Tucson, AZ (Vocus) July 15, 2010
STC, an Arizona-based software and services company, has launched a Health Information Exchange (HIE) Business Division. Since its inception in 1988, STC has provided industry leading disease surveillance systems and immunization registries to the public health community. STC’s HIE Business Division will utilize over 20 years of public health expertise to assist both private and public sector organizations in achieving meaningful use criteria and the certifications necessary for these systems to share information with STC-developed public health solutions.
On December 30, 2009, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rules to implement the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that provide incentive payments to allow physician practices and hospitals to enhance their Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems in order to share immunization encounters with state immunization registries. Electronic exchange of “meaningful use” immunization data is designed to affect health outcomes and is optimally enabled through the incorporation of data and messaging standards – standards already present in STC public health solutions.
According to Mike Popovich, STC President and CEO, “STC’s new HIE Division is committed to advancing population health outcomes by taking a lead role in working with private providers, laboratories, hospitals, and their software vendors to ensure the federal government’s meaningful use criteria are adhered to while monitoring health outcomes and improving health care delivery efficiencies.”
STC’s new HIE Division will build on the company’s experience as the nation’s immunization registry leader to facilitate compliance with the immunization-related Meaningful Use Criteria.
Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC), an Arizona corporation established in 1988, provides domain expertise and information technology solutions to address complex real world problems in community, regional, state/provincial, and national public health programs. STC is committed to public health – our vision and mission is Advancing Health Outcomes through Information Technology with the goal to support worldwide disease management across all peoples and borders.
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