Mobile app helps providers track Meaningful Use compliance

Providers who want to monitor their compliance with the Meaningful Use requirements now can do so using a new mobile solution. San Antonio-based AirStrip Technologies has expanded its mHealth platform to incorporate a Meaningful Use tracker to follow and measure clinical quality and meaningful use in a mobile solution.

Claiming to be the only vendor-neutral Meaningful Use compliance tool available, the tracker integrates and mobilizes data from electronic health records, medical devices and other sources, enabling clinicians to track their compliance with Meaningful Use in real time, and daily analytics on a customized dashboard, according to AirStrip's announcement. It can follow EHR usage for just one department, or for an entire health system.

The announcement couldn't be more timely, as both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released their final rules implementing Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentive program just last week. AirStrip is in the process of identifying sites to pilot the platform.

"The Meaningful Use Tracker helps clinicians reach compliance and patient care goals while measuring success against their peers," Care Automation CEO JF Lancelot said in the announcement. "When coupled with the information already provided by AirStrip's mobile medical monitoring solutions and EHR enhancer, analytics provided by the tracker can support earlier warnings about compliance issues, to foster more informed responses to both internal benchmarks and overall patient needs."

The platform also is configured for future expansion to accommodate new stages of Meaningful Use requirements. This is significant, as ONC already is working on Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program, which won't be implemented until 2016 at the earliest.

To learn more:
- here's AirStrip's announcement