FRANKLIN, Tenn., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDHOST®, a provider of innovative healthcare solutions is pleased to announce that Mt. San Rafael, a critical access rural hospital in Trinidad, Colorado has met the requirements to successfully attest for Meaningful Use Stage 3 objectives in 2017. The facility is expected to be one of the first in the country to attest for Stage 3 when The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) starts accepting attestations in January 2018.*
Mt. San Rafael utilizes MEDHOST's suite of 2015 Edition Meaningful Use certified products,1 which includes MEDHOST Clinicals, MEDHOST Financials, Business Intelligence Solution, Patient Portal, and YourCareEverywhere Consumer Engagement Solution.
Meaningful Use Stage 3 was always optional in 2017 and was scheduled to become required for hospitals starting in 2018. In September, CMS delayed the required start until January 2019. Despite the opportunity to delay Stage 3 implementation, Mount San Rafael stayed committed to meeting Stage 3 objectives in 2017 providing encouragement to other hospitals who are just starting to implement the new technology and workflows.
"The state of the digital transformation of Mt. San Rafael Hospital over the past few years has been truly humbling and amazing, Mt. San Rafael has worked hard to be ready to attest in January 2018 for Meaningful Use Stage 3, and I am very proud of our continued commitment to meeting regulatory requirements early," said Michael Archuleta, Director of Information Technology Services and HIPAA & Information Security Officer at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. "Meeting Meaningful Use is challenging and takes overwhelming commitment from the entire organization. Workflow redesign, clinical documentation improvement, and training are just the beginning, and using the system in a meaningful way throughout the organization is the key to success in providing exceptional quality and safety of patient care. Commitment from the Mt. San Rafael Board of Directors and Administration combined with the strong collaboration with physicians, nurses, clinical staff, Information Technology Services, and our business partnership with MEDHOST have made Mt. San Rafael Hospital a leader in utilizing technology to improve care in our community. We are very proud to have met all Meaningful Stage 3 requirements that are necessary for attestation."
"Earlier this year, MEDHOST was one of the first to certify their products for 2015 Edition for use with Meaningful Use Stage 3. MEDHOST customers have always been dedicated to meeting the requirements for Meaningful Use," said Steve Starkey, Executive Vice President Product at MEDHOST. "Their willingness to be early adopters and put the appropriate time into these initiatives is a key to their success. MEDHOST is proud to have a partner like Mt. San Rafael who is showing hospitals throughout the country that Stage 3 is achievable."
MEDHOST® is a provider of market-leading enterprise, departmental and healthcare engagement solutions to more than 1,000 healthcare facilities. Our integrated product portfolio includes extensive inpatient and clinical solutions, as well as a robust health and wellness consumer engagement platform. Our broad offering of hosting, outsourcing, and marketing services are generating notable operational improvements and changing how facilities engage with their community. MEDHOST delivers value by enabling hospitals of all types and all sizes to better manage the business of healthcare across the care continuum while meeting evolving regulatory requirements.
About Mt. San Rafael
Mt. San Rafael Hospital is a 25-bed critical access facility serving the medical and surgical needs of Trinidad, Colorado, residents and the surrounding areas. Our vision is to be recognized as the healthcare provider of choice for Trinidad and the surrounding areas and as a model for rural healthcare and wellness in partnership with our communities.
1MEDHOST Enterprise 2017 R1, The Business Intelligence v5.2, MEDHOST EDIS 2017 R1 and YourCareUniverse V8.0 products are ONC 2015 Edition-compliant and have been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For a complete review of the EHR certification and accompanying "Cost and Limitations" document, visit https://www.medhost.com/who-we-are/regulatory-compliance.html
*Dependent on successful attestation with CMS
The YourCareCommunity Health Portal and YourCareEverywhere are offerings of YourCareUniverse, Inc., a MEDHOST company.