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Clinician-powered EHR selection resource announces new content provider

National eHealth Collaborative joins AmericanEHR Partners

PHILADELPHIA, February 13, 2013 -- The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC), a public-private partnership that enables secure and interoperable nationwide health information exchange to advance health and improve health care, has joined AmericanEHR Partners as a content provider, joining more than 20 professional societies that support the free online resource.

AmericanEHR Partners provides comprehensive information to support clinicians in the selection and use of electronic health records (EHR) in order to improve health care delivery. It was founded by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Cientis Technologies.

“NeHC provides an excellent menu of high quality, interactive educational opportunities for health care professionals through NeHC University,” said Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP, who leads ACP's Medical Practice, Professionalism & Quality division and is a member of NeHC’s Board of Directors. “We look forward to sharing their programs and collaborating on new activities for the AmericanEHR community.”

AmericanEHR content providers are not-for-profit organizations with expertise in health care informatics that create neutral educational content to support selection, adoption, and use of EHRs by health care providers and their practice teams.

“National eHealth Collaborative is proud to join AmericanEHR Partners and to have the opportunity to provide our NeHC University content targeted to help clinicians leverage health IT to improve health care,” said Kate Berry, Chief Executive Officer, NeHC.

About AmericanEHR Partners
AmericanEHR Partners is a free online resource designed to aid the medical community with the selection, implementation, and effective use of health information technology and electronic health records. It does not endorse any electronic health record vendor. AmericanEHR Partners was founded by the American College of Physicians and Cientis Technologies and is supported by 16 medical societies and five health IT organizations with a combined membership of more than 700,000 clinicians, representing over 65 percent of physicians in the U.S. For more information on AmericanEHR Partners, visit www.americanehr.com.

About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 133,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

About the National eHealth Collaborative
The National eHealth Collaborative is a public-private partnership that accelerates secure and meaningful use of health IT through education and stakeholder engagement to advance health and transform health care. Through its NeHC University online education program, its Consumer Consortium on eHealth patient engagement initiative, and its ongoing study of critical success factors for health information exchange through the HIE Learning Network, NeHC works to educate, connect and encourage health care stakeholders in efforts to promote the successful deployment of health IT and health information exchange nationwide. NeHC is a cooperative agreement partner with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

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