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Free EHRs: Where Does the Data Go?

Posted by Nat Findlay on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

Nat_Findlay-CEO-Hello_HealthA number of myths have been circulated this past year about cloud-based EHR (electronic health records) systems — especially free cloud-based systems like Hello Health’s. Supposedly, there are hidden costs involved. And, it’s been claimed, these systems may have conflict-of-interest ties to the data that they disseminate.

It is claimed that physicians using free systems ask their patients to pay a fee to get special, preferred-access “concierge model” services from them that allegedly are unavailable to patients who don’t pay such fees. Because the systems are free for participating physicians, the implication is that this is a disreputable arrangement.

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Topics: health information technology, Electronic health record, free, cloud-based EHRs, big data in health care

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