By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- SA Ignite, Inc., a provider of software solutions that function as a "System of Record" for ambulatory groups' Meaningful Use (MU) programs by automating the data reporting, aggregation, analysis, provider communication, attestation, audit and payment tracking processes, announced that the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the nation's 14th largest healthcare system, has selected its cloud-based solution MU Assistant®. As part of the four year agreement, SA Ignite will work with approximately 1,500 providers within North Shore-LIJ's metro-New York-based network.
With MU Stage 2 around the corner and audits top-of-mind, many organizations are concerned about the complexity of tracking all of the data that is required to manage their MU program in the coming years. North Shore-LIJ, an Allscripts electronic health records (EHR) customer, has made a long-term commitment to utilize SA Ignite's robust solution as they believe it represents a "best practice" approach to managing their MU program.
"Meaningful use is a high-priority, cross-enterprise strategic initiative, and we recognized that the complexity associated with it is increasing and will continue for years to come," said Dr. Mitchell A. Adler, chief medical information officer of the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group. "Having done much of the process manually with a prior organization, I knew this was not the best use of our team's resources and that there had to be a better way. We chose to partner with SA Ignite because they have established themselves as the market leader in this space and have delivered strong results to their customers."
"We are thrilled to be working with North Shore-LIJ," said Tom S. Lee, PhD, CEO and Founder of SA Ignite. "They are a world-class organization who has an award-winning history of driving exceptional results. We are committed to the success of their MU program and believe they will see a tremendous return on investment from our partnership."
MU Assistant automatically aggregates and monitors MU measures across multiple EHR systems, shines a spotlight on gaps between actual performance and compliance thresholds, and automates the communications of these gaps to providers. The System also provides decision support tools, such as projecting compliance for providers in full-year and, soon, calendar-quarter attestation periods and suggests MU exclusions that providers can claim. MU Assistant then enables providers' attestations to be filed electronically with a one-click attestation process, and electronically archives supporting data for audits. The solution also automatically projects MU incentive dollars received and tracks actual payment amounts from CMS, working to remove as much of the time consuming but necessary work that is required to manage the MU program. About North Shore-LIJ Health SystemThe nation's 14th-largest healthcare system, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 16 hospitals and nearly 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ's owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,000 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 9,400 physicians. With a workforce of more than 46,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest private employer in New York State. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com. About SA Ignite, Inc.Through automating data collection and analytics, SA Ignite unlocks new, actionable insights from healthcare data that deliver transformative improvements in care quality and efficiency. The company's flagship software product, MU Assistant®, automates Meaningful Use (MU) monitoring, reporting, and attestation. Now serving thousands of providers nationally, SA Ignite's products work with any EHR system without requiring the assistance of EHR vendors. For more information, visit: www.saignite.com.
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