ASG Collaborates With CTGHS, Removes Top Barriers to Physicans' EMR Adoption

New Healthcare Partnership Reduces the Risks and Costs of EMR Systems

NAPLES, FL--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) -  ASG Software Solutions, the originator of ASG's Business Service Portfolio™ (BSP) and a worldwide leader in business solutions for global enterprises, today announced that it has forged a partnership with leading healthcare IT consulting firm CTG HealthCare Solutions (CTGHS) to facilitate the implementation of its Web-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution, ASG-MedAppz®

Two of the most common concerns physicians have about EMR systems are the risks and costs involved in transitioning to a new EMR system. ASG addresses these adoption hurdles through its new partnership with CTGHS, which will provide expert on-site implementation and training for ASG-MedAppz customers.

Because ASG-MedAppz is a SaaS-based (Software as a Service) solution, its deployment is already much faster, simpler, and less expensive than hardware-laden, heavily configured EMR solutions. Even with the ease of ASG-MedAppz's Internet-based EMR system, physicians may still hesitate to adopt EMRs because of apprehensions about lost productivity and income during the transition period. ASG addresses these concerns by facilitating its ASG-MedAppz implementation and training process through its partnership with CTGHS, a specialized division of CTG with 40 years of IT consulting experience and an ISO 9001:2000 certification.


Bill Thomson, VP of Solutions Management, ASG
"High initial costs and lost productivity during the transition are significant EMR adoption inhibitors, yet all U.S. physicians must start using an EMR system by 2014. For as little as $250 per month, healthcare practitioners can start using ASG-MedAppz to electronically process patient data today; CTGHS adds considerable value to our affordable solution by ensuring a smooth implementation. It's a great partnership."

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Solution sheet: ASG-MedAppz

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ASG provides software solutions to more than 85 percent of the world's largest companies. Through its comprehensive Business Service Management (BSM) solution, Business Service Portfolio™, ASG is an established BSM provider with a strong heritage in metadata management; information management; applications management; infrastructure, performance and operations management; and service and support technologies. ASG enables clients to reduce costs, improve business-service delivery, and reduce risks. Founded in 1986, ASG is a privately held company based in Naples, Florida, USA, with more than 70 offices worldwide.

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Shelly Lucas
ASG Software Solutions

Kristen Orfanos
Lois, Paul and Partners