AMA Enters Health IT Partnerships
The American Medical Association has made deals with computer retailer Dell, and Ingenix, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, to "help physicians adopt and implement electronic health records", the Chicago Tribune reports. The terms of the deals were not released, but one part of the arrangement with Ingenix will be to offer doctors a Web-based medical record system called CareTracker. "The federal stimulus bill signed into law last year by President Barack Obama allows physicians to begin receiving more than $40,000 in Medicare payments over five years beginning in 2011 for implementing an electronic health record system" (Japsen, 3/3).
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