Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CMA Starting New Program

The California Medical Association (CMA) is going to help physicians adopt and become “meaningful users” of health information technology. The association is going to launch the CMA HIT List Program to provide CMA members with objective and transparent physician reviews of products, an online vendor neutral comparison tool, a secure online community for physicians to discuss products, technology, successes or failures in implementing the technology, and information on direct assistance.

CMA has selected 10 best in-class EHR vendors and HIT service providers to participate in the program. These vendors selected via a thorough physician-directed vetting process will work with CMA to help physicians assess and implement EHRs and other HIT products. The selected vendors include Allscripts, Atenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, e-MDs, GE Healthcare, Greenway Medical Technologies, McKesson, NextGen, and Sage.

Through the HIT List program, CMA members will receive preferred pricing and member’s only discounts from participating vendors. Members will also be guaranteed fair market practices on product upgrades, support, maintenance fees, and have access to model EHR vendor contracts, as well as ongoing EHR educational seminars and webinars.

For more information, email Enid Gallegos at or call (916) 551-2030.