Meaningful Use Financial Incentives

Physicians and hospitals have the opportunity to qualify for significant financial incentives under the HITECH provisions of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. By demonstrating meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) systems, eligible physicians can qualify for up to $44,000 Medicare incentive funds and eligible hospitals could receive millions during the period of 2011 to 2015.

The longer organizations delay in complying with Stage 1 meaningful use criteria, the less they will receive in Medicare incentives each year. By 2015, non-compliant organizations will begin incurring Medicare penalties.

Why would healthcare organizations hesitate? High upfront costs for EHR connectivity, complex clinical integration with legacy systems, initial reductions in clinical productivity – all of which could negatively impact the bottom line.

4medica: Cost-Effective Clinical Data Interoperability

To address these barriers to meaningful use, 4medica's cloud-based health information exchange solutions enable physicians, hospitals, health systems and other care delivery organizations to achieve EHR connectivity without costly hardware investments or time-consuming client-server installations.

4medica's clinical data exchange platform, the Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR), can be deployed in its entirety or as individual applications, including Lab4, Imaging4, Path4, and Meds4. Designed for maximum clinical data interoperability, all 4medica solutions interoperate with existing EHRs, practice management systems, PACS and other health information technology systems.

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
Connected care demands 24x7, real-time access to aggregated patient records across disparate healthcare networks. 4medica's SaaS health information exchange model delivers fast and reliable disaster recovery with its geographically disparate data centers and built-in redundancies. The cloud-based architecture ensures that organizations can quickly scale to provide high performance as they expand their connected care networks.