Registered participants will also receive a free Excel Meaningful Use Planning Tool that shows how to chart their organization's path to Meaningful Use compliance with Netsmart solutions, including Avatar 2011 and the Connect suite of InfoScriber™/Order Connect, Netsmart CareConnect™ and Netsmart ConsumerConnect™.
"It's important that organizations select the right technology partner for their Meaningful Use journey," said James L. Conway, chief executive officer, Netsmart Technologies. "At Netsmart, we are committed to being a single-source Meaningful Use technology partner, providing all the solutions needed to help customers meet all Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria. Our leadership in this area shows the action behind that commitment. We're not just promising customers what we'll do for them in the future regarding Meaningful Use; our Avatar 2011 software is completely certified today."
Working with a single source partner is critical to an organization's success. Organizations that select a single, totally certified partner like Netsmart can avoid a painful multi-year process. It is the responsibility of provider organizations that do not select a single source partner to select products from multiple vendors and assemble their version of a solution that meets all certification criteria, including training staff on multiple components of software. That organization would then need to apply with the ONC for a unique Meaningful Use Code (to receive incentive payments) and demonstrate continued compliance on an ongoing basis.
Complete certification is an advantage in states that allow providers to receive the first year of Meaningful Use funding for simply adopting a certified EHR under the "Adopt/Implement/Use" provision of the Meaningful Use Final Rule. This means providers that purchase Avatar products or a Netsmart customer that upgrades to the latest release
|SOURCE Netsmart Technologies, Inc.|
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