Q: So What are EMRs and how can they help my practice?
A: EMR stands for Electronic Medical Records. Adding an EMR program to your practice allows you to improve efficiency, keep more comprehensive records, and help your bottom line by providing a streamlined, computer based charting solution. Contact us for more information and a free consultation!
Economic Stimulus And HIE Information
HIE - Illinois Health Information Exchange Information:
The Illinois Health Information Exchange December 2012 Newsletter for Providers and Professionals has been released. Follow the link below to view and/or download this month’s newsletter, which features exciting updates on the ILHIE implementation and other projects currently underway, as well as 2013 pricing for ILHIE Direct Secure Messaging.
Link to the Illinois Health Information Exchange website: http://www.hie.illinois.gov/
The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides significant incentives for physicians and other providers to tap into the power of electronic health records (EHRs). The health information technology (IT) funding in the economic stimulus package is designed to accelerate EHR use and ultimately enhance the efficiency, quality and safety of care. Physicians, hospitals and health systems may be eligible to benefit from the incentives, whether through first-time deployment of EHRs or completion of existing health IT projects.
While much remains to be finalized regarding the health IT incentives, these details are known:
The legislation contains significant financial incentives, grants and loans to accelerate the adoption of health IT, including up to $44,000-$64,000 per physician and $2-8 million per hospital.
The legislation has specific timelines associated with meaningful use of EHRs. Funds become available for physicians Jan. 1, 2011 and for hospitals Oct. 1, 2010.
Funding and incentives are tied to meaningful use of certified technology systems.
More information is available at Mckesson's Website: http://sites.mckesson.com/doctors/
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