Interboro RHIO and MDLand to Provide Financial Assistance For Implementation and Adoption of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for Qualifying Physicians

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The Interboro Regional Health Information Organization (Interboro RHIO) and MDLand International (MDLand) are working together to promote the implementation and adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to physicians in Queens and Northern Brooklyn. This program provides financial assistance for qualifying providers implementing MDLand’s Preliminary ARRA certified EMR product, as well as opportunities to connect to the Interboro RHIO’s clinical data exchange network. The program is open to both primary care physicians and specialists.

The Interboro Regional Health Information Organization (Interboro RHIO) and MDLand International (MDLand) are working together to promote the implementation and adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to physicians in Queens and Northern Brooklyn. This program provides financial assistance for qualifying providers implementing MDLand’s Preliminary ARRA certified EMR product, as well as opportunities to connect to the Interboro RHIO’s clinical data exchange network. The program is open to both primary care physicians and specialists.

Through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in President Barack Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, over $30 billion has been allocated to direct adoption incentives for meaningful use of certified EMRs, including $17.7 billion in Medicare Incentives and $12.4 billion in Medicaid Incentives. Eligible professionals can select either the Medicare incentive, which provides a maximum incentive payment of $44,000, or the Medicaid incentive, which provides a maximum incentive payment of $63,750.

It is expected that, at a minimum, qualification for meaningful use will require eligible professionals to demonstrate use of electronic prescribing, Information Exchange (interoperability), and ability to report on quality measures using a certified EMR. Implementing a certified EMR and connecting to a clinical data exchange may be a valuable first step for many physicians interested in qualifying for the incentive payments available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

About the Interboro RHIO
The Interboro RHIO is a clinical data exchange serving Queens, northern Brooklyn, and surrounding communities. The Interboro RHIO facilitates the sharing of patient information between authorized health care providers to achieve dramatic improvements in both the quality and cost of healthcare. The stakeholders of Interboro RHIO include many local hospitals, such as Elmhurst Hospital Center, Queens Hospital Center, New York Hospital Queens, and Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, as well as home health care, health plan, and community physician participants.

About MDLand
MDLand is one of the major Health Information Technology service companies in NY providing the most comprehensive, integrated and affordable Electronic Medical Record and Practice Management System for both primary care physicians and most specialists, including Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Cardiology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology (GI), Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Surgery, Urology, and more. MDLand’s iClinic EMR was certified for Preliminary ARRA 2011 certification by CCHIT passing all 27 meaningful-use components. Both SureScripts and RxHub have also certified MDLand for the national e-Prescription network. MDLand is a certified software vendor and billing service provider for National Government Service, NYS Medicaid and Empire BCBS. MDLand’s iClinic EMR product has been demonstrated in many national academies and societies, such as AAD, AAO, AAP, ACC, ACOG, ASCO, DDW, and etc.

For more information about this partnership or how your practice may benefit from it, please contact MDLand at 212-363-8000, or Interboro at 718-334-5844.

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