How much compliance does your EHR understand?
Process regulations and compliance have been the major measures brought in by regulatory authorities in the United States. To ensure that hospitals not only adopt an electronic process for their day to day operations but also ensure that they use it meaningfully to help their patients get improved and enhanced care. Compliance is not limited to just the health records or the clinical features but is an aspect encompassing all parts of the healthcare applications.
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance is mandatory and certifications like CCHIT (Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology) or others are required to exhibit compliance levels of the EHR applications.
Meaningful Use Objectives Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals should be able to demonstrate how meaningfully they are using their EHR systems. The financial incentives serve as the carrot to motivate hospitals to adopt EHR sooner and effectively.