Welch Allyn and Wavelength Information Services, Inc. Partner to Increase EHR Adoption

Wavelength clients will have access to an EHR preparation and selection service to ease the adoption process

SKANEATELES FALLS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of frontline medical products and solutions, today announced it is partnering with Wavelength Information Services, Inc. (Wavelength) to offer its clients a unique service designed to ease the process of selecting and preparing for an electronic health record (EHR) system. Wavelength is a Maryland-based healthcare IT outsourcing and systems integration firm whose comprehensive range of programs and services include system implementation, integration, networking, optimization, project management, programming, custom reporting, education and knowledge transfer expertise. It is a sub-recipient partner of the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) Regional Extension Centers (REC) system.

Wavelength clients will be introduced to the EHR Prep-Select tool, customized for Wavelength by Welch Allyn. The program systematically guides physician practices through the complex EHR preparation and selection process by offering an optimal mix of expert consulting, an easy-to-follow, 10-step project plan, and an intuitive online tool that addresses the challenges associated with selecting an EHR vendor.

“Preparing for and selecting an EHR is a complex process full of unknown twists and turns,” said Jay Mangicaro, senior global category manager, Professional Services, at Welch Allyn. “The process is even more challenging for small primary care practices that are the focus of REC EHR adoption efforts. The Welch Allyn EHR Preparation and Selection program offers a proven, step-by-step, Web-based solution for this difficult project. By partnering with Welch Allyn for the customized EHR Prep-Select tool, Wavelength is able to not only provide primary care and specialty practices with this valuable selection service, but ultimately it will leverage Wavelength staff to help more practices achieve ‘meaningful use’ requirements and secure HITECH stimulus incentives.”

Welch Allyn will be collaborating with Wavelength on several marketing initiatives to introduce and educate members on the value of the EHR Prep-Select Service.

“The efficient delivery of quality patient care is the clinician’s priority, but selecting the right EHR for the provider is a major undertaking. The EHR Prep-Select program delivered by our staff is designed to educate the practice and to empower the providers to make a thoroughly informed decision on the EHR solution that meets their practice specific requirements,” said Murray Oltman, president of Wavelength. “Wavelength is focused on addressing our clients’ healthcare information technology needs while continually seeking opportunities to optimize the service delivery process for our consulting team. Through our partnership with Welch Allyn and its’ EHR Prep-Select program, our clients have access to a comprehensive tool that will help them successfully navigate EHR preparation, selection and business process transformation.”

About Welch Allyn

Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY (USA), Welch Allyn is a leading global provider of medical diagnostic equipment and a complete range of digital and connected solutions. With 2,750 employees working in 26 different countries, Welch Allyn is a family-owned business that specializes in helping doctors, nurses, and other frontline practitioners across the globe provide the best patient care by developing innovative products, breakthrough technologies, and cutting-edge solutions that help them see more patients, detect more conditions, and improve more lives. More information about Welch Allyn and its complete line of connected products and solutions may be found at www.welchallyn.com.

About Wavelength Information Services, Inc.

Wavelength Information Services, Inc. (Wavelength), a Maryland based outsourcing and systems integration firm, was founded by Murray Oltman in 2002. Wavelength brings hands-on knowledge of provider office and hospital operations and information technology, proven methodologies and tools, and tailored solutions that are aimed at assisting its clients reach their business objectives. As a technology-driven consulting company, Wavelength can guide your organization through complete end-to-end systems planning, acquisition, customization, implementation and maintenance including technical and operational support. For more information, visit www.wavelengthis.com.

About Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients

The Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients, or CRISP, is a not-for-profit membership corporation advised by a wide range of stakeholders responsible for the healthcare of Maryland’s citizens. CRISP receives input and advice from patients; hospital systems; physicians; insurance providers; technology providers; privacy advocates; public health officials; and advocates for seniors, the uninsured, and the medically underserved. CRISP offers free consultations to any physician practice considering the transition to EHRs. To learn more about CRISP and how it is enabling the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology in Maryland, please visit www.crisphealth.org.



CONTACT:

Welch Allyn
Jamie Arnold, APR, 315-685-4599
Public Relations Manager
[email protected]

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