iPatientCare EHR Complies with the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR)

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iPatientCare EHR Delivers High Interoperability to Michigan Providers By Getting Compliant with the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR)

iPatientCare EHR Complies with MCIR
iPatientCare provides a bidirectional interface between EHR & the State of Michigan’s Community Immunization Record which will make workflow easier at our providers’ offices, said Shahab Shaikh, Enterprise Integration Specialist, iPatientCare.

iPatientCare, Inc., a pioneer in mHealth and cloud-based ambulatory EHR and integrated Practice Management solutions announced successful compliance of its EHR by the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) to submit and receive immunization information between the EHR system and MCIR. This would also help iPatientCare users meet Meaningful Use requirements in both Stage 2 and draft proposed recommendations for Stage 3.

For over a decade, iPatientCare users have had the capability to send vaccination information electronically to the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR). Recent initiatives by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) have focused on enabling such transfers to take place in real-time through automated connections between practices' electronic health record (EHR) systems and the MCIR using transactions conforming to industry-standard HL7 messages. The same standards-based messaging approach can be used to send a patient's complete vaccine history from MCIR to practices' EHRs to achieve bidirectional interoperability. Enabling such standards-based exchanges between EHRs and MCIR will enable wide participation by practices, permitting information for all vaccine doses to be available for immediate use in both systems in real time.

“iPatientCare provides a bidirectional interface between Electronic Health Record and the State of Michigan’s Community Immunization Record which will definitely make workflow easier at our providers’ offices. By documenting immunizations in real-time, iPatientCare supports the vision of MCIR, as outlined, to reduce vaccine preventable diseases and over-vaccination. The Michigan Care Improvement Registry also works community-wide to track immunizations administered during a public health emergency. This is a very unique achievement and we are very proud of having achieved this compliance with MCIR,” said Shahab Shaikh, Enterprise Integration Specialist, iPatientCare.

About iPatientCare

iPatientCare, Inc. is a privately held medical informatics company based at Woodbridge, New Jersey. The company is known for its pioneering contribution to mHealth and Cloud based unified product suite that include Electronic Health/Medical Record and integrated Practice Management/Billing System, Patient Portal/PHR, Health Information Exchange (HIE), and mobile point-of-care solutions that serve the ambulatory, acute/sub acute, emergency and home health market segments.

iPatientCare EHR 2014 (2.0) has received 2014 Edition Ambulatory Complete EHR certification by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), in accordance with the applicable eligible professional certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Full certification details can be found at ONC Certified Health IT Product List.

The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The company has won numerous awards for its EHR technology and is recognized as an innovator in the field, being a pioneer to offer an EHR technology on a handheld device, an innovative First Responder technology to the US Army for its Theatre Medical Information System, the first to offer a Cloud based EHR product. iPatientCare is recognized as one of the best EHR and Integrated PM System for small and medium sized physicians’ offices; has been awarded most number of industry Awards; and has been recognized as a preferred/MU partner by numerous Regional Extension Centers (REC), hospitals/health systems, and academies.

Visit http://www.iPatientCare.com for more information.

About MCIR:

The Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) was created in 1998 to collect reliable immunization information and provide online accessibility to authorized users. In 2006, MCIR was expanded to include adults. MCIR benefits health care providers, health care organizations, pharmacies, schools, licensed childcare programs and Michigan’s citizens by consolidating immunization information from multiple sources. This consolidation reduces vaccine-preventable diseases and over-vaccination. MCIR also has the capability to track vaccines and medications during a public health emergency, such as pandemic influenza.

Visit http://www.mcir.org/contact_regions.html for more information.

Media Contact:
iPatientCare, Inc. One Woodbridge Center, Suite 812, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095
Phone: 800-741-0981 | Fax: 732.676.7667 | Email: info(at)ipatientcare(dot)com

Michigan Public Health Institute,Interactive Solutions Group
Phone: 517-708-4983 | Fax: 517-324-6099 | Email: MCIRHelp(at)MPHI(dot)org

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