Practice Fusion and South Shore Health Systems, Inc. (SSHS), an individual practice association supporting over 600 physicians based in New York, are partnering to offer a free and easy Electronic Medical Records option to the solo and small practices in their network.
Approximately 80 percent of the primary care physicians in the SSHS network are currently using paper records. This exclusive partnership will ensure that all physicians are able to go digital with Practice Fusion and qualify for Meaningful Use incentive dollars.
“Practice Fusion is a turnkey solution for physicians in our group,” said Gilbert Makabali, MD, President of South Shore Health Systems, Inc. “By offering Practice Fusion for free, we are making it possible for all medical professionals in New York to have the opportunity to receive Meaningful Use incentives, without the cost and time commitment required by other vendors.”
As a part of this partnership South Shore Health Systems will begin recommending the Practice Fusion EMR to its network physicians after being provided with on-site training for their team by Practice Fusion. SSHS will build a task force to implement the product in their offices and to support their network physicians.
“Solo and small practices like those in the South Shore Health Systems network need a free EMR solution–they don’t have the resources for expensive legacy EMRs,” said Todd Martin, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Practice Fusion. “With the help of SSHS, we’re able to offer physicians like these a free alternative that also allows them to receive Meaningful Use incentives that can be invested back into their practices.”