HDM, University to Test EHRs

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Health Data Management magazine have launched a new health care software testing facility.

Health Data Tech Labs will provide physicians and hospitals with expert, independent reviews of electronic health records software.  Reports evaluate installation and maintenance, system configuration, user training and "test drive" use-case scenarios. They also incorporate a unique self-evaluation process that enables professionals to match systems to their own specific requirements. The Tech Labs service will not certify EHRs as meeting meaningful use requirements. It is intended to help providers during the vendor selection process.

"With some 300 EHR packages to choose from, doctors and hospitals have a pressing need for guidance and insight," says John McCormick, editorial director of the group of publications that includes HDM. "Our reports are designed to help EHR decision-makers narrow their options and provide an independent review of a software package before they make a decision."

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