Announcing a New Increased Subsidy Offering 

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Meridian remains committed to providing our affiliated physicians with options to make deploying a successful electronic health record (“EHR”) and interface to Jersey Health Connect Health Information Exchange (“HIE”) easy and affordable. To that end, Meridian Health will continue the Subsidy Program in place for primary care providers and specialty care providers with a few changes as outlined in this letter. The Subsidy Program has two components, one relating to the implementation of the office EHR, and the other which allows an EHR to connect to the HIE. You may be eligible for one or both of the subsidies in the Program.

Office EHR: A few years ago, we partnered with Allscripts Professional and eClinicalWorks to provide discounted pricing for their EHR systems. Each of these systems offers an integrated practice management module and generally includes three types of costs: license, installation/training, and monthly fees for support, maintenance, and hosting. We are pleased to announce that the EHR subsidy to be provided to our eligible primary care providers, who do not currently have an EHR, has been increased from a maximum of $14,000 to $20,000. Specialty care providers, who do not currently have an EHR, are still eligible to receive up to an $8,000 subsidy, and EHR vendor Practice Fusion is also offering their free platform to all Meridian affiliated physicians. 

HIE: The Subsidy Program will now include a subsidy for the costs to connect to the HIE for seven EHR vendors (Allscripts, eClinical Works, Practice Fusion, Greenway, Vitera, STI and Athena). Even if you currently have an EHR, you could still take advantage of the HIE subsidy if your EHR vendor is one of the designated vendors. The amount and terms of the HIE subsidy has been structured to comply with applicable federal law and regulations. 

The coordination of patient centered care through EHRs and the HIE will lead to improved patient safety and quality outcomes. Thank you for your continued support and partnership in the delivery of quality care.

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John K. Lloyd, FACHE
Meridian Health

 

 

About Electronic Health Records (EHR) 

An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an electronic version of a patient's medical history that is maintained by the provider and may include all of the key clinical data relevant to that person's care, including demographics, progress notes, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, and test reports.  Read more

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