Today’s EHR and HIT News includes articles on MTBC and athenahealth.
MTBC Helps Providers Earn EHR Bonuses, as Deadline Nears, By Offering Promotional Waiver of All EHR Sign-Up Fees
MTBC has announced that it is, for a limited period of time, waiving all sign-up fees and providing a 90-day risk-free trial of its EHR. MTBC’s EHR, which is available as a web-based or locally installed solution, is a fully ONC-ATCB certified EHR and can be used by healthcare providers to earn meaningful use bonuses.
“We have always had a strong record of providing the best prices in the industry and the greatest level of service and support,” said David Rosenblum, Vice Chairman of MTBC’s Board of Directors. “Over the last 13 years, we have regularly reduced our fees while continuing to innovate and add new services. In the last year alone, we have introduced mobile apps for the patient health record portal (PHR), the CareConnector™ proactive health reminder service, an Android app for e-prescribing, specialty EHRs for podiatry and OB/GYN providers, and the fully certified WebEHR–while maintaining the most competitive rates in the industry.”
“Providers fear making the wrong choice when selecting a vendor; a choice which can cost many thousands of dollars for a solo practitioner,” said Muhammad Chebli, Vice President of Information Technology. “This 90-day trial allows providers full use and functionality of the software and if they are not 100% satisfied, there is no expense for giving it a try.”
“MTBC is pleased to offer this promotion as part of our “October Project,”" explained Stephen Snyder, MTBC’s President. He further explained, “This educational initiative is aimed at ensuring that providers understand that those who have not acquired a certified EHR, learned its functionality, and fully implemented it on or before October 3, 2012, will forever forfeit the ability to earn a full meaningful use bonus.”
athenahealth Leadership Forum Initiative Launched to Promote Inspired, Disruptive Leadership in Health Care
athenahealth has announced the launch of a new initiative focused on the promotion of inspired, disruptive leadership in health care. The athenahealth Leadership Forum comprises a periodic series of invitation-only leadership institutes and a new website and online community, open to all medical enterprise leaders, featuring exclusive Harvard Business Review (HBR) content and original contributions from top Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty. The Forum website can be found at http://healthleadershipforum.com .
As health care moves through a period of dramatic change and upheaval, enterprise leaders of hospitals and health systems are consumed by challenges ranging from achieving Meaningful Use and navigating new risk-based payment programs to preparing for ICD-10. While there are vast array of competing technology solutions and services to support these transitions there are few resources focused on connecting leaders and equipping them with the ideas and inspiration to lead through this period of massive change. The Leadership Forum website offers:
- Original, provocative articles from top Harvard Business School faculty on topics ranging from “Learning from Failure” to “Leading in Ongoing Turbulence.”
- Free articles from the Harvard Business Review and Harvard Business School cases, hand-picked for their application to today’s leadership challenges.
- Curated daily feeds of topically relevant posts from the Harvard Business Review Blog Network.
- Opportunities for members to join the discussion and connect with other enterprise leaders through comments, polls, and an integrated LinkedIn group.
- Notices for upcoming Leadership Institutes and information on applying to these invitation-only retreats.