|DataSource Mobility and Rural Health IT Provide Grant Funding to Healthcare Providers|
Today’s healthcare goals are focused on lowering costs by creating an infrastructure that can enhance the quality of disease management. According to Earle Rugg, CEO, Rural Health IT, “There are approximately 100,000 deaths a year because of errors and omissions. With Electronic Health Records (EHR), Health Information Exchange (HIE) and good chronic disease management solutions, deaths can be substantially reduced and costs can be significantly decreased. By partnering with DataSource Mobility, we will work with customers who want to deploy an EHR solution and need the funding, to ensure they receive the grant monies before they deploy the technology.”
In today’s economy it’s more important than ever to preserve capital, while meeting the demands of patient care with the latest advancements in technology. DataSource Mobility is answering this need with our partnership with Rural Health IT; which enables us to assist customers with the grant application process, securing the funding and deploying the EHR solution. Customers can secure funding before they deploy the technology, without having to pay any money back! And since we will continue to submit a grant until the funding is approved, it’s the perfect scenario. Guaranteed!
The grant writing services take up to 500 hours to complete due to the specifics of the healthcare technology. Applicants must be able to delineate how they will capture information and improve chronic diseases as a result of the technology, thus illustrating the ROI on the technology solution. The process is both arduous and complex. With a 100% success rate, we can assist health providers in securing the funding they need to deploy their EHR solution today. DataSource Mobility and Rural Health can assist with:
Below you can review relevant articles from thought-leaders in Healthcare regarding EHR & Meaningful Use information.
Information therapy measures in rule for electronic health records
Excerpt: Doctors and hospitals who can show meaningful use of health information technology under the HHS rule can quality for a portion of $17 billion in incentive payments under the economic stimulus law. Under HHS' proposed rule, doctors and hospitals would have to provide an electronic copy of medical records to patients who request them within 48 hours. Click to read full article.
Health IT committee streamlines approach to NHIN
Excerpt: Dr. David Blumenthal, the national health IT coordinator, conveyed a sense of urgency in moving ahead with the new framework. “Given the timeframes to meaningful use, if there are new investments, new policies or aspirations we have to verbalize and communicate, we have no time to lose,” he said. The administration’s meaningful use proposal, released last week, requires physicians and hospitals to begin showing by 2011 that they can perform various electronic hand-offs, including e-prescribing, sending out patient reminders, and transmitting records to other clinicians. Click to read full article.
10 Healthcare IT Trends To Watch In 2010
Excerpt: The United States currently spends more than $2.5 trillion annually on healthcare and this figure is expected to jump to $4 trillion by 2015 if nothing is done to control escalating costs. The Obama administration will begin to scrutinize healthcare spending at every level and reward hospitals that are the most cost-effective. Healthcare institutions will respond not only by implementing new systems like EHR technology, but will also look to implement systems and processes that allow them to maximize their existing spend by eliminating waste. Click to read full article.
Health Information Exchanges
Excerpt: Without health information exchange, electronic health records are simply digitized filing cabinets and will not achieve their quality of care or cost containment potential. Furthermore, given the proposed definition of meaningful use, HIEs can significantly help Medicaid providers adopt and use EHR in such a way that the goals of the incentive program are met. The inclusion in HITECH of HIE grants to be awarded to States or State-designated Entities by the Office of National Coordinator are an additional indication of the symbiotic relationship between health information exchanges and optimal use of EHRs.