EPOWERdoc President to Address ACEP Section on Freestanding Emergency Centers

October 21, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. -- EPOWERdoc has established itself as a market leader in supplying Electronic Medical Record (EMR) solutions to the emerging Freestanding Emergency Center industry, serving multiple clients in the rapidly growing Texas market. As EPOWERdoc continues to gain marketshare in the Freestanding Emergency Center space, President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Ernst, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, is the featured presenter at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Section on Freestanding Emergency Centers.

Dr. Ernst, who has served as the Chief Medical Officer at EPOWERdoc for more than a decade, will offer a presentation titled: "The Importance of Data Capture in the Management of the Freestanding Emergency Center." The ACEP14 Conference is being held in Chicago and Dr. Ernst will offer his talk on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Thousands of emergency medicine professionals from around the globe gather annually to attend ACEP's flagship event, which has established itself as the premier event in the specialty. ACEP14 represents the most comprehensive consortium available, offering education, networking, information on policy development, and access to new technology in one location.

Dr. Ernst will provide insight on how Freestanding Emergency Centers can leverage data captured in the care of patients to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of care. EPOWERdoc's platform is designed specifically for the emergency environment and offers a variety of benefits for these care centers focused on serving only patients in emergency situations.

Dr. Ernst joined EPOWERdoc in 2004 as the Chief Medical Officer responsible for new product management for the Paper Template Documentation System, and development of the EMRDoc Emergency Department Information System software and several other software applications. Submission of several Patents on software design and the creation of many strategic partnerships in the Emergency Medicine software market were also part of Dr. Ernst’s responsibilities. In 2007 Dr. Ernst was promoted to EPOWERdoc President.

Dr. Ernst practiced Emergency Medicine for more than 15 years as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine for University of Toledo College of Medicine and Ohio University College of Medicine at a large teaching facility in Northern Ohio. He also served as a Flight Physician for Cleveland Metro Hospital Life Flight program. Additionally, Dr. Ernst has worked for more than 20 years as a volunteer physician at a Catholic Charities Homeless Shelter in northern Ohio and continues to volunteer his time to local community efforts geared toward providing care to the underserved.

For more information on ACEP14, please visit http://www.acep.org/saContent.aspx?id=90968.

About EPOWERdoc

EPOWERdoc is a leader in computerized Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS), using a design team comprised of emergency physicians and nurses. Additionally, EPOWERdoc provides superior medical content for other vendor EMR builds. As it was from the beginning, the EPOWERdoc mission is centered around excellence, integrity and service. Every employee is committed to going above and beyond in meeting the needs of the client, while focusing on the specialized needs of the physicians, nurses and hospitals they serve.

About the ACEP Section on Freestanding Emergency Centers

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Section on Freestanding Emergency Centers provide a forum in which members of the College with special interests in Freestanding Emergency Centers, defined as independent emergency centers or satellite hospital out-patient departments, can develop a knowledge base, share information, receive and give counsel, and serve as a resource to others interested in this area of emergency medicine.

Section Objectives:

  • Host a collaborative dialogue regarding pertinent FEC issues optimizing emergency medicine values as espoused by ACEP.

  • Educate ACEP members, the medical community, and the public about what FECs are, what they do, and how they fit into the patient’s circle of healthcare providers.

  • Collaborate with ACEP leadership in establishing a national set of standards for FECs that could be referred to as a unified national resource for legislatures, physicians, and the medical community

  • Keep ACEP membership relevant to those who don’t practice in hospital EDs and to keep ACEP as a voice for all ED physicians, (whether they practice in hospital EDs or Freestanding ECs).

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