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ITelagen Issues Healthcare Stimulus Advisory for Physicians
Date:3/10/2009

Full EMR HIPAA-Compliance Key to Receiving Incentives, Avoiding Penalties

Jersey City, N.J. March 10, 2009-- ITelagen, Inc., innovative provider of one-stop, flat-fee healthcare information technology (IT) and support, today advised physician practices to move quickly on implementing HIPAA-compliant electronic medical records (EMR) to ensure the maximum federal reimbursement under the Obama administration's recently signed stimulus package. A key component of President Obama's plans for both healthcare reform and economic recovery, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, is an initiative to move the entire nation to EMR. Nearly $17 billion in front-loaded physician incentives are scheduled to be dispersed on a declining scale over five years.

"According to most estimates," explains ITelagen CEO John O'Keefe, "Physicians who implement EMRs can expect to see between $44 and $64 thousand in incentives over five years. But they need to act quickly. The longer they wait the more money they leave on the proverbial table. It's also critical that physicians understand that to receive these incentives - and to avoid future penalties - they'll need to be fully HIPAA-compliant, which most EMR solutions on their own are not. By partnering with ITelagen, physicians can move forward with confidence, since by their very nature, our solutions are fully in line with HIPAA: CCHIT-certified EMRs, SAS-70 hosting and SysTrust compliant support. One thing is clear: the time to act is now"

ITelagen has been assisting healthcare providers to implement EMRs easily and cost effectively for years, del
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