PDS Cortex Wins McKesson Value-Added-Reseller of the Year Award – 5th Straight Yearp

Professional Data Services, a McKesson Clinical Value Added Reseller, wins the McKesson’s Practice Partner Electronic Health Records VAR of the Year Award for 2010.

December 8, 2010 – Hutchinson, KS – Professional Data Services, Inc. (PDS) a leading medical practice management software company and award winning reseller of McKesson Practice Partner electronic health records (EHR), was awarded ‘Practice Partner Value-Added-Reseller of the Year’ for the fifth straight year.

McKesson Corporation (MCK), a Fortune 14 company and the world’s largest healthcare company, announced the award at their annual reseller summit in Atlanta, Georgia.

McKesson GM David Henricksen and McKesson VP Pat Blake presented the award onstage to Gary Hobbs, President of PDS.

Vendors from across the country were in attendance to see and hear updates on McKesson software, and to hear the status of the US Government’s stimulus program where physicians will receive up to $44,000 for implementing and using Electronic Health Records.

Gary Hobbs, President of PDS said that “Winning this award for the fifth straight year is a testament to our staff’s commitment to quality EHR transitions and exhibits the level of knowledge and expertise of our employees.” Mr. Hobbs also points out that, “Moving to electronic medical records is a paradigm shift for most physicians and they want to make sure that their needs are met before, during, and most importantly after they transition to EMR.”

Race Proffitt, Director of Marketing & Sales at PDS, attended the summit and stated that

“Physicians understand that the stimulus clock is ticking, but they do not want to make an impulsive purchase on an EHR system they will probably be using for 5, 10, possibly 20 years. Additionally, they want to make sure their vendor is going to be around for that length time as well. Purchasing an EHR software solution is not just a sale, it’s building a relationship for years to come.”

PDS was also recognized at the McKesson VAR Summit for its extensive service history with McKesson. PDS received a plaque expressing PDS’ commitment to McKesson for over 10 years of service.

PDS recently celebrated its 38th year of serving the medical community.

In addition to McKesson Practice Partner EHR, PDS offers other key solutions. Those solutions are PDS Cortex, a leading medical practice management system; Relay Health, an online Health Information Exchange; and Patient Portal, patient ability to access online patient information.

About McKesson

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a health care services and information technology company dedicated to helping its customers deliver high-quality health care by reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient care. Over the course of its 177-year history, McKesson has grown by providing pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management across the spectrum of care; health care information technology for hospitals, physicians, homecare and payors; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payors designed to improve outcomes for patients.

About PDS

PDS provides over 38 years of experience with medical practice management and electronic health record solutions for practices at all levels. PDS Cortex, a multi-component medical office management program, gives greater efficiencies in managing patient information, insurance, collections, coding and more. Combining PDS Cortex with McKesson’s Practice Partner (EHR) equips practices with a robust, seamless system that covers everything from the care of patients to the business of cash flow.

Professional Data Services, Inc.
1632 E. 23rd Avenue
Hutchinson, KS 67502

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