MTBC, a leading healthcare IT company serving providers throughout the country, announced today a new partnership with PDR Network to integrate PDR's suite of interactive drug information and safety services with MTBC's ONC-ATCB electronic health record (EHR). MTBC users will soon have access to PDR Network's updated drug information, safety alerts, medication adherence and product support programs, which will enhance their experience and further enable them to provide optimal patient care.
"Our partnership with PDR Network will allow us to further empower and equip our providers to make clinical decisions that are informed by real-time, easily accessible drug and safety information," said Stephen Snyder, President of MTBC. He also explained, "This partnership will also help us fulfill our commitment to provide our clients with an EHR that is clinically robust and fully integrated with our wide array of practice management solutions and business intelligence tools; yet easy to use and cost effective."
"We are very happy to have MTBC join our growing network now totaling 20 EHR vendors reaching more than 75,000 prescribers," said Andrew Gelman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, PDR Network. "We understand the growing importance of EHRs in medical practice today and are proud to provide tools that enhance EHRs, increasing its functionality and safety in alignment with FDA goals for these systems."
Notably, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported that the number of people treated in hospitals in the U.S. for injuries resulting from being given the improper medicine or dosage jumped 52% between 2004 and 2008--from 1.2 million to 1.9 million. Partnerships such as the one between MTBC and PDR Network are designed to, among other things, help address this serious public safety concern by providing up to date drug information and support services to healthcare professionals within workflow at the point of care.
MTBC plans to begin offering the PDR Network integration to its hospital-employed and private physician groups during 3Q 2012. It will deliver this integrated module to its PracticePro(TM) and ChartsPro(TM) clients at no additional cost.
Founded in 1999 and based in Somerset, New Jersey, MTBC provides practice and revenue cycle management services and proprietary software solutions to private physician offices and hospital-employed provider groups throughout the United States. It's integrated and competitively priced premium products, PracticePro(TM) and ChartsPro(TM), present a service suite unmatched in the industry for their scope and value. MTBC has been consistently recognized by Deloitte LLP - 2009, 2010, 2011 - as one of the fastest growing companies in North America and has also been recognized in each of the last two years as an Inc. 500¦5000 company.
To learn more about MTBC, please visit www.mtbc.com .
About PDR Network
PDR Network, LLC is the leading distributor of FDA-approved drug labeling, safety and REMS information, as well as medication adherence and product support programs, through the Physicians' Desk Reference(R) suite of digital and print services. PDR Network's innovative products deliver industry-leading content to prescribers and patients across channels, including via its growing "PDR Certified" EHR vendor network. PDR Network's comprehensive offering of interactive drug information services are designed to be easily integrated with any EHR or ePrescribing system and enhancing the EHR, provider and patient experience. For more information about PDR's EHR partnership program, please visit http://www.pdrnetwork.com .