DocSite Meets Final 'Meaningful Use' Rule for Doctors and Hospitals
DocSite deployed with a certified e-prescribing application meets CMS EHR Meaningful Use Final Rule Criteria for Stage 1 final rules and for Stage 2 criteria as written. Using DocSite demonstrably improves healthcare, with users typically improving compliance with care and quality guidelines from 25% to 50% within a three month to one year period. Further, DocSite users can submit for payment through the DocSite industry leading PQRI data solution for 2010 and 2011.
DocSite, a leading supplier of quality care and performance management technologies to the healthcare market, announced today that when paired with an e-prescribing application, DocSite meets all of the final "meaningful use" Stage 1 requirements announced today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
DocSite has long focused on providing innovative, affordable, web-based technologies that improve quality at the point of care. "The final ‘meaningful use’ rule announced by HHS today validates DocSite’s workflow friendly, common sense approach to delivering actionable clinical decision support and elegantly simple and effective patient population management tools at the point of care. We are excited to see in the final rule that DocSite is exactly the kind of technology platform contemplated by the drafters of the HITECH Act to improve quality care and reduce costs. We look forward to quickly completing the certification process," says Paul T. Sheils, CEO of DocSite.
DocSite provides a comprehensive, all-condition care management platform that seamlessly incorporates the latest evidence-based clinical treatment guidelines powered by sophisticated analytic engines into key solutions that work in the "real-world" exam room and are essential to compete and prosper in the emerging, quality-focused US healthcare system, including:
- Point of Care Decision Support Across Multiple Conditions. Intuitive and easy to use, DocSite gives physicians the ability to track and manage multiple chronic conditions from a single view and clearly displays key care action items in one glance. The application highlights the relevant clinical measures from the latest evidence-based treatment guidelines and clearly shows whether patients are meeting or missing established goals, enabling physicians to take action at the point of care. It works within paper and EHR environments, enhancing care and saving time in all settings.
- Population Management & Intervention. Sophisticated population management tools analyze clinical measures across the entire patient or member population, identifying actionable care opportunities, and enabling proactive intervention to improve overall quality measures and outcomes across groups of patients.
- Quality & P4P Reporting. Flexible and customizable quality measurement and reporting tools enable physicians to track performance and report to the appropriate payer the details of their quality improvement progress.
"With billions in EHR technology incentives available under the HITECH Act, DocSite is continually striving to make healthcare IT simple, effective and affordable for physicians, hospitals and health plans," said Dr. John Haughton, Founder and CMIO of DocSite. "With the requirements of ‘meaningful use’ now finalized, DocSite can deliver on its promise of improving care with practical, workflow friendly tools, and enable physicians and hospitals to receive their HITECH incentive payments."
In addition to meeting the new ‘meaningful use’ requirements under HITECH, DocSite provides ideal solutions for today’s real-life pain points and opportunities for physicians, large practices, hospitals and health plans, including tools for successfully participating in quality and pay-for-performance (P4P) programs (e.g., HEDIS, PQRI, etc.), achieving ‘clinical integration’ for care and contracting purposes, and operating successful Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
About DocSite, LLC
DocSite (www.docsite.com) is a leader in point-of-care decision support, quality performance management and health information exchange services to the healthcare market, offering modular, upgradeable, web-based tools that immediately improve the quality of care and save clinician time. DocSite solutions give practitioners affordable, easy-to-use tools tied to evidence-based guidelines that reduce practice variation, enhance communication and support patient self-care initiatives. DocSite’s clients include independent practice associations, group practices, health plans, hospitals and individual physicians. DocSite is headquartered in Raleigh, NC.
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