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Acumen to Provide Cloud Computing Services in Support of Electronic Health Records

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February 19, 2010

Acumen to Provide Cloud Computing Services in Support of Electronic Health Records

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor


The United States Department of Health & Human Services - Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has selected Acumen Solutions to provide a cloud-computing customer relationship management and project management solution.

 
To support the nationwide upgrade of the Health IT infrastructure, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has allocated funding for medical providers to deploy Electronic Health Record systems.
 
And, ONC has been given the task of encouraging the adoption of health information technology. In addition, it has to promote nationwide Health Information Exchange to improve health care.
 
ONC is developing a network of Regional Extension Centers to “effectively” distribute available grants into the market. The grant is expected to provide regionalized support to medical providers for the selection and deployment of an EHR solution.
 
In order to track, manage and report on this effort, Acumen Solutions plans to implement a cloud computing CRM and Project Management solution from Salesforce.com. Across all REC, the solution will be used, according to company officials.
 
Company officials said that the solution will enable RECs to manage all interactions with medical providers related to their selection and implementation of an EHR solution.
 
The company is supporting ONC as they embark upon this critical project to improve the nation’s Health IT infrastructure, said Marty Young, managing director at Acumen Solutions. “By choosing a cloud computing platform ONC is leading the way in innovation.”
 
Young said that the company has been selected for its demonstrated ability to help Federal Agencies weave cloud computing strategies into their enterprise architecture as well as for its strong background in the healthcare industry.
 
Acumen Solutions is a business and technology consulting firm that specializes in bringing cloud computing solutions to government agencies and large enterprises. It is a select consulting partner of Salesforce.com (News - Alert) supporting Federal Agencies such as Census, DoD, GSA, IRS, SEC, and TSA with solutions for case and constituent management, call centers, CRM, grants management and more. 

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney







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