Healthcare companies collaborate to ensure the integrity and consistency of data exchange to six state public health agencies
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – September 10, 2014 –MEDHOST, Inc., a provider of market-leading enterprise, departmental and healthcare engagement services and solutions, today announced that Capella Healthcare, headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., is successfully submitting Meaningful Use public health data through MEDHOST YourCareLink, a turn-key service that manages this state-specific reporting requirement. To achieve compliance with the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, Capella Healthcare is responsible for transmitting data to each state’s public health reporting agencies.
“Fulfilling the Meaningful Use Stage 2 Department of Public Health data submission requirements presented significant challenges for us since we operate 13 facilities in six states,” said Alan Smith, Capella Healthcare’s senior vice president and chief information officer. “YourCareLink and MEDHOST’s team support enables us to submit the required data with no disruption or impact to workflow. Addressing the complexity of each state’s format and submission requirements, YourCareLink will allow our internal IS resources to focus on other business needs.”
Within their respective EHR reporting periods, hospitals must be prepared to test the submission of data to public health agencies for syndromic surveillance, lab reporting and immunization reporting. These core requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 2 are a critical component to successful attestation. MEDHOST is at the forefront of helping providers achieve Meaningful Use by providing a range of certified solutions and expertise. A cloud-hosted solution, YourCareLink provides ongoing submission reporting in the event of an audit by CMS.
“Each state requires reporting of syndromic, lab and immunization data, but the method for doing so is state-determined and may vary significantly,” said Joe Wortmann, vice president of Outsourced Services for MEDHOST. “Additionally, organizations must be able to prove that data was transmitted continually over time. YourCareLink is an efficient and cost-effective solution to gain and maintain compliance with these measures.”
Capella selected MEDHOST because it needed an efficient enterprise solution to meet the public health reporting requirement of Meaningful Use Stage 2 without exhausting its internal IT resources. The scalability of YourCareLink has allowed Capella Healthcare to begin sending information to each state. MEDHOST actively monitors the facility-to-state data feed, and YourCareLink improves efficiency by proactively identifying and correcting any data transmission errors, ultimately minimizing the day-to-day impact on Capella hospital staff.
MEDHOST Professional Services includes a full portfolio of offerings that hospitals can customize according to their needs. This set of services is especially to help hospitals maximize enterprise efficiency. Also, reduce costs and meet regulatory requirements such as Meaningful Use. In addition to YourCareLink, MEDHOST Professional Services include YourCareCommunity, Outsourced Services and Professional Consulting. For hospitals having challenges meeting Meaningful Use thresholds for patient engagement. Moreover, MEDHOST recently launched COMPASS, a comprehensive program designed specifically to help hospitals with adoption success. Moreover, COMPASS offers a multi-dimensional, prescriptive approach for evolutionary change.
MEDHOST, Inc. is a provider of market-leading enterprise, departmental and healthcare engagement solutions to approximately 1,000 healthcare facilities. Our healthcare management system includes intuitive, easy-to-use and SaaS-enabled solutions complemented by a robust suite of managed hosting, outsourcing and consulting services that are changing how clinicians and hospital leaders work and communicate, while generating notable operational, patient flow, care and revenue improvements. Specifically, MEDHOST delivers value by enabling hospitals of all types and all sizes. Especially, this is to better manage care and the business of healthcare while meeting evolving regulatory requirements.
Capella Healthcare partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care. Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella owns and/or operates 13 acute care and specialty hospital facilities in six states. With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital’s medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level. The company has access to significant leadership and financial resources, investing in its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities. The company was actually popular Modern Healthcare as one of the nation’s fastest growing health care companies in both 2012 and 2013. So, For more information, visit the website at www.CapellaHealthcare.com or connect with Capella on Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube.
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