Cardiologists who adopt an electronic health record system in 2010 are eligible for up to $44,000 in ARRA stimulus funding starting in 2011. To qualify, physicians must demonstrate meaningful use of an EHR including quality reporting and registry reporting requirements.
The American College of Cardiology created the PINNACLE Registry to help cardiology practices collect, store and use patient data to:
The WebChart EHR from MIE is the only electronic health record system with fully integrated PINNACLE Registry functionality. As you document patient encounters in WebChart, relevant data populates an electronic version of the PINNACLE data collection form, eliminating the need for dual data entry and unnecessary clicks. Electronic data is transmitted from WebChart to the American College of Cardiology, where it populates the PINNACLE Registry.
WebChart is a web-based EHR configured for cardiology practices, with specialty specific modules including cardiovascular PQRI reporting. Cardiology practices using the WebChart PQRI module have successfully collected their full PQRI bonus.