AMA makes progress on IT services platform

The American Medical Association is busy lining up partners for a new IT marketplace for physicians that will include EMR offerings. It announced a deal with UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Ingenix to offer the Ingenix CareTracker, a web-based EMR system, on the new online platform and a separate deal with Dell to provide consulting and support services to physician.

The yet-to-be-named AMA platform is scheduled for launch later this year. Now being beta-tested in Michigan, the platform will offer a variety of products and services to help physicians improve their practices.

According to InformationWeek, Dell initially will provide consulting and support for e-prescribing and CPOE, addressing the first wave of federal criteria for meaningful use.

For more:
- read the AMA/Ingenix news release
- check out the InformationWeek article