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Medical Informatics Engineering to provide worksite EHR technology

05/21/2010

Concentra has selected Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) to help manage electronic health records (EHR) and employee health portal services for clients at our more than 250 worksite health centers. MIE's WebChart Enterprise Health EHR system is the latest addition to our worksite service offerings, which also include primary care services, wellness programs, and personal coaching.

To date, WebChart Enterprise Health has been implemented at five Concentra worksite locations, with more slated for implementation throughout 2010. WebChart offers a flexible suite of health information products that we use to support our service delivery model, allowing for each implementation to accommodate the specific needs of our client.

"MIE stood out from other EHR vendors due to their considerable experience in and firsthand knowledge of the occupational and primary health care IT space," said Bill Lewis, M.D., Concentra senior vice president of medical operations. "MIE's web-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) EHR model allows for integration with other employer and employee health systems, and is easily customized to meet the needs of our clients in a wide range of industries and backgrounds."

Through MIE's WebChart Enterprise EHR, Concentra clients can give their employees access to send health information to the worksite health center prior to a visit. Employees can also perform online what used to be phone- or paper-based: scheduling visits, reviewing lab results, answering health-related questionnaires, and reporting work-related injuries and illnesses. Medical information documented in the EHR during a clinical encounter can then be synced to the employee's portal page, or shared with a personal health record (PHR) solution like Google Health, Microsoft HealthVault, or NoMoreClipboard.com.

"MIE's versatile EHR module provides a user-friendly interface for a diverse group of employer stakeholders, including employees, supervisors, and health care providers. This leads to improved productivity and communication between all parties," added Lewis.

"Medical Informatics Engineering is honored to work with an organization like Concentra that is dedicated to improving the health of America's employees and reducing the cost of health care for employers," said Peter Norder, executive vice president of MIE. "Concentra's impressive focus on streamlining the delivery of health care and measuring the benefits of improved patient care, through more than 250 workplace health clinics in the U.S., aligns exceptionally well with MIE's mission to put employers and employees at the center of their own health care."

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