Cardiac Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Virginia Selects Web-Based EMR from Benchmark Systems

Cardiology Practice is streamlining with leading edge web-based EHR and Practice Management

Online PR News – 18-February-2011 – – LYNCHBURG, VA—February 18, 2011—Benchmark Systems, a leading EHR (Electronic Health Record) and PMS (Practice Management System) vendor announced today that Cardiac Diagnostic and Treatment Center has installed Benchmark as the enterprise solution to automate all of its practices’ clinical and business functions. Their cardiology practice will now offer web based patient communication through its website and will eliminate most of the paper storage. Patient Records will be digitally stored utilizing a secure HIPAA compliant encrypted technology that can be accessed by their clinicians from remote locations 24/7.
“Benchmark is committed to delivering the most advanced software and services in the industry. We are extremely excited to be partnering with Dr. Accettola and his staff for years to come. All of Benchmark’s software modules and processes have been designed to streamline a practices clinical and financial success to the highest level. By choosing to deploy Benchmark’s suite of products, Cardiac Diagnostic and Treatment Center has shown its commitment to enhancing their ongoing patient care” states Ernie Chastain, Vice President Business Development at Benchmark.
When asked why they chose Benchmark, Christy Crodick, RN the office manager at Cardiac Diagnostic said, “We had an EMR system for over 8 years and identified many areas that could stand to be improved. When that system became obsolete (and wouldn't meet ONC-ATCB criteria for certification) I started looking at other systems. Benchmark Clinical was the one system that seemed to address a lot of the problems that we identified. The Benchmark system was easy to learn and we were using it within a few days. The cost was much less than most of the others as well. Support has been great; we have been very pleased with the system and look forward to a long lasting partnership with Benchmark.”

About Cardiac Diagnostic and Treatment Center
Cardiac Diagnostic and Treatment Center was opened in 2001 under the direction of Dr. Accettola. It is an all-inclusive cardiology center with diagnostics including stress echocardiogram. They also offer treatments in their Coumadin Clinic and Heart Failure Clinic. Dr. Accettola specializes in Interventional and Clinical Cardiology, performing most cardiac catheterizations by a radial artery approach. “We are dedicated to the holistic care and ongoing education of our patients, staff and families in order to promote optimal health.” Said Robert J Accettola, MD,FACC.
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About Benchmark Systems Inc.
Benchmark is the leading Internet based provider of fully integrated solutions that automates all of the clinical and business functions required for healthcare providers. Benchmark offers seamless integrated Patient Portals, Personal Health Records, Scheduling, EHR, Billing, Messaging, Fax, CPOE, Rx Scripting, and Revenue Cycle Management at an affordable monthly fee. Recognized for their use of leading edge technology, Benchmark’s suite of software was built leveraging over 30 years of expertise in helping healthcare providers solve profitability and limited time issues.

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