Are you Ready for EHR?

Did you know that your Healthcare organization can receive up to $60,000 for meaningful use of a Electronic Health Records System? Not only must organizations adopt an EHR system but must also be able to demonstrate meaningful use. Meaning Full Use can be defined by one of the following use cases The use of a certified EHR in a meaningful manner, such as e-prescribing. The use of certified EHR technology for electronic exchange of health information to improve quality of health care. The use of certified EHR technology to submit clinical quality and other measures. In a nutshell providers must be able to show how their implementation has improved patient care using qualitative and quantitative measures. Providers have until 2015 to implement an EHR system or their Medicare payments will be penalized up to 3 Percent. EHR is a great tool to increase patient care and retention in your healthcare organization. Links: Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology