Ingenuity has a deep level of experience in large-scale healthcare environments (including several 120+ facility hospital systems) not available outside the largest consultancies and technology vendors. Our sensitivity to clinical operations and capability to manage technology transformation projects while avoiding physician, patient, and financial impact is unique.
Our clients include some of the largest healthcare providers in the US (public and private), as well as numerous healthcare support companies and smaller related organizations. They have continued to deal with increasing secuirty and privacy requirements as well as significantly heightened needs for reliability and performance, due to the migration of IT from supporting the back office to supporting clinical activities - and then sharing this data with increasingly larger communities of stakeholders.
Ingenuity has been heavily involved in the technological changes implied by many key industry trends (such as HEDIS) including development of shared back-office (and clinical) services, business process outsourcing (transcription, coding, billing / collections, nighthawks, etc.), provider mergers and acquisitions, data privacy, and healthcare system integration between providers / payors / third parties.
The healthcare industry - and provider organizations in particular - face an unprecedented amount of change in the near term, and IT has to enable all of them. Our consultants have extensive experience leveraging IT infrastructure and security services to help address the key challenges facing them.
The HITECH Act is part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Contained in ARRA are incentives related to the information technology utilized for healthcare systems. In addition, ARRA also contains specific incentives for Providers to rapidly advance the adoption rate of EHR systems.
While HITECH will provide financial support to assist all Providers to implement EMR technology it also expands the scope of privacy and security protections available under HIPAA. Non-compliance is not an option and the support level proposed by the Government will not subsidize the full cost of EMR implementations.
So how does this affect the technology strategy of your organization? Are you positioned to maximize the ROI of your investments in technology? Are you at risk to comply with regulations?
Ingenuity has significant Healthcare IT experience with Providers and can help develop a EMR Technology Implementation Strategy that will position you for success.