Case Study: Medevolve llc
What was expected to be one of the more difficult projects on the road to certification for Meaningful Use became one of the easiest thanks to Iguana.
Developing the Continuity of Care Document (CCD) for Meaningful Use certification was expected to be a lengthy and resource intensive venture for MedEvolve.
A new template for CCD creation was developed and implemented with the assistance of iNTERFACEWARE’s professional services.
Since MedEvolve was already using Iguana®, a new CCD template was implemented in weeks, not months, making Meaningful Use certification easily attainable and a key differentiator for MedEvolve.
How to Attain Certification in Record Time
When the Health Information for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to promote the adoption of health information technology and in particular, the use of certified electronic health records (EHRs), MedEvolve immediately embarked upon the project of gaining accreditation for their EHR
Scott Mangum, the Director of Product Development, explains the importance of achieving the Meaningful Use certification: “Meaningful Use certification validates that our EHR software can help physicians take part in the national push for EHR adoption. It ensures that current and future customers can leverage our software to not only make significant improvements in their workflow and patient care but to also achieve Meaningful Use and qualify for incentive payments.”
MedEvolve is no stranger to regulatory change. Their software has covered the requirements of changing standards like ANSI, HIPAA, NPI and HL7. Adaptability within the ever-changing landscape of healthcare technology is critical to their core business.
Mangum continues: “We live and grow on the strength of our service as 90% of our business comes from referrals. We are proud to offer physicians the opportunity to improve patient care in their communities as well as the ability to adapt to changing regulations and standards. It is crucial to our commitment to our customers.”
One of the largest projects involved in the certification criteria was the creation of the Continuity of Care Document (CCD), which is an XML-based markup standard used to specify the encoding, structure and semantics for the exchange of patient clinical information.
Upon review of what the CCD implementation entailed and how the document was structured, MedEvolve turned to iNTERFACEWARE®, their integration partner of nearly a decade, for professional assistance.
What was expected to be one of the more difficult projects on the road to certification for Meaningful Use became one of the easiest thanks to the use of Iguana.
Mangum describes the project: “iNTERFACEWARE took a project that would have taken us months and months and turned it into a project that only took weeks to complete from start to finish. We were able to spend our time elsewhere as Iguana and the iNTERFACEWARE team took a lot of the burden off of us.”
“Not only has Iguana played a major role in our Meaningful Use certification process,” said Mangum. “It can also handle all of our HL7 interfacing. We are confident that whatever our future integration needs, Iguana will meet them. We are looking forward to seeing what else Iguana can do for us.”
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About MedEvolve LLC
Based out of Little Rock, Arkansas, MedEvolve LLC has 20 years of experience in automating medical practices by offering a complete set of computer applications for practice management, electronic medical records, eligibility verification and electronic prescribing. Serving over 10,000 healthcare providers nationwide, MedEvolve’s products enhance practice profitability, restore physician peace of mind and reduce distractions impacting the quality of care.
For more information, please visit: http://www.medevolve.com