Wayne Memorial Hospital Receives $1.8 Million for Meaningful Use

Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, Pa., announced in a press release that it has received a total of $1.8 million dollars so far in EHR incentive payments. And, if all goes well, WMH could receive up to $4.8 million by 2016.

“Wayne Memorial has been in the forefront of using technology to advance patient care, particularly in the area of patient safety,” said WMH Chief Executive Officer David Hoff. “We initiated EHR before the federal government began its incentive program, so the payments are really icing on the cake. We did this for our patients.”

Wayne Memorial invested more than $6 million in its current EHR system by Meditech in 2006. This year, the final component of that system, computerized physician order entry, was completed.

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