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December 10, 2013

New York health system to implement SA Ignite’s Meaningful Use management solution

North Shore-LIJ Health System, a New York-based healthcare network, has selected SA Ignite‘s MU Assistant, a cloud-based solution, for managing their MU program.

North Shore-LIJ Health System, a New York-based healthcare network, has selected SA Ignite’s MU Assistant, a cloud-based solution, for managing their Meaningful Use (MU) programme.

As part of the deal, SA Ignite will work for four years with approximately 1,500 providers within North Shore-LIJ’s metro-New York-based network.

With MU Stage 2 around the corner and audits at the forefront of agendas, many organisations are concerned about the complexity of tracking all of the data that is required to manage their MU programme in the coming years.

MU Assistant is reportedly the only cloud-based solution that accelerates compliance and saves time by automating the full range of MU reporting and attestation activities for eligible providers.

"MU Assistant automatically aggregates and monitors MU measures across multiple EHR systems, shines a spotlight on gaps between actual performance and compliance thresholds, and automates the communications of these gaps to providers."

North Shore-LIJ, an Allscripts electronic health records (EHR) customer, has selected SA Ignite based on its ability to automate clients’ MU reporting, achieve one-click electronic attestation process and electronically archiving supporting data for audits.

MU Assistant automatically aggregates and monitors MU measures across multiple EHR systems, shines a spotlight on gaps between actual performance and compliance thresholds, and automates the communications of these gaps to providers.

North Shore-LIJ Medical Group chief medical information officer Dr Mitchell A Adler said Meaningful Use is a high-priority, cross-enterprise strategic initiative, and the hospital recognised that the complexity associated with it is increasing and will continue for years to come.

Dr Adler said: "Having done much of the process manually with a prior organisation, I knew this was not the best use of our team’s resources and that there had to be a better way.

"We chose to partner with SA Ignite because they have established themselves as the market leader in this space and have delivered strong results to their customers."

MU Assistant, automatically aggregates and monitors MU measures, across multiple EHR systems, and provides decision support tools such as projecting compliance for providers in full-year and, soon, calendar-quarter attestation periods and suggesting MU exclusions that providers can claim.

According to SA Ignite, the solution also automatically projects MU incentive dollars received and tracks actual payment amounts from CMS, working to remove as much of the time-consuming, but necessary, work that is required to manage the MU programme.

SA Ignite CEO and founder Dr Tom S Lee said the company has thrilled to be working with North Shore-LIJ.

"They are a world-class organisation who has an award-winning history of driving exceptional results. We are committed to the success of their MU program and believe they will see a tremendous return on investment from our partnership," Dr Lee said.

North Shore-LIJ Health System is the nation’s 14th-largest healthcare system that delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.


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