New Program Educates IT Firms on Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) and Assists Practices with EMR Selection and Deployment
Online PR News – 27-July-2011 – – HITECH Answers, a leading provider of educational resources on the HITECH Act, the ARRA stimulus benefits and Meaningful Use (MU) announced today a partnership with two industry leaders to introduce HIT University, a comprehensive program designed to increase adoption of EHR technology through education of the IT community.
By partnering with the EMR resource site, EMRapproved.com and HIT integrator, HIELIX; HITECH Answers aims to leverage its vast educational resources and bring real-world, hands-on knowledge to implementers and end-users alike as they adopt EHR and work to meet Meaningful Use.
The demand for technology in the healthcare industry has increased exponentially with the recent HITECH Act, enacted to accelerate EHR adoption by providing incentive payments to health care providers that implement a certified EHR system and meet MU guidelines. Due to the rapid rise in demand, an education gap has become evident in the healthcare IT industry. Most small to medium-sized ambulatory practices require assistance, yet very few IT groups are knowledgeable in HIT.
This Health IT education program, which provides training in the areas of basic EHR workflow, healthcare technology, the HIT marketplace and the HITECH act - is completed in a series of four parts. Graduates will receive additional benefits like professional industry guidance and service delivery samples, tools and products to help new or existing clients, direct referrals for local service contracts and a free one-year inclusion in a nationwide Certified Consultant Registry & Directory.
Jim Tate, partner at HITECH Answers, called the program an important development in the adoption cycle of EHR, saying, “This program takes our extensive knowledge base on Meaningful Use and other aspects of EHR implementation and usage and applies it directly to those parties that need it most, the IT firms that help to implement certified EHR systems and the medical practices that use them.”
For more on information on this comprehensive educational program, go to: http://www.emrapproved.com
About HITECH Answers
HITECH Answers is a leading provider of online educational resources for healthcare providers to learn more about EHR adoption. At the forefront of providing independent analysis of the HITECH Act since April of 2009, HITECH Answers has built a substantial virtual library of research, resources and tools for members to access to gain a complete understanding of the process of adopting certified EHR technology and achieving meaningful use. Learn more at: www.HITECHAnswers.net
EMRapproved.com provides comprehensive EMR selection, guidance, research, products and services online and over the phone with trained and certified EMR and IT Specialists. The company also sells a range of EMR compatible hardware and software through EMRapprovedStore.com for physician practices, clinics and hospitals. Learn more at www.emrapproved.com
HIELIX works with healthcare providers, including physician practices, hospitals and regional/state healthcare organizations to seamlessly integrate health IT (HIT) solutions with minimal disruptions to operational and clinical workflows. Services include HIT readiness planning, meaningful use planning and reporting, EHR vendor selection, implementation and more. Learn more at http://emrapproved.hielixehr.com/