SOURCE: Prognosis Health Information Systems
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2012) - Seventeen additional rural and community hospitals have exceeded baseline requirements to complete stage one meaningful use attestation using Prognosis Health Information Systems' electronic health record (EHR). In October, nine organizations attested meeting criteria for the 90-day reporting period and the remaining attested for the 365-day reporting period. These hospitals joined other organizations to continue Prognosis HIS' 100 percent meaningful use success rate amongst eligible clients.
The 17 hospitals largely credit Prognosis HIS' industry-first Meaningful Use Scorecard™ and Meaningful Use Live Stats, which visually track real-time analytical progress of each patient's care and the hospital's progress toward achieving the meaningful use objective percentages. A component of Prognosis HIS' EHR, the scorecard quickly checks off compliance with 19 core and menu objectives and prompts providers with live statistics and guidelines to resolve problems before patients are discharged. All of Prognosis HIS' clients plan to demonstrate stage one meaningful use requirements again in 2013 and stage two meaningful use requirements in 2014.
Brian Miller, CEO of Dallas County Memorial Center in Fordyce, Ark., selected Prognosis HIS' EHR to implement and activate in time to meet the fiscal year deadline. "We thought that if purchasing an EHR quickly, the turnaround on our investment would be faster than waiting for 2013. For a critical access hospital, funding is extremely important. We found the best solution through Prognosis HIS."
Continuing, Miller said, "Prognosis' meaningful use consultants were on top of the job with our daily check list from the beginning, which proved vital to our success. Prognosis has been down this road before. They understand health reform and the pieces and parts that make up meaningful use. It creates for a mutually accountable relationship. Our physicians have used the EHR since go-live."
"The second year wasn't stressful at all. With year one, we were learning the system and attesting at the same time. We all felt the pressure to attest," said Joy Henry, chief nursing officer at Faith Community Hospital in Jacksboro, Texas. "In the second year, we fully understood the meaningful use objectives and the system. It became more like maintenance. Prognosis HIS' system guides us through documentation and alerts us to what needs to be done. When all of your team is using it, completing the objectives becomes more like second nature."
"Helping our eligible hospital clients achieve meaningful use is a significant company milestone," said Ramsey Evans, CEO of Prognosis HIS. "Our nation's rural and critical access hospitals are the primary provider of health care services in their local communities. We're proud to support their mission to advance patient care with our easy-to-use Web-native technology, comprehensive training background, strong expert guidance and committed partnership."
Continued Evans, "Year two attestations truly showcased the usability of our EHR. Feedback from our clients who attested early and used it successfully for 365 days demonstrates we're on the right track, providing the best overall system functionality."
About Prognosis Health Information Systems
Prognosis Health Information Systems provides an enterprise solution, including EHR and financial systems, to rural and community hospitals. It offers a predictable path, including 120-day go-live schedule, built-in Clinical Pathways™ and Meaningful Use Scorecard™ to drive standard of care, and fixed-fee implementation with one all-inclusive cost. One hundred percent of Prognosis HIS' eligible clients have achieved meaningful use. Plus, it has helped lower A/R days by more than 50 percent. Learn more at www.prognosisHIS.com.