Xerox (NYSE:XRX) subsidiary ACS acquired cloud-based electronic medical records program developer The Breakaway Group.
The Denver, Colo.-based firm developed PromisePoint, a program for training health care professionals to use electronic medical records systems the same way they would in a hospital or office.
"Our mission to make it easier for healthcare professionals to adopt new software and workflows is powered by the very real issues of improving safety and decreasing costs in healthcare. ACS is a strong supporter of this and their global resources allow us to reach well beyond our original vision and make a bigger difference," Charles Fred, CEO of The Breakaway Group said in prepared remarks.
Users can customize PromisePoint to imitate the desktop, tablet or laptop set-up. The program includes practice screens for different EMR vendors like Allscripts, Cerner, Epic or McKesson.
"Many healthcare providers have made the leap to new technology, but they aren’t yet reaping the benefits that come from capturing patient data in the most accurate and meaningful way," ACS’s Chad Harris said in prepared remarks. "The Breakaway Group didn’t just design a training program to help – they have a think tank doing research to stay up to date with new rules, upgrades and new challenges, like ICD-10 compliance."
Breakaway’s management team and employees will remain in the company, with Fred staying on as managing director.
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