QuadraMed Enables New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation to Attest to Meaningful Use Stage One

11-hospital health system improves interoperability and patient care via QuadraMed’s EHR solutions

QuadraMed Enables New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation to Attest to Meaningful Use Stage One

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, a leading provider of healthcare technologies and services, announced that one of its longest-standing partners, (NYCHHC), has successfully attested to Meaningful Use Stage 1 in all 11 of its hospitals through the use of (QCPR), .

“For more than 20 years, we have relied on QuadraMed’s solutions to help us provide superior care to the 1.4 million patients that we annually serve,” said Bert Robles, Chief Information Officer of NYCHHC. “As a result, we were confident that the attestation process would run smoothly with QuadraMed as our partner in the process. We are proud to announce this important milestone for our health system and look forward to partnering with QuadraMed to meet future stages of Meaningful Use.”

After successfully leveraging QuadraMed’s electronic health record (EHR) for many years, NYCHHC began preparing for Stage 1 attestation last year by with QuadraMed through a five-year contract to upgrade to QCPR 5.2. The ARRA-certified EHR includes certified physician order entry, patient problem lists and controlled medical vocabulary—all of which are required for Stage One. After working closely with QuadraMed’s experts on readiness assessments to identify and fix gaps in care, NYCHHC quickly rolled out this functionality.

NYCHHC also collaborated with QuadraMed to meet interoperability requirements by facilitating health information exchange between the health system and .

The attesting hospitals include: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; and .

“We are honored to be part of such a significant achievement for NYCHHC and applaud the health system and all who worked toward this important goal,” said Duncan W. James, QuadraMed CEO. “It is just one example showing how QuadraMed’s EHR solution helps health systems meet the requirements of today’s many industry challenges.”

NYCHHC is now qualified for financial incentives from CMS after meeting all objectives to demonstrate that the health system is using an ARRA-certified EHR to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care, while also reducing health data disparities.

QCPR provides a complete EHR solution that integrates multiple aspects of patient care into a single, confidential, computer-based patient record. QCPR supports physicians, nurses, and pharmacists’ in addressing the following:

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system with its own 400,000-member health plan, MetroPlus, and is the largest municipal health care organization in the country. HHC serves 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 450,000 are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 80 community-based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission's John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. For more information, visit .

QuadraMed is a leading provider of award-winning healthcare technologies and services that improve the safety, quality and efficiency of patient care. Founded in 1993, QuadraMed provides proven, flexible solutions that help make our clients successful by streamlining processes, increasing productivity, improving patient satisfaction and driving positive clinical outcomes. Behind the Company's products and services is a staff of 675 professionals who support clients at over 2,000 healthcare provider facilities. For more information about QuadraMed, visit .

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