Cottage Hospital is one of only 12 U.S. facilities to successfully attest for Meaningful Use Stage 2 using first-quarter data
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Aug. 14, 2014 – MEDHOST, Inc. today announced that Cottage Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Woodsville, New Hampshire, leveraged several MEDHOST solutions to become among the first hospitals to successfully attest for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
"Cottage Hospital is so proud to join the vanguard of facilities attesting for Meaningful Use Stage 2 in the first quarter of 2014,” said Dr. Maria Ryan, CEO of Cottage Hospital. “This significant milestone was achieved because of our commitment to excellence and our embracing of progressive approaches to utilizing advanced technology."
Cottage Hospital leveraged the MEDHOST integrated electronic health record (EHR), YourCareCommunity healthcare engagement platform and YourCareLink public health reporting service to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements while also creating a hospital-wide initiative to engage and educate hospital staff and patients. The hospital attested for Meaningful Use Stage 2 with first-quarter 2014 data. However, it is one of multiple MEDHOST Customers that has attested for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
"Meaningful Use can be complicated and confusing, and without taking a multidisciplinary approach, it can be very difficult," Dr. Ryan said. “Cottage Hospital involved executive leadership and gained buy-in across the hospital from clinicians, staff and patients. Another key to our success has been MEDHOST. Especially, it served as our solutions and technology partner throughout the Meaningful Use attestation process."
Ranked as a "2014 Top 20 Best Practice Critical Access Hospital" by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), Cottage Hospital has a legacy of excellence; the hospital was New England’s first critical access hospital to attest for Meaningful Use Stage 1 requirements as prescribed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
"Cottage Hospital proves that combining healthcare IT leadership and expertise with a deep clinical commitment can power facilities to significant operational and clinical accomplishments,” said Craig Herrod, president of MEDHOST. “We congratulate Dr. Ryan and the entire Cottage Hospital team on their passion for clinical excellence. Also, success at patient engagement and commitment to their community."
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.
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