The key to providing the best in preventative health care while meeting the measurements for the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is to consolidate your medical health records.
Using Electronic Health Records (EHR) brings the benefit of having the patient’s medical records at the point of care, greatly improving the diagnosis, cost, care, and outcome for both the patient and the doctor. In fact, in a recent two-year period, one early-adopter found the following results:
- Breast cancer screening rate increased from 52% to 76%.
- Colorectal screening rate increased from 34% to 57%.
- Diabetic screening rate increased from 69% to 90%.
- Depression screening rate increased from 16% to 60%
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has dedicated up to $27 billion dollars as incentive payments to professionals and health organizations that successfully transition to EHR standards. The goal is for these businesses to redesign their protocol and streamline their workflow so they can participate in creating a seamless flow of knowledge in an information-rich electronic environment. Professionals using EHR have information available whenever and wherever it is needed.
EIXSYS can help your organization qualify for some of these funds, as much as $44,000 (Medicare) or $63,750 (Medicaid) per eligible health care professional. Eligible hospitals, including critical access hospitals (CAHs), can qualify for incentive payments totaling $2 million or more.