Amrita Hospital Information System Announces its First Hospital Meaningful Use Attestation!

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday January 6, 2012 Rio Grande Hospital ("RGH") in Del Norte Colorado successfully submitted Medicare attestation for an inpatient EHR using the Amrita Hospital Information System.

RGH is a small critical access hospital operating in rural and frontier Southern Colorado. Attestation was a proud accomplishment considering the scope of implementing an inpatient EHR as well as a comprehensive hospital information system. This was done without any additional staff at a hospital with only one IT individual!

"Amrita has been sensitive and responsive implementing a system that is specific for our rural hospital. I have appreciated the availability, the patience and the dedication of the Amrita team." –Arlene Harms, CEO of Rio Grande Hospital

To achieve and attest for Medicare incentives, RGH demonstrated 90 days of meaningful use meeting or exceeding the measure thresholds for 14 Core measures and five menu set measures.

Low cost of ownership combined with ease of use and exceptional functionality make AHIS the right choice for Critical Access and community hospitals.

Scalability is a key attribute to Amrita HIS; operating multiple service lines around the core inpatient electronic health record on a single database minimizes the need for costly and difficult to maintain interfaces.

Amrita HIS's scalability has been demonstrated at some of the world's largest hospitals.

RGH operates Amrita HIS on a local server network but will soon be shifting to a cloud based/hosted solution. Amrita's modern web based architecture supports both cloud and local hosting.

About Amrita HIS

Amrita Health Information Systems is developed and licensed by Amrita Ventures, LLC in Castro Valley, California. AHIS has demonstrated worldwide the ability to deploy powerful hospital information systems built around the core patient medical record. Designed to operate efficiently and inexpensively, Amrita HIS is improving healthcare delivery and medical informatics globally. AHIS is proud to be delivering these solutions to small and large hospitals alike.

Amrita Hospital Information System AHIS 4.3 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC‐ATCB, in accordance with the applicable HOSPITAL certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

SOURCE Amrita Health Information Systems

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