SOURCE: iMedicor

November 30, 2010 07:30 ET

Patient Access Solutions Inc. and iMedicor Inc. Announce Agreement With Federally Recognized New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC)

Agreement Will Help Area Providers Achieve Meaningful Use of EHRs; (Electronic Health Records Systems) Improve Business Operations and Practice Management Workflow

DENVILLE, NJ--(Marketwire - November 30, 2010) - PATIENT ACCESS SOLUTIONS INC. (PINKSHEETS: PASO) AND IMEDICOR INC. (OTCBB: VMCI), a New Jersey/New York based, healthcare IT consulting firm with a demonstrated track record of providing critical IT support for clinical and financial applications to the healthcare industry, today announced a partnership with New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC). Under the terms of the agreement, Patient Access Solutions, Inc. and iMedicor, Inc. will act as a health IT consultant and collaborate with NJ-HITEC in its efforts to promote meaningful use of EHRs among New Jersey-based providers.

Organized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT), NJ-HITEC has been established to provide technical assistance, guidance, resources and information to accelerate provider adoption and support the meaningful use of EHRs. Patient Access Solutions and iMedicor, under the direction of NJ-HITEC, will work to assist the state's providers in their use of health information technology through targeted outreach, one-on-one consultation and user support.

"Patient Access Solutions and iMedicor have the expertise to help physicians enhance care delivery, improve patient outcomes and achieve meaningful use by providing support and strategic direction as these individuals prepare for, select and ultimately implement EHR's," said Bill O'Byrne, executive director, NJ-HITEC. "We are committed to providing assistance to our state's primary care providers serving at-risk populations in a cost-effective manner so that they can further their adoption of health information technology." 

As part of the partnership, Patient Access Solutions and iMedicor will provide the following services:

  • Support to help practices understand how to deploy technology in a way that complies with meaningful use standards;
  • Join in clinical and administrative workflow examination to ensure each organization leverages the technology to its full potential.
  • Work closely with each physician practice in order to assess their current network infrastructure and determine their needs for the future.

NJ-HITEC and its partners like Patient Access Solutions, Inc. and iMedicor, Inc. will work with an estimated 5,000 priority primary care providers in New Jersey to meet meaningful use standards within the next two years.

"This is an extremely important opportunity and we look forward to partnering with NJ-HITEC and primary care providers in New Jersey. PAS Health and iMedicor will work closely with the primary care practices to successfully implement information technology in their practices," said Bruce Weitzberg, CEO of Patient Access Solutions. "Beyond achieving meaningful use, this collaboration offers the New Jersey primary care physicians a chance to transform their organizations through the use of clinical and administrative technologies, resulting in more favorable clinical outcomes, improved workflow and enhanced financial performance," said Fred Zolla, CEO of iMedicor.

About NJ-HITEC
New Jersey - Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) is a federally recognized Regional Extension Center located on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The sole purpose of NJ-HITEC is to assist New Jersey primary care providers in the successful adoption, implementation and use of electronic health records systems and to become meaningful users of those healthcare technologies, in order to deliver quality care improvements to New Jersey residents throughout the state.

About Patient Access Solutions, Inc.
Patient Access Solutions, Inc. (PAS) is a Healthcare Solutions Company which has created a formidable array of technology, resources and allies to enable it to become an agent of radical change in what has traditionally been a slowly evolving healthcare information technology environment. The Company's products are designed to allow health care providers an easy migration to the EMR environment. PAS offers customizable and cost-effective healthcare IT implementation services for the healthcare industry. Established in 2006 and headquartered in New York with offices in New Jersey and Florida, We help clients achieve business leadership objectives by lowering cost and maximizing performance of their Clinical and businesses IT systems while improving patient care. EHR implementation, service support and training is a key specialty.

About iMedicor, Inc.
iMedicor's HIPAA compliant, secure, core technology platform has become the basis for its National Healthcare Communications Network (NHCN). NHCN is the only HIPAA-compliant solution for interoperable health information exchange (HIE) that offers a variety of related services to healthcare providers and patients. The iMedicor portal enables physicians, administrators and other qualified healthcare professionals to exchange medical records, files and images in a HIPAA compliant environment and allows disparate EMR (electronic medical record) systems to integrate and share data. iMedicor also delivers important information on new drugs and treatments to its members as well as the members of its syndicated partners through their ClearLobby platform. More information on iMedicor is available at www.imedicor.com  

The statements contained herein, other than historical information, are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements and involve factors, risks, and uncertainties that may cause actual results in future periods to differ materially from such statements. These factors, risks, and uncertainties include market acceptance of iMedicor's products and services; the nonexclusive and terminable-at-will nature of certain of the company's partnerships and agreements; rapid technological change affecting demand for our products and services; competition from companies providing similar products and services, availability of sufficient financial resources to enable us to expand our operations, as well as other risks detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Investor and Media Contact:
    Craig Stout
    Chief Operating Officer
    iMedicor, Inc.
    (845) 356-5211
    cstout@vemics.com

    Press Contact:
    Patient Access Solutions, Inc.
    866-280-1156