SOURCE: MedLink International, Inc.
October 04, 2010 11:28 ET
MedLink Announces Partnership With NHIN CONNECT
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) - MedLink (OTCBB: MLKNA), a leading provider of Electronic Health Records and healthcare IT interoperability solutions, announced today that it has been selected as an National Health Information Network (NHIN) CONNECT partner, which is a project aimed at providing all Americans with interoperable Health Records by promoting interoperability in the U.S. healthcare system. MedLink has been working in collaboration with other public and private participants in the healthcare IT community to develop CONNECT, which will enable secure electronic health data exchange among healthcare providers, insurers, government agencies and consumer services.
The CONNECT project was recently recognized by the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) with a prestigious 2010 Intergovernmental Solutions Award and the Wall Street Journal Innovation Award for Health IT.
CONNECT enables secure and interoperable electronic health information exchanges with other NHIN participating organizations, including federal agencies, state, tribal and local-level health organizations, and healthcare participants in the private sector. The NHIN will eventually be a vast network of public and private-sector organizations sharing information under clearly defined specifications, agreements and policies. More information about CONNECT can be found at http://www.connectopensource.org
Ray Vuono, President of MedLink, stated, "While EMRs are essential to improving care and reducing costs, EMRs alone will not meet the requirements of meaningful use and more specifically, will not improve the quality of care and reduce costs. A gap remains in the ability to connect healthcare participants for effective sharing of health information which is why MedLink has been an eager participant in the CONNECT project. By offering services that enable physicians to issue orders, access test results and share registration information right from their EMR or practice management system, MedLink gives health systems a competitive advantage and helps physicians meet meaningful use requirements."
MedLink is a healthcare IT company that provides the medical community with products and services designed to help create, manage, and share medical information. The company's flagship product, MedLink TotalOffice EHR 3.1, a CCHIT Certified® 08 Ambulatory EHR, provides physicians with full EHR and practice management functionality. For more information regarding MedLink's products and services, please visit www.medlinkus.com.
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