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Meaningful UseMeaningful Use of Health IT

Health IT Health care providers' meaningful use of health information technology (HIT) can be a key driving force behind making health care more patient-centered and improving overall quality. HIT also presents opportunities to strengthen infrastructure and data systems, enable local innovations, foster learning organizations and eliminate disparities.

To address these issues, HealthInsight has convened eligible outpatient clinicians, hospitals, community partners and stakeholders with installed certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to showcase best practices and successful interventions, identify and implement solutions to improve quality of and transitions in care through health information exchange.

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Why Work with HealthInsight?

We are Neutral: As a private, non-profit organization serving Nevada, New Mexico Oregon and Utah, we are vendor neutral: our interest is in serving your best interest.

We are Experienced: We are expert facilitators of EHR adoption and effective use. Since 2004, we have helped  more than 500 clinical practices in our region overcome barriers to adopting and effectively using EHRs to improve patient care.

We Can Help You Meet Incentive or Merit-based Requirements: State-based requirements for meaningful use change as do the federal requirements for meaningful use. We can help your organization stay in touch with new federal regulations that might affect your performance of meaningful use. Collecting the additional $8,500 per year per clinician for this term may still be a critical goal for your organization. Clinicians may perform meaningful use through 2021 for state-based EHR incentive programs.

“Advancing Care Information” is meaningful use reformed. This is the Medicare version of meaningful use within the federal Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, which is part of the overall Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Program. This program starts in 2017 and replaces meaningful use. While the measures are similar, they are different in terms of expected benchmarks and other elements.

Clinicians participating with HealthInsight benefit from the following:

Eligible Clinicians/Clinical Practices

  • Virtual and in-person learning and action network meetings and discussions to help providers in their commitment to make care safer, reduce costs, and, above all, improve the health of patients
  • Technical assistance, tools and resources to maximize the use of CEHRT
  • Improve care coordination using electronic health information
  • Assistance to increase screening and delivery of preventive services

Eligible Hospitals

  • Providing opportunities to participate directly in learning and action networks
  • Assistance with collecting and reporting data for trend analysis, targeting process and staff improvements
  • Tools to sustain HIT operability and quality improvement efforts
  • Further education about the benefits of using HIT

Resources

CMS EHR Incentive Program 2016 Requirements
CMS Meaningful Use Stage 2 Rules For Eligible Professionals For Eligible Hospitals
HealthInsight EHR Adoption Process

Join us

Contact a member of your local HealthInsight team for more information or to participate:

Nevada:

Aaron Hubbard, Project Manager
702-948-0306
 ahubbard@healthinsight.org

New Mexico:

Renee Sussman, Project Director
505-314-9015
rsussman@healthinsight.org

Oregon:

David Smith, MBA, Project Manager
 (503) 382-3954
dsmith@healthinsight.org

Utah:

Brock Stoner, Project Coordinator
801-892-6602
bstoner@healthinsight.org