Kentucky Hospital adopts an Electronic Health Record System for Rural Health Community
Web-based OfficeEMR™ provides an affordable, flexible solution to qualify for Federal and State Funded Incentives
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iSALUS Healthcare, a privately held electronic medical and health records (EMR-EHR) provider, today announces that Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) has selected OfficeEMR as an affordable avenue to convert to electronic medical records and continue providing exceptional patient care to the community.
Serving a rural community since 1955, CCMH was in search of a cost effective EMR that would foster a twenty-first century healthcare environment without straining the fiscal budget. iSALUS Healthcare provided such a solution as well as a commitment to a timely implementation, allowing CCMH to begin the attestation process and qualify for the Kentucky Medicaid EHR Incentive Program – a critical decision point for Carroll County. This incentive program is slated to provide $63,750 in stimulus incentives to the rural health hospital.
"We are very pleased with iSALUS Healthcare and their web-based OfficeEMR," said Dr. Kathy Short. "Because patient care is ultimately our top priority, we had to select a certified system that was easy to navigate and cost effective. iSALUS is a perfect fit – a robust software that is user-friendly. It's expected this solution will help Carroll County Memorial Hospital improve patient care and drive better outcomes."
With OfficeEMR, CCMH outpatient physicians are able to access a secure, customized cloud-based application through any internet connection or mobile device. This service is available for one low monthly fee and requires no additional IT personnel or hardware, leaving start-up costs at a minimal compared to a server-based solution. Additionally, by transitioning from a paper-based format, CCMH is able to achieve a seamless workflow process, saving critical time for healthcare providers. CCMH's conversion to electronic health records will address the changing face of their population and is a necessary step as they plan for the next decade of health services.
"We are pleased to be recognized by yet another health system looking to achieve Meaningful Use and ultimately deliver better patient care and outcomes," said Michael Hall, chief executive officer and founder of iSALUS Healthcare. "We have invested significant resources and personnel into providing medical communities with a robust and cost effective solution. We anxiously look forward to seeing the benefits for Carroll County Memorial Hospital and the patients they serve."
To learn more about OfficeEMR, iSALUS Healthcare or this partnership, please visit http://www.isalushealthcare.com/Contact.aspx.
About Carroll County Memorial Hospital
Carroll County Memorial Hospital (http://www.ccmhosp.com) is a vibrant, growing area health care center employing over 250 people, serving 14,000 people annually through outpatient services, 3,000 through inpatient services, 12,000 through their emergency department and 27,000 through physician services. The hospital is a leading outpatient diagnostic testing center, an advanced technology center and a clinical office location for numerous physician specialists who routinely meet with patients and see referrals for their specialty care.
About iSALUS Healthcare
Founded in 2000, iSALUS Healthcare (www.isalushealthcare.com) provides the web-based EMR program, OfficeEMR, one of a few market solutions that is fully unified with a state-of-the-art Practice Management, online Patient Web Portal and secured Chart Sharing capabilities. Based on its functionality, interoperability and SAS 70 Type II security, OfficeEMR meets the Meaningful Use criteria to receive federal funding from the HITECH Act and is currently 2011-2012 Drummond Certified™ ONC-ATCB as a complete EHR ambulatory provider. The innovative service, available through any internet connection or mobile device, provides time-saving and financial-enhancing solutions to physician practices, health care offices, medical clinics and ambulatory hospital settings nationwide.
Jessica Owens, MBA
SOURCE iSALUS Healthcare
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