Technology company creates online community for healthcare providers seeking to adopt electronic health records

The technology firm CSC on Wednesday launched an online forum where physicians' offices and hospitals can learn more about how to meet federal standards governing the adoption of electronic health records (EHR). The launch comes one week after the Obama administration released regulations spelling out what constitutes "meaningful use" of the records, called for in last year's recovery act.

Falls Church-based CSC's Meaningful Use Community is billed as an open and interactive online community that will "provide an open forum for healthcare professionals to learn, connect and share guidance with others who have successfully implemented meaningful use of EHRs," according to a company statement.

Members will have "access to CSC experts and other industry leaders for advice and information about the federal government's criteria and insights on how to implement meaningful use of EHRs in a timely manner," according to the company. Healthcare professionals wishing to join can do so by visiting the forum's  website.