It’s been a year and a half since we’ve profiled iMedicor, the secure healthcare portal and conduit for medical documents.
They’ve been quietly busy in the interim, choosing to develop their technology behind the scenes over growing their user base. When we talked with them in 2007, they touted iMedicor’s secure, HIPAA-compliant transmission of data as an alternative to fax and mail. But this week they announced their data conduit will work between disparate electronic medical record systems, essentially entering the field of regional health information exchange. In fact, they plan to answer the government mandate for an interoperable health infrastructure, all by themselves, for free:
"iMedicor, a Vemics Company VMCI, today announced the unveiling of its proprietary technology solution that addresses the long-standing and widespread inability of disparate Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems to communicate, collaborate and exchange medical records in a HIPAA compliant environment.
“Vemics iMedicor portal delivers on the Obama Administration’s call for a secure, interoperable health information infrastructure that will enable healthcare providers to become interconnected,” said Vemics chief executive officer Fred Zolla. “iMedicor’s technology facilitates the transfer of medical records and images between disparate Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems in real time, and provides the critical first step in allowing the healthcare community to communicate electronically through secure messaging specifically designed to compliment clinical workflow.”
iMedicor’s technology provides physicians, healthcare providers and patients with the capability of transporting medical records in a manner that eliminates the risk of them being intercepted or altered. The portal, which also provides physicians with a social and professional referral network and access to continuing medical education programs, is available to health care organizations, professionals and patients free of charge at www.imedicor.com…."
Yesterday we met with their leadership and talked about their technology, their approach to medical record storage and transmission, and their solution for the challenges of interoperability. Next week we’ll share what we learned, covering iMedicor’s interface, their tools for physicians, and their strategy to make money on this free service.