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HFNI has been contacted by our physician's office about the following job openings:

  • Billing Position Available
    Gastroenterology Associates of Pensacola, PA 4828 North Davis Highway Pensacola, FL 32503 Please contact Georgia Smith, CPC @ 850-477-8109

As part of our commitment to value added benefits for our physician network, Health First Network, Inc. is pleased to announce a strategic partnership for financial services with The Sigma Group at Morgan Stanley.  They will provide the following complimentary services for our physicians:

  • Asset Allocation Study - This is an institutional quality analysis that evaluates the correlations and risk characteristics of your investment portfolio.
  • Financial Planning - Using a personalized wealth management process, they can help you gain a better understanding of how to align and achieve your financial goals. 
  • Estate Plan Review – Drawing on their years of experience with trust departments, they will review your estate plan, and discuss the use of various trusts and estate planning techniques. They can help you better understand generational planning, asset protection and ownership structures.
  • Periodic Market and Economic Updates – The Sigma Group will provide you with access to timely market observations and thoughts from Morgan Stanley’s Global Investment Committee.

As part of Morgan Stanley’s financial platform, The Sigma Group at Morgan Stanley will make the following products and services available at highly competitive pricing:

  • Mortgage and Lines of Credit – Morgan Stanley is one of the largest banks in America and has the lending capacity and flexibility to meet your borrowing needs.
  • Custom managed portfolio solutions – a disciplined portfolio management process using the resources of Morgan Stanley’s Consulting Group, the leader in the managed account industry.

The Sigma Group at Morgan Stanley is a team of wealth management professionals structured to meet the needs of families and institutional clients. The team partners are Stephen Harrod, Financial Advisor, Senior Institutional Consultant and Family Wealth Director, Don W. Bryant, Financial Advisor, CFA®, CAIA®, Portfolio Manager, Stephen Timberlake, Financial Advisor, Financial Planning Specialist, Michele Fielder, Financial Advisor, and two support staff members. 

They can be reached at 850-470-8023, or by email, at, or their web site at, and their office is located at Morgan Stanley, 850 S. Palafox St., Suite 200, Pensacola, FL 32502.

Health First Network, Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership that will benefit all of our members. We are proud to be working with Gilmore Services, which is offering all of our members a 25% discount on their services. They offer Document Shredding, Secure Document Storage, Retention Management, Records Compliance, Document Imaging and Commercial Moving. Gilmore has a lot of experience helping healthcare practitioners streamline their information management systems and keeping PHI documents secure and compliant.

Because strict guidelines associated with healthcare laws, like HIPAA, carry high penalties for violations and noncompliance, document management systems must balance between being secure and accessible. Gilmore Services helps protect, retain, scan or shred your sensitive information, keeping physicians in compliance.

Please contact Brandy Dyer at 850-549-2722 or for additional information.

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athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health records (EHR), practice management, patient communication and care coordination, helping caregivers thrive through change and stay focused on patient care. Recognized as an industry leader, athenahealth received five Best in KLAS awards for 2013, including #1 Overall Software Vendor and #1 Patient Portal.

Unlike conventional health IT systems, athenahealth combines cloud-based software, networked knowledge and back-office services to keep more than 50,000 providers on top of the rapid changes in health care—everything from Meaningful Use to value-based payment models. Cloud-based software is continually updated, with a single version available to all providers at once, ensuring physician alignment across the care continuum. And athenahealth teams take on clients’ administrative burden, receiving and sorting faxes, tracking claims, managing pre-registration and more.

As physician advocates, athenahealth directly aligns its incentives with clients’ performance. Joining the athenahealth network has low start-up costs, with no licensing, server or maintenance fees.

The fully integrated suite of athenahealth services delivers practice management and medical billing, EMR, patient engagement and care coordination via a single cloud-based workflow. All are designed to help practices and health systems achieve peak clinical and financial performance.

For health systems and hospitals, athenahealth offers athenaCoordinator® Enterprise, the first cloud-based clinical integration and patient access service. This end-to-end solution helps health systems drive both physician and patient loyalty by ensuring smooth care transitions across settings and disparate systems.

athenahealth’s additional KLAS honors for 2013 include #1 Overall Physician Practice Vendor, #1 Practice Management Service (for 1-10 and 11-75 physicians), and #2 EHR (1-10 and 11-75 physicians).

With athenahealth as a partner, practices and health systems are well-equipped to connect care and thrive through change, today and in an uncertain future.

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Health First Network Inc. is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Solaris Imaging Pro.

Solaris, LLC (headquartered in Boca Raton, FL) is a Software Company, which specializes in document management and imaging for healthcare providers. Solaris Imaging Pro is a robust scanning system (for healthcare providers) that simplifies and facilitates document imaging and management. The system is very cost effective, easy to use, and compliments existing workflow practices. It interfaces easily with most EMR/EHR systems. It truly simplifies and expedites the handling and management of patient and medical records. Solaris Imaging Pro can capture patient information in the pre EMR/EHR stage, scan archived patient records, integrate the old paper chart with the new e-chart and create a truly paperless office.

The customers of Solaris, LLC have heralded the remarkable cost savings and efficiency they have achieved since implementing Solaris Imaging Pro. For more information or to schedule a demonstration of Solaris Imaging Pro, please contact Allan W. German, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at 954-605-1303.

All Health First Network, Inc. members are immediately eligible for up to a 20% discount on Catalyst CRE's health care facility focused suite of services.

Catalyst CRE provides a corporate service group solution to health care providers, independent physician groups/networks, and hospital systems. Our suite of integrated deliverables allow health care organizations the ability to focus on their core competencies and outsource comprehensive facility services and real estate strategy solutions to a trusted partner. Our platform of services include: Site Selection, Leasing Services, Acquisition/Disposition Services, Transition Management, Preventative Facility Maintenance, Reactive Facility Maintenance, Special Projects such as moving services, renovations and improvements, etc.

The founders and key leaders of Catalyst CRE have experience in health care administration, health care real estate development, health care real estate brokerage, and health care facility management. We came together with the understanding that health care is facing unprecedented change and, like all other industries, must embrace the world of operating efficiencies. It is with that mindset that we set out to create a carefully selected and integrated suite of services that would allow health care administrators and providers the ability to focus on their core competencies and leave the rest to us.

We understand the importance of Physician Satisfaction, Patient Experience, and Operating Efficiencies.

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Benefit consulting and agency services are available for: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance and Retirement Programs.

For more information, please contact Todd Torgersen at 850-433-9996. Please make sure to mention that you are a member of the Health First Network, Inc.

Searching for CMS Certified EHR ( Electronic Health Record) Products? The website HealthIT.HHS.Gov has released a list of more than 1700 certified electronic health record technology products to ensure that the exchange of health information is secure and meets government standards.

For More information: Certified EHR Products