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TMCNet:  IGI Health Providing Collaborative IT Solutions to the nation's leading REC

[December 14, 2012]

IGI Health Providing Collaborative IT Solutions to the nation's leading REC

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- NJ-HITEC, one of the nation's 62 Regional Extension Centers, announced today at the National ONC Conference, that in January 2013, they would be launching the NJ-HITEC members only portal. NJ-HITEC is tasked by the Office of National Coordinator, the federal entity charged with advancing health information technology for the nation, to assist primary care providers (PCP) as well as specialists and sub specialists in the timely delivery of high quality, cost-effective healthcare in the form of services that seamlessly guides them through the selection, adoption, and attainment of Meaningful Use in the implementation of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.

By utilizing IGI's ORBIT Solution Suite provider and channeled by the NJ-HITEC Members Only Portal. The Members Only portal is a new interactive, secure service that provides NJ-HITEC members access to unlimited data anytime and anywhere. Sharing information securely with other doctors; submitting data to CMS for eRx, PQRS, and Stage 2 Meaningful Use; storing important Meaningful Use documents for audit preparation; and accessing our Vendor Selection document database are a few examples of the information that NJ-HITEC's members can access. The goal is to have an icon on every members' desktop that will give the doctor an interactive connection to NJ-HITEC's private and secure Members Only portal to gain access to the expertise and guidance needed to be a "Meaningful User." "Our role is to work directly with providers to meet the challenges they face when working with and using health information technology in all aspects of their practices. Our only product is a satisfied doctor," said NJ-HITEC Executive Director BILL O'BYRNE. "We see this 'Members-Only portal' as a private and secure electronic environment where doctors can gain access to and use the various systems, applications and functions that are essential to effective and efficient use of Health IT and EHRs." About NJ-HITEC NJ-HITEC provides support and assistance to New Jersey's Primary Care Providers (PCPs) in the selection, implementation, and achievement of "Meaningful Use" of an ONC accredited Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. The organization was established in June 2010 by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) through a $23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009. NJ-HITEC is one of 62 federally designated Regional Extension Centers nationwide established to improve American healthcare delivery and patient care through the investment in health information technology.

To learn more, visit www.njhitec.org.

About IGI Health IGI Health is a woman owned, business enterprise, which provides collaborative health care IT and consulting solutions. These solutions enable patients, payers, providers, hospitals, consumers, vendors and employers to work together more effectively and raise the quality of care while driving costs down. IGI's "outside the box" approach, allows IGI to enhance and integrate existing systems without the need and expense to replace them.

To learn more, visit www.igihealth.com.

Media Contact: Brian ClasonIGI Health (732) 652-1525 brian.clason@igiusa.com SOURCE IGI Health

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