EMR, Health IT Product Awards Go to Smaller Companies

 
 
By Stacy Lawrence  |  Posted 2006-05-23 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Smaller niche vendors win out at this year's TEPR conference, which recognizes the cream of the crop of electronic medical record technology.

Small companies continue to offer the best health IT products, according to awards recently given at the 22nd annual Towards the Electronic Patient Record conference in Baltimore. More than 200 leading vendors of electronic health records and related IT showcased their products at the conference. To read about products recognized at TEPR in previous years, click here.
Based on a review by an independent panel of more than two dozen judges who are leaders in the health IT field, the top three products were selected in seven categories and given awards during the opening session of the conference.
In spring of 2006, the judges determined the top three products based on a review of applicants. In May, the finalists presented and demonstrated their solutions in front of a panel of the judges. First, second and third honors were then determined in each category.
Although industry giants like Allscripts and Cerner took some of the top awards for e-prescribing systems and large EMR (electronic medical records) systems, smaller companies like Practice Partner and eClinical Works dominated the competition with their EMR systems for practices of all sizes. 2006 TEPR Awards Winners
  • Document Imaging
    First Honors: SRS Software - Freedom Chart Manager
    Second Honors (tie): e-MDs - Doc Man
    Second Honors (tie): Medical Communication Systems - mMD.Net DIM
  • Stand-Alone e-Prescribing Systems
    First Honors: Allscripts - Touch Script eRx
    Second Honors: Purkinje - ePrescribe
    Third Honors: Dr. First - R copia
  • EMR Systems for Small Practices (1-5 Physicians)
    First Honors: Practice Partner - Patient Records
    Second Honors: e-Clinical Works - e-Clinical Works
    Third Honors: Medical Communication Systems - mMD.Net EMR
  • EMR Systems for Medium and Large Practices
    First Honors: e-Clinical Works - e-Clinical Works
    Second Honors: Allscripts - TouchWorks EHR
    Third Honors: Practice Partner - Patient Records
  • Medical Transcription Businesses
    First Honors (tie): MedQuist - DoQment Enterprise Platform
    First Honors (tie): Spheris
  • Hot Products
    First Honors: Misys - Homecare PDA Solution
    Second Honors: SynaMed
  • Personal Health Record Systems
    First Honors: CapMed - Personal Health Key
    Second Honors: Medical Communications Systems - mMD.Net PHR
    Third Honors: Cerner - IQ Health Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, views and analysis of technologys impact on health care.
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    Stacy Lawrence is co-editor of CIOInsight.com's Health Care Center. Lawrence has covered IT and the life sciences for various publications, including Business 2.0, Red Herring, The Industry Standard and Nature Biotechnology. Before becoming a journalist, Lawrence attended New York University and continued on in the sociology doctoral program at UC Berkeley.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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