EHR Meaningful Use Archive

ONC Funding for EHR Adoption

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is highly committed to the HITECH Act as it is diligently providing technical support to critical access and rural hospitals for the seamless implementation of EHR systems. In line with that commitment, the ONC recently provided an additional $12 million in funding to 48 regional extension

MTBC Presents Webinar on “‘Meaningful Use’ Demystified: How to Start Earning Your $44,000+ Bonus Now”

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, MTBC hosted a free webinar entitled “‘Meaningful Use’ Demystified:  How to Start Earning Your $44,000+ Bonus Now.”  The hour-long information session was presented by Muhammad Chebli, Vice President of Information Technology for MTBC.   Mr. Chebli provided a comprehensive, step-by-step breakdown of how to “meaningfully use” EHR technology in order to qualify

Eligible Providers Can Use MTBC’s SureScripts® Certified E-Prescribing Application to Receive a 1% Bonus on 2011 Medicare Collections

A unique healthcare IT company, MTBC, is proud to announce that eligible healthcare providers can earn a 1% bonus on their 2011 Medicare collections by using MTBC’s SureScripts® certified e-prescribing solution.  This application is conveniently available for use through MTBC’s website or as MTBC iRx, an app designed exclusively for use with Apple mobile devices.

EHR Incentive Program Portal

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System portal is now functional and is expected to bring great revolution in the healthcare IT industry. This portal enables eligible hospitals and physicians to meet stage 1 “meaningful use” criteria. The registration process has already begun in many states in the first week of

MTBC’s PHR Gives Patients Unprecedented Access to Their Personal Health Information

One of the newest features offered by MTBC as part of its 5% billing and practice management solution is MTBC PHR (Personal Health Records).  PHR allows patients to access to their past and current health information directly from their physician’s website.  With PHR, patients can record, track and even store their important health information in

Survey Shows Healthcare Providers Are Not Ready to Achieve Meaningful Use

According to the 2011 Black Book Ranking’s user survey, an estimated 90% of healthcare providers that have purchased EMR technology are already astray in meeting their goals for achieving “meaningful use.”  The user survey ranked the top EMR vendors for 2011 on a basis of key performance indicators, one of which was “meaningful use.” About

MTBC EMR Updated with EMR Patch Version 4.0.07.00

The latest patch for its proprietary EMR, version 4.0.07.00, has been recently released by MTBC, providing users with an exciting array of new features and improvements.  With this new update, MTBC is one step closer to helping you achieve “meaningful use.” Some of the major features included in the update are: Letter auto-generation, which allows

CCHIT to Launch Custom EHR Certification for Hospitals

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has announced that it will launch a new custom EHR certification programs for hospitals on December 15, 2010.  CCHIT is one of three ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies designated by the government. CCHIT’s EACH program (EHR Alternative Certification for Hospitals) will be used to test and certify

Medical Practices with EHRs Financially Out-Perform Practices with Paper Medical Records

According to a new survey conducted by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), medical groups with EHR systems financially outperform medical groups still using paper medical records.  In its report entitled “Electronic Health Records Impacts on Revenue, Costs, and Staffing:  2010 Report Based on 2009 Data,” MGMA found that the total revenue of an average