Walmart Announces Intentions To Revolutionize Medical Records

March 12, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – Wal-Mart has decided to throw their hat into the ring of digital health records, in an attempt to take advantage of the new changes being imposed by the Obama administration, and the stimulus bill.

The well known superstore will be teaming up with companies such as Sam’s Club, Dell, and eClinicalWorks, in order to offer new software that would allow medical billing offices and health institutions to create digital health records that will boost the medical world into the technologically based era of today.

It will also offer a significantly cheaper service for keeping track of patients information, a fitting motive for the project, as Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club are both well known for being budget-friendly alternatives to more expensive brands and stores.

When asked to comment on the project, Marcus Osborne, a senior production manager for Wal-Mart commented:

“We’re a high-volume, low-cost company, and I would argue that mentality is sorely lacking in the health care industry.”


Comments

3 Responses to “Walmart Announces Intentions To Revolutionize Medical Records”

  1. Jeremy Engdahl-Johnson on March 12th, 2009 10:48 pm

    Wal-Mart announced that it would market electronic record systems to small physician practices, a group that has not adopted these systems as widely as integrated payer and provider groups such as the Veterans Administration and Group Health.
    This is not the first time Wal-Mart has provided a low-cost alternative in healthcare. Milliman principal and consulting actuary William Pollock recently published research about the market-changing success of Wal-Mart’s $4 generic prescription drug offering.

  2. Medical Billing Software on March 24th, 2009 12:28 pm

    This is a very interesting post onIT and health care joining together for maximum efficiency. I still believe that our private info should not be transferred digitally, only stored digitally and not connected to the web in anyway.

  3. Medical Billing Software on March 25th, 2009 11:40 am

    It is important to make sure that all of your medical records are safe and secure which is why I am thrilled that they are going to be turning all medical records into electronic medical records. I feel allot safer knowing that not just anyone who stumbles into the office can look through my medical records and steal all of my personal information.

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