Posted By Abhi Muthiyan On May 20, 2011

Patagonia Health launches an EMR offering specially designed for Behavioral Health providers. Behavioral Health specialty treatment forms are built into the EMR tool and are easily accessed, completed, shared and billed.

Patagonia Health, an easy to use and affordable Electronic Medical Record (EMR) specifically designed for medical practices and behavioral health agencies, announces availability of Patagonia Health EMR v3.0. Version 3.0 meets federal requirements for Meaningful Use MU Complete Electronic Health/Medical Record (EHR/EMR) for Ambulatory practices. Patagonia Health EMR v3.0 is tested and certified under the federal Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program. The EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Patagonia Health EMR takes the complexity out of compliance by providing practices/agencies with a simple dashboard showing progress towards MU compliance. Achieving Meaningful Use compliance is simple and easy as the necessary requirements are built into a normal provider and practice workflow. Patagonia Health EMR v3.0 introduces several new benefits for providers including improved chronic disease management via Clinical Decision Support (CDS), enhanced access for patients via an integrated patient portal and interoperability with Health Information Exchange (HIE) using CCD/CCR.

According to Ashok Mathur, CEO of Patagonia Health, “Now, with only $250/month, each physician can receive $18,000 (of a total of $44,000) stimulus EMR incentive in the first year, while complying with the federal mandate for the adoption of an EMR. Being cloud based solution, medical practices and behavioral health agencies can enjoy low cost implementation and ongoing subscription fees. This is the power of Patagonia Health Software as a Service SaaS technology platform.”

Patagonia Health Complete EHR has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB certification body that has been approved to certify any complete or modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient applications, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus incentives upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology — a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.