ARDX Laboratory of Dermatopathology Reduces Paperwork for Dermatologists with New Product

Port Washington, N.Y., June 1, 2009 – In an effort to reduce excess paperwork and provide better diagnostics services for dermatologists and their patients, Aurora Diagnostics Laboratory of Dermatopathology has launched a new, easy-to-use electronic medical record (EMR) software called doc2MD. The software helps physicians be more efficient, allowing them to spend more time with patients, and less time documenting patient charts through dictation or paperwork.

The doc2MD software helps dermatologists optimize their practices by increasing their productivity, and addressing specific dermatology-practice challenges that generic EMR systems are unable to provide.

Aurora Diagnostics Laboratory of Dermatopathology is a leading pathology lab servicing many physicians. Its clients – dermatologists in particular – have shared patient concerns that administrative tasks can detract from time spent with the doctor. Furthermore, medical staff is overwhelmed by processes that keep patients waiting and bog down the flow of patients seen in a day. The increasing administrative tasks like Medicare and insurance audits further impact the time they can devote to practicing medicine. This led Aurora Diagnostics Laboratory of Dermatopathology to offer the new doc2MD software as a way to help dermatologists improve practice efficiency, which ultimately can help them control costs, and improve the patient experience and care.

Aurora Diagnostics Laboratory of Dermatopathology specializes in diagnosing and evaluating disease by examining biopsies and other sample types. While dermatologists recognize some skin diseases based on their appearance, distribution on the body and behavior, frequently, these criteria are not enough, and a skin biopsy is taken to be examined and help clarify a diagnosis. The board-certified dermatopathologists at Aurora Diagnostics Laboratory of Dermatopathology examine the biopsy and provide an interpretation of the findings.

doc2MD helps dermatologists to prepare and manage various documentation specific to this process and other areas of the practice – from documenting a patient encounter to managing pathology and cosmetic procedures. doc2MD translates shorthand commands into comprehensive, detailed text that is automatically added to a patient’s record. This allows for the quick and accurate documentation of patient encounters that will pass Medicare and/or insurance audits.

In addition to its ease of deployment and use, doc2MD is designed to operate without the burden of expensive servers, software, or proprietary hardware. It meets all standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by incorporating sophisticated security and encryption for data traveling via the Internet to doc2MD servers.

Dermatologists visiting will find various resources to learn more about how doc2MD can improve the efficiency of their practice. Competitively priced, doc2MD starts at $49.95 per month for a practice with 1-3 physicians. Physicians receive a 10-percent discount when they commit to an entire year in advance. A 30-day trial is available by visiting For more information, please visit, call 877-770-3111, or email

Corey Edmundson