MedLink International, Inc. (OTCBB: MLKNA) (FRANKFURT: WM6B), an Electronic Health Record provider based in Islandia, NY, announced that Mr. Ray Vuono, Chief Executive Officer of MedLink, presented to the Suffolk County Legislature Health and Human Services Committee on March 1, 2007 in Hauppauge, NY.
Mr. Vuono touched on some of the following issues during his presentation to the committee including:
-- 98,000 deaths per year due to ineffective Health Data Sharing. -- $75 - $250 billion per year wasted on costly duplicate testing and unnecessary hospitalization. -- Natural Disaster recovery plan (Hurricane Katrina), the importance of a comprehensive plan as Long Island is the 3rd most likely location in the U.S. mainland to be hit by a major hurricane after Louisiana and Florida. -- The benefits of a fully retrievable patient record encompassing all health interactions across disparate networks.
There have been steps taken on a government level recently in the state of New York such as New York State Governor George Pataki recently announcing the availability of $52,875,000 in grant funding to advance Healthcare IT on a regional level and New York City Mayor Bloomberg announcing $20,000,000 in funds for NY physicians to adopt EHRs. These announcements have emphasized the importance of interoperable Healthcare IT and Mr. Vuono made the suggestion that Suffolk County seek to acquire some of these funds for the constituents of Suffolk County, and seek to create an EHR infrastructure for disaster recovery and laid out some of the following potential initiatives:
-- The centralization of Electronic Health Records with a county wide initiative -- Allow for Secure Integration of both Public and Private Facilities to share and access via the use of Electronic Health Records. -- Initiate programs for both mandatory and voluntary participation in the consolidation of health data both on a facility and individual patient basis. -- Building an integrated health information infrastructure allowing clinicians access to critical health care information when treatment decisions are being made. -- Using health information technology to give consumers more access and involvement in health decisions. -- Expanding capacity for public health monitoring, quality of care measurement, and bringing research advances more quickly into medical practice.
About Medlink International, Inc:
The business of MedLink International, Inc. (OTCBB: MLKNA) (FRANKFURT: WM6B) is carried out through its flagship product, the MedLink VPN in conjunction with its proprietary MedLink EHR software. The MedLink Virtual Private Network allows subscribing doctors to securely communicate with other physicians and remotely access and retrieve patient records, lab results, X-Rays, CAT Scans and other Personal Health Information (PHI). The MedLink VPN incorporates several third party applications and the company has developed a state of the art Healthcare IT infrastructure on the MedLink VPN. The company also offers other products and services such as Medical Coding & Recovery, MedLink Scheduler, MedLink Billing, Secure Health Mail, Remote PACS, Health IT infrastructure and networking, document management, video conferencing and Optical Memory Cards for personal health records (PHR). The company has developed unique partnerships in the medical community and it utilizes those partnerships to market its products and services. The company website is www.medlinkus.com.
Contact: MedLink International, Inc. Jameson Rose (631) 342-8800 [email protected]
SOURCE: MedLink International, Inc.