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VZ Expands Medical Data Exchange to Include Broader Range of Patient Health Data

Verizon announced in a press release that it is expanding its Medical Data Exchange platform to allow more types of digital patient health data to be shared. The expanded services will now enables a wider range of health care providers to securely and privately share additional digital records such as X-rays and lab results. Previously, the service offered only transcriptionist-to-physician and physician-to-physician sharing of notes.

“The Verizon Medical Data Exchange is a first-of-its-kind platform and another important step in realizing the promise of a truly digitized health care system in the U.S.,” said Peter Tippett, vice president – technology and innovation, Verizon Business. “The expanded capabilities of our data exchange will help accelerate the shift from paper-based to electronic-based medical records, and in the process help speed patient diagnoses and drive productivity and cost efficiency throughout the U.S. health care system.”

The service is also increasing its membership by adding new organizations such as Alert Notification, a personalized emergency notification and health records provider; Amaji, a provider of digital clinical documentation services; NLP International Corporation, a provider of natural language processing software; Tolven Inc., a provider of open-source health informatics software solutions; and ZyDoc Medical Transcription, a provider of medical knowledge-management solutions.

These members join the founding members of the group, which include VerizonICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business; the Medical Transcription Industry Association; and medical transcription companies MD-ITMedQuist,MxSecureSten-Tel and Webmedx.

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