popHealth Makes Meaningful Use Reporting Easier. How Can You Help Providers Transition to EHRs?
Wil Yu | January 18, 2012
Learn About the popHealth Tools Development Innovation Challenge!
Electronic health records (EHRs) and health information technology will modernize the way that health care professionals do their work and provide care to patients by giving them the tools to offer their patients better, more efficient care. There are also great tools like popHealth available to help providers make the transition to EHRs.
popHealth Automates Process for Meaningful Use Reporting
popHealth is an open source software service that automates the process of meaningful use reporting to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, and integrates with provider EHR systems using continuity of care records and nationally recognized data standards.
It’s easy to use, and has an interface designed for health care professionals, making it easier for them to integrate EHRs into their practice (and easier for meaningful use reporting for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs).
popHealth Tools Development Innovation Challenge
ONC’s Investing in Innovation program (i2) is hosting the popHealth Tools Development Innovation Challenge – with $100,000 in prizes! We’re looking for teams to develop creative applications based on the popHealth framework.
Apps submitted for the challenge should help providers improve patient safety by, for example, helping providers use the quality measure calculations to better engage with patients and caregivers, or address disparities in care. Apps may target patients with high disease burden in need of early intervention, and may aggregate multiple sources of data to help public health officials and organizations develop more clearly defined pictures of the health status and risk factors within communities.
We’re delighted to see innovative solutions and applications being submitted, and look forward to more. There’s still time! The challenge closes Friday, January 20. Get more details on the popHealth Tool Development Challenge at www.Challenge.gov/ONC/246.