System offers low total cost of ownership, advanced functionality
HOUSTON and ST. LOUIS, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Prognosis Health Information Systems has been selected by Amerinet Inc. as a supplier of electronic health records systems to the group purchasing organization's more than 41,000 members. The contract will enable hospitals to tap into the clinical, operational and financial benefits commonly associated with electronic health records (EHRs) – and move toward qualifying for incentive funds available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Effective immediately, Amerinet members will experience significant savings on ChartAccess® Comprehensive EHR, an innovative system that stood out as a preferred technology after a detailed analysis of many other vendors' offerings.
The system, which is built upon a "cloud computing" model, where the software applications can be made available as a service over the Internet, offers a lower total cost of ownership to hospitals compared to traditional software that requires installation on individual servers. Less costly to implement and maintain, users can simply access the EHR by using a standard operating system and a web browser.
"Hospitals have been considering the move toward electronic records for a long, long time – but have been hampered by so many obstacles. Our agreement with Prognosis removes all the barriers and will help providers quickly implement electronic health records," says Dale Wright, senior vice president of contracting and president of Amerinet Choice®. "Through this partnership, we also will be able to help our member hospitals move, with confidence, toward the realization of the meaningful use standards required to receive incentive funds under ARRA."
Built by clinicians for clinicians, the ChartAccess EHR provides a complete view of patient data to support optimal and safe clinical care. The EHR offers the user-friendly features that are apt to lead to quick user adoption. For example, screens that mimic e-mail interfaces make it easy for medical staff, even those who are technology resistant, to utilize the system right out of the box. An iPhone application even makes it possible for clinicians to view and process orders from their cell phones.
"We founded Prognosis because we felt that there was a real need in the market for advanced, affordable technology that would enable provider organizations to move from dreaming about all the wonders of automation to actually realizing all of the benefits in a real way," says Ramsey Evans, CEO at Prognosis. "Being selected by Amerinet as the electronic records vendor of choice is a real honor – and proves that we have developed a system that can truly bring the much heralded EHR vision to fruition for hospitals across the country."
As a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with acute and alternate care providers to reduce costs and improve quality through its performance solutions. Built on a foundation of data, savings and trust, and supported by a team of clinical and supply chain experts, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about the Amerinet difference, visit www.amerinet-gpo.com.
Prognosis Health Information Systems, Inc., aims to improve the quality and safety of patient care in America by providing highly affordable, functional and usable information systems for hospitals. The Houston-based company, which was built by leveraging the healthcare industry experiences of a business software vendor and a medical records service and software provider, offers the information technology, service and support that makes EHR success a realistic goal for all healthcare organizations. Prognosis offers ChartAccess, a Comprehensive EHR developed by clinicians that makes it easy to afford, use, implement and maintain an electronic health records system. For more information, go to www.prognosishis.com.
SOURCE Prognosis Health Information Systems, Inc.