Partnership yields ‘meaningful use' program for dentists

iMedicor has entered into an agreement with Careington International, one of the largest dental networks in the U.S., to provide iMedicor's "meaningful use" consulting services to providers within the Careington dental community who qualify under Medicaid guidelines for federal incentive funding.

The alliance will launch two programs to benefit the national dental community and accelerate the pace of paper-to-digital adoption at the clinical level, the companies noted.

The first program will be the registration of qualified Careington providers to enroll in the process of meaningful use compliance. The second program, scheduled to begin in early 2013, will invite Careington's network of 220,000 dentists to subscribe to iMedicor's SocialHIE. While only a Medicaid-qualified practice is a candidate for meaningful use consulting, the SocialHIE network advantages are available to every practice, the companies noted.

SocialHIE is the first information exchange platform to offer secure messaging services within a social/professional networking architecture, according to iMedicor. SocialHIE enables users to transmit and share information such as patient data, test results and images within a secure, HIPAA-compliant environment -- even between disparate electronic health record (EHR) systems.

For its services to Careington providers, iMedicor will receive an upfront consulting fee for each client practice and a percentage of the incentive funds received by all providers during the six-year disbursement period. For SocialHIE adoption, there will be an initial free-trial period of use for the entire Careington community, after which full-service subscriptions will be available for a low monthly fee of $35 per provider.

"With all of the confusion and misinformation in the healthcare market regarding the selection of electronic records systems and qualifications for Medicaid dentists, our alliance with iMedicor will add clarity and lead to a significant increase in the amount of incentive funds being distributed to the dental community," said Greg Rudisill, Careington senior VP of strategic partnerships.

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