Emdat Teams Up With Health Story Project to Enable Physicians' Use of Dictated Patient Information With Electronic Medical Records

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Emdat is now a member at the Promoter level of the Health Story Project, an alliance of technology companies, healthcare providers and industry associations that develop and promote standards that support the flow of information between narrative documents and electronic medical records. The initiative aims to help providers improve adoption of EMRs and assist in meeting federal “meaningful use” requirements.

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As a provider of transcription software and data storage to thousands of medical transcription companies and healthcare providers around the globe, Emdat is well situated to provide meaningful insights for the critical work Health Story is doing

Emdat, a world leader in online-based medical transcription software, is taking on a leadership role with the Health Story Project, an alliance of technology companies, healthcare providers and industry associations. Health Story develops and promotes standards that support the flow of information between narrative documents and electronic medical record systems (EMRs).

Emdat made the announcement in conjunction with its annual user conference held this year Dec. 9 through 11 in New Orleans. Emdat joins the Health Story Project at the highest membership level in the organization, Promoter status, which includes Fortune 500 healthcare firms and several prominent industry associations.

“As a provider of transcription software and data storage to thousands of medical transcription companies and healthcare providers around the globe, Emdat is well situated to provide meaningful insights for the critical work Health Story is doing,” said Randy Olver, Emdat CEO. “We believe in the potential of EMRs to revolutionize healthcare and have seen that a truly integrated transcription solution is a lynchpin in EMR adoption, ongoing use, accuracy and depth.”

As part of advancing Health Story goals, Emdat leaders will provide strategic direction for the project, speak at industry events, serve as media spokespeople and continue sculpting its technologies in accordance with the project’s standards.

“Emdat’s direct commitment to Health Story supports further development of specifications for the transfer of information from narrative document types directly to EMR systems,” said Health Story executive committee member Nick van Terheyden, MD, Chief Medical Officer of M*Modal. “The efforts of companies like Emdat are further evidence of the industry’s readiness to make interoperability a fact of life and to support providers in achieving federal meaningful use requirements.”

In addition to Web-based transcription solutions, Emdat uses the M*Modal platform for voice understanding technology that translates physician dictation in real-time into a searchable, structured document. Emdat developers work with EMR providers to ensure transcribed data is fluidly incorporated. Its mission is to provide medical transcription service organizations (MTSOs) and healthcare providers a fully managed software suite to collect, store and move data with no up-front software costs or maintenance fees.

ABOUT HEALTH STORY
The Health Story Project is an alliance of healthcare vendors, providers, and associations that pool resources through a rapid-development initiative to produce data standards for the flow of information between common types of healthcare documents and electronic medical records. Health Story has an Associate Charter Agreement with Health Level Seven. Over the previous three years, Health Story developed seven technical implementation guides using HL7’s Clinical Document Architecture (CDA). Visit http://www.healthstory.com for more information.

ABOUT EMDAT
Emdat, Inc. (http://www.emdat.com), based in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, provides medical facilities and transcription service providers with flexible, seamless and cost-efficient solutions for fully managing medical transcription. Emdat provides one of the world’s leading transcription solutions serving more than 2,000 medical facilities throughout the United States and a network of hundreds of medical transcription companies around the globe.

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