Skaneateles Falls, NY — Welch Allyn has partnered with Wavelength Information Services Inc (Wavelength) to offer its clients a new service designed to ease the process of selecting and preparing for an electronic health record (EHR) system.

Wavelength is a Maryland-based health care IT outsourcing and systems integration firm whose range of programs and services include system implementation, integration, networking, optimization, project management, programming, custom reporting, education, and knowledge transfer expertise.

Wavelength clients will be introduced to the EHR Prep-Select tool, customized for Wavelength by Welch Allyn. The program systematically guides physician practices through the complex EHR preparation and selection process by offering a mix of expert consulting, an easy-to-follow 10-step project plan, and an online tool that addresses the challenges associated with selecting an EHR vendor.

"Preparing for and selecting an EHR is a complex process full of unknown twists and turns," said Jay Mangicaro, senior global category manager, Professional Services, at Welch Allyn. "The process is even more challenging for small primary care practices that are the focus of REC EHR adoption efforts. The Welch Allyn EHR Preparation and Selection program offers a proven, step-by-step, Web-based solution for this difficult project. By partnering with Welch Allyn for the customized EHR Prep-Select tool, Wavelength is able to not only provide primary care and specialty practices with this valuable selection service, but ultimately it will leverage Wavelength staff to help more practices achieve ‘meaningful use’ requirements and secure HITECH stimulus incentives."

Welch Allyn also said that it will be collaborating with Wavelength on several marketing initiatives to introduce and educate members on the value of the EHR Prep-Select Service.

SOURCE: Welch Allyn