GIC Achieves Meaningful Use (by: Scott Waters, Dir of IT)
Gastroenterology Consultants is one of the first medical practices in Nevada to achieve “Meaningful Use!”
Meaningful Use (HITECH Act) is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) passed in 2009 which aims to encourage more physicians to adopt Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in their practices. In order to be |considered “Meaningful Users” of an EMR, the HITECH Act (ARRA) requires that physicians use certified EMR systems to fulfill 15 core measures and at least 5 of the 10 available menu measures. These measures are intended to improve care coordination, reduce data errors, improve patient information security and confidentiality, and improve the overall health of the population.
Gastroenterology Consultants is proud to say that all of our physicians have successfully fulfilled the Meaningful Use criteria!