Arkansas REC Selects Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) as Preferred Electronic Health Records Vendor

Fort Wayne, IN – March 14, 2011 – Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), a web-based, minimally invasive™ electronic health record (EHR) provider, was recently named a preferred vendor by HITArkansas, the Regional Extension Center (REC) for Arkansas. As a preferred vendor, WebChart EHR from MIE will help HITArkansas’ participating healthcare provider’s transition from paper to electronic health records and qualify for meaningful use incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

MIE was one of the first EHR vendors to receive ONC-ATCB certification for Meaningful Use Stage One as a Complete EHR (WebChart EHR 5.1) and is also a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR (WebChart EHR Version 5.1) with a 5-star usability rating – the highest possible rating.

"We at HITArkansas are pleased to add MIE to our list of preferred vendors," said Ray Hanley, President and CEO of Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC). "MIE offers Arkansas’ providers who work with this vendor a Web-based EHR solution to facilitate faster, more efficient and higher quality health care for patients across the state."

"Our ultimate goal is to improve healthcare outcomes and we are dedicated to serving Regional Extension Centers and the provider community here in Arkansas and throughout the United States," said Bruce Lisanti, CEO of Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE). "WebChart EHR from MIE is a unique, minimally invasive™ system perfect for small to mid-sized physician practices because it is an easy to use, affordable, Web-based platform that is accessible from any location, on any device and can be customized to a practice’s specific workflow and integrated with billing systems, labs, pharmacies, registries, HIEs and consumer health platforms like NoMoreClipboard.com, Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault."

HITArkansas.is committed to assisting more than 1,280 physicians in adopting and meaningfully using an EHR by 2012. Practice areas eligible to utilize HITArkansas services include priority primary care physicians -- family practice, general practice, internal medicine, obstetric/gynecology and pediatric physicians. Other specialty providers interested in working with HITArkansas are also invited to contact the REC.

About Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE)

MIE offers a web-based suite of electronic health record products that are accessible, interoperable, flexible and affordable. This minimally invasive™ EHR product line was built by listening to physicians and designed to achieve meaningful use without turning the practice or the P&L upside down. MIE solutions are employed by small, specialty and group practices; Fortune 500 enterprise employee health clinics (including the Dow Chemical Company and Google); and safety net providers caring for the indigent and uninsured. MIE launched one of the first sustainable health information exchanges in the country, fostered 65 percent EHR adoption in Northeast Indiana, and deploys EHRs across the United States and around the world. MIE solutions include chronic disease management, occupational health, personal health record, patient portal, and wellness modules. MIE has taken 15 different specialties chartless, and MIE products are endorsed by the American College of Cardiology.

About HITArkansas

HITArkansas (www.hitarkansas.org), a division of AFMC (www.afmc.org), works in cooperation with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to provide training, support, technical assistance, outreach and collaboration to health care providers across the state as they work to achieve meaningful use of EHRs. AFMC was incorporated in 1972 as a private, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the clinical evaluation and improvement of health care in Arkansas and throughout the country.

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WebChart EHR, Version 5.1 from Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for eligible providers adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The unique certification number for WebChart EHR, Version 5.1 from MIE is CC-1112-844134-1 and the product was certified on Sept 30, 2010 for the following clinical quality measures: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0059, NQF, 0064, NQF 0061. (This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.)