SRS, the leader in productivity-enhancing EMR technology and services for high-performance specialty practices, has announced that it will seek certification of its EMR by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Physicians will be able to use the EMR to successfully demonstrate meaningful use and qualify for the government’s incentives. SRS is unique among EMRs in its approach to meaningful use—combining the government’s requirements and desire for data with the acknowledged productivity and efficiency benefits that over 5,000 providers are already experiencing, and for which SRS is valued.
“SRS is unwavering in its adherence to a set of principles that are physician-based and productivity-driven,” says Evan Steele, CEO of SRSsoft. “Our product-development resources are consistently focused on providing physicians with tools that enable them to deliver the highest quality patient care in the most efficient manner. We listen to our customers, and we represent ‘the voice of the physicians,’ which includes advocating for their interests in Washington.”
“We have been analyzing the legislation since its passage in February 2009 and continue to evaluate the impact that meeting meaningful use measures will have on physician productivity. In addition, we have challenged the program’s relevance to specialists. Since the release of the Final Rule on meaningful use a few months ago, the landscape has shifted, and several factors have influenced our decision to move forward with certification. Most recently, David Blumenthal’s clarification of the exclusions that can be claimed by many specialists has made participation more inviting. Our clients—primary care and specialists—who are interested in pursuing meaningful use want to have the assurance that the capability will be available to them.”
According to Steele, “The development team at SRS has been working diligently to incorporate the government’s data and communication requirements into our workflow-driven EMR. The uniqueness of the SRS approach to electronic medical records software—Unified DesktopTM, open architecture, and browser-based platform—is the key to our ability to deliver productivity-focused meaningful use.”