January, 2012 — The Smith Clinic and Kettering Health Network in Dayton, Ohio, recently signed on to become the first physicians’’ practices to utilize EpiCenter.
EpiCenter is HMS’s service that electronically monitors community health. The system will collect Electronic Health Records (EHR) and forward it to the State of Ohio, in compliance with the Meaningful Use requirements outlined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Physicians utilizing EHR will receive financial incentives from Medicare and Medicaid.
“Setting up EpiCenter in a physician’s office is a quick and straightforward process,” according to Kevin Hutchison, HMS President and CEO. “The office just needs a secure data feed. Once setup is complete, the data transfer runs in the background—no further work is needed.”
About Health Monitoring Systems, Inc.
HMS (http://www.hmsinc.com) is a privately held company specializing in healthcare data analysis. The company processes and analyzes health‐related data in real time via a Software‐as‐a‐Service (SaaS) approach. Using this approach, HMS enables clients to increase their understanding of regional health conditions, improve quality and efficiency, and ensure regulatory compliance.
The company’s EpiCenter™ system is a first of its kind community health surveillance system for public health. HMS collects and analyzes data from more than 500 healthcare facilities across the country.