Recent Press Releases & Media

Recent Press Releases & Media ITelagen and Bell Medical Services Partner to Promote Meaningful Use of electronic health records


Introducing “One-Stop Shop for EMR” to More Than 5,000 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Physicians

Jersey City, N.J. – January 12, 2010 – ITelagen, LLC, innovative provider of healthcare information technology, medical billing and electronic health records (EMR), and Bell Medical Services, Inc., a leading regional distributor of medical supplies, equipment and pharmaceuticals, have formed an exclusive partnership aimed at encouraging the widespread, meaningful use of EMRs in physician practices throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

ITelagen “This new partnership gives Bell Medical Services’ physician clients the easiest and most effective route to claiming stimulus dollars for EMR adoption,” explains ITelagen Chief Executive Officer John O’Keefe. “Physician practices can rely on ITelagen’s combination of EMR, medical billing services and IT support, to fully automate their billing process and achieve meaningful use of EMRs.”

Bell Medical Services’ sales footprint reaches from Maine to Florida, serving more than 5,000 doctors in small-to-midsized practices of 1-20 physicians. In addition to leading medical supplies, equipment and pharmaceuticals, Bell Medical Services’ sales force will now offer ITelagen’s “One-Stop Shop for EMR” to all physicians in the Bell Medical network.

“Both ITelagen and Bell Medical Services are very relationship-focused,” says Jeff Schimbeno, Bell Medical Services’ Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Because of this, we understand physician needs and concerns from a practice standpoint better than most. Together, we’re helping physicians improve their practices through more efficient medical billing and operations while getting every ARRA HITECH dollar to which they’re entitled.”

About ITelagen, LLC
ITelagen® redefines Healthcare IT for medical practices by providing electronic health records (EMR) 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 EMR, all for a flat percent of the physician’s collected revenue. By combining billing, IT, hosting and certified EMR experts, ITelagen becomes the single point of contact and "One-Stop Shop for EMR®" and computing infrastructure. For more information, visit ITelagen on the Web at www.itelagen.com.

About Bell Medical Services, Inc.
Bell Medical Services, Inc. has been a leading medical supplier to physicians, occupational and school health since 1972. Bell’s central New Jersey distribution center provides over 50,000 medical supply, equipment and pharmaceutical products. You can contact Bell Medical Services toll free at 800-828-8008, or visit our Web site, www.bellmed.com.