Fujifilm modular imaging EHR progressing toward certification

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Officials at Fujifilm recently announced that its modular electronic health record (EHR) solution aimed at medical imaging professionals has received meaningful use certification for radiology.

Fujifilm’s Synapse RIS 6.1 modular medical informatics solution is aimed primarily at radiology professionals. More than $1.5 billion in federal incentive funding is available to radiologists who demonstrate advanced use of clinical informatics systems under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ meaningful use financial reward program.

The modular nature of the Synapse RIS 6.1 solution enables healthcare IT professionals to integrate the product into existing medical informatics systems depending on the needs of an individual practice. The solution also utilizes virtualization, further reducing the need for healthcare IT infrastructure investment and maintenance. The product was certified as compliant for meaningful use financial incentives by the Drummond Group.

“Having our Synapse RIS receive modular certification is a tangible step towards receiving complete certification,” Jim Morgan, vice president of medical informatics for Fujifilm, said in a statement. “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 [Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)].”

According to data from the American College of Radiology, an estimated 90 percent of medical imaging professionals are eligible for meaningful use payments for clinical informatics usage. Individual radiologists can receive payments of up to $44,000 each under the incentive program.

Murray Reicher, co-founder of DR Systems, said cloud-based, vendor-neutral clinical informatics systems focusing on medical imaging are ideal for radiology professionals. DR Systems’ own electronic health record was recently certified as a complete ambulatory medical informatics system by InfoGard, an ONC-authorized accreditation organization.