Update on Meaningful Use Roadmap
Let me provide an update on where we are with meaningful use (MU) and ARRA/ONC certification, and our current plan for upcoming enhancements. We are currently working on adding all the required fields as well as incorporating this directly into the office flow that will allow easy addition of MU data data as one documents ones notes. This is slated for Amazing Charts V5.2, and we expect to apply for certification this year so that all our practices will have more than enough time during 2011 (the first year of MU incentive payments). Keep in mind that a provider need only attest to using their Electronic Health Record (EHR/EMR) system meaningfully, and only has to perform “meaningful use” for a total of 90 days in 2011.
The big picture of our upcoming releases are:
V5.1 (expected to be released to beta testing in the next week or so). This version has improved eRX refill ability (and is SureScripts certified), and should have our iPhone “Amazing Charts OnCall” app to allow after-hours documentation of patient phone calls.
V5.2 – expected to be released by years end, and expected to be ARRA/HITECH certified for MU as well as the ability to generate reports to allow incentive payments (this version may be renamed V6 depending on certification requirements).
V6 – expected to be released early in 2011 and contain our Practice Management ties for eligibility, direct clearinghouse connection, etc.