BOSTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) is celebrating National Health Center Week (NHCW) in partnership with De Baca Family Practice Clinic, based in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. To kick-off the week-long celebrations, De Baca Family Practice Clinic will hold a town hall meeting and open house on August 13, 2014 to discuss health services and related topics with community members. In attendance will be U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce and Constituent Services Representative for the Office of U.S. Senator Martin T. Heinrich, Ms. Iris Chavez. As part of the 2014 NHCW celebrations, De Baca Family Practice Clinic will participate in a health fair at the De Baca County Fair, to promote the clinic's service.
NHCW is a weeklong celebration held to recognize the strides made by Community Health Centers (CHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to deliver comprehensive, quality preventive care, regardless of a person's ability to pay. This year's event is themed: "America's Health Centers - Local Engines for Healthier Communities." CGM salutes the efforts made by these organizations to increase access to comprehensive quality preventive and primary healthcare for the uninsured, under-insured as well as vulnerable populations.
Chief Executive Officer of De Baca Family Practice Clinic, Lisa Walraven said, "The effective delivery of quality primary and preventative healthcare can only be achieved through the collective effort of various industry stakeholders. In an era of reform, collaborating with a trusted healthcare software partner like CGM supports our goal to deliver healthcare in an efficient manner as we strive for improved health outcomes."
"CGM proudly recognizes the unique contribution of CHCs and FQHCs to healthcare, particularly in regard to eliminating financial barriers of access for millions of patients. We continuously strive to provide innovative healthcare software solutions that support the drive for safer and more accessible quality healthcare," said Werner Rodorff, Chief Executive Officer of CGM US and Senior Vice President North America.
About De Baca Family Practice Clinic
De Baca Family Practice Clinic is a full service Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) whose mission is to provide comprehensive primary and preventive health care in a medical home environment to people of all ages, backgrounds and life circumstances, regardless of their ability to pay.
Learn more at www.debacaclinic.com.
About National Health Center Week
NHCW is an annual event that is organized and hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and its partners. The 2014 NHCW is a weeklong celebration that will run from August 10(th) to 16(th) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America's Health Centers as local solutions for affordable and accessible health care. Learn more at www.nachc.org.
About CompuGroup Medical AG
CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. With a revenue base of approximately $700 million, the company's software products are designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors' offices, pharmacies, laboratories and hospitals. Its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare. CompuGroup Medical's services are based on a unique customer base of over 400,000 doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies and networks as well as other service providers. With locations in 19 countries and customers in 43 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage among eHealth service providers. Approximately 4,200 highly qualified employees support customers with innovative solutions for the steadily growing demands of the healthcare system.
About CompuGroup Medical US
CompuGroup Medical US is the US division of CompuGroup Medical AG - one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. CompuGroup Medical US works to synchronize the systems of the healthcare industry with the mission of patient care, enabling providers to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients. CompuGroup Medical US creates healthcare IT solutions to support the clinical and practice management activities that take place in physician practices, community health centers and hospitals. These solutions include Meaningful Use certified electronic health records (EHRs) that are proven to contribute to safer, higher quality and more efficient healthcare. We also provide practice management (PM) software and productivity tools, EDI/reimbursement, lab information systems and more. For more information about CompuGroup Medical US, visit www.cgm.com/us.
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