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Quantros Supports Healthcare Organizations to Meet Meaningful Use Requirements
Jul 13, 2010 (05:07 PM EDT)


Helping Organizations Improve Health Care Quality, Patient Safety and Efficiency Through Meaningful Use of Data

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantros, a leading healthcare software and services provider of data management, decision support analytics, and clinical business intelligence solutions, has announced its commitment to support healthcare organizations looking to meet federal meaningful use requirements. Quantros has released a statement of capabilities that support these requirements.

Quantros is strongly positioned to support the needs of healthcare organizations during the adoption of EHRs and beyond. It offers complementary technology solutions that can help healthcare organizations demonstrate meaningful use of EHRs across the three stages identified in the HITECH Act and simultaneously gain insight into their clinical landscape.

The Quantros announcement comes as federal officials today issued a final rule defining meaningful use requirements to qualify for incentive payments under the HITECH portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The final rule outlines Stage 1 meaningful use and clinical quality measure reporting criteria that must be met to be eligible for the payments starting next year.

News Facts

  • Quantros has been submitting clients' Core Measures data to CMS and The Joint Commission for more than seven years.
  • Quantros is working with EHR vendors to increase data exchange capabilities between Quantros applications and their electronic health record systems.
  • Quantros has completed an integration project with a leading EHR vendor that brings EHR data into the Quantros Regulatory Reporting Management (RRM) solution, reducing manual abstraction and enabling time savings.
  • The majority of Meaningful Use criteria identified by Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) in Stage 1 can only be met by exchange of data between independent systems, electronic submission of data to external agencies and implementation of a rules-based engine.
  • Quantros launched an initiative to support its commitment to promoting standardized methodologies for data exchange between health systems. The initiative will also support the company's application for certification as an EHR module.

Healthcare Providers Key Benefits

  • Quantros has domain expertise in the area of health information exchange and rules engines as well as the clinical expertise to support healthcare organizations attempting to demonstrate Stage 1 meaningful use.
  • A number of Quantros solutions, including infection and medication surveillance applications, have integrated rules engines that power clinical decision support.
  • Quantros applications interface with external data systems to bring together previously unconnected data sets, providing information that healthcare providers can use to monitor and trend patient safety issues and ultimately improve quality and safety.
  • Quantros' existing technological and clinical infrastructure will provide decision makers with the tools to enact point of care interventions as well as information to make clinical, operational and financial decisions that improve patient care, reduce risk and enhance efficiency.
  • The Quantros Patient Safety Center (QPSC) www.quantros.com/pscenter.html is a federally-listed, component Patient Safety Organization (PSO) supporting healthcare organizations across the country.

"Quantros is strongly positioned to support the needs of healthcare organizations during the adoption of EHRs and beyond," said Sanjaya Kumar, MD, President and CEO of Quantros. "We offer complementary technology solutions that can help healthcare organizations demonstrate meaningful use of EHRs across the three stages identified in the HITECH Act. Our applications interface with external data systems to bring together previously disassociated data sets, and this gives decision makers information they can use to improve quality and safety."

"Healthcare organizations will need to create a system of complementary technologies that meets not only meaningful use requirements but fits in with their clinical and technical environments," said Gerard Livaudais, MD, EVP of Product Management at Quantros. "Doing a good job with this from early on will also provide healthcare providers great market position in competing on outcomes and value. Quantros is strongly positioned to be a significant portion of that system."

Supporting Resources

Quantros Statement of Capabilities http://www.quantros.com/pdf/Helping_Healthcare_Providers_Demonstrate_Meaningful_Use_07132010.pdf

The US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

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About Quantros

Quantros is a leading healthcare software and services provider of data management, decision support analytics, and clinical business intelligence solutions for the healthcare industry in areas of safety and risk management, quality and performance improvement, outcomes monitoring and accreditation and compliance. For more information about Quantros, visit www.quantros.com.

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