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Christ Hospital Selects ITelagen Electronic Health Records for Canterbury Medical Associates


Solution will provide full revenue cycle management and patient access to medical records throughout Hudson County

Jersey City, N.J. – July 8, 2010 –ITelagen, a leading provider of Healthcare IT solutions was selected by Christ Hospital to provide electronic health records (EHR) as part of an entire back-office solution that includes outsourced billing and unlimited IT support for their affiliate Canterbury Medical Associates.

Christ Hospital, which was founded in 1872 with the mission to provide the residents of Hudson County and the surrounding areas with the finest healthcare available, has launched Canterbury Medical Associates with the vision of leveraging EHR technology to optimize clinical workflow and outcomes and strengthen its ongoing commitment to improve patient safety, service, and quality-of-care.

ITelagen was chosen to provide a solution that leverages industry leading Allscripts EHR, Allscripts Practice Management, HIPAA secure hosting and complete IT support to fully automate clinical workflow and medical billing.

"Our choice of ITelagen will increase the efficiency of our physicians and our Canterbury Medical Associates’ offices as a whole," said George Popko, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Christ Hospital. "In addition, ITelagen’s centrally-hosted EHR platform and reporting is providing us greater transparency into the practice’s financial and clinical performance."

"Being headquartered in Jersey City, we are thrilled to see one of Hudson County’s leading hospitals realize the unique benefits of leveraging ITelagen’s EHR and billing automation," said John O’Keefe, CEO of ITelagen. "As medical groups continue to adopt EHR, it will be critical that they look to results-oriented services like ITelagen’s that are specifically designed to maximize quality-of-care delivered and the payment for it."

About Christ Hospital
Serving Jersey City and the surrounding communities for nearly 140 years, Christ Hospital is committed to being Hudson County’s premier community hospital by continually adding state-of-the-art equipment and new programs to provide its patients with the highest level of quality and compassionate care. Christ Hospital is the only facility in Hudson County to offer IMRT therapy for the treatment of cancer and has recently opened a new maternity unit incorporating five-star care and amenities with state-of-the-art technology. In addition to medical/surgical care, specialty areas include: neurological and spinal surgery; critical care; pediatrics; oncology; obstetrics; psychiatry; cardiology; physical, occupational and speech therapy; counseling and resource center; radiation oncology; emergency medicine; same-day-surgery; nutrition counseling; and a sleep center. For more information, please call (201) 795-8000 or visit www.christhospital.org.

About ITelagen, LLC
ITelagen® redefines Healthcare IT for medical practices by providing electronic medical records (EHR) as part of an entire back-office solution, one that increases revenues, speeds collections and provides unlimited IT support for all aspects of the platform, network and staff members. It’s a unique combination of comprehensive billing and IT expertise bundled with EHR, all for a flat percent of the physician’s collected revenue. By combining billing, IT, hosting and certified EHR experts, ITelagen becomes the single point of contact and "One-Stop Shop for EHR®" and computing infrastructure. For more information, visit ITelagen on the Web at www.itelagen.com.