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February 26th, 2015

Noted HIT Thought Leader Justin Barnes Takes on Advisory Role With ePatientFinder

EHR-driven patient recruitment solution adds industry strategist 

Source: Reuters

AUSTIN, TX and ATLANTA, GA- ePatientFinder, which provides a platform that empowers physicians to connect their patients to life-changing clinical trial opportunities, announced today that HIT expert Justin Barnes is joining the company in an advisory capacity.

"Justin has an extraordinary depth of expertise and knowledge in the EHR space, which he combines with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and background," said Tom C. Dorsett, President and CEO of ePatientFinder. "His industry connections have already benefited ePatientFinder, and he shares our passion for putting the physician at the center of patient care, especially in connecting the patient with applicable clinical trials."

"I am very excited to be working with ePatientFinder," Barnes said. "It's a rare company that is able to directly benefit patients with chronic diseases while also creating a substantial new revenue opportunity for EHR vendors and their physician user base."

Barnes has been a technology entrepreneur and advisor for 20 years. His career highlights include serving as an early member of the leadership team at Greenway Health, where he worked for 11 years, primarily as Vice President of Marketing, Industry Affairs, Government Relations and International Affairs. In addition, Barnes has co-founded eight healthcare and health IT industry associations including the HIMSS EHR Association, the Accountable Care Community of Practice, Healtheway's Carequality, CommonWell and the IHE USA. 

Barnes has formally addressed and/or testified before Congress as well as the last two Presidential Administrations on more than 20 occasions since 2005 with statements relating to value-based medicine, accountable care, interoperability, EHR meaningful use, consumerism and much more. Barnes is a regular public speaker on these issues and has appeared in more than 800 journals, magazines and broadcast media outlets relating to national leadership of healthcare and health IT. He recently launched a weekly radio show, "This Just In."

ePatientFinder is the leading clinical trial patient recruitment solution. The ePatientFinder platform connects life science companies with a network of referring physicians, clinics, hospitals and accountable care organizations that want to refer patients to clinical trials that address chronic disease.

ePatientFinder is the only recruitment solution to leverage the trusted physician-patient relationship and electronic health records to identify highly qualified candidates for trials. The result is lower recruitment costs and consistent, predictable results.

About ePatientFinder
ePatientFinder is the only platform that empowers physicians to connect their patients to life-changing clinical trial opportunities. Physicians are notified when a new trial becomes available in their area; the platform uses sophisticated algorithms and an innovative three-tier filtering process to help physicians identify potential participants. ePatientFinder is the first community of physicians dedicated to providing patients with access to advanced treatments that are only available through clinical trials. The platform benefits trial sponsors by detecting qualified clinical trial participants and facilitating their enrollment.
www.epatientfinder.com

Original Source Link - http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/26/idUSnMKW5Z1hFa+1d2+MKW20150226