EDEN PRAIRIE, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/04/13 -- MDI Achieve, provider of MatrixCare, the market-leading, certified Electronic Health Record solution for the continuum of care, announced its client, Benedictine Health System (BHS), has been awarded an e-Health Connectivity Grant from the Minnesota Department of Health. This grant will be used to enable data exchange between BHS Participating Organization's EHR, MatrixCare, and Epic Systems, the EHR of their hospital partner for this grant, Allina Health.
Initially the project will focus on the data exchange of select Continuity of Care Document (CCD) information between Allina and BHS Participating Organization locations. At project completion, any MatrixCare client will be able to exchange select CCD information with any health care provider that has the ability to exchange CCD information, provided that the two entities have established a peer-to-peer connection or are members of the same HIE.
MDI Achieve President John Damgaard commented, "We congratulate BHS on the award of this grant and are honored to be a part of this important project. Partnership and collaboration between long-term care and acute care will be crucial as we enter the era of Accountable Care Organizations. MatrixCare interoperability is an essential tool for our providers to gain operational efficiencies and broaden their participation in ACOs and HIEs."
"BHS is pleased to have received this grant," said BHS President Dale Thompson. "We believe the exchange of data will result in benefits to our residents and to the health care system at large."
BHS has been a customer of MDI Achieve for over 20 years and the two organizations have worked closely together on a number of upgrades and software enhancement projects. MDI Achieve, BHS and other partners collaborated on a grant more than 10 years ago that enabled MDI Achieve to establish one of the first integrations between an EHR and pharmacy systems in the United States. BHS and Allina share a campus in Shakopee, Minn., and also have a long history of working together.
About MDI Achieve
MDI Achieve solutions have powered the long-term care continuum for over 30 years. MatrixCare is the leading, certified, cloud-based EHR solution designed to help long-term care and senior living communities deliver superior care, resulting in better outcomes for their residents. The MatrixCare solution includes product suites to help providers maximize reimbursements, reduce readmissions, maintain high occupancy, facilitate interoperability within ACOs and across the continuum of care, and support executive decision making. MDI Achieve delivers superior service to its clients resulting in better business outcomes for their organizations. Visit www.matrixcare.com for more information.
About Benedictine Health System
The Benedictine Health System is a Catholic non-profit long-term care health system based in Duluth, Minn., sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth. As one of the country's largest Catholic senior care organizations, BHS has served the health care needs of aging adults for over 26 years in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Missouri and Illinois. Services provided by BHS Participating Organizations include; short-term care and rehabilitation, long-term care and assisted and independent housing options. Additional information may be found at www.bhshealth.org.
About MatrixCare Certification
MatrixCare, Version 6.6, was certified as an EHR Module on December 12, 2012, certification number CC-1112-100063-1. This EHR Module is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 compliant and has been tested and certified by, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. MatrixCare Version 6.6, meets the following certification criteria: 170.302(a), 170.302(b), 170.302(c), 170.302(d), 170.302(j), 170.302(o), 170.302(p), 170.302(q), 170.302(r), 170.302(s), 170.302(t), 170.302(u), 170.302(v), 170.306(a), 170.306(e), and 170.306(h).
MatrixCare and MDI Achieve are trademarks of MDI Achieve, Inc.
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