FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. has recently announced that Synapse® RIS Version 6.1 was awarded modular EHR certification for Meaningful Use for radiology.
Based on HITECH act included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, incentives of nearly $1.5 billion will be delivered to radiologists who run their operations using certified EHR solutions in meaningful manner. A wide range of companies, such as Fujifilm present their solutions to organizations, identified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), for evaluation before receiving EHR certification.
Before being awarded the certification, these solutions are assessed based on various criteria. Solutions fulfilling multiple criteria are awarded modular EHR certification. On the other hand, other solutions fulfilling all the 33 criteria described by ONC are awarded complete EHR certification.
Jim Morgan, Fujifilm's Vice President of Medical Informatics, said "Having our Synapse RIS receive modular certification is a tangible step towards receiving complete certification," adding "This means that our radiology clients can address their Meaningful Use requirements that ensure an improved workflow and allow them to more quickly qualify for the incentives set forth by the ONC. Additionally, Version 6.1, our latest RIS, enables them to use improved tools to pre-set and manage patient dose and offers a new financial management optimization feature designed to improve facility operations. It's a win-win."