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Encore Health Resources (EHR; Houston) has been formed by healthcare veterans Ivo Nelson and Dana Sellers to provide information technology consulting services to the provider segment of the healthcare market.

"The new administration's economic stimulus plan includes major investments in health information technology (HIT) which we believe will result in a significant acceleration in the implementation and adoption of HIT including electronic health records (EHR) by hospitals and physicians," said Sellers, Encore's president/CEO. "These EHRs will enable providers timely access to the health information required to reduce medical errors, decrease costs and improve the overall quality of care provided. Electronic data sharing and quality reporting between hospitals and physicians will be key requirements in enabling health and disease management and driving optimized reimbursement models."

Encore said its consultants have the technical, healthcare operations and change management skills necessary to plan, implement and integrate HIT technologies, including EHR systems, in both hospitals and physician offices.

EHR provides industry and EHR application knowledge to assist hospitals and physician organizations.

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