Since the HIT Policy Committee released its recommendations for a definition of "meaningful use" of electronic health records, technology has become top of mind for healthcare providers, according to Hyland Software.
"Many hospitals are well on their way to managing patient data with some kind of technology," said Susan deCathelineau, healthcare manager for Hyland Software.
With that in mind, Hyland Software has released OnBase for Meditech to help overcome what it called "old challenges" of Meditech not being able to handle paper-based information, which is critical to the meaningful use definition.
The company said that the OnBase for Meditechis based on "one of the top" enterprise content management (ECM) software suites for the healthcare market.
"In many instances, Meditech is the right technology to handle our data," said Dimitri Cruz, CIO of Bayonne Medical Center in Bayonne, New Jersey. "But the push to meet ”meaningful use” forced us to realize that it”s not enough – we needed ECM."
The Recovery Act established programs to provide incentive payments to eligible professionals and hospitals participating in Medicare and Medicaid that adopt and make "meaningful use" of certified electronic health record technology, according to Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC) website .