iMedicor, Inc. (OTC: VMCI) is a national provider of comprehensive secure communications solutions for the healthcare community. iMedicor SocialHIE™ offers physicians and other healthcare professionals the use of a HIPAA-compliant communications network that addresses current federal standards for security and Interoperability. iMedicor also serves as one of the country’s leading Meaningful Use consultants to assist doctors and dentists with conversion from paper to electronic health records (EHRs) and qualifying under Medicare and Medicaid guidelines for Federal Incentive Funding.
Our company began operations in July of 2001 to offer a next generation video conferencing system that simulated a “live” classroom/meeting. The success of this system led to the development of high quality continuing medical education programming.
Through those ventures, and as our understanding of the medical field grew, we realized that our technology could be utilized to better serve the healthcare community. We therefore conceptualized iMedicor as a social community portal - similar to Facebook or YouTube - that would allow physicians to communicate in a HIPAA-compliant environment via the Internet.
We looked at how other portals served their consumer communities and created a comprehensive list of features that would attract physicians; and we tested the idea in the marketplace…mostly at medical conventions and conferences. We met with officials of many medical societies and were told unanimously that we should focus on “fixing” the communications issues within the healthcare world.
Today, doctors cannot use the Internet to the extent that many other professionals in the business world can because of HIPAA regulations that protect the security of patients’ personal health records. We set out to understand those regulations and how they would govern the online delivery of digital medical records. We have used that information to create a compelling group of services that can be easily adopted at a reasonable cost by physicians and healthcare organizations throughout the country.
To complete the cycle, with the release of iMedicor V3.0 scheduled for April 2013, iMedicor will include the NHIN Direct Project Solutions as part of its communication and transport service. iMedicor will then represent the only social network for healthcare professionals coupled with a Health Information Exchange that is HIPAA-compliant and includes the national standards for interoperability between disparate EHR, HIS and HIE systems.