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TMCNet:  Costco Launch EHR Software Solution for Healthcare Providers Nationally

[December 06, 2011]

Costco Launch EHR Software Solution for Healthcare Providers Nationally

TROY, NY, Dec 6, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Costco has launched a comprehensive Electronic Heath Records (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) software and service solution nationally to healthcare providers announces Etransmedia Technology, Inc. Costco entered into an agreement with two healthcare technology leaders, Etransmedia, and Allscripts, to test market the software solution to its healthcare provider members. With the early success and high demand for the solution in test markets, Costco has progressed from the test phase to full national launch.


This exclusive Costco offer includes ARRA certified Allscripts MyWay EHR and PM software solutions. This solution includes a web based Patient Portal, training and implementation services, and is fully hosted with maintenance and support. The solution was engineered to revolutionize the process of EHR delivery by providing a simple, comprehensive, and all inclusive package at a price that sets a new standard in the industry. Healthcare providers can learn more about the offer at www.costcoehr.com.

"As the leading ASP provider of EHR and PM solutions, we have the ability to leverage our partnership to deliver the product quality and value associated with Costco Wholesale," said Vikash Agrawal, Chairman of Etransmedia. "And with the early success of this program, we can now offer nationally through Costco, an ARRA-certified software and service solution to help physicians qualify for up to $44,000 in federal stimulus.

John Conlon, Costco's Director of the EHR/PM service states, "we took our time in researching the EHR/PM industry in an effort to help bring value and simplify the decision process for Costco Members owning or operating a medical practice. Our goal was to select an Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solution for our Members based on Costco's traditional approach to pricing - large volume purchases of inventory and then pass the savings on to our members. We want our members to keep as much of the $44,000 in Stimulus funds for their business as possible," John continues. He adds "Costco negotiated a price point well below that of any other provider out there and with the clock ticking for physicians to purchase an EHR and PM, combined with a successful test phase, we decided to launch nationally.In teaming up with Etransmedia and Allscripts, we can bring state-of-the-art technology at an incredible price savings just like our members expect." Costco Executive members pay $499 per month, research shows this represents up to a 40 percent savings over comparable offers elsewhere. Visit us at the HIMSS12 Conference in Las Vegas, February 21-23, booth number 13635.

About Costco Wholesale Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) operates an international chain of membership warehouses, mainly under the Costco Wholesale name. Costco is dedicated to bringing their members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise. With hundreds of locations worldwide, Costco provides a wide selection of merchandise, plus the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive member services, all designed to make shopping a pleasurable experience www.costco.com About Etransmedia Technology, Inc Etransmedia Technology, Inc is a privately held leading Healthcare IT company providing services for over 20,000 users nationally. Etransmedia delivers clinical and patient connectivity solutions ensuring seamless connectivity between provider, patient and health system. Etransmedia creates the right solutions and services to drive efficiency and effectiveness ultimately increasing practice revenue and quality of patient care. www.etransmedia.com This news release was distributed by GlobeNewswire, www.globenewswire.com SOURCE: Etransmedia Technology, Inc.

CONTACT: Connie SmithMarketing Manager385 Jordan RoadTroy, NY 12180518.283.5418 ext 2262connie.smith@etransmedia.com

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