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  • MirthMUx and qualifying for HITECH stimulus funds

    Hi,

    If an independent clinical laboratory were to deploy MirthMUx, would that qualify the lab to receive HITECH stimulus money? Any insights would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks

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    Originally posted by csmith View Post
    Hi,

    If an independent clinical laboratory were to deploy MirthMUx, would that qualify the lab to receive HITECH stimulus money? Any insights would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks
    Two ways to think about this: grants and EHR reimbursement. There are numerous government RFPs out now that are directly or indirectly funded via HITECT. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Laboratory Interoperability (PHLI) procurement is probably HITECT funded and relates to your business somewhat. There are too many -- and under various federal agencies -- to mention. It's not clear to us, for your specific question as a clinical laboratory, if you would directly qualify for any funding for any of the RFPs out there if you deploy Mirth MUx. You'd probably be a good fit for partnering with another organization as part of a unified response to an RFP.

    As for EHR reimbursement, Mirth MUx provides a Clinical Data Repository (Mirth Match), lab result delivery (Mirth Results), an EMPI (Mirth Match), standards-based integration hub (Mirth Connect), and an NHIN Gateway (CONNECT). Since MUx does not currently incorporate an EHR, which is probably your question, Mirth MUx by itself, does not currently qualify for reimbursement related to EHR deployment. It may, though, if you coupled MUx with an EHR. The overall solution would need to be certified (e.g. CCHIT) in order to qualify for reimbursement.
    Jacob Brauer
    Director, Software Development
    NextGen Healthcare

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