Reflecting on 2011

When reflecting on 2011, many reminisce upon a successful year. A year filled with rewards and some tribulations, but every goal met and challenges overcame was in great part due to team effort and collaboration of each practice. It was evidently one of the hardest years in the health IT history.
Within a single year, EHR adoption doubled from 20% to 40% and Stage 1 compliance was propelled from several hundred providers to several thousand almost immediately upon CMS sending the first Meaningful Use reimbursement, many of which were Meditab IMS users.
After so much hard work, 2011 left us with a drive for continuous success. Let’s keep this momentum by focusing on preparing ourselves in overcoming any challenges that rather than focusing on the past pitfalls.
Meditab plans to maintain our energy levels high as we continue to work on our goal of converting the remaining 60% of paper-based practices.
Accomplishments
ANSI 5010: DONE.
All IMS users are converted to the Version 5010 standards. Our team began auditing IMS users for upgrades or EDI setups as of September 2011.
Stage 1 Meaningful Use: DONE.
IMS users received millions upon millions in incentive payments. IMS users reported high figures on reimbursement and provided compliments on IMS’ speedy and efficient implementation (article on that to come).
Meaningful Use Certification: DONE.
Meditab achieved dual certification. ONC-ATCB certified IMS as a certified ambulatory EHR for 2011/2012 after a rigorous testing process. In a separate certification, CCHIT also granted IMS a 2011/2012 certification.
ICD-10: DONE.
On the vendors end, ICD-10 preparation involved working closely with policy makers to ensure our system is equipped with all the codes and data pathways to ICD-10 implementation success. Providers will have until 2013 to learn how this change will play out in practices and hospitals.
IMS v.14: DONE.
Our latest build of IMS was released in late August, with functionalities to aid providers with converting to Version 5010. Part of Meditab’s success is in listening to IMS users and taking on custom requests from providers that make IMS even easier to use. Our “One Task One View” philosophy saves providers time, reducing the amount of windows needed to complete a task, but making sure each screen is easy and user-friendly.

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