CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Intermountain Healthcare, a nonprofit health system serving the healthcare needs of Utah and southeastern Idaho residents, has selected SA Ignite's MU Assistant® to automate their "last mile" of achieving Meaningful Use (MU) and attest for Medicare's Stage 1 incentive payment. MU Assistant has been dubbed the "TurboTax® for Meaningful Use reporting" for its ability to automate MU reporting and enable one-click electronic attestation to CMS.
"We are looking to MU Assistant to help us support our clinicians with the attestation process for meaningful use," said Mark Briesacher, MD, Senior Administrative Medical Director, Intermountain Medical Group. "SA Ignite offers a good solution for a medical group of our size and will help us save time for both our clinicians and our staff that support them."
Intermountain will utilize MU Assistant's electronic filing tools in conjunction with its own proprietary Electronic Health Records (EHR) software, for more than 450 of its physicians. MU Assistant electronically files providers' data to government attestation web sites, providing a one-click attestation process and automatically electronically archiving supporting data for impending audits.
"We are thrilled to be working with a national leader in both healthcare delivery and healthcare IT," explained Tom S. Lee, PhD, CEO and founder of SA Ignite. "Our ability to work seamlessly with Intermountain's homegrown EHR system is yet another example of the flexibility of MU Assistant to connect efficiently and deliver one-click attestation. Our ability to relieve their significant administrative burden is crucial as they can then focus their resources on their ground-breaking quality initiatives."
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About Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 22 hospitals, over 800 physicians in the Intermountain Medical Group, a broad range of clinics and services, and health insurance plans from SelectHealth. We are the largest healthcare provider in the Intermountain West, with over 33,000 employees and serving the healthcare needs of Utah and southeastern Idaho residents. Our mission is to provide clinically excellent medical care at affordable rates in a healing environment that's as close to home as possible. Visit www.intermountainhealthcare.org.
About SA Ignite, Inc.
SA Ignite, Inc. builds innovative software products that enable unprecedented improvements in EHR usage. Its software solutions streamline the Meaningful Use (MU) reporting process and automate the identification of root causes behind usage problems. Now serving more than 3,000 providers, SA Ignite's products work with any EHR system without requiring the assistance of EHR vendors. SA Ignite believes monitoring and improving EHR usage can bring transformative improvements to healthcare efficiency. Visit www.saignite.com.
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