CME provider Pri-Med buys EHR vendor Amazing Charts

Pri-Med, which delivers continuing medical education (CME) to a community of more than 260,000 clinicians, has purchased EHR vendor Amazing Charts, which will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of Pri-Med.

Jonathan Bertman, MD, founder of Amazing Charts, will serve as president of the EHR subsidiary, with Kathleen Repoli serving as senior vice president. Other terms of the deal, announced Nov. 19, were not disclosed.

“…[A]fter being contacted by dozens of companies, including other EHRs, private equity firms and venture capitalists, I have no doubt that Pri-Med is the best possible partner for our clients, our employees, and most importantly, the patients for whom we all care.” said Bertman in a press release.

The companies noted that the Amazing Charts acquisition enables Pri-Med to deliver CME activities where and when decision support is needed.

“The holy grail of medical education is to demonstrate improved patient outcomes as a result of access to unbiased evidenced-based CME. We believe that in addition to our live meetings and online CME courses, providing this education at the point of care is the obvious next step, and we are excited to develop this with Amazing Charts,” said John Mooney, founder and CEO of Pri-Med, in the press release. “With this deeply integrated partnership, we are together reimagining the EHR as a real-time educational instrument that expands well beyond managing one’s practice”

Investment banking firm Shields & Company advised Amazing Charts on the transaction.

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