Qsource Celebrates Eighth Annual National Health IT Week

Tennessee company joins local, national healthcare organizations to raise awareness of healthcare information technology

Qsource Celebrates Eighth Annual National Health IT Week

<0> QsourceBrooke Tweddell, 901-273-2646 </0>

, a nonprofit healthcare quality improvement and technology consultancy, is joining organizations and healthcare providers across the United States to mark National Health Information Technology Week, which kicks off today, September 16, 2013.

National Health IT Week is a collaboration between public and private healthcare organizations to raise awareness for the value of health IT in the U.S. healthcare system. Events across the country include webinars, conferences and briefings surrounding this year’s theme: .

In Tennessee, there is a great deal to celebrate this year. More than 16,000 Tennessee physicians have adopted electronic health records (EHRs) and are focused on becoming meaningful users of health information technology. More than 4,600 Medicare providers, 3,400 TennCare providers and 220 hospitals have received incentive payments totaling more than $365,000,000 for their adoption of health information technology.

“We are delighted to join technology professionals, healthcare providers and patients in celebrating Health IT Week,” said Qsource Chief Executive Officer Dawn FitzGerald. “Healthcare information technology has never been more relevant or important in our changing healthcare environment. Qsource partners with healthcare providers to help them leverage health IT to advance patient care and improve patient outcomes.”

Qsource offers healthcare providers a range of quality improvement services. These include assistance in transitioning from a paper medical record environment to an electronic one through the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs), ePrescribing, data abstraction and reporting technologies. The organization provides a range of health IT services including assistance with meeting Meaningful Use criteria, as well as administering and overseeing several incentive programs related to health IT adoption and use.

Since 2010, the (tnREC), a division of Qsource, has worked with providers across Tennessee to ensure they meet government requirements for health IT implementation and incentive payment. Services currently available include:

Qsource is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) healthcare quality improvement and information technology consultancy headquartered in Tennessee since 1973. We provide a wide range of expert services to assist organizations and providers in improving healthcare quality and delivery with better patient outcomes and cost savings. Qsource services are offered through associates with offices in Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn., as well as Little Rock, Ark. For more information, please visit .

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