Insurance & Technology, August 10, 2010

UnitedHealth Group has launched several new initiatives designed to help providers adopt electronic health records. Its Ingenix division, which provides insurance IT services, has introduced CareTracker for Federally Qualified Health Centers, a cloud-based EHR system that integrates with a specially designed suite of administrative management services tailored to the specific challenges of these community health centers, according to a company release. Ingenix believes that this will support broader adoption of Meaningful Use compliant EHRs by health centers, it says. In addition, its UnitedHealthcare business is deploying nationally its performance-based contracting program, which provides outcomes-based financial incentives to physicians who have successfully adopted EHR systems that meet Department of Health and Human Services Meaningful Use criteria. The program previously was available only in selected regional markets.



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