Code of Conduct emphasizes support of safe healthcare delivery, innovation and integrity in solution development
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Feb. 13, 2014 – MEDHOST, Inc., provider of market-leading enterprise, departmental and healthcare engagement solutions, today announced that it has officially adopted the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Developer Code of Conduct. Developed by the EHR Association, the Code of Conduct fosters transparent industry principles that reflect a continued dedication to support safe healthcare delivery, recognize the value and impact that EHRs have for patients and families, foster continued innovation and operate with high integrity in the market.
“As a leading developer of EHR and integrated solutions, MEDHOST is committed to enhancing processes and making strategic technology investments to ensure we give healthcare enterprises the best quality solutions and services possible. This is why we are proud to say that we have incorporated the EHR Developer Code of Conduct’s principles into our solution development processes,” said Craig Herrod, president of MEDHOST. “The EHR Developer Code of Conduct is a great step toward ensuring that all EHRs industry-wide support patient care and safety best practices to ultimately improve clinical outcomes.”
As part of its pledge to provide healthcare organizations with innovative technology solutions, MEDHOST has included the principles outlined in the EHR Developer Code of Conduct in its product strategy and development, as well as its business practices. For example, the Code of Conduct asks that product design, development and deployment support patient safety. MEDHOST has always focused on patient safety in its product development. Also, the company has invested heavily in automation to eliminate the opportunity for human errors. Additionally, MEDHOST has and will continue to follow all Code of Conduct principles. However, it includes interoperability and data portability, clinical and billing documentation, privacy and security, and patient engagement.
“The Code of Conduct aligns with many other industry initiatives, especially Meaningful Use. It further supports the significance of adhering to these best practices. In addition to adopting the Code of Conduct, MEDHOST has been on the leading edge of Meaningful Use, receiving certification very early on for several solutions. We’re especially proud to be one of the first vendors to obtain complete inpatient certification of our fully integrated enterprise EHR. Everything points back to improving patient care and safety, and that’s something that we’ve long stood by,” added Herrod.
MEDHOST will showcase its certified enterprise EHR and several other solutions and services at HIMSS in booth #747. As well as in the Financial Network of the Future portion of HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. In addition, Valley Regional Hospital President and CEO Peter J. Wright and Todd Forgie, MEDHOST’s vice president of Hosting and Managed Services, will present, “Hosted IT Infrastructure – Harnessing Healthcare Technology and Making IT Work,” on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. ET, in room 330E of the Orange County Convention Center. On Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. ET, in room 308A of the Orange County Convention Center, Beaufort Memorial Hospital CIO Ed Ricks will jointly present “Streamlined Patient Flow: The Foundation for Care and Financial Improvements” with Barbara Bryan, MEDHOST’s vice president of consulting. To schedule a demo at HIMSS or for more information, please email MEDHOST at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 2004, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association is comprised of more than 40 companies that supply the vast majority of operational EHRs to physicians’ practices and hospitals across the United States. EHR Association operates on the premise that the rapid, widespread adoption of EHRs will help improve quality of patient care. Moreover, the productivity and sustainability of the healthcare system as a key enabler of healthcare transformation. The EHR Association and its members are committed to supporting safe healthcare delivery, fostering continued innovation. Also, operating with high integrity in the market for our users and their patients and families. Specifically, The EHR Association is a partner of the Health Information Systems Management Society (HIMSS). For more information, visit www.himssEHRA.org.
MEDHOST, Inc. provides market-leading enterprise, departmental and healthcare engagement solutions to more than 1,000 healthcare facilities. Our intuitive, easy-to-use and SaaS-enabled solutions are complemented by a robust suite of managed hosting, outsourcing and consulting services that are revolutionizing how clinicians and hospital leaders work and communicate, while generating notable operational, patient flow, care and revenue improvements. MEDHOST delivers unparalleled value by enabling hospitals of all types and all sizes. Especially, this is to better manage care and the business of healthcare, as well as meet evolving regulatory requirements.
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