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Falcon Physician's Faye Stech Appointed Clinician Experience Vice-Chair of HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association

DENVER, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Falcon Physician's Product Manager Faye Stech was recently appointed to the prestigious position of Vice-Chair of the Clinician Experience Workgroup by the EHR Association Membership Committee. The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) brings together companies that develop, market and support electronic health records (EHRs), to collaborate on issues that impact the EHR industry. The Clinician Experience Workgroup, a subset of the EHRA, focuses on clinician experience and usability. This leadership position will be pivotal in policy positioning and facilitating HIMSS' EHRA workgroups.

"I am proud to serve the EHRA Clinician Experience team in this role. My goal is to improve the EHR experience for providers," said Ms. Stech. "By contributing our guidance to regulatory agencies, we can impact requirements so that they will be more meaningful to physicians."

Ms. Stech and the committee will soon begin helping to write the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) test cases for the next rounds of certifications. The team hopes to make the certifications more relevant to day-to-day activities of physicians. They have also been developing a position on snippets to submit to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), again to help improve the overall workflow efficiency of physicians. Finally, they have been working on creating a patient-safety focused usability guide that will help standardize aspects of EHRs. This would not only improve patient safety, but also provide clinicians with a more cohesive experience between EHRs.

Ms. Stech's role as Product Manager for Falcon Physician has allowed her to work toward improved EHR usability for nephrologists over the past two years. She has worked with dozens of providers, studying their workflow and needs in order to improve Falcon tools in order to ultimately benefit care quality. Her new position with the EHR Association utilizes this experience to benefit health care as a whole.

About Falcon Physician
The Falcon Physician product suite integrates with the dialysis center and doctor's office to manage kidney patients' health records from CKD through ESRD and can be accessed wherever there is internet access. Developed in collaboration with practicing nephrologists, Falcon's technology tools are supported by a dedicated team of health technology experts.

To learn more about Falcon Physician, visit www.falconehr.com.

About the EHR Association 
Established in 2004, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association is comprised of more than 30 companies that supply the vast majority of operational EHRs to physicians' practices and hospitals across the United States. The EHR Association operates on the premise that the rapid, widespread adoption of EHRs will help improve the quality of patient care as well as the productivity and sustainability of the healthcare system as a key enabler of healthcare transformation. The EHR Association and its members are committed to supporting safe healthcare delivery, fostering continued innovation, and operating with high integrity in the market for our users and their patients and families. The EHR Association is a partner of HIMSS.

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