Electronic medical records (EMR) are the future of medical administration, allowing physicians to offer better care to patients while cutting down on administrative costs. With the introduction of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 came a set of rules outlining ‘meaningful use,’ aimed at ensuring patients receive the full benefits.
Montefiore Medical Center (MMC) has attested for Stage 1 Meaningful Use using meaningful use-certified versions of GE Healthcare’s EMR solutions across its hospital and community outpatient clinics. Stage 1 Meaningful Use is a rigorous set of regulations designed to guarantee all compliant healthcare providers are meeting a consistent standard in the deployment and use of EHR.
But it’s not just about compliance and reimbursements from the government, it’s really about enhancing patient care and allowing physicians and office staff to complete their tasks more efficiently. In the future, Montefiore is considering additional Centricity solutions as they focus on new ways to connect with their patients using Social Networking and advanced Secure Clinical Messaging Solutions.
On this page, you’ll find a selection of video interviews with key Montefiore Medical Center staff, discussing a range of topics relating to the use of healthcare information technology. Here, they speak to the ways Montefiore is achieving better patient care with EMR, the emergence of Accountable Care Organizations, and the importance of the organization’s strategic partnership with GE Healthcare.
MMC is using Centricity Enterprise 6.6 and Centricity EMR 9.5. GE Centricity EMR 9.5 was declared 2011/2012 compliant as a Complete EHR (electronic health record) on October 28, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT). Both Centricity Enterprise 6.6 and 6.9 have attained 2011/2012 ONC-ATCB certification as complete EHRs from the Drummond Group Inc.