, and AmericanEHR™ Partners. e-MDs has a proven track record of positioning clients for success as demonstrated by Meaningful Use attainment in 2011. e-MDs clients attained the highest attestation proportion among all major vendors as of January 24, 2012.  For more information, please visit www.e-mds.com, www.facebook.e-mds.com, and twitter.com/emds.


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