Apria set to launch e-CMNs

Sunday, February 29, 2004

March 1, 2004

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Two weeks after AAHomecare announced the launch of its new e-CMN initiative with Trac Medical and bConnected, Apria Healthcare has signed a deal with the new joint venture that should enable the country’s largest HME supplier to start transmitting e-CMNs by the end of next month.

As one of two architects that insisted on a suite of standards for any industry-wide solution, Apria has been preparing to move forward aggressively with an e-CMN solution as soon as AAHomecare sanctioned an e-CMN product.

Just how quickly Apria converts from paper to electronic CMNs, however, is uncertain since it takes two to tango.

“The doctors have to adopt it, and the only way they’ll adopt it is if it’s easy for them to use,” said George Suda, executive vice president of information services at Apria.