MedInformatix has announced it is among the first companies to be awarded Meaningful Use Stage 2 certification for its version 7.6 radiology information system (RIS). The company completed a rigorous certification process to achieve 64 clinical quality measures (CQMs). The process was overseen by the Drummond Group, a designated Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB).
“We are obviously thrilled to be among the first in our industry to receive Stage 2 Meaningful Use certification,” said Tom McGonigle, President of MedInformatix. “To obtain certification at this early stage of the process speaks to our commitment in supporting our clients through all stages of meaningful use. This also provides the maximum amount of time for imaging centers still looking to begin Meaningful Use in 2014.”
Meaningful use guidelines were established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services following the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Stage 1 began in 2011, with Stage 2 slated to begin in 2014. Under the parameters, 2014 is the last year for healthcare providers to qualify for incentive payments. According to MedInformatix, its clients have collected more than $42 million in incentive payments by adopting the company’s EHR solution.
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