10 EHR Vendors Pledge Patient Records Access Within Months

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently challenged electronic health records vendors to have their systems support patients viewing, downloading and transmitting their health information by the 2013 HIMSS Conference in March.

View/download/transmit is an EHR functional requirement under Stage 2 of the meaningful use program. Four vendors initially took the pledge and the count now is up to 10. They are: Alere Wellogic, Allscripts, athenahealth, AZZLY, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Greenway Medical Technologies, Intellicure, NextGen and SOAPware.

Vendors taking the challenge can Tweet their pledge to #VDTnow.

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