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Outcomes in Healthcare Excellence
Summer 2009

Special ARRA/HITECH Issue

In this issue:

What ARRA $$s Mean to You (1.84 MB)
Gain insight into the ARRA incentive program, including who qualifies, how to calculate incentives, the latest updates on meaningful use EHR, the importance of standardized clinical vocabularies, why CPOE solutions are key to success, and more.
The Importance of Certification (1.84 MB)
Meeting the electronic health record system certification requirements (pending final definition by the Office of the National Coordinator) is essential to qualify for EHR software funding support. Find out how the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) may fit into the picture and learn more about Eclipsys’ involvement in certification-readiness.
Services to Get You Ready NOW (1.84 MB)
Eclipsys offers a variety of services to help organizations prepare now to be eligible for upcoming ARRA-related incentives. Have you undergone a readiness assessment to understand the path and timeline necessary to quality for maximum incentives?
Sunrise Clinical Manager 5.0 Paves the Way (101.84 KB)
To help accelerate the timeframe of being ready to qualify for the maximum possible ARRA HITECH incentives, Eclipsys recommends that clients on earlier releases upgrade to Sunrise Clinical Manager™ 5.0 as soon as possible. Learn why upgrading to Sunrise Clinical Manager™ 5.0 is an important step toward ARRA preparation
Eclipsys HealthXchange: Linking Care Like Never-Before Possible (1.84 MB)
Discover how Eclipsys HealthXchange™, our health information exchange solution that delivers true interoperability to improve care coordination and help address the requirements of ARRA.
Ahead of the Curve: Greenwood Pediatrics Uses PeakPractice to Connect, Improve Care (1.84 MB)
A Q&A interview with Dan Feiten, MD, chief medical officer of Greenwood Pediatrics (Centennial, CO). Dr. Feiten discusses how the forward-thinking team of the three-location practice selected and implemented Eclipsys PeakPractice™ to create a well connected, well-planned continuum of care to ensure the best patient care outcomes for every patient. He also pinpoints the value of the interoperability revolution taking place in healthcare – spurred by the ARRA legislation – and how recent initiatives can help improve preventative care, manage chronic diseases and pave the way for a healthier nation.

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