Nashville's Healthcare Management Systems said today that two of its hospitals in Kentucky have been awarded incentive payments for using its electronic health record system. Rockcastle Regional Hospital received nearly $630,000 and Breckinridge Memorial Hospital received about $194,000 in stimulus funds made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for hospitals that meet "meaningful use" requirements for EHR systems.
“We’re extremely pleased to see these community hospitals moving forward successfully,” said Tom Stephenson, president and chief executive officer of HMS. “They are improving healthcare delivery and are among the first to receive the incentive payments that became available this year. HMS is proud to help Breckinridge and Rockcastle achieve adoption of these tools and qualify for stimulus funding.”
HMS currently serves more than 680 community hospitals and healthcare organizations nationwide.
Healthcare Management Systems' ambulatory electronic health record has received the necessary government certification to qualify its users for "meaingful use" — basically allowing the Nashville company's hospital customers to receive government reimbursement for purchasing the system.
“The first three months of 2011 have been productive ones for HMS with the ONC-ATCB certification of our inpatient EHR in January, EDIS in February and now Ambulatory EHR,” said Tom Stephenson, president and chief executive officer of HMS. “We’re pleased to offer community hospitals a full range of certified solutions that can help them deliver more effective and efficient patient care and to qualify for meaningful use funding under the ARRA.”
For more on meaningful use certification and the stimulus money for health care providers, click here.
Claire Bowen, VRH chief executive officer, said, “This upgrade of our information systems is a top priority for VRH as we continue to identify opportunities to improve care for our patients and community. We plan to become a flagship site for HMS in the New England region.”Nashville-based HMS provides IT systems to some 680 community hospitals and specialty care facilities across the country.
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