Fox Valley Women and Children’s Health Partners Successfully Attests to Meaningful Use Using MU Assistant®, the Nation’s First One-Click Attestation Software Solution

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Fox Valley Women and Children’s Health Partners in St. Charles, IL, enabled by SA Ignite’s MU Assistant®, has become the first practice in the nation to successfully electronically file healthcare providers’ Meaningful Use functional and quality measures to CMS.

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Our vision was to provide a system that would save significant time and improve efficiencies for our providers on their path to meeting meaningful use criteria. MU Assistant® has fulfilled that vision.

Fox Valley Women and Children’s Health Partners, in St. Charles, IL, enabled by SA Ignite’s MU Assistant®, has become the first practice in the nation to successfully electronically file healthcare providers’ Meaningful Use functional and quality measures to CMS. The MU Assistant, a cloud-based software solution, has been dubbed the “TurboTax® equivalent” for its ability to automate Meaningful Use reporting and enabling one-click electronic attestation to CMS.

“We could not have done this on our own. IL-HITREC and SA Ignite were extremely helpful in providing the guidance and technology we needed to achieve qualification for meaningful use measurements,” said Steven Bush, MD, President of Fox Valley Women and Children’s Health Partners. “We needed a technology solution to help guide us through the labyrinth of the CMS Meaningful Use achievement and attestation process. Our Greenway® PrimeSUITE EHR was working well, but we needed something to help us over that last hurdle of documenting and attesting to our usage,” Dr. Bush added.

“The system tracked our clinicians’ daily usage, aggregated the information and provided analysis that helped us predict future compliance and incorporate needed changes based on CMS regulations. The time and labor saving value provided by the system’s electronic filing of our attestation documents cannot be over-stated,” Dr. Bush continued.

“This is a significant milestone achievement for us,” said Roger Holloway, Co-Director of IL-HITREC. “Our vision was to provide a system that would save significant time and improve efficiencies for our providers on their path to meeting meaningful use criteria. MU Assistant® has fulfilled that vision.”

“As one of the nation’s Regional Extension Centers, our mission is to guide primary care physicians to use an electronic health record system in a meaningful way. This will improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in Illinois,” commented John L. Lewis, Co-Director of IL-HITREC.

“MU Assistant helps providers by automating the hundreds of error-prone and time-intensive steps of translating and analyzing EHR vendor MU reports and manually inputting the results into the CMS attestation website. MU Assistant automatically aggregates and monitors MU measures, even across multiple EHR deployments, and provides decision support tools such as enabling easy selection of 90-day windows (for Medicare Payment Year 1) and suggesting MU exclusions that providers may claim. The MU Assistant then electronically files the data to the Medicare attestation website, providing a one-click attestation process,” explained SA Ignite CEO & founder, Tom S. Lee, Ph.D.

TurboTax® is a registered trademark of Intuit, Inc. and Greenway® is a registered trademark of Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.

About Fox Valley Women’s and Children’s Health Partners
Since 1999, Fox Valley Women and Children’s Health Partners (FVWCHP) has offered state-of-the-art women’s and children’s health care provided by highly-qualified physicians who are dedicated to patient care. FVWCHP has a team of 16 board-certified physicians committed to delivering medical excellence to patients. Physicians are backed by a compassionate team of nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, ultrasound technicians and administrative staff, working together to provide the best patient experiences possible. Visit http://www.fvwchp.com.

About IL-HITREC
IL-HITREC is one of 64 Regional Extension Centers in the U.S designated by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The HIT Regional Extension Centers were established as part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. IL-HITREC is a collaboration of several healthcare and educational organizations focused on providing education, outreach and technical assistance to priority primary care providers within Illinois, outside the City of Chicago. It is working to improve the quality and value of care physicians provide by attaining meaningful use of electronic health records. IL-HITREC is headquartered at Northern Illinois University and has satellite delivery offices in DeKalb, Chicago, Peoria and Sauget. For more information, visit http://www.ilhitrec.org.

About SA Ignite
SA Ignite, Inc., builds innovative software products that enable unprecedented improvements in EHR usage. Its software solutions streamline the Meaningful Use (MU) reporting process and automate the identification of root causes behind usage problems. Now serving more than 3,000 providers, SA Ignite’s products work with any EHR system without requiring the assistance of EHR vendors. SA Ignite believes monitoring and improving EHR usage can bring transformative improvements to healthcare efficiency. Visit http://www.saignite.com.

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