About UsMIE Milestones
The Medical Web White Paper
- Doug Horner authors The Medical Web White Paper describing the need to develop secure, private communication networks to allow healthcare providers to transmit and share electronic information.
- Horner and co-founder Eric Jones form Medical Informatics Engineering to advance the concepts outlined in the white paper, building the Med-Web
- One of the earliest examples of what is now referred to as a RHIO or regional health information organization.
- Working with subscribers of the Med-Web eager to make existing chart-based information available electronically, MIE develops WebChart Document Management solutions that incorporate high-speed scanning technology to convert paper documents to electronic images accessible via the web.
- At the request of Med-Web subscribers, MIE develops first generation DICOM capability (later to become WebChart PACS), enabling medical practices to view and route radiological images.
Webchart EHR & Establishes Datacenter
- MIE creates WebChart EHR, a browser-based, interoperable, flexible, scalable electronic medical record (EHR) system. WebChart allows practices to house scanned medical records and integrate transcription, faxes, digital radiography, dictated audio, and photographic and coded data.
- MIE establishes a data center infrastructure designed to support an ASP model based on an interoperable, Web-based approach. MIE also adopts a customer-centric product development model, working closely with users of the Med-Web to develop value-added products and services.
MIE Commercializes DICOM Technology
- MIE commercializes its DICOM technology with the introduction of WebChart PACS, a robust DICOM and HL7 compliant solution for Web-based viewing and routing of radiological images. WebChart PACS (picture archiving and communication system) also features RIS functionality, including modality worklists. This affordable and fully interoperable system is built on the WebChart EHR backbone, allowing practices to seamlessly add dictation, transcription, document management and scheduling if and when needed.
NE Indiana Adopts Med-Web
- Approximately 90 percent of northeast Indiana physician practice groups subscribe to the Med-Web, positioning the Ft. Wayne area as a national model for RHIO (regional health information organization) adoption.
- MIE formalizes its process for contributing thought leadership to the national debate on health care information technology by participating in industry standards committees, trade organizations and interoperability forums.
Marketing in Northeast Indiana
- MIE begins to market its products nationally, leveraging the innovation required to build a thriving RHIO and foster widespread electronic health record adoption in Northeast Indiana.
WebChart & Med-Web
- WebChart and the Med-Web from MIE are used to share electronic medical records as part of the Healthcare Access Program in northeast Indiana. This program serves uninsured and low-income patients via a network of clinics and hospital emergency departments. MIE technology enables program participants to share patient information without compromising the confidentiality of proprietary databases.
Announcement of Minimally Invasive EHR
- The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHITSM) announces that MIE is among the inaugural group to be CCHIT Certified for its product, WebChart version 4.23, and meets one hundred percent of CCHIT ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) criteria for 2006. CCHIT is the recognized authority in the United States for certifying EHR products, an independent, nonprofit, public/private organization that sets the benchmark for healthcare information technology.
- MIE announces its Minimally Invasive EHR™ framework, which incorporates WebChart EHR, WebChart PACS and WebChart Document Management products into its new Minimally Invasive EHR™ family of solutions. The Minimally Invasive EHR concept was developed in response to industry reluctance to fully embrace EHR technology, and is based on the MIE philosophy of developing solutions that are customizable for physician workflows, easy to deploy and completely interoperable. This concept fully supports efforts by CCHIT and others organizations to establish industry standards for interoperability, quality and data security.
MIE Announces Addition to Physician Quality Reporting
- WebChart is the first CORE Certified EHR, enabling practices to send an electronic query to a health plan and receive an electronic response in a matter of seconds, verifying eligibility and identifying co-pay and deductible amounts. This saves the practice from calling the health plan, or logging onto a Website for an individual health plan along with its user names and passwords. This also means the practice can collect the correct amounts at the time of service, and can reduce rejected claims for services not covered by a particular plan.
- MIE announces the addition of a Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) module to its WebChart EHR. This module automatically generates the data required for the PQRI voluntary reporting program administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, making it easier for practices to qualify for the 1.5 percent PQRI bonus payment.
MIE Integration with NoMoreClipboard.com
- MIE integrates its WebChart electronic health record system with the NoMoreClipboard.com Personal Health Record, enabling patients to register on-line and submit data to WebChart applications. Following a patient visit, selected encounter documentation can be sent from WebChart back to the patient for inclusion in their PHR.
- MIE expands its Enterprise Health offering to include a full range of electronic health record, occupational health and employee engagement modules designed to meet the clinical and compliance requirements of Fortune 1000 employers with on-site employee health clinics.
Google Chooses WebChart Enterprise Health Record
- Google selects MIE's WebChart Enterprise Health Record solution for its onsite employee health clinics. The EHR is deployed at two locations in Mountain View, CA and one in Kirkland, WA, and replaces the former EHR system used by Google. The MIE Enterprise Health EHR is integrated with the Google Health™ product, enabling Google employees or “Googlers” to send their health records to the onsite health center EHR prior to a visit. Medical information documented in the EHR during a clinical encounter can then be sent back to the employee’s Google Health Account for inclusion in their Personal Health Record.
- MIE and the American College of Cardiology form a strategic relationship to promote MIE electronic health record applications with integrated PINNACLE Registry™ functionality. MIE is the first EHR vendor to fully integrate PINNACLE quality guidelines into its applications, enabling cardiologists to capture quality registry data while documenting an encounter – eliminating the need for dual data entry or the completion of paper registry forms. Cardiology practices using MIE applications can electronically collect and report quality data to the ACC.
WebChart first to receive complete ONC-ATCB certification
- WebChart EHR is among the first to receive complete ONC-ATCB certification from CCHIT. WebChart earned a five-star usability rating – the highest awarded.
- The Enterprise Health division of MIE adds Fortune 1000 clients, goes global. Concentra, the nation's largest occupational and urgent care medical practice, adds Enterprise Health to its information management systems. Dow Chemical implements Enterprise Health at 188 employee clinic sites in 35 countries, in six languages.
Key partnerships fuel aggressive growth
- MIE announces key partnerships with Regional Extension Centers in Arkansas and New Jersey. These relationships will introduce small- and mid-sized physician practices to WebChart EHR – a flexible, affordable solution for practices pursuing meaningful use.
- WebChart EHR users successfully attest, receive meaningful use funds. Stephen Thomsen, MD, of Hudson Essex Nephrology was first to attest. Thomsen says "WebChart has helped us improve office efficiencies and patient care."
- Enterprise Health deployed for military contractor health assessments in the Middle East.
- NoMoreClipboard partners with iMPak Health and Meridian Health to develop comprehensive ACO solutions. NoMoreClipboard also awarded an ONC Challenge Grant project to make HIE data available to patients with a Personal Health Record.
KLAS ranks MIE in top two
- WebChart ties for second place in KLAS SaaS vendor report, scores highest on EMR response time, customer support and ease of use.
- Working with MIE, The Wyoming Department of Health became the first state to offer a free, fully certified EHR to all the state's Medicaid providers. WebChart EHR will help Wyoming providers demonstrate meaningful use and qualify for ARRA incentives.
- MIE rises to HIMSS12 Connect Challenge – showcasing platform interoperability strength, developers succeed in meeting Farzad Mostashari's one-hour data exchange challenge.
- Enterprise Health selected by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for onsite employee health clinic. Other new Enterprise Health clients include Chevron, Hospital Corporation of America and Disney.
- NoMoreClipboard extends footprint at Indiana University, offering Personal Health Records to employees and their dependents in addition to students. The day the offering was announced, NoMoreClipboard experienced a record-breaking number of sign-ups.
- NoMoreClipboard and MIE develop and deploy a comprehensive palliative care health IT solution in conjunction with Meridian Health in New Jersey. This solution helps palliative care specialists, primary care physicians, patients and families manage health in the last two years of life.