EMR provider SRS, based in Montvale, N.J., is collaborating with UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Ingenix (Eden Prairie, Minn) to provide physicians' practices with a Web-based practice management (PM) and scheduling system from Ingenix that is fully integrated with the SRS hybrid electronic medical record (EMR). The product will be co-branded as the SRS CareTracker PM, powered by Ingenix, and will be serviced and supported by SRS. The integrated system will combine clinical and business workflows into one comprehensive system that saves staff time and create efficiencies. SRS's OpenPath technology will enable easy "plug-and-play" installation.
SRS will also offer a migration path to Ingenix's Web-based CareTracker EHR (electronic health record) system. Ingenix guarantees CareTracker will deliver the capabilities necessary for physicians to demonstrate meaningful use of health IT under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). By providing an option to migrate seamlessly to an alternative system, SRS is giving physicians greater flexibility in their health IT decisions and alleviating concerns about future mandates to use an EHR that supports meaningful use.