BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SuccessEHS client Winn Community Health Center (CHC) is the first in the nation to receive a Meaningful Use Year Two electronic health record (EHR) incentive payment from a state Medicaid agency. Winn CHC also became the first Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) to receive an incentive payment during the first phase of EHR Incentive Program implementation when the program launched in January 2011. This CMS-funded program offers financial incentives to reward and accelerate meaningful use of certified EHR technology among eligible providers.
Winn CHC is a NCQA Level 3 patient-centered medical home that provides comprehensive care to the residents of Winnfield, La. and the surrounding community. In 2009, Winn CHC opened a new facility which currently serves 8,000 unique patients and averages 1,300 monthly patient encounters. Funds received through incentive programs like Meaningful Use position Winn CHC for expansion opportunities, such as the in-house mental and behavioral health services the facility plans to offer in the near future.
"When you surround yourself with good people, good things happen," said Deano Thornton, CEO for Winn CHC. "I have a great staff here at the clinic, and we've had tremendous support from the Louisiana Primary Care Association, the State of Louisiana, the Department of Health and Hospitals, the Louisiana Health Information Technology (LHIT) Resource Center and the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum. The SuccessEHS team also worked hard to help our providers capture the data we needed to meet Meaningful Use requirements."
SuccessEHS is a nationally acclaimed vendor providing Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management solutions with Integrated Medical Billing Services. SuccessEHS also provides Electronic Dental Record (EDR) and Dental Imaging solutions. Founded in 1995, SuccessEHS established itself as a leader in the emerging practice management applications market by delivering an innovative blend of clinical, operational and financial software paired with a suite of specialized integrated success services. SuccessEHS, entirely in-house developed and supported, has achieved multiple certifications from CCHIT.
SuccessEHS's SuccessEHS 6.1 is a CCHIT Certified ® 2011 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Child Health, with a 5-star usability rating.
Success EHS 6.1 is also 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for Eligible Providers adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The certification ID number is CC-1112-909422-1. The clinical quality measures certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0043, NQF 0031, and NQF 0034. The additional software used in testing includes Multum, SuccessEHS Patient Portal, ExitCare Patient Education, and Oracle. This certification neither represents an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor guarantees the receipt of incentive payments.