Kodak and MedCo Data are teaming up to offer a service that will definitely be of need as the push to adopt electronic medical records continues:

Launched in late June at the TechData Technology Solutions Tour, the Patient Chart Scanning Solution uses Kodak Capture Pro Software and Kodak Scanners to capture data from patient charts and transfer it automatically into MedCo Data Vault — a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant product — where the information can be stored and accessed as needed.

The data will be stored in HL7 format, considered the gold standard for interoperability between health records as defined by the “meaningful use” criteria – helping practices qualify for stimulus funding.

Source: Information Week