NANUET, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iMedicor (OTCBB: VMCI) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with MaxMD to incorporate MaxMD's National Health Information Network (NHIN) Direct Project Solution within iMedicor's HIPAA-compliant Social Health Information Exchange (SocialHIE) Platform and act as a secure Health Information Service (HISP) Provider. As a result, hospitals, health information exchanges, physicians and other healthcare professionals who are members of iMedicor's SocialHIE will be able to not only send and receive secure messages within iMedicor's social networking architecture, but also to communicate in a secure environment with other physicians and professionals outside the network.
The NHIN Direct Project Solution assures that all point-to-point transactions of health information will adhere to the highest standards and specifications required by The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Now, with its advanced NHIN Direct service added to the core services of iMedicor's SocialHIE, any hospital, health information exchange or health organization can access the industry's first secure, social network coupled with a health information exchange that is low cost and quick to deploy, while addressing 100% of the ONC Meaningful Use requirements for interoperability between disparate electronic health record (EHR) systems.
"We are extremely pleased to have secured this contract with MaxMD," said Fred Zolla, iMedicor CEO. "The integration of the Direct Project software into the iMedicor SocialHIE platform will now allow for secure transmission of patient-specific data, including records, files, test results, images and other healthcare related information, both inside and outside our secure network, and give organizations with health information exchange requirements a low-cost alternative to the more expensive platforms."
"Our new association with iMedicor's SocialHIE allows MaxMD to extend its reach into the healthcare community as part of the secure social network established by iMedicor," added Scott Finlay, CEO and President of MaxMD. "We have great expectations that this new alliance will benefit those healthcare providers who are transitioning from a paper to an EHR system and facilitate the efficient and safe communication of patient-specific information."
iMedicor is a provider of comprehensive healthcare communications solutions that enable physicians and other healthcare professionals to optimize the use of technology in managing their practices and participating in the federally-mandated transition from paper to Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Through two primary services, iMedicor offers low-cost, easy-to-adopt solutions that can be tailored to the needs of individual practices or larger organizations:
- SocialHIE, the first information exchange platform to offer secure messaging services within a social/professional networking architecture. SocialHIE enables any physician, clinic or hospital to transmit and share information such as patient data, test results and images within a secure, HIPAA-compliant environment – and even between disparate EHR systems. SocialHIE also offers additional advantages such as community development, the ability to create private healthcare information exchange networks with patient specific information, and access to a vast catalog of accredited continuing medical education (CME) programs.
- Meaningful Use Consulting Services. iMedicor is qualified to assist primary care practices with EHR adoption and system integration, and to help them attain Meaningful Use and receive payment from the Federal Government for their compliance.
About the MaxMD:
MaxMD is a HISP and "Direct Project" solution providing secure email and digital signatures to the healthcare industry. Direct simplifies the complex process of encrypting and decrypting, and eliminates scanning and then shredding of paper documents. Direct is a quick and cost effective way to securely exchange structured and unstructured data between independent organizations and disparate systems through encrypted "push" technology.
Our products and API's are designed to deliver rapid and scalable implementation for HIEs, physicians, hospitals, and application service providers. The technology satisfies 100% of the technical safeguards and security standards of HIPAA, HITECH and Direct Project standards.
Our development criteria demands that products offer state-of-the-art data security, along with a short, shallow user learning curve and cost savings gained from a streamlined workflow. ePHI is never exposed to the internet. The result is uncompromised privacy and security in a comprehensive solution set that is sustainable, capital efficient and operationally ready for adoption today.
Healthcare organizations from over 30 countries and 22 business segments of the healthcare market use the full range of our secure web services.
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