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Stimulus funds Are Set to Depend Upon the Success of Aggregating Clinical Patient Information

Posted Jul 26 2009 10:44pm

Aggregation is on everyone’s mind today when it comes to Health IT, and in this article, Rohit Nayak, vice president of Sales for Care 360, speaks about “meaningful use” for incentive payments.  Stay tuned to the Medical Quack for my interview with Rohit Nayak next week with some additional details and information about the services and software provided from Quest Care 360/MedPlus.  BD  image

WASHINGTON – Hospitals and other health organizations that are part of a health information exchange are well positioned to qualify for federal stimulus money under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The health IT policy committee of the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT revised the criteria for "meaningful use" to qualify for incentive payments under the federal stimulus package on July 16.

It also bodes well for health IT companies that provide products and services for HIEs and RHIOs, such as MedPlus. MedPlus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics, has participated in three of the nine NHIN Trial Implementations' use cases, involving the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative, Long Beach Network for Health and the New York Clinical Information Exchange (NYCLIX) of Manhattan.

"We're looking at how we can take advantage of some of our successes in terms of aggregating clinical patient information and trying to provide that in an actionable format at the ambulatory level," said Rohit Nayak, vice president of sales for Care360 Clinical information Solutions at MedPlus. "Adoption is a key issue, not just about the technology but how you use the technology."

Data exchange key to drawing stimulus funds | Healthcare IT News

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