Telecommunications vendor Verizon thinks it has a way to get clinicians to use its Verizon Medical Data Exchange.

The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based company in January will begin issuing medical identity credentials at no cost to 2.3 million physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The credentials, according to Verizon, will meet HITECH Act requirements for strong identity credentials when accessing and exchanging patient information.

The credentials also can be used across health information technology applications and platforms, the company says. More information is available at

--Joseph Goedert


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