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DocuWare Receives “Meaningful Use” Certification

31 May, 2011

DocuWare Receives “Meaningful Use” Certification

Newburgh, NY (May 2011) – DocuWare, Integrated Document Management specialist, has received a new certification that helps health care providers and hospitals obtain financial incentives. As of April 1, 2011 DocuWare is the only Integrated Document Management system certified under the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) for "meaningful use" for In-Patient Discharge Instructions (Module - 170.306.e, v1.1). 

As part of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) also known as the stimulus bill, hospitals and physicians can begin to receive financial incentives based on their use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), but only if they can demonstrate to be "meaningful users" themselves.

Eligible professionals and hospitals who seek to qualify for incentive payments under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs are required by statute to use Certified EHR Technology and must demonstrate use of a qualified EHR in a meaningful manner. In 2011, this would include, for example: improving quality, safety and efficiency and reducing healthcare disparities, engaging patients and families, coordination care and maintaining privacy and security of systems and data.

"This certification validates DocuWare as a leader in the health care market and, at the same time, focuses the attention of hospital executives on the need to create a long term document management strategy for their facility." Thomas Schneck, President of DocuWare AG.

To learn more about this Meaningful Use certification, please contact dwsales@docuware.com

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