GE Healthcare announced Montefiore Medical Center as the first enterprise to implement GE Healthcare’s meaningful use-certified EMR solutions across inpatient and outpatient settings. Through this deployment, Montefiore has met all the criteria for meaningful use and has attested.
Montefiore is a distinguished academic medical center committed to delivering high-quality patient care to a large urban community. The implementation of GE Healthcare’s EMR products (Centricity Enterprise and Centricity EMR) at Montefiore has enabled system-wide coordination of care for all patients. This coordination of care means that, for example, when a patient is admitted to the ER clinicians can have immediate access to a medical history and knowledge that helps enhance patient care through informed decision-making. This doesn’t just matter to clinicians. It matters to patients.
As an increasing number of organizations move towards meeting the criteria to achieve Meaningful Use, Stage 1, Montefiore provides a real-world example of the benefits of this critical integration of technology.
Recent Activations of Centricity* Enterprise and Centricity EMR Position Leading Healthcare System to Support Meaningful Use Stage 1
GE Healthcare, a global leader in healthcare information technology, today announced that Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, has met all the criteria, and attested, for Eligible Hospital Meaningful Use and is now using Centricity* electronic medical record (EMR) solutions for both inpatient and outpatient settings. The distinguished academic medical center, consistently ranked among America’s best hospitals, is the first enterprise to implement GE Healthcare’s meaningful use-certified EMR solutions across its ambulatory and hospital settings.
By deploying the advanced capabilities of Centricity Enterprise 6.6 and Centricity EMR 9.5, Montefiore is enhancing patient care, while positioning its hospitals and eligible providers to be well-positioned to meet “meaningful use” requirements set by the federal government. Meeting these requirements, including e-prescribing, sharing electronic health records and measuring quality outcomes, makes Montefiore eligible for federal incentive payments.
“We are pleased to announce that Montefiore has successfully completed our `Eligible Hospital Attestation’ using Centricity Enterprise. By achieving meaningful use criteria through the use of system-wide electronic health records to coordinate the care of every patient at Montefiore, we will harness the power of information technology to deliver the highest quality of health care,” said Jack Wolf, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Montefiore. “We continue to work closely with GE Healthcare as we move forward. These are complicated requirements, and planning our readiness and implementation strategy requires a great deal of collaboration and expertise.”
Looking toward the future, Montefiore plans to implement additional Centricity solutions and partner products to expand its use of secure clinical messaging, in support of its enhanced patient portal services.
Recently, Montefiore was one of 32 health care organizations in the country named by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services as a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization, the first federally-sponsored accountable care program that incentivizes providers to improve health outcomes for patients while also controlling costs.
“Montefiore has long been a leader in the use of information technology to advance care, and shares GE Healthcare’s vision of using care management tools to improve quality, access and outcomes while controlling healthcare costs,” said Jim Corrigan, Vice President and General Manager of GE Healthcare IT, Americas. “We are thrilled that our portfolio of certified EMR solutions is supporting Montefiore’s readiness to receive stimulus reimbursements, while continuing to play a key role in its ability to deliver higher-quality care to a large urban community.”
For more information on Montefiore Medical Center and its attestation, including videos of senior leaders talking about the benefits of Centricity EMR, please visit: http://newsroom.gehealthcare.com/Montefiore-medical-center
Centricity Enterprise is an integrated clinical, financial and administrative solution targeting large hospital systems. Both Centricity Enterprise 6.6 and 6.9 have attained 2011/2012 ONC-ATCB certification as complete EHRs from the Drummond Group Inc**.
Centricity EMR is an ambulatory electronic medical record solution used by more than 30,000 clinicians around the world. Centricity EMR version 9.5 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on October 28, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT ®)***.
CCHIT and The Drummond Group made these designations in their capacities as Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Temporary Certification Bodies (ONC-ATCBs) in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
2011/2012 certification conferred by these agencies does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by HHS nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
ABOUT MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER:
As the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic medical center nationally renowned for its clinical excellence, scientific discovery and commitment to its community. Recognized among the top hospitals nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report, Montefiore provides compassionate, patient- and family-centered care and educates the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore is consistently named in U.S. News’ “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” and is second among those in the New York metro area. With four hospitals, 1,491 beds and 93,000 annual hospital discharges, Montefiore is an integrated health system seamlessly linked by advanced technology. State-of-the-art primary and specialty care is provided through a network of nearly 100 locations across the region, including the largest school health program in the nation and a home health program. Montefiore’s partnership with Einstein advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. The medical center derives its inspiration for excellence from its patients and community, and continues to be on the frontlines of developing innovative approaches to care. For more information please visit www.montefiore.org and www.montekids.org and follow us on Twitter @MontefioreNews
ABOUT GE HEALTHCARE:
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.
Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.