Dell to Offer Online Health Records

Dell has announced plans to go live this month with personal health records for as many of its 25,000 U.S. employees who want to use them. The company announced the initiative with WebMD April 10, at a health care forum attended by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt.”The widespread adoption of health information technology is a priority for Dell,” said Linda Rebrovick, vice president of Dell’s health care business. “We know improving health care is not just the responsibility of government.”

Rebrovick said Dell was one of the first and one of the largest employers in the country to offer employees free personal health records. IBM announced last November it would offer personal health records for its 133,000 U.S. employees.

The health record is to be populated on a regular basis from claims data, according to Dell officials. Dell teamed up with WebMD to develop the tool.


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