For immediate release:Thursday, 07 March 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that SuccessEHS client Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers (CHCs) received the highest level of recognition from its 2011 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program. Four of Scenic Bluffs CHCs' providers also earned NCQA 2011 PCMH Level 3 recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and integrating patients as active participants in care. These four providers include: Gloria Degenhardt, PA; Stacey L. Markuson, DO; Elizabeth R. Bade, MD and Lynne Polodna, FNP.
The PCMH care delivery model is designed to strengthen the physician-patient relationship by moving from episodic care to coordinated care and an ongoing relationship with a physician-led care team for wellness and long-term healing. Key domains of the model include improved patient access to care through open scheduling and expanded hours, and strong communication among patients, physicians and staff. Technology plays a key role in achievement.
SuccessEHS's patient-centered EHR solution includes a number of features that support the PCMH model, including robust reporting capabilities, an inherent patient portal, advanced health information exchange capabilities, strong tools for patient communication and advanced scheduling capabilities. SuccessEHS created pre-built reports specifically designed for clients pursuing PCMH recognition, and these reports were especially helpful to Scenic Bluffs.
"The PCMH reports built by SuccessEHS were incredibly useful in helping us document the improved outcomes from our procedures and to support our application to NCQA," said Amy R. Schanhofer, Operations Director at Scenic Bluffs CHCs.
In addition to providing the technological framework to support patient-centered care, SuccessEHS provides resources to help clients successfully undergo PCMH transformation, including a comprehensive PCMH toolkit featuring full correlating reports, sample policies and procedures, and step-by-step "best-practice" workflows. SuccessEHS also provides white papers, webinars and consulting services to help clients successfully implement the PCMH model of care delivery.
The technology, resources and services from SuccessEHS have helped a number of clients successfully achieve PCMH recognition. In fact, 34 SuccessEHS clients at 114 clinic locations and 572 providers using the SuccessEHS EHR have achieved medical home recognition or accreditation through either NCQA or the Joint Commission.
SuccessEHS is a nationally acclaimed vendor providing Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management solutions with Integrated Medical Billing Services. SuccessEHS also provides Electronic Dental Record (EDR) and Dental Imaging solutions. Founded in 1995, SuccessEHS established itself as a leader in the emerging practice management applications market by delivering an innovative blend of clinical, operational and financial software paired with a suite of specialized integrated success services. SuccessEHS, entirely in-house developed and supported, has achieved multiple certifications from CCHIT.
SuccessEHS's SuccessEHS 6.1 is a CCHIT Certified ® 2011 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Child Health, with a 5-star usability rating.
SuccessEHS 6.1 is also 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for Eligible Providers adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The certification ID number is CC-1112-909422-1. The clinical quality measures certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0043, NQF 0031, and NQF 0034. The additional software used in testing includes Multum, SuccessEHS Patient Portal, ExitCare Patient Education, and Oracle. This certification neither represents an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor guarantees the receipt of incentive payments.