WARWICK, R.I., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDfx Corporation, a leader in the connected healthcare space, is proud to announce that the company has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration's Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year for Rhode Island and New England. The award recognizes the work of MEDfx Chairman Gerald Barry, a U.S. Army veteran who founded the company in 1985 and built the enterprise into a leading player in the healthcare technology industry. Mr. Barry will receive the award on June 12, 2013 during the Salute to Small Business luncheon at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston, Rhode Island.
Mr. Barry, who is majority shareholder of MEDfx Corporation, has been instrumental in leading the company to national prominence. By applying emerging technology to healthcare information exchange and practice management challenges, MEDfx has touched the lives of millions of patients and provided a framework medical professionals use to deliver superior care, including a secure portal to view up-to-date medical information and communicate with colleagues nationwide. The U.S. Small Business Administration's Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year for Rhode Island and New England award honors Mr. Barry's contributions to the local economy and the company's leadership role in an important industry.
As technology advances began to make real-time information sharing and data exchange possible, Mr. Barry and the MEDfx team worked with private physician and healthcare system groups as well as major government organizations like the Social Security Administration, Department of Defense and Veterans Administration to design and deploy custom software and cloud-based technology tools to enable the flow of information to improve patient care and outcomes. MEDfx has also played a key role in setting up Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), and the company's experts were instrumental in establishing standards to ensure Nationwide Health Information Exchange interoperability.
"When medical professionals have access to current information, they can make better decisions for patients, eliminate duplicate procedures and save time and money," Mr. Barry observed. "At MEDfx, we're committed to continuously improving the tools clinicians and practice managers use to securely communicate and share data, which not only improves individual patient outcomes but has the potential to increase the quality of our healthcare system as a whole, providing insights into population health issues while promoting greater efficiency and effectiveness."
With a track record of driving innovation in healthcare technology and delivering unparalleled customer support, MEDfx is at the forefront of the transition to connected healthcare, offering a suite of products and services that improve access to medical history, broaden communications capabilities among healthcare providers and help healthcare organizations eliminate errors and reduce costs while improving outcomes. Find out more at www.medfx.com.
MEDfx Corporation is a privately-held company with a long history of embracing emerging technologies in collaboration with other innovative healthcare organizations. Over the course of its twenty-seven year history, MEDfx Corporation has established itself as a leader in professional services, systems integration and software engineering. Millions of patient lives have benefited from the performance, reliability and engineering excellence of the MEDfx Solution Stack. Find out more at http://www.medfx.com/.
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