AMA interactive tool helps docs identify HIT priorities

The American Medical Association's AMAGINE subsidiary has introduced an interactive online tool to help physicians identify their health IT priorities and see how those compare with their peers' objectives. AMAGINE, which operates a web-based platform with over 20 health IT products, also provides consulting help and discounts to physicians trying to get started with electronic health records and their component parts.

Physicians attending the AMA's annual meeting in Chicago this weekend can experience the "health IT index" at the AMAGINE booth. Users of the index can assign their priorities to several aspects of health IT, including electronic medical records, e-prescribing, care coordination, lab ordering and results, claims processing, clinical knowledge tools, and secure communications.

"Determining which health IT solutions will benefit your practice and allow you to qualify for federal incentives can be time consuming," AMA Board Secretary Steven J. Stack, MD, said in an announcement. "The health IT index helps physicians visualize their health IT priorities in minutes and compare those priorities with other physicians to begin crafting a plan to meet their goals."

The latest products to be added to the AMAGINE platform are DrFirst Rcopia-MU, WellCentive EHR-M, and DocSite Registry. According to the AMAGINE press release, all three will help physicians show Stage 1 Meaningful Use. DrFirst Rcopia-MU, an upgraded version of the company's e-prescribing system, is described as a "certified EHR."

To learn more:
- read the press release
- try the interactive tool 

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