Free Virtual Discussion From EHNAC Explores How Practice Management System (PMS) Vendors Can Provide a Higher Standard of Quality, Privacy and Security

FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body today announced a free virtual roundtable: "Cutting through the Competition: How Practice Management System (PMS) Vendors can Demonstrate a Higher Standard of Quality, Privacy and Security."

WHAT: EHNAC Executive Director Lee Barrett will serve as host during the panel discussion on how PMS vendors can better support the efforts of medical practices to achieve administrative and financial success, improve quality of care and the patient experience, and meet healthcare reform mandates. In addition, top healthcare influencers will explore the impending requirements of the ICD-10 code set, and the responsibility of PMS vendors to provide a higher level of compliance assurance and demonstrate their readiness to support the needs of the provider community.


  • Devin Jopp, Ed.D, President and CEO, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange
  • Robert Tennant, Senior Policy Advisor, Medical Group Management Association
  • Tim McMullen, JD, CAE, Executive Director, Healthcare Administrative Technology Association
  • Ana Croxton, VP EDI Products and Services, NextGen Healthcare
  • Ron Moser, Senior Reviewer/Auditor, EHNAC

WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Interested attendees may register for the online webinar here.

WHY: Industry panelists will explore the value and implications of a program that:

  • Reviews the key functions of portability, interoperability, clinical integration, compliance monitoring, billing and reporting;
  • Provides assurance that protected health information is appropriately secured;
  • Serves as a baseline standard for providers in the process of PMS vendor selection; and
  • Assures the provider community of a vendor's readiness to meet the ICD-10 compliance deadline.


The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include accountable care organizations, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, eprescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit, contact, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

CONTACT: Press contact information: Dave Anderson, Anderson Interactive, 678-401-2991 Debra Hopkinson, EHNAC, 860-408-1620

Source: EHNAC