The holiday season can be overwhelming for many practices. With patients trying to use up their insurance benefits for the year or families coming in to get new glasses for the holiday season, you may find your practice overbooked! But this season, you might be a lot busier for a different reason.
As 2014 quickly approaches, many practices are getting ready for meaningful use. There isn’t much time left to participate in the program to receive incentives, and Stage 2 will require that your practice has a 2014 certified EHR. So whether you are preparing for stage 1 or stage 2, most of you should be looking for a certified EHR.
As you shop around for software, you’ll come across two options: a complete certified EHR or a modular-based certified EHR. There is a lot of confusion between the two, and we’re here to give you a quick breakdown.
Modular-based certification requires adopting multiple different products with modular certification to meet all meaningful use requirements. For example, pairing a modular ePrescribing system with a modular EHR.
These systems have been tested by a federally approved certification organization through the vendor. They meet all government requirements, and offer the technological capability, functionality, and most importantly, security to meet all meaningful use criteria.
Understanding the differences between a modular and complete certified EHR is the first step in your decision making process. The next step is to access your practice’s needs so you can determine which solution will fulfill your unique needs. How efficient is your practice workflow? Do you already use multiple systems? Are they already certified for Stage 2? Or perhaps you are new to meaningful use and can’t afford the time to make sure that all modules will integrate with each other?
If you do not want to worry about integrations and shopping for multiple products, you are looking for an EHR that has complete certification, check out Uprise! Not only are we an all-in-one solution, we are also certified for Stage 2 Meaningful Use. Whether you are planning to take on Stage 1 or Stage 2 in 2014, Uprise has you covered.