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MIPS: The New Reporting Regime

Are you a MIPS physician? Not sure? Download this resource to learn more about the MIPS program and how the federal government will soon be evaluating performance and reimbursement. 

Category: Acute Care, Meaningful Use

ROI From Your Behavioral Health EHR

A behavioral health EHR makes comprehensive patient data immediately available, enables better record keeping and more informed clinical decisions, improves legibility by leaps and bounds, ensures the safety of medication administration and integrates patient care across the continuum. While not as easily measurable as quantitative benefits, qualitative improvements still save time, prevent adverse medication events and reduce errors, which saves money.
 
Category: Behavioral Health, The OpenVista EHR

Effectively Managing EHR Implementation

An electronic health record (EHR) implementation is a major undertaking for hospitals of any size—from a rural acute care or inpatient behavioral health facility to a large multi-entity health system. The good news is that a properly planned and executed EHR implementation improves clinical processes to ensure physicians and other clinicians make effective decisions about patient care.
 
Category: Acute Care, Behavioral Health, HIPAA, Meaningful Use, The OpenVista EHR, Technology

Special Meaningful Use Report / July 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services recently released a new set of proposed rules for modification of Meaningful Use. Absent significant alterations, by fall we should see many Meaningful Use Stage 2 and 3 changes that promise to significantly reduce the burden on providers struggling to meet MU requirements. Following is our summary of the 764-page document covering CMS’s changes to MU. Use this document as an overview and guide to which sections in the larger document you might want to review in greater detail.

Category: Acute Care, Meaningful Use, Technology, Reports

The Essential Guide to the Omnibus HIPAA Rule

HIPAA privacy and security regulations have been around for almost 13 years. During the same period, new federal rules have evolved with provisions that paralleled, expanded on, or otherwise interacted with HIPAA.
 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights announced a final rule in January of 2013 that implements a number of provisions to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information. This Special Report, written by D'Arcy Guerin Gue, author of The Guide to Medical Privacy & HIPAA from Thompson Publishing, covers the most important provisions. 
 
Category: HIPAA, Reports

Case Study: Three Behavioral Health Hospitals

For behavioral health hospitals that don’t yet have an EHR and think they can’t afford one without financial assistance, the wait for federal government support continues.
 
But it doesn’t have to. In this detailed case study, three inpatient behavioral health facilities entered the EHR era by selecting OpenVista, a comprehensive clinical and financial solution available through a subscription service, negating the huge upfront costs so common to EHR acquisition.
 
Download this recently released case study and find out how OpenVista is enabling better behavioral health care without federal subsidies.
 
Category: Behavioral Health, The OpenVista EHR, Case Studies

OpenVista for Behavioral Health (report)

Download this report to read an in-depth explanation of what makes OpenVista an effective tool in inpatient behavioral health environments. (4 pages total)

Category: Behavioral Health, The OpenVista EHR

OpenVista for Behavioral Health (brief)

If healthcare data is going to be shared via an interoperable IT system, behavioral health facilities will need EHRs, even if the federal government offers no incentives. Medsphere offers behavioral health an affordable path to EHR acquisition. This scannable overview highlights the benefits to clinicians and administrators of OpenVista for inpatient behavioral health environments (2 pages total).

Category: Behavioral Health, The OpenVista EHR

The OpenVista EHR (brief)

OpenVista from Medsphere is a fully-integrated EHR that supports clinical workflows across a variety of inpatient settings and business models. Building on the proven VA VistA platform, Medsphere has enhanced OpenVista for non-federal hospitals by adding applications, tools and interfaces that make the system powerful, flexible and easy to use. (2 pages total)

Category: Acute Care, The OpenVista EHR