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ITelagen® Appoints New VP of Sales to Facilitate EMR Adoption


Industry Veteran Helps Northeastern Physician Practices Leverage EMR with IT Support, Financial Management and More

Jersey City, N.J. – September 14, 2009 – ITelagen, LLC, innovative provider of one-stop, flat-fee healthcare information technology and support, announced it has recruited industry veteran Gary Reed to serve as the company’s Vice President of Sales – North East. Leading a team of consultants, Reed will help educate small- to mid-sized physician practices on how to best take advantage of (electronic health records) EMR and the government stimulus package.

“Moving a small- to mid-sized practice to an EMR requires much more than just a software package,” explains ITelagen CEO John O’Keefe. ”These offices need IT support, networks, servers, databases and guidance on how to implement. But once they’re plugged in, the benefits can be huge, from clinical as well as business perspectives. From delivering even higher quality patient care to finally getting a handle on revenue cycle management, a fully supported EMR is a very powerful tool. Gary’s multi-faceted experience makes him the ideal partner for our practice clients.”

“Smaller offices are drowning in paperwork, rejected claims, lengthy turnaround times and data entry errors,” Reed says. “But at the same time, they see the task of integrating complicated new software into their existing systems as overwhelming. That’s why ITelagen offers so much more than software – our goal is to help practices leverage the benefits of EMRs and take advantage of capabilities that may have seemed far out of reach.”

A highly accomplished healthcare sales executive with 20+ years comprehensive experience in software, IT professional services and imaging capital equipment, Reed has worked with more than 300 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers across the nation.

“Gary has the deep industry expertise to help deliver what physician practices really need,” adds O’Keefe. “His experience in electronic infrastructure, clinical information systems, data storage capabilities, system data exchanges and more makes him an invaluable asset to our team.”

Explaining his choice to work with ITelagen, Reed notes the company’s industry achievements. “ITelagen’s unique combination of a certified EMR system, billing platform, claims management and ongoing IT support can increase practice revenue by 15 to 20 percent. That’s a lot of money. After two decades working in healthcare technology, I recognize a groundbreaking company when I see one. I want to be part of that kind of driving force that’s shaping the industry.”

About ITelagen, LLC
ITelagen® redefines Healthcare IT for medical practices by utilizing the latest technologies to offer, host and manage Electronic Health Records (EHR) applications and proactively support all aspects of the computing platform, network and staff members. It’s a unique combination of practice management and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software, real-time payer knowledge, IT know-how, and comprehensive billing services – from claims submission to insurance collection. By combining IT, hosting and certified EMR experts, ITelagen becomes the single point of contact and “One-Stop Shop” for IT, EMR and revenue cycle management, all for a flat monthly subscription fee. For more information, visit ITelagen on the Web at www.itelagen.com.