Kentucky Health Information Exchange Underwriting CeRT Early Adopter Licenses for One Year

incentive paymentsKentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) sends out alert on Thursday, April 18, 2013, indicating that it will accept applications from 13 providers who are seeking financial assistance to qualify for the HITECH Act’s Meaningful Use incentive payments.

Here’s the content of the KHIE alert:

Application for CeRT Early Adopter License

“KHIE and National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) are working together to assist healthcare providers with their efforts to expand consumer engagement in the Commonwealth. Consumer engagement is critical to healthcare reform and the goals of lower costs, improved care, and a healthier population. Consumer engagement also strengthens a provider’s ability to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 incentive requirements as well as supporting other patient-centered programs.”

“The NeHC Patient Engagement Frameworkwas vetted by more than 150 healthcare stakeholders and a diverse set of health IT, standards and consumer advocacy organizations and Meaningful Use Criteria. The NeHC Consumer eHealth Readiness Tool (CeRT) is a support service, including an extensive survey-based organization assessment, real time progress reports and a comprehensive resource center. CeRT is mapped to the Patient Engagement Framework and can be used by providers for planning and measuring their progress toward patient engagement goals and Meaningful Use requirements.”

“In order to encourage the rapid adoption of effective consumer engagement in the Commonwealth and to help providers qualify for Meaningful Use incentive payments, KHIE is underwriting the use of CeRT licenses for the period of one yearfor 13 providers in the Commonwealth. These licenses will be allocated on a basis stratified by licensed beds or provider network size. If you would like to be consider for one of these licenses, please fill out this questionnaire. If you are not selected as one of the early adopter sites, the cost for CeRT is very modest, and providers are encouraged to adopt the tool.   It is a very cost effective application to guide you in Meaningful Use Stage 2.”

“CeRT is independent of KHIE. The Commonwealth of Kentucky and its affiliates have no access to individual provider data related to the CeRT.”

To apply:

When: Wednesday,  April 24, 2013 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

Where: GoToMeeting Invitation

1.  Please join my meeting. 

2.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial  +1 (213) 493-0606Access Code: 779-583-215

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 779-583-215

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