GE moving into the hosted EHR business

GE, which has been expanding its role in the healthcare IT industry in recent years--especially with last year's purchase of IDX--will begin remote hosting EMRs on a pilot basis in Texas and Wisconsin. The service, called Centricity Enterprise Remote Services, will first be used by Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in January 2007. GE will offer computerized order processing, nursing and physician documentation, electronic medication administration records (MAR), and patient management to smaller institutions. While ASP services have yet to catch on in health care, many observers believe that they are the obvious solution for smaller hospitals and physician practices.

- read this report from Wisconsin Technology Network