Oregon Doctors Using gloEMR from gloStream Begin Receiving Federal EHR Incentive Payments

TROY, Mich., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- gloStream, maker of gloEMR, gloPM and gloSuite – the only electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management software with Microsoft Office built right in – today announced that its doctor clients in Oregon have begun receiving federal EHR incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs were established as part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. Under the programs, eligible Medicare and Medicaid providers can receive up to $44,000 and $64,000, respectively, if they attest to Meaningful Use of a certified EMR or EHR solution. Meaningful Use measures have been defined by CMS and include, amongst others: using an EMR to send prescriptions electronically, recording smoking status, providing patients with educational materials, maintaining active medication lists, and recording patient demographic information.

"gloEMR is so flexible and easy to personalize that we were able to adjust the software to match the workflows we put into place to meet Meaningful Use criteria," said Dr. Monte Stewart, a general surgeon from the Bear Creek Medical Plaza in Ashland, Oregon. "We also found gloStream's Meaningful Use dashboard to be a tremendously valuable resource that tracked our progress, made attestation simple, and helped us get our incentive funding quickly.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released data showing that 41 percent of all office-based physicians intend to take advantage of federal EHR incentive payments. Four-fifths of these physicians plan to enroll in the program during its first two years.

"We've worked very hard to give our practice clients the tools and resources they need to successfully acquire federal EHR incentive funding," said Brenda Hodge, Executive Vice President of Partners and Practices at gloStream. "It's extremely gratifying when our clients report back to us that we've helped make a challenging process simple and easy."

About gloStream
gloStream provides doctors with certified, voice-enabled electronic medical record and practice management solutions delivered and supported through a nationwide community of local technology partners. gloStream products are secure, easy-to-use applications and the only solutions on the market with Microsoft Office built right-in. gloStream partners leverage gloDNA ("gloStream Detailed Needs Analysis"), an innovative implementation process that allows gloStream to offer its 15-Day Money Back Success Guarantee. gloStream guarantees that if it can't get a practice back to full patient load within 15 days of implementing gloEMR, the company will provide a full refund for all gloStream software and services. For more information, visit www.glostream.com, email [email protected], or call 877-456-3671.

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