KIS was one of the first four companies to receive Preliminary ARRA 2011 certification.
TrackHealth is a specialized version of the company’s KISTrack® SaaS|Cloud computing workflow, data/document management, compliance and risk mitigation platform. TrackHealth allows patients, practitioners, regulators, office managers/staff, administrators, specialists and other medical stakeholders to more actively share data, monitor critical decisions and manage electronic health records (EHRs) at all stages of a patient’s care.
Preliminary ARRA 2011 certification requires that EHRs and related technologies surpass comprehensive testing against proposed Federal technology and process standards while also support Meaningful Use Objectives published by the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC/HHS) advisory committees. Using a certified platform, qualified healthcare providers and practitioners can attain funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA – aka the Stimulus Act) for practice automation.
“With the flurry of political and rhetorical wrangling over the broad health reform landscape, practitioners and patients alike are justifiably wondering when and how they can directly participate and benefit,” stated Michael P. Binko, president and CEO of Kaulkin Information Systems. “While it may yet take some time for the administration’s full strategic roadmap and tactical objectives to be fully mapped-out the good news is that considerable incentives have already been put in place for practitioners who make automation and meaningful patient outcomes a priority.”
Regardless of the health reform big picture practitioners can benefit directly in 2010 by concentrating on data protection, practice management, paperless initiatives, best-practices and workflow. Then, as ARRA incentives and stimulus funds begin to be dispersed practitioners can take full advantage before competition for ARRA resources heats up or funds are depleted.
“With its heritage in governance, risk management, compliance (GRC) and sensitive data management in financial services and government sectors, KIS approaches healthcare/medical automation with keen attention to the likelihood of increased regulatory scrutiny and the need for security and privacy related to EHRs,” stated Sarah Djamshidi, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC).
Being SaaS|Cloud based, TrackHealth can work with practitioners’ existing processes and IT systems while scaling easily and affordably as needs and user communities expand.
“TrackHealth is the cornerstone of a concept we call EHR Your Way™. EHR Your Way takes the worry out of automation by reducing/eliminating paper processes, mitigating risks and streamlining practice management at all levels,” added Binko.
TrackHealth technologies can be deployed very quickly without the typical hard-costs of new computing equipment, additional IT staff or long-term software maintenance contracts. This “low overhead” aspect of the technology makes TrackHealth a definitive platform for both large and small healthcare/medical organizations.
Additionally, the KIS Solution Services team is available to advise and work closely with customers to perform IT audits that identify where TrackHealth can supplement existing systems. Solution Services teams also project manage deployments with customer teams in order to identify, prioritize and surpass specific return-on-investment (ROI) goals and objectives.
More comprehensive information on ARRA and CCHIT evaluation criteria is available at the CCHIT or HHS Websites.
About Kaulkin Information Systems
Kaulkin Information Systems is a technology and solution services company that offers simple, yet powerful and affordable, hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Cloud computing compliance, workflow and risk mitigation technologies. KIS is one of the first technology and solution providers to address specific international, federal, state and industry-imposed regulatory compliance standards in the SaaS-Cloud environment. This understanding and integration of compliance and risk management factors truly sets KIS technologies, solutions and intellectual property apart in the market.
KIS is a Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC) portfolio-company and was recently selected by Microsoft® Corporation for its Startup Accelerator Program – an initiative that highlights companies developing unique and innovative technologies on Microsoft platforms.
For more information about KIS visit the comapny's Web site or for detailed KISTrack and KIS Solution Services pricing information, contact Paul Hughes via telephone at (240) 499-3842 or via e-mail to phughes[.]kistrack.com or sales[.]kistrack.com.
About the Chesapeake Innovation Center
The Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC) is America’s first business accelerator for government, homeland, national, and cyber security initiatives. The CIC mission is:
• To scout technology innovations and solutions (on a national scale) in the areas of national, homeland and cyber security that can bridge the newly identified capability gaps for our Government, Homeland Security and Intelligence Community partners. And
• To accelerate the growth of small businesses and provide hands-on assistance to regional entrepreneurs to guide them towards specific capabilities/solutions that match our partner community, thus bringing technology innovations to the government market.
CIC has scouted, screened, vetted and presented more than 150 technology companies from across the nation for the CIC partners. In addition, CIC has provided assistance to more than 36 small businesses to date. CIC services include access to potential customers, partners, government agencies and system integrators, hands-on coaching and assistance from experts, market strategies, fundraising and other milestone oriented services to help emerging technology companies succeed in the market place.
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