Medical e-Records companies see positive trend

Pulse Systems and MedAppz, both Wichita electronic health records companies, are expecting business to be good in 2010, thanks to health care reform and Medicare incentives.

The federal government is allocating billions to help health care practitioners make the switch to electronic health records over the next few years. Electronic records can help reduce health care costs and mistakes as providers are able to share information more easily.

Basil Hourani, president and CEO of Pulse Systems, estimates that electronic health records companies have a potential market of 750,000 customers between now and 2015.

"I think 2010 will be the first year of this expansion, but it will continue for many years," he said.

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