On Wednesday, July 28, 2010, MTBC hosted a free webinar entitled “Understanding the Final Rule on ‘Meaningful Use’ of EHRs.” The hour-long information session was presented by Muhammad Chebli, Vice President of Information Technology for MTBC. Mr. Chebli provided a comprehensive breakdown of the final “meaningful use” requirements as defined by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
No matter which system you choose to implement in your practice, you must use your electronic health records effectively in order to earn the incentive bonuses that are available under the HITECH Act. Under the Act, healthcare providers that can demonstrate “meaningful use” of certified EHR technology are eligible to collect in excess of $44,000 in government bonuses. What’s more, healthcare providers that fail to successfully implement electronic health records software in their offices will eventually be penalized.
The webinar was well attended by healthcare providers from a variety of medical specialties. Some were just beginning to consider implementing EHRs in their practices, while others had already been using EHRs for some time. Many were users of MTBC EMR 4.0—MTBC’s CCHIT® Certified 2008 Ambulatory EHR, which the company provides free of charge for all clients of its 5% billing and practice management solution. A full reproduction of the webinar is available on MTBC’s website for any interested healthcare professionals who were unable to attend.