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ED Scheduling Efficiency Increases 70% with EMA's Web-Based Scheduling System


Emergency Medical Associates ( will demonstrate its proprietary state-of-the-art web-based, ED-specific scheduling system and mobile communication tools at the 2010 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2010 Annual Scientific Assembly, which will take place at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NJ, from September 28, 2010-October 1, 2010.

“The development of our ED-specific web-based scheduling system has been the culmination of many years working with EMA physicians and technology specialists to design a niche scheduling system which meets the unique demands of both academic and non-academic emergency departments, states Dennis Cochrane MD, FACEP, noted researcher, technology innovator and EMA partner.”

“Our system is entirely browser-based and enables all of our ED physicians and providers to make requests, swap shifts, adjust their hours-worked and do schedule-making from anywhere in the world.  Physicians can also use their mobile device (iPhone, Blackberry or Droid) to adjust their hours, directly view current schedules and to directly contact other physicians with a few clicks.” states Dr. Cochrane.

When asked to identify the impact of EMA’s web-based scheduling software on his site’s practice, Michael Bessette, MD, FACEP, Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ stated “The EMA scheduling program has reduced our scheduling time by 70% and my physicians love the ease of making their own switches either on their computers or mobile devices.”

Michael Silverman, MD, FACEP, Emergency Medicine Residency Coordinator and Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ, stated “I have used multiple scheduling programs and this program is significantly more adaptable to the unique needs of an academic faculty, which allows me to obtain the statistics I need, and yet still makes it easy for my staff to put in their requests.  This system has greatly reduced the amount of time I spend on scheduling.”

“As part of our commitment to providing all EMA physicians and providers, as well as EMA client hospitals, with the most innovative tools, backed by the most comprehensive and experienced multi-disciplinary support team in the industry, the development of our web-based scheduler is the direct result of listening to and responding to the needs of our physician-partners, including the special needs of our academic sites with residencies,” states Raymond Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, President and CEO, Emergency Medical Associates.

For over thirty years, EMA has been a well-recognized innovator in emergency department technology including the development of one of the first ED-specific electronic medical record (EDIMS), and the first ED-specific web-based business intelligence system (WEBEMARS™).

About EMA: For over 33 years, Emergency Medical Associates ( has been recognized both on a regional and national level for their innovation in technology, high quality clinical care, unwavering commitment to exceptional patient satisfaction and the ability to turn emergency departments into Centers of Excellence. EMA staffs all types of hospitals ranging from community hospitals and Satellite Emergency Departments to academic medical centers with Emergency Medicine Residencies and Fellowships. Many EMA physicians are nationally recognized for their leadership and academic contributions to the field of Emergency Medicine.  Emergency Medical Associates Research Foundation (EMARF), a non-profit 501c3 Research Foundation, has supported over 1,100 posters, oral presentations, and journal and textbook articles in the field of Emergency Medicine. EMA currently serves twenty emergency departments, treating almost one million patients annually.

For additional information on Emergency Medical Associates (EMA), please contact Debbie Harris, Director of Sales and Marketing, at (877) 692-4665 or visit its website at


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