Local Healthcare Leader Keynote’s Premier Healthcare IT Conference

Indiana HIT Successes Used as a Model for Physician Practices and Hospitals across the Nation

Fort Wayne, IN – May 16, 2011 – Steve Smith, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Physicians, Inc. in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the World Congress Annual Leadership Summit on "The Meaningful Use of Certified EHRs and Other Technologies to Improve Healthcare." The conference, one of the premier healthcare IT events across the globe, will take place on May 22 - 24, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), physician practices and hospitals across the nation are working to adopt electronic health records in order to qualify for incentive funds in 2011. Fort Wayne Neurological Center, a division of Allied Physicians, Inc., is a very successful early adopter of this technology due to its partnership with Indiana-based Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE).

Smith’s keynote address, "Obtaining Stimulus Funds: Lessons from Practices Who Have Been Paid," will address his practice’s experiences with EHR adoption and how it can be used as a model in the industry by helping other practices that might be struggling to meet ARRA qualifications.

He will discuss:

  • MIE’s unique EHR approach enabling minimal practice disruption, physician adoption and access to 2011 incentive funds
  • How Fort Wayne Neurological Center obtained substantial 2009 stimulus funding using the MIE e-prescribing system and is now working on full 2011 stimulus funding utilizing the EHR and NoMoreClipboard PHR systems from MIE.
  • How other organizations can reach these milestones
  • How to apply for meaningful use funds
  • What’s next in EHR technology including complete clinical transformation and continued improvement in patient engagement

"Achieving meaningful use is a primary goal for most physician practices across the U.S. and we know first-hand how daunting this task can be," said Smith. "We hope that our success in this area can help other practices across the nation obtain stimulus funding and improve the quality of patient care."

About Allied Physician’s Group, Inc. and Fort Wayne Neurological Center

Allied Physician’s Group, Inc. is a regional medical center serving 1.3 million patients in Northeast Indiana, Northwest Ohio and South Central Michigan. The company is now comprised of Fort Wayne Neurology, NeuroSpine & Pain Center, Neurosurgery and Physical Medicine, Fort Wayne NeuroPsychology and Fort Wayne Physical Medicine.

It operates an ambulatory surgery center, two MRI imaging centers, a sleep center and a neuro research center.

About Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE)

MIE offers advanced, web-based medical applications that are flexible and affordable. These Minimally Invasive™ products were built to help physicians achieve meaningful use and funding without turning the practice or the P&L upside down.

MIE was one of the first companies to be fully ONC-ATCB certified for Meaningful Use Stage One as a complete EHR and is also a CCHIT Certified 2011 Ambulatory EHR with 5-star usability - the highest possible rating.

MIE solutions are currently implemented by clinical practices in 38 states; Fortune 500 employee health clinics (including Google, Dow Chemical, Eli Lilly and Concentra/Humana). MIE launched one of the first health information exchanges in the country, helped fostered 65 percent EHR adoption in Northeast Indiana. MIE is involved in advanced applications to improve the quality of healthcare while reducing the costs, such as diabetes management, palliative care and several wellness programs. MIE products are also endorsed by the American College of Cardiology. For more information, visit http://www.mieweb.com.