Find out more about Healthcare IT
Below listed are the overview for Providers and other Healthcare Professionals, along with a quick look at other aspects of the new wave of Health Information Technology.
These resources are available to make Health Information Technology implementation easier for providers throughout the entire process, or at any point along the way.
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Electronic Health Record (EHR)
An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an electronic version of a patients medical history, that is maintained by the provider over time, and may include all of the key administrative clinical data relevant to that persons care under a particular provider, including demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports The EHR automates access to information and has the potential to streamline the clinician’s workflow.
How does EHR benefits to Doctors?
EHR is a Healthcare platform which allows to access and share information about a patient’s medical history, diagnoses history, prescribed medications, also lab and test results.
- EHR is compatible to share patient’s medical information to specialists, emergency rooms, pharmacies and laboratories etc.
- The system can provide detailed access to evidence-based tools, which can help the healthcare representatives, analyze and make decisions about patient’s healthcare.
6 easy steps for EHR system
1. Assess Your Practice Readiness
The first step in EHR implementation is to conduct an assessment of your current practice and its goals, needs, and financial and technical readiness. With an accurate view of your level of preparedness, your practice can design an implementation plan that meets the specific needs of your practice.
2. Plan Your Approach
Planning draws on the information gathered during the assessment phase, to outline the practice’s EHR implementation plan.
3. Upgrade to a Certified EHR
There are a number of steps involved in choosing the right EHR system for your practice. Eligible healthcare professionals and eligible hospitals must use certified EHR technology in order to achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive payments. Looking to integrate EHR with your Healthcare? Start here
4. Conduct Training & Implement an EHR System
EHR implementation involves the installation of the EHR system and associated activities, such as training, mock “go-live”, and pilot testing.
5. Achieve Meaningful Use
The final phase of EHR implementation includes successfully attesting to demonstrating meaningful use of EHRs, and reassessing what you have learned from training and everyday use of the system.
6. Continue Quality Improvement
Emphasizes continuous evaluation of your practice’s goals and needs post-EHR-implementation to continue improving workflows that achieve the individual practice’s goals while leveraging the functionality of electronic health records (EHR).
Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Programs
Medicare EHR Incentive Program
Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
1st Year Program
Healthcare professional must perform successful meaningful use or EHR program in the 1st year
Healthcare professional should Adopt/Implement/Upgrade the program in the 1st year.
5 types of EPs, Subsection Hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
5 types of EPs, Acute care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs, and Children’s Hospitals
Federal Government (will be a program nationally)
States, on a voluntary basis
Chronic Disease or Chronic Health Condition is long lasting disease (more than 12 months and long) which comes over a time. This usually include arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes and viral diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS etc.
Chronic Care Management (CCM)
The Chronic Care Management (CCM) explains an outlook on chronic diseases and health conditions and this mainly involves educational activities to Chronic Health Condition patients sponsored by Healthcare Professionals.
How does our CCM system benefits to patients?
In CCM program the healthcare professionals help patients by motivating them to go through relevant and necessary therapies and consultations. This program benefits chronic disease patients to achieve reasonable quality of life.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide incentive payments to eligible professionals (EPs) and hospitals who adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. Find out more about EHR implementation and the available incentive programs, meaningful use, and the certification process of EHR technology below.
What is Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is well structured Healthcare performance based payment program, also known as “Meaningful Use”. The system is developed on a foundation of US law “Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA)”, this creates a new framework for rewarding Healthcare Representative or physicians for providing higher quality care.
Benefits of MIPS to Doctors
Healthcare Professionals or Physicians can earn an incentive perk based on digital evidence and practice-specific quality data. This can be achieved providing high quality, efficient care supported by technology and by sending in digital information in the following categories.
Quality Gauging Categories for MIPS
Performance quality gauging under MIPS is considered based on four main categories.
- Advance Care Information
- Improvement Activities