Healthcare informatics developer RemedyMD said that beginning September 1 this year it will offer free licenses for its specialty-specific electronic health record (EHR) and practice management software to its ambulatory practice customers and their patients.
Earlier this year, the Salt Lake City-based firm released its Mosaic platform, a predictive informatics tool that combines EHR and genomic data and tracks outcomes from each intervention event to determine the effectiveness of treatment.
The company said that although it will offer the electronic data collection applications at no charge to its clients; it will continue to charge for its predictive informatics tools.
"This is an effort to provide an economic incentive to collect better data in order to drive better outcomes," said Michael Malone, president and chief operating officer of RemedyMD. "When more practices start using electronic systems to capture data, using our technology to recognize patterns in the data and take preemptive action becomes much more powerful. Without more data it would be as though we had built the most sophisticated airport in existence but only three planes were landing each day."