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EHR and Meaningful Use

Vedant solutions, built upon TestStream® technologies and decades of healthcare specific experience, provide the means to ensure that your systems and applications remain in compliance while also ensuring the highest levels of application quality.

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provides the U.S Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) with the authority to establish programs to improve health care quality, safety, and efficiency through the promotion of health information technology (HIT), including electronic health records and private and secure electronic health information exchange.

Under HITECH, eligible health care professionals and hospitals can qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt certified EHR technology and use it to achieve specified objectives. 

Two regulations have been released, one of which defines the “meaningful use” (MU) objectives that providers must meet to qualify for subsidization, and the other which identifies the technical capabilities required for certified EHR technology:

    • Incentive Program for Electronic Health Records: Issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, this final rule defines the minimum requirements that providers must meet through their use of certified EHR technology in order to qualify for the payments.
    • Standards and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Records: Issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, this rule identifies the standards and certification criteria for the certification of EHR technology, so eligible professionals and hospitals may be assured that the systems they adopt are capable of performing the required functions.

TestStream's EHR system awareness, based upon the configuration and site-local data of each individual implementation, leverages database mining technologies to assist in assembling timely and relevant MU attestation information ‒ reporting format, data priorities and types all customizable to your specific needs.

In addition, TestStream's functional testing technologies allow hospitals to understand all of the critical functionality of their EHR systems.

If you need to attest to MU compliance, contact us today to learn more about how Vedant can help.