Health Care Technology Vendor McKesson Offers Zero-Percent Financing for EHR

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Health care technology vendor McKesson has announced it will offer zero-percent financing for physician practices, available directly and through its reseller channel partners. The offer is intended to help McKesson customers implement electronic health records (EHR). It follows a bundling announcement between HP and McKesson and a zero-percent financing announcement from HP.

Heath care IT vendor McKesson is offering zero-percent financing for 12 months to help physician practices make the move now to take advantage of the economic stimulus package provisions for electronic health records (EHR).

The offer follows a collaboration announcement from McKesson and HP to offer prebundled packages of EHR and other software together with HP computers through channel partners to physician practices and hospitals. HP also announced the extension of a zero-percent financing program this week.

The McKesson offer allows physicians to choose from two options on selected EHR/practice management solutions—zero percent interest for 12 months with a 25 percent down payment, or a $1,000 cash rebate for the first provider with a $500 cash rebate for each additional provider in a practice.

The new program applies to McKesson’s EHR/practice management solutions for independent community physicians, including Practice Partner, Lytec MD and Medisoft Clinical solutions. McKesson said all solutions feature Bright Note Technology, which enables physicians to use their preferred method of charting to capture data in a single note and then synchronize that across the entire patient chart.

The zero-percent financing program will be offered both directly to McKesson customers and also through McKesson’s network of EHR-certified VARs.

"McKesson is making an investment in the success of physician practices," said David Henriksen, senior vice president of McKesson’s Physician Practice Solutions group, in a prepared statement. "From the underserved to the well-established, our goal is to provide a cost-effective way for community physicians to more easily acquire EHRs. Ultimately, we believe that will result in a safer, more efficient and more connected health care experience for all of us."

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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