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Type of site
|Social network service|
|Created by||Vemics, Inc.|
The iMedicor Web portal, which went live on October 10, 2007, is online personal health data exchange and secure messaging portal for physician collaboration, community and referrals. iMedicor reached its 32,000th physician registration on December 12, 2007. It has been discussed in such journals as Healthcare Informatics, Advance for Health Information Professionals, Virtual Medical Worlds, and Highway Hypodermics among others and received positive review by the Internet journal Medgadget.
The portal's proprietary HIPAA-compliant technology and ability to enable health providers to exchange medical record data, documentation and images distinguish it from chat-room-style portals for the medical community. The launch of iMedicor’s portal coincides with the entrance of Microsoft's Healthvault and Google Health into the personal health record space.
iMedicor has a proprietary HIPAA-compliant interface. HIPAA, which stands for the American Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, is a set of strict rules to be followed by doctors, hospitals and other health care providers concerning the handling and privacy protection of vital patient medical data. Violations can result in serious fines or, in extreme cases, imprisonment.
On November 20, 2007, the iMedicor portal was given a positive review by Medgadget, the influential Internet Journal of Emerging Medical Technologies. The journal said that iMedicor is "strikingly different" from other medical networks such as iMedExchange and Sermo. Medgadget also stated, "The service behaves more like a typical email provider and a file sharing site, lumped together with a social network for clinicians."