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25 more Healthland clients achieve Meaningful Use in the first half of 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, July 2, 2012 – Healthland, America's market leader of healthcare information technology solutions for rural hospitals, today announced that 25 additional clients have successfully attested for Stage 1 Meaningful Use. This latest group of rural hospitals now joins a long list of Healthland clients to reach the milestone.
“For rural hospitals, meeting Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements can be a challenge, but Healthland helped us overcome those challenges,” said Eric Rice, St. Joseph’s Hospital. “With its integrated system, knowledgeable staff and educational tools, the attestation process was easier than we expected. Today, we’re experiencing benefits of the Healthland EHR including enhanced patient safety and increased productivity which allows our clinical staff to spend more time with their patients. For us, that is what it’s all about – delivering quality patient care.”
The most recent Healthland clients to achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use include:
“Reimbursements are absolutely essential for our clients and we are dedicated to helping them receive the Medicare and Medicaid incentives,” said Jim Anderson, Healthland Senior Vice President of Services. “Of course there are challenges for the rural community because they often deal with limited staff and funds, but we are finding ways to help them meet those challenges every day. We plan to continue helping our clients meet Meaningful Use, quickly and easily, while allowing them to improve the efficiency, accuracy and overall quality of patient care.”
To date, over 70 Healthland clients have achieved Stage 1 Meaningful Use and are receiving incentive funds. Many of these healthcare providers completed the Stage 1 Meaningful Use attestation on Healthland’s new EHR solution, Centriq®. Healthland also reports that 60 percent of eligible clients have chosen to attest by the end of 2012.
“For Webster County Hospital, we were looking for more than just an IT vendor to help us get to Meaningful Use, we were looking for a partner who understands rural healthcare,” said Eilleen Berry, Webster County Community Hospital. “The Healthland team provided us with the documentation and reporting capabilities we needed during the attestation process. Healthland also provided extensive training and set-up support which helped immensely with our system configuration. It really was a positive experience.”
Additional information about Meaningful Use requirements and incentive programs is available at: www.healthland.com/stimulus.
Healthland is America’s largest provider of fully integrated solutions to rural community and critical access hospitals, serving more than 500 clients across the country. Software and services from Healthland, including its electronic health record (EHR) solution, empower community hospitals to deliver the best possible healthcare by providing a central repository of patient information in all care settings, be it a hospital, clinic or extended care facility.
With more than 30 years of experience in the rural healthcare market, Healthland solutions are uniquely suited to the size and needs of rural hospitals, enabling them to focus on what they do best – care for neighbors, family and friends. Founded in Glenwood, Minn., population 2,600, Healthland is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., with regional offices in Glenwood, Minn., Louisville, Ky. and Waco, Texas. More information is available at: http://www.healthland.com.