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GE Launches Program to Advance EMR Adoption

June 16, 2009
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As part of its $6 billion healthymagination initiative to improve the access, affordability and quality of healthcare, GE introduced Stimulus Simplicity, a program designed to facilitate EMR adoption, it says.

A joint offering of GE Healthcare and GE Capital, the company says its program contains two elements: a commitment to ensure the EMRs are certified, as well as an interest-free loan with deferred payments. GE says its Stimulus Simplicity program is designed to help physician offices and hospitals that invest in the company’s EMR solutions to achieve the full potential. GE’s financial services business, GE Capital, will provide the financing, with GE Healthcare providing its EMR product certification warranty.

The Hazard Clinic, a facility located in the Appalachian region of Eastern Kentucky, is among the first to qualify for the interest-free opportunity and will use the loan to purchase the Centricity EMR solution, says GE.

GE Capital says it expects to make approximately $100 million available for the program.



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