Implementing Ambulatory EHR: Options for Hospitals to Consider

Hospitals continue to look for cost-effective strategies to align more closely with physicians as healthcare moves towards the ACO and medical home delivery models. For the most part, hospitals have adopted the employed-physician model by purchasing practices.

We believe investing in healthcare technologies such as Mitochon’s free integrated EHR/HIE/PHR platform can create clinically integrated networks of independent practices and enable the ACO and medical home delivery models.

This cloud-based platform has already been successfully integrated into various HIEs including Medicity at Hoag Hospital, providing bi-directional flows of clinical information for care coordination and referrals.

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2011 Medicare eRx Incentive Program changes – time to implement an EHR?

CMS has released the final rule for changes to the 2011 Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program. Without these changes, eligible professionals who did not meet the electronic prescribing requirements in 2011 would be subject to a 1% payment adjustment for 2012.

The three main changes for the 2011 eRx Incentive Program include:

1. Allowing the use of Certified EHR Technology to report for the 2011 eRx incentive

2. Additional hardship exemptions for the 2012 eRx payment adjustment

3. Deadline extension to request a hardship exemption for the 2012 eRx payment adjustment to November 1, 2011

One of the additional hardship exemptions includes if an eligible professional adopts a certified EHR and registers for the 2011 Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

Signing up for a free Mitochon Systems account and registering for the 2011 Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program provides an eligible professional the ability to qualify for the 2011 MU ARRA incentives $ and/or meet the hardship exemption for the 2012 eRx payment adjustment.

Changes are effective October 6, 2011 and eligible professionals can submit hardship exemption requests immediately and up until November 1, 2011 at the CMS Provider website

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Lessons Learned from Steve Jobs

Dr Halamka writes a great piece in The Health Care Blog on the Healthcare Information Exchange in Massachusetts and how embracing Steve Job’s 5-point plan can help drive HIE initiatives.

As in Massachusetts, we’re a “New Product Paradigm” and have enabled “connectivity from every stakeholder to every stakeholder” including the ability to manage the “unconscious in the emergency room” use case.

Andre Vovan MD – Founder/CMO Mitochon Systems
Simple, Seamless, Secure Exchange of Health Care Information