DocLinks Announces Market Expansion
Updated: Dec 25, 2019
November 22, 2019
OLYMPIA, Washington -- Today, LIN Software, producer of the award-winning DocLinks electronic health record (EHR), announced they will expand their territory to include Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Nebraska in their market footprint. Previously the market had been limited to Southwest Washington only.
"This is an exciting time for us," said Dr. Craig Wehrli, Founder and CEO of DocLinks. "We're anxious to bring the unique DocLinks provider and patient centric EHR to a larger community of independent physician practices."
This expansion comes at a time when physician burnout is reaching epidemic levels, primarily brought on by inefficient and difficult EHR technologies. According to a recent Stanford University study, more than 75% of physicians believe their EHR needs reprogramming for more intuitive design.
"We're well aware of how many EHRs do not serve the needs of the physician, and most importantly, the patient," said Jessica McRae-Johnson who leads business development. "We're proud to say that we are different from other EHRs. Our clients are consistently happy with their system and have demonstrated marked improvements in efficiency."
The DocLinks EHR was originally designed and developed more than 20 years ago by Dr. Craig Wehrli. Dr. Wehrli was and still remains a practicing cardiologist. He also holds a degree in computer science. At the time of its development, DocLinks was intended solely for the purposes of using it at their own practice.
"I was president of a large medical specialty group and at that time, information systems were not as common as they are now," said Dr. Wehrli. "We needed a system that would allow us to run the business better and to take better care of patients. After looking at primitive and expensive systems, I decided, because of my background, that I could simply write what we needed myself."
Despite the changes in healthcare legislation and demand by outside organizations for medical data, Dr. Wehrli has remained focused on keeping DocLinks a physician and patient-centric solution for independent physicians.