Health information technology vendors have announced new products, services and initiatives in recent days. Among them:

* A new vendor, Stat Health Services Inc., is offering online consultations with emergency physicians to address common, minor medical conditions. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company is marketing its STAT DOCTORS service to employers to offer to employees. It does not presently accept insurance plans. The employer pays a fee for each enrolled member and a consultation costs $50, which the employer may pay in whole or split with the member. Consultations are conducted via phone, the phone and a Web site connection, or via Web cams. Prescriptions if needed are electronically sent to the patient's pharmacy of choice. More information is available at

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