Microwize to Hold Free Meaningful Use Stimulus Package Workshop for Medical Industry

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Microwize Technology, Inc., a privately held company in Paramus, NJ and a provider of comprehensive medical record solutions for healthcare providers, will hold a free Meaningful Use Workshop on Tuesday, March 16th at their headquarters in their Paramus office with David Henriksen, General Manager at McKesson Provider Technologies, as the keynote speaker. The free workshop, "The Practice of the Future" (http://www.practiceofthefuture.com) will focus on the clarification of the requirements for “meaningful use” of an EMR as part of the stimulus package and incentive reimbursement meant to promote the integration of electronic medical records (EMR's) signed into law by President Obama last year.

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We believe strongly that the integration of high quality electronic systems will facilitate a positive transformation of the entire healthcare industry.

Technology company makes sense of the requirements for meaningful use under the $19 billion stimulus reimbursement for the healthcare industry. Microwize Technology, Inc., a provider of comprehensive medical record solutions for healthcare providers, will hold a free Meaningful Use Workshop on Tuesday, March 16th at their headquarters in Paramus, NJ. The workshop, "The Practice of the Future" will focus on the clarification of the requirements as part of the stimulus package and incentive reimbursement meant to promote the integration of electronic medical records (http://www.microwize.com/). Signed into law last year by President Obama, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, will provide for an infusion meant to stimulate the economy through, among other things, the creation of jobs, development of educational opportunities, the providing of tax relief measures, the establishment of energy independence, and the commitment to higher quality, affordable healthcare. The much anticipated "meaningful use" rules, which physicians will have to follow in order to receive the incentive, have just been released, and Microwize will discuss them at the Practice of the Future event (http://www.practiceofthefuture.com).

As a part of the overall stimulus package, and specific to the healthcare program, there will be $19 billion of stimulus money infused into the healthcare industry to encourage the implementation and efficient use of EMR's. It is the accepted belief by experts in the field that the use of electronic systems in lieu of traditional recordkeeping will ultimately better safeguard patients and significantly reduce healthcare costs.

Through the stimulus package, those in the healthcare industry that implement electronic health records (http://www.microwize.com) and use them comprehensively at the point of patient care - as well as choosing those systems that feature interoperability and clinical reporting - can qualify for a significant incentive reimbursement. The incentive provides for up to $64,000 over six years and $2-8 million in funding for hospitals. But because over half of the incentive payout will be distributed in the first two years, healthcare providers have been advised to make a move to electronic medical records as soon as possible to maximize their reimbursement.

"We understand the significance of the current stimulus package and what this investment in healthcare can mean to the overall quality of care we provide to patients," says Robert Gabriel, President and CEO of Microwize Technology, Inc. "And we believe strongly that the integration of high quality electronic systems will facilitate a positive transformation of the entire healthcare industry."

Microwize Technology's March 16th workshop will help healthcare providers understand the requirements for using an EMR in a “meaningful” way to qualify for money under the stimulus package and explore the options for immediately integrating electronic medical records (http://www.microwize.com/) into their existing operations. David Henriksen, General Manager at McKesson Provider Technologies, will be the keynote speaker.

"Our hope is that we, through this workshop, can better inform healthcare providers about the stimulus package and how it will affect their industry," says Gabriel. "We want to help them understand their options and what they need to do to benefit from the incentive reimbursement program."

Microwize (http://www.microwize.com/) will provide two seminar times on March 16th, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Registrants are still being accepted and those interested in attending the workshop can register online (http://www.practiceofthefuture.com).

Microwize Technology, Inc. provides state-of-the art technology and comprehensive solutions that significantly reduce costs, provide patients control over their own healthcare experience, and allow healthcare providers to deliver a superlative standard of care.

For more information about Microwize Technology or to register for the upcoming "The Practice of the Future" workshop, click here (http://www.practiceofthefuture.com).

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