Ingenix Inc. and Allscripts have joined a growing number of electronic health records vendors in guaranteeing that their products will comply with meaningful use requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The vendors also have launched new financing programs.

Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Ingenix is offering interest free loans from OptumHealth Bank. Both entities are subsidiaries of UnitedHealth Group. Integrated practice management software also is eligible for interest free financing. Ingenix will guarantee the EHR will comply with meaningful use requirements and will offer clients assistance to use the tools. The company will waive EHR subscription fees until clients qualify for incentives.

Chicago-based Allscripts is offering a financing program with no payments for software for the first six months of EHR purchases, as well as new procedures to speed implementation. The company will waive up to 12 months of monthly support fees if a client's EHR fails to meet certification criteria.

More information is available at ingenix.com and allscripts.com.

Other vendors with meaningful use incentive payment guarantees include athenahealth Inc., ChartLogic Inc., e-MDs Inc., GE Healthcare, Medsphere Systems Corp., NextGen Healthcare Information Systems Inc., Noteworthy Medical Systems Inc., Practice Fusion and SourceMedical.

--Joseph Goedert

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