EHR - Electronic Health Records
Time is Ticking Away for
Physicians Who Plan to Convert to Electronic Health Records…
The American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the HITECH provisions within it provide incentives
to eligible healthcare providers who convert from paper medical records to
electronic health records within the next few years. The sooner you convert and
prove "meaningful use," the greater the potential incentive reimbursement you
Converting to electronic health
records can be overwhelming for many small healthcare practices, but if your
patient base is 30% or more Medicare or Medicaid, chances are you have
recognized that in order to sustain your practice’s long-term financial
viability you need to convert to EHR.
Physicians who fit the designation “eligible providers” can earn between $44,000
and $64,000 over 5 years if they are using EHR and are able to prove
“meaningful use” by 2012. Otherwise, government incentive
payments will decrease and eventually penalties will be instituted that will
decrease your Medicare and Medicaid revenue reimbursements.
Healthcare transformation is a
triple challenge - all within a
Change Management -
Technology change and cultural change
Meaningful Use - Government
requirements that must be met to prove “meaningful use” in order to receive
incentive compensation payments
IT Security / HIPAA Compliance - to protect
patient information and ensure data privacy
If you have a small medical
practice and don’t have a dedicated technology expert to support and guide you,
where do you start? What do you do? With over 400 potential EHR solutions to
choose from, how do you make the right decision?
ATIBA Technology Solutions can
guide you on your healthcare transformation journey - we can help you select the
best EHR solution for your practice, within the constraints of your budget. Our
consultants have extensive experience helping organizations assess, select and
implement the technologies that support their business requirements. We can work
with the systems you currently have, or recommend new healthcare solutions that
better meet your business requirements.
We will provide unbiased
guidance during the software selection process and will manage your software
implementation and the cultural change that is critical to success.
Proving "meaningful use" may well require a
substantial investment of time and energy. Whether you have already implemented
an EHR system or need assistance implementing one now, we
will work hand-in-hand with you to prove "meaningful use" so that you receive
the optimum incentive payments you are eligible to receive.
Additionally, HIPAA compliance requirements
have been strengthened, audits will become more frequent and penalties for
non-compliance are becoming more costly. Our on-demand Chief Security Officer
and Chief Compliance Officer
services can support your compliance efforts and help ensure patient information
is kept private and secure.
Partner with ATIBA and take the pain out of
healthcare transformation - we know how to do it the right way!
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