Vendors named for electronic medical records program
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —The Indiana Health Information Technology Extension Center (I-HITEC) has chosen three software vendors to work with and assist I-HITEC in its goal of helping the state's primary care healthcare providers adopt an electronic health record and achieve meaningful use.
I-HITEC, funded by a $12 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant, will assist healthcare providers in selecting and implementing health information technology software.
The center will aid Indiana small practices of 10 or fewer healthcare providers, community health centers, federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics.
The software vendors selected are athenahealth Inc., Boston; iSALUS Healthcare, Indianapolis; and MDLand, New York.
I-HITEC vetted more than 200 vendors. The three native web vendors were chosen for their ability to meet the needs of small and/or rural healthcare providers. The vendors have agreed to provide preferred pricing and terms, and they are working toward a definitive agreement with I-HITEC.
I-HITEC is administered by Purdue's Healthcare Technical Assistance Program (TAP). HealthcareTAP is one of 60 nonprofit organizations nationwide that are receiving ARRA funding to help meet a goal of having all healthcare providers use electronic health information technology by 2014.
I-HITEC began operations in April and is accepting healthcare providers into the program. Information and sign-up is available at https://www.switch.purdue.edu/
The center will help healthcare providers choose a vendor and will provide technical assistance as they implement the technology and achieve meaningful use.
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