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EHR vendor announces free software for charity-driven care

A major EHR vendor has announced plans to give away $1 million worth of software to doctors who provide unreimbursed care to low-income patients. 

McKesson, a provider of electronic health record (EHR) software and other health IT products, has announced a new program to offer free software to doctors who provide charitable care for poor patients.

Physicians chosen for the program will receive a free 26-month license for McKesson Practice Choice, an integrated EHR and practice management system, which normally costs $399 per month per doctor. The company plans to offer the license to 100 doctors, for a total reward of $1,037,400.

A McKesson committee will choose physicians practicing in 10 cities with large poor populations: Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Miami, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Memphis and Newark.

To qualify for the program, physicians must:

  • Be primary care, internal medicine, family practice, gynecology or pediatric practitioners
  • Work in private practice (not hospital employed)
  • Work in a practice with no more than 10 doctors
  • Have a demonstrated history of providing unreimbursed care to low-income patients, and
  • Have high speed Internet access.

To learn more or apply, visit the programs’s website.

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