New Manual on Meaningful Use Helps Medical Groups Chart Course to Maximum EHR incentives

The Incentive RoadmapĀ®, The Meaningful Use of Certified Technology: Stage 1 is a practical manual written for medical practice groups looking to maximize CMS incentives available under the HITECH Act. This manual is now available for purchase.

Online PR News – 19-September-2010 – – The Incentive RoadmapĀ®, The Meaningful Use of Certified Technology: Stage 1 will help medical practices begin the process of meeting the CMS requirements to receive the EHR incentives.

Authored by Jim Tate, President and Founder of, The Incentive RoadmapĀ® is a practical manual tailored for the medical practice looking to gain a complete understanding of the core requirements to become a ā€˜meaningful userā€™ and receive the coming CMS EHR incentives.

When asked why he wrote this manual, Mr. Tate responded: "Due to the complexities of the CMS EHR Incentive Program I had been contacted by numerous medical practices and professional associations looking for clarification and guidance. I was not able to locate a comprehensive source that would help them get started with a step by step approach. I decided to gather the information myself and present it in the simplest possible manner to get the ball rolling."

Mr. Tate went on to say that the manual will help medical practices cut through all the information about the Incentive Program and get down to the basics. "After reading this book", Mr. Tate said, "a medical practice should be well on their way to putting together what I call their ā€˜Incentive Roadmapā€™ and creating a clear path and timeline to the incentives."

The Incentive RoadmapĀ®, The Meaningful Use of Certified Technology: Stage 1 is now available for purchase and sold exclusively through HITECH Answers, a leading provider of EHR resources. Visit for more information.

About the Author
Jim Tate is a nationally recognized expert on the CMS EHR Incentive Program, certified technology and Meaningful Use objectives. Jim brings a unique combination of skills to successfully address the complex and changing issues surrounding the CMS EHR incentives for the ā€œmeaningful use of EHR certified technologyā€ for Stage 1 and beyond. He is an accomplished project manager in the development and implementation of both EHR and Practice Management systems and has worked with over 50 vendors in their certification projects. He has led numerous implementations in the United States and Asia. Jim presents frequently at national HIT conferences, is active on HIT blogs and webinar presentations. He is sought after by the investment community for his input on the trends and direction of the HIT industry.

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