Advanced Health Management Systems, LLC (AHMS), is an electronic software developer specializing in medical health records. The company was founded in October 2002 by Dr. Thomas Pitoscia, a practicing physician with over 30 years of clinical and management experience. He and a group of IT professionals developed an electronic health records and office management system as a way to improve the efficiency and production of his practice. He realized that in order to stimulate practice growth and keep operating costs to a minimum, he needed to computerize. His objective was to develop a system that would reduce his workload, simplify procedures, maintain accurate legible records, avoid mis-filings, eliminate charts and free up space for other uses. He accomplished this with the introduction of the AHMS Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, a comprehensive management system. He was also instrumental in the development of an optical scanning system, the Electronic Document Manager (EDM), to scan the practice’s paper records – both medical and corporate.