Are Smaller Community Hospitals Sitting on Meaningful Use Stimulus Funds?
veEDIS™ Emergency Department Software Helps Position Hospitals for Federal FundingDate: August 27, 2012
PLANTATION, FL - Smaller community and safety net hospitals may not be getting their fair share of the nearly $4.5 billion in Federal incentives that have reportedly been paid out to 2,700 hospitals that have met Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems implementation goals. A number of social, economic and cultural challenges are among the reasons some, unlike their urban counterparts, don’t seem to be taking the initiative to pursue the cash incentive.
"For hospitals striving to meet or exceed Meaningful Use Federal guidelines or struggling financially to adopt an EHR system to receive incentive payments, veEDIS advanced Emergency Department management software offers an attractive approach," stated Thomas L. Grossjung, President and CEO of veEDIS Clinical Systems, LLC.
Developed by a team of established healthcare and technology professionals with 20 years of Emergency Department experience, veEDIS is a certified EHR technology (CEHRT) that can qualify hospitals to receive payments under Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs.
Many hospitals are concerned by the reported 80% increase in IT costs incurred in the conversion to EHR software to meet Meaningful Use standards and are unable to afford a full inpatient system. veEDIS, a cloud-based software-as-a-service, does not require the capital expenditures associated with internal IT infrastructure or upgrades to existing servers. Users have found veEDIS to be easily adaptable to their current methods of patient care, and smaller community hospitals benefit from using software that has traditionally been reserved for large city hospitals with significant budgets. In addition to exceeding Meaningful Use requirements, hospitals employing veEDIS can count on improved performance within their Emergency Departments. And, veEDIS can be installed and running in an Emergency Department within 60 days, far less than the industry average.
"Our goal is to help our hospital clients qualify for EHR reimbursement funds. We want to ensure that they are able to leverage their Emergency Departments for Meaningful Use stimulus dollars while at the same time deliver world-class healthcare in a local setting," emphasized Grossjung.
According to the American Hospital Association, approximately 2,500 of the 6,500 hospitals in the U.S. are considered smaller community, safety net or critical access. With veEDIS, these hospitals can position themselves on a path to meet Meaningful Use Federal guidelines to receive incentive payments, provide an easy way to move to a current state-of-the-art Emergency Department Information System and avoid significant IT capital costs.About ProMed veEDIS
vveEDIS is Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) software designed to streamline emergency department management. Created by a team of credentialed physicians and nurses, veEDIS combines real emergency department experience with advanced technology to provide software that assists in meeting quality patient care and safety goals. veEDIS is certified by the Drummond Group as an EHR technology (CEHRT) that can qualify hospitals to receive payments under Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs (Meaningful Use) enabling hospitals to seek stimulus funding under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). For more information, visit www.veedis.com or call (954) 344-0498.