IHM Announces New Meaningful Use Solution to Help Hospitals Improve Quality of Care

SaaS-based solution goes beyond certification and retrospective reporting to provide actionable information about patients when they are still in the hospital to improve care and outcomes

IHM Announces New Meaningful Use Solution to Help Hospitals Improve Quality of Care

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, MEDITECH’s collaborative vendor for certified Meaningful Use reporting, concurrent review and infection surveillance, today announced the release of its 2014 Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use reporting solution at the 2013 International MUSE Conference. IHM’s new Meaningful Use solution is the latest addition to the company’s proven Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) suite designed to transform healthcare data into actionable, reliable clinical information.

IHM’s new Meaningful Use solution will provide hospitals with a Drummond-certified report that combines retrospective data with daily information on patients while they are still in the hospital. This information is critical in helping hospitals go beyond Meaningful Use and regulatory requirements to improve processes, care and outcomes.

Additional benefits of IHM’s 2014 Meaningful Use solution for Stage 1 and Stage 2 include:

“Along with numerous reporting and data validation challenges, Meaningful Use represents a major shift for hospital operations as quality of care is linked to financial performance,” said Dr. Anita Karcz, Chief Medical Officer for IHM Services. “Many hospitals that handle reporting for Meaningful Use on their own have found it to be very resource intensive. Our new Meaningful Use solution removes that burden from hospital IT departments and provides timely and relevant data to support quality of care.”

To learn more about IHM’s new Meaningful Use solution, stop by Booth #627 at the 2013 International MUSE Conference in Washington, D.C., May 29-31, at the Gaylord Palms Resort, or visit .

The Institute for Health Metrics is a non-profit organization dedicated to research and education on the critical issues affecting quality and operational efficiency in healthcare. IHM Services Company was created by the Institute to develop innovative solutions to help solve the problems uncovered by this research.

IHM Services is MEDITECH’s collaborative vendor for certified Meaningful Use reporting, concurrent review and infection surveillance. Its SaaS-based analytics platform transforms hospital data into clinical intelligence to help hospitals and healthcare institutions improve the quality of patient care and better enable them to compete in the changing world of health reform.

IHM’s innovative solutions support compliance with federal quality, pay-for-performance programs such as Value Based Purchasing, Meaningful Use, the Readmission Reduction Program and the Hospital Acquired Conditions Program. Solutions go beyond retrospective and regulatory reporting to provide near real-time, actionable information that helps hospitals improve patient care and safety, produce predictable medical outcomes, mitigate clinical risk and improve financial performance. For more information, visit , or contact us at .

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