Meta Clients Aim for HIMSS Analytics Stage 7

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Meta, a supplier of comprehensive clinical information systems for the healthcare industry, is working with hospitals through its MetaCare Enterprise suite of products to enable them to move to Stage 7 of HIMSS Analytics' EMR Adoption ModelSM.

Meta Healthcare IT Solutions, a supplier of comprehensive clinical information systems for the healthcare industry, is working with hospitals through its MetaCare Enterprise suite of products to enable them to move to Stage 7 of HIMSS Analytics' EMR Adoption ModelSM.

Stage 7 healthcare organizations support the true sharing and use of patient data that ultimately improves process performance, quality of care and patient safety. Through the integration of its MetaCare CPOE, MetaCare Enterprise eMAR, MetaCare Intellidocs and MetaCare Enterprise RX solutions, all of which operate on a single database, MetaCare Enterprise presents a logical, cohesive user interface to physicians and nurses in the acute care setting. The suite of products also provides health systems with an integrated solution to reduce medication errors and improve patient outcomes.

Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) recently implemented MetaCare CPOE and is in the final phase of its acute care vision with Meta, putting it on the cusp of reaching Stage 7 of its EHR adoption. To date, only 0.7 percent of more than 5,000 hospitals in the United States, 39 total, have achieved Stage 7. At the end of 2005, 50 percent of hospitals in the country had achieved Stage 2, while only eight percent had achieved Stage 3, two percent had achieved Stage 4, and fewer than one percent had achieved Stage 5 or Stage 6. Currently, an estimated 51 percent of hospitals have achieved Stage 3.

"Everyone at Meta has worked extremely hard to provide excellent patient care tools, and we are very excited to be in the final phase of our acute care vision with them," stated Brent Richard, Director of Information Services for SOMC." We are confident that the Meta-SOMC partnership will achieve 'Meaningful Use' of our EHR and enable use to move to Stage 7 of EHR adoption.”

In Stage 7, a hospital is truly paperless, and clinical information can be readily shared via standard electronic transactions with all entities within health information exchange networks. This stage allows the healthcare organization to support the true sharing and use of health and wellness information by consumers and providers alike.

“Stage 7 EHR adoption is recognized as the pinnacle in integration and deployment of clinical information systems," remarked Sal Barcia, CEO of Meta. “Hospitals that use solutions such as MetaCare Enterprise for a complete EHR are making an integral investment in attaining the highest possible patient quality and safety. Our medication safety attributes combine powerful order entry capabilities with application appropriate clinical documentation features to provide an affordable method to meet those goals."

You can find Meta at HIMSS10 at Booth #1709 or learn more about MetaCare Enterprise by visiting http://www.metacaresolutions.com.

About Meta Healthcare IT Solutions
For more than 20 years, Meta Healthcare IT Solutions has been developing software solutions that exceed the expectations of the healthcare industry by providing innovative and comprehensive clinical information solutions to hospitals and healthcare facilities. Our MetaCare Enterprise™ suite provides health systems with a comprehensive and integrated solution to reduce medication errors, enhance clinical documentation and improve patient outcomes at the point of clinical care. Organizations seeking excellent products backed by highly motivated and committed support have chosen Meta for the best solutions at reasonable costs. For more information, contact Meta at (800) 768-1920.

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