“Meaningful Use” incentive payments
Oakland, CA. – April 11, 2011 Meditab Software®, an industry leader in the development and deployment of healthcare automation systems, today announced that Big Sandy Health Care, Inc. (BSHC) in Kentucky is among the first in the country to receive HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) incentive payment for the adoption of an electronic medical records system to achieve “meaningful use”.
Big Sandy has received an incentive payment from the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services in the amount of $170,000, with an additional $85,000 expected in the upcoming weeks; for a total of $255,000 in reimbursements for Q1′2011. What is most impressive is that Big Sandy has implemented IMS™ v.14, an ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 and CCHIT 2011 Certified EHR, and achieved “meaningful use” compliance standards within the first year of going “live” on the system.
“It was extremely important to the organization to select an integrated system that had the flexibility and functionality to address the unique needs of a community health center,” said Pat Willis, CNO, and EMR Project Manager for BSHC. “In an ever-changing health care environment, Meditab has exceeded our expectations and has provided us with unparalleled services & support. We are confident that we will not only meet the immediate meaningful use standards, but will also achieve all compliance requirements moving forward.;”
“We′re committed to the successful adoption of information technology within the healthcare industry; and we understand that developing meaningful software requires both comprehensive functionality &practical usability. To ensure that our Meditabians (Meditab users) realize an immediate ROI, we invest in the education & training for both our employees, and our user.” says Bhavin Chauhan, COO of Meditab Software, Inc. Big Sandy Health Care was, and continues to be, committed to the use of information technology to provide a better patient experience and top quality healthcare. They have entrusted in Meditab to make available the solutions needed to provide quality healthcare services, while maintaining meaningful use compliance.;”
About Big Sandy Health Care
Big Sandy Health Care (BSHC), a private, non-profit corporation established in 1974, is committed to providing quality health care to the residents of Southeastern Kentucky. Providing a wide array of medical and dental services, BSHC is open to individuals of all ages for both inpatient and outpatient care. The organization operates five community health centers located in four counties in rural eastern Kentucky. A well-trained and dedicated staff is committed to providing excellence in healthcare services.
More information on Big Sandy Health Care can be found at www.bshc.org or by calling 606.886.8546.
About Meditab Software
Since 1998, Meditab Software has developed and supported award winning & certified clinical automation solutions that maximize productivity, improve the quality of patient care, and reduce overall costs within the ambulatory clinic. With a core focus on practical development for ease of deployment & use, our integrated Practice Management System (IMS Manager™), Electronic Health Records (IMS Clinical™), & Document Imaging is time tested & proven to help practices maintain compliance and improve operational efficiency. Rooted in Oakland, CA. Meditab Software supports clients of all sizes and specialties nationwide.
More information on Meditab Software and our multi-award winning, multi-certified clinical automation system, IMS, can be found at www.meditab.com or by calling 866-99-GO-EMR.
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