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Technology company Gamewood (Danville, West Virginia) reported that it has spun off its Gamewood Healthcare Network product into a new company, named Health IT Services Group (HITSG), to provide Web-based electronic health records (EHRs) for physician practices.

HITSG will offer a Web-based EHR for clinical healthcare documentation, decision support and management of physician practices. The EHR includes e-prescribing capability and enables physicians to capture and report data for pay-for-quality programs. It will continue to be called Gamewood Healthcare Network.

Gamewood founders and nephrologists, Franklin Maddux, MD, and Dugan Maddux, MD, will initially serve as president and secretary/treasurer of HITSG. R. Edwin Hedrick will serve as VP, product development.

During a transition period, Maddux will remain CEO and chairman of Gamewood, which will focus solely on its Internet, intellectual property networking and telephony business. Robert Taylor has been appointed COO and M. Edward Wilborne has been appointed chief information officer.

Originally founded in 1991, Gamewood says it developed one of the first laboratory electronic data exchanges for the dialysis industry and provided the first clearinghouse of kidney-related information on the Internet.

HITSG's EHR offers broad interoperability with other health information technology systems.

Gamewood reports serving nephrology and physician practices in 10 states.