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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.”(BUSINESS WIRE)” DocuTAP, a provider of electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management (PM) software, today announced a partnership with Doctors Express, a nationwide urgent care franchise.

“Given DocuTAP’s track record within the urgent care industry and the company’s excellent reputation and experience in electronic medical records space specifically in the urgent care space, DocuTAP was a clear choice for us to support our company’s business development objectives and enable ongoing innovation and growth,” said John Shufeldt, MD, JD MBA, CEO of Doctors Express. “Our company is on a strong and rapid growth path. As we set our course for growth, DocuTAP brings the right combination of product reliability and flexibility to be the best strategic partner for us.”

Doctors Express was the first ever national urgent care franchise and currently operates over 50 clinics in the US, with more than 80 additional centers expected to launch by the end of 2013. Doctors Express plans on installing DocuTAP’s EMR and practice management software in all of the new urgent care centers, as well as converting most of its existing centers. Implementing DocuTAP, an urgent care-specific EMR, will create a common and familiar experience in each Doctors Express location, and will serve to tie all of the centers together for regional and corporate reporting.

In March 2012 Doctors Express, the was acquired by Phoenix-based Immediate Clinic, LLC and The Ensign Group, Inc., based in Mission Viejo, Calif. Immediate Clinic’s seasoned urgent care executive team is led by Dr. John Shufeldt, founder and former CEO of one of the nation’s largest and most successful privately-owned providers of urgent care and occupational medical services. Immediate Clinic is backed by The Ensign Group, Inc., the parent company of the EnsignTM group of skilled nursing, rehabilitative care services, hospice care and assisted living companies.

“DocuTAP is very excited to partner with Doctors Express and Dr. Shufeldt, given his exceptional history within the urgent care industry,” commented Eric McDonald, DocuTAP CEO and Founder. “Industry veterans like Dr. Shufeldt understand the importance of enhancing operational efficiencies to succeed in this highly competitive market.”

According to a recent study released by Urgent Care Association of America, 92.9% of urgent care centers use computerized systems for practice management and 66.7% of centers use computerized systems for clinical processes.

“We have focused our efforts on creating the best solutions for the growing urgent care segment and are pleased to partner with market leaders like Doctors Express,” added McDonald.

About Doctors Express

Doctors Express was founded in Baltimore in 2005 by an emergency room physician seeking a more efficient, affordable and personable system for urgent care patients. Doctors Express walk-in medical centers are sweeping across the country as America’s first nationally branded urgent care centers. Much like an emergency room, Doctors Express is an urgent care facility with physicians on staff. Doctors Express provides state-of-the-art treatment for acute illness, trauma and sports injuries (including minor surgical procedures) and has on-site laboratory and digital x-ray service. Pre-employment physicals, drug screening and treatment of work related injuries are also available to local employers. For more information, visit

About Ensignâ„¢

The Ensign Group, Inc.’s independent operating subsidiaries provide a broad spectrum of skilled nursing and assisted living services, physical, occupational and speech therapies, home health and hospice services, and other rehabilitative and healthcare services for both long-term residents and short-stay rehabilitation patients at 102 facilities, three hospice companies and four home health businesses in California, Arizona, Texas, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa and Nebraska. More information about Ensign is available at

About DocuTAP

DocuTAP began in May of 2000 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Since its inception, the company has seen impressive growth and serves a national customer base. DocuTAP’s innovative workflow solution leads the industry in its level of integration and in its user-friendly, intuitive design that functions the way physicians think and practice. DocuTAP partners with customers to provide integrated EMR and practice management software, hardware, implementation and support in one powerfully simple turnkey solution. With unique, easy to use technology designed for urgent care, clinics can complete an entire patient visit from online check-in through billing in less time than ever. DocuTAP takes a partnership approach over the entire product lifecycle to ensure customer success. More information about DocuTAP and the other services they provide can be found at