Practices can see products that are achieving Meaningful Use and helping users obtain funding
May 6. 2013 -- AmericanEHR Partners has incorporated Meaningful Use attestation data directly from HealthData.gov into its EHR product and comparison searches, enabling providers to see products that are achieving Meaningful Use and helping their users obtain funding as well as how products are performing from a satisfaction perspective.
AmericanEHR Partners provides comprehensive information to support clinicians in the selection and use of EHRs to improve health care delivery. It was founded by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Cientis Technologies.
"AmericanEHR.com now displays the most current EHR attestation data available in an easy-to-read format," said Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP, who leads ACP's Division of Medical Practice. "By using an advanced Meaningful Use attestation search tool, users can now filter results by attestation year, state, specialty, program (Medicare or Medicaid), product setting (ambulatory or inpatient), provider type (EP or hospital), product classification (complete EHR or Modular EHR), or by specific EHR product."
Practices can use the attestation data to take advantage of EHR incentive programs as they adopt an EHR system for the first time or if they are considering migration to a new EHR system. Current users of EHR systems also can monitor the success that their product is having at achieving Meaningful Use in comparison to competitive products.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, which created the Meaningful Use Incentive program, to conduct attestation audits.
About AmericanEHR Partners
AmericanEHR Partners is a free online resource designed to aid the medical community with the selection, implementation, and effective use of health information technology and electronic health records. AmericanEHR Partners was founded by the American College of Physicians and Cientis Technologies and is supported by 16 medical societies and five health IT organizations with a combined membership of more than 720,000 clinicians, representing over 65 percent of physicians in the U.S. It does not endorse any electronic health record vendor. For more information on AmericanEHR Partners, visit www.americanehr.com.
About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 133,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.
About Cientis Technologies
Cientis Technologies is an international developer of online communities, web-based tools and apps to assist clinicians and their medical practice teams achieve optimal use of health care information technologies (HIT). Cientis conducts syndicated research to provide clinicians, health care consultants, policy makers, pharma, technology professionals and consumers with key insights surrounding health care technology adoption, satisfaction and market share. For more information on Cientis, visit www.cientis.com.