BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ — In its
continuing efforts to help the health care industry accelerate the
use of electronic medical records, Verizon is expanding its Medical
Data Exchange platform to allow more types of digital patient
health data to be shared.
Verizon Medical Data Exchange facilitated
transcriptionist-to-physician and physician-to-physician
sharing of dictated notes – itself a significant step in the
adoption of electronic medical records. The expanded offering
now enables a wider range of health care providers – from
large health systems to rural hospitals to small physician
practices – to securely and privately share additional
digital records such as X-rays and lab results.
To help enable this transition, Verizon is introducing new IT
consulting services that are well-suited to meet the needs of
providers that can now use the Medical Data Exchange. These
professional services will help members of the exchange quickly
leverage the nationally available platform as more providers
increasingly embrace electronic medical records.
“The Verizon Medical Data Exchange is a first-of-its-kind
platform and another important step in realizing the promise of a
truly digitized health care system in the U.S.,” said Peter
Tippett, vice president – technology and innovation, Verizon
Business. “The expanded capabilities of our data exchange
will help accelerate the shift from paper-based to electronic-based
medical records, and in the process help speed patient diagnoses
and drive productivity and cost efficiency throughout the U.S.
health care system.”