Gastroenterologists need true integration between the practice and ASC to deliver excellent patient care.
Weston, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 30, 2011
gMed announced that gGastro™ is the only integrated application specifically designed for use at the Gastroenterology practice and Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and certified for Meaningful Use. This announcement is made after recent guidance by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) indicating that Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) encounters must be accounted for Meaningful Use and documented with ONC-ATCB certified Electronic Health Records (EHR). During the first phase of Meaningful Use Eligible Professionals must document at least 50% of their patient encounters using certified technology. This percentage will increase in subsequent phases. Most Gastroenterologists document a large volume of encounters at ASC’s and are at risk for not meeting Meaningful Use without a certified EHR.
"Gastroenterologists need true integration between the practice and ASC to deliver excellent patient care," said Joe Rubinsztain, MD CEO of gMed. "We are glad to share this vision with CMS and are ready to help with 14 years of research and the only EHR certified for Meaningful Use at the Gastroenterology practice and ASC."
Under the HITECH Act, providers that implement a certified EHR and comply with Meaningful Use guidelines are eligible to receive incentives of up to $65,000.
“After careful evaluation we determined without doubt that Ambulatory Surgery Centers require ONC-ATCB certified technology to meet Meaningful Use,” said Sam Rubinsztain, Vice President of Product Development at gMed. “Physicians using different systems at the practice and ASC will find it very difficult to show Meaningful Use because separate systems can’t produce a single report to the ONC, even if they work together as ‘interfaced’ certified modules.”
For additional information please contact Lauren Morgenstern at laurenm (at) gmed (dot) com or visit the CMS site at: http://questions.cms.hhs.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/10466/p/21%2C26%2C1139%2C1155
gMed is a private company founded in 1997 to develop Electronic Health Records for single-specialty practices. gMed's application offers an integrated solution that is Specialty Specific and Easy to Use for Gastroenterology, Cardiology and Urology practices. gMed's technology is ONC-ATCB certified and enables practices to collect HITECH and other incentives. With more than 2,900 physicians, gMed is the preferred EHR solution amongst specialty practices. gMed is a Fortune 5,000 company based in Weston, FL. For more information, please visit http://www.gmed.com.