Kelly Services, Inc. moves into electronic healthcare records service

Troy-based Kelly Services, Inc. expands into electronic healthcare records service.

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To address the growing need for the restructuring of healthcare
records, Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) today
announced its Health Informatics service offering. Health Informatics
is the intersection of information science, technology and healthcare
and focuses on the application of computer information systems to
healthcare and public health providers.

In order to transform
the way the healthcare industry manages its data, information
technologists are creating a systematic approach to managing individual
medical records known as electronic healthcare records (EHR). EHR will
allow medical providers to access patients’ medical histories and
prescriptions nationwide.

Through the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, the U.S government has committed
significant funding ($20.6 billion) to medical care providers in an
effort to encourage adoption of Health Informatics to assist healthcare
providers and other entities in adopting and using electronic health
records. Healthcare providers must have a required EHR system in place
by 2011 to qualify for maximum incentive payments under the federal
economic stimulus package. Penalties will be enforced for non-adoption.

As
the move to Health Informatics continues, Kelly Services will supply
customized healthcare and IT staffing solutions to healthcare
organizations around the country to ensure that they are prepared for
the arrival of health informatics.

“With the cross-functional
demands of the Health Informatics transition, organizations will
benefit from a workforce solutions partner, such as Kelly, with the
breadth of service, specialization and local presence to meet their
current and evolving needs,” said Connie Gray, vice president of Kelly
Healthcare, a specialized service of Kelly Services, Inc.

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