Verizon beefs up its medical data exchange service capabilities

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has responded to the health care industry's movement to electronic medical records by expanding its Medical Data Exchange platform to will allow more types of digital patient health to be shared.

While the Verizon Medical Data Exchange helped move the electronic medical trend forward by allowing transcriptionist-to-physician and physician-to-physician sharing of dictated notes, the expanded offering enables a wider range of health care providers to privately share additional digital records such as X-rays and lab results.

Current users of the Medical Data Exchange will now be able to access a new suite of IT consulting services and help them leverage the nationally available platform.

In tandem with the new features, three new medical-centric vendors have joined the Medical Data Exchange: Alert Notification, an emergency notification and health records provider; Amaji, a digital documentation service provider; NLP International Corp., a provider of natural language processing software; Tolven, a provider open-source health informatics software; ZyDoc Medical Transcription, a provider of medical knowledge-management solutions.

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