Meaningful Use Made Easy


As outlined in the ARRA HITECH ACT of 2009, practices must show “Meaningful Use” of a certified electronic health record (EHR) system in order to qualify for incentive payments through Medicare and Medicaid. Combining an electronic medical record (EMR) with a practice management system, Centricity Practice Solution provides the core functionality required for Meaningful Use.

In fact, Centricity Practice Solution version 9.5 is already certified by CCHIT in the Ambulatory EHR category for child health and cardiovascular medicine with advanced reporting. Centricity Practice Solution version 10 is CCHIT 2011/2012 compliant and has been ONC-ATCB certified.

HealthSystems is completely up to date on meaningful use criteria and offers a meaningful use gap analysis for all of our EMR practices, outlining where you are today and where you need to be in order to qualify for meaningful use incentives. Whether or not you’re interested in meeting meaningful use requirements for financial reasons, it is still in your best interest to be aware of meaningful use requirements and timelines.

If you would like to find our more about meaningful use, download this meaningful use whitepaper from GE, watch this meaningful use webinar, or contact us and we’ll be glad to talk with you about how meaningful use might impact your practice.

ONC-ATCB certification is a program that tests Complete EHRs or EHR Modules against the Final Rule issued by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and adopted by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to qualify EHR technology for ARRA.

CCHIT Certified®, an independently developed certification that includes a rigorous inspection of an EHR’s integrated functionality, interoperability and security. Products that are CCHIT Certified® are tested against criteria developed by the Commission’s broadly representative, expert work groups. This program is intended to serve health care providers looking for greater assurance that a product will meet their complex needs. As part of this independent evaluation, successful use is verified at live sites and product usability is rated.