Meaningful Use

Meaningful use of an electronic health record (EHR) system positions hospitals for incentive payments and more favorable Medicare reimbursement levels.

CHC Consulting can help determine information technology needs for long-term financial success, evaluate whether to implement or upgrade an EHR system, and create opportunity for hospitals to benefit from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR incentive programs. Most hospitals that choose to participate will be able to receive a payment from both Medicare and Medicaid.

Benefits

Turnaround

Get help understanding the requirements and stages set forth by CMS.


Navigate CMS requirements needed to receive EHR incentive payments.


Receive CMS Electronic Health Record incentives.

Technology Impacts the Bottom Line

CHC has successfully obtained over $7 million in Stage 1 Meaningful Use incentives for hospitals collectively.

“Meaningful use is designed to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of care; reduce disparities; and improve care coordination.”

~Brian Doerr, CHC Senior VP, Information Technology & Security and Privacy Officer

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In this era of electronic data, we’ve come to expect that personal information stored electronically will remain private, accessible only on a “need-to-know” basis to those you identify. But what happens when organizational data becomes available to others as a result of cyber attacks? As an industry, hospitals face particular challenges.

In fact, health care organizations top the list of the most cyber-attacked industries, followed by manufacturing, financial services and the government. Data breaches place private patient data at risk, and HIPAA standards and compliance audits don’t adequately address security...


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