Passing Meaningful Use with PrognoCIS ARRA Dashboard

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EMR (electronic medical record) implementation would be less stressful if there was a surefire way to pass meaningful use attestation. No re-applying for the next attestation cycle, or having to upgrade software and you’d get those reimbursement payments rolling in. PrognoCIS offers the ARRA Dashboard, helping doctors meet the core measurements of meaningful use to successfully attest Stage 1.

Launched in March of 2011, the ARRA Dashboard feature of the PrognoCIS EMR solution was developed to demonstrate the progress of meaningful use implementation. The Dashboard has easy to read gauges that clearly tell the doctor whether or not they have met the percentage required for each core objective and menu set. According to PrognoCIS sales rep Anthony Bates, there are actually two dashboards for reference: the main panel dashboard and the Mini Dashboard. The main dashboard gives the doctor the complete picture of the percentage of criteria being fulfilled such as CPOE orders, medication allergies, smoking status and patient demographic for a specific period of time. The Mini Dashboard, Anthony Bates pointed out, provides doctors “detailed information at the encounter level.”

While other EMRs offer similar variations of the dashboard feature, PrognoCIS ARRA Dashboard stands out against the rest by giving doctors fulfillment status updates in real-time, meaning no having to wait until the next day or week to run reports. The Mini Dashboard for individual encounters is also a unique feature. “On the close of every visit, we show the progress of the visit per meaningful use,” said Anthony Bates. The Mini Dashboard gives a thumbs up or thumbs down rating for each measure, making certain of the entry of data at each step of the encounter. At the end of an encounter, doctors sign off to indicate the encounter is complete. They are given the opportunity to go back and fill in any missing information needed to fulfill core implementation requirements that guarantee a successful electronic health care record attestation.

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