With the federal incentive program for electronic health records well underway, hundreds of companies are selling EHRs. InformationWeek Healthcare has cut through the noise and identified a dozen vendors worth watching.
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Products: For physician offices: 4medica Ambulatory Cloud iEHR. For hospitals: 4medica Inpatient Cloud iEHR.
Why You Should Watch: With a background in connectivity, 4medica's strength is in health information exchange. In this spirit, the Culver City, Calif.-based vendor has tightly integrated HIE with its EHR, a product fittingly called iEHR, for integrated electronic health record. The software-as-a-service iEHR, launched at HIMSS10, offers a centralized view of patient data from multiple facilities and care settings. It is available as a complete inpatient or outpatient EHR or as modular add-on that provides HIE functionality to other vendors' systems, a key piece of Meaningful Use.