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Essex Pediatrics Gets Meaningful Use Support

Nobody would ever say that achieving EHR meaningful use is child’s play, but for seven eligible professionals at Essex Pediatrics in Essex Junction, the process was made easier with help from VITL eHealth Specialist Jennifer Morgan.

The meaningful use requirements were confusing at first. Morgan met with them monthly and answered all their questions. Morgan is very knowledgeable and helped the practice a lot, staff members said. When it came time to complete the online documentation, Morgan walked them through it. After that, they felt comfortable completing the attestation on their own. If any questions did come up, “Jenn was great at getting back to us right away,” said Jill Kenneson, nurse manager.

As part of the preparation for achieving meaningful use, Morgan conducted a security risk analysis for the practice. She put together a spreadsheet which showed the various risk areas and options for the practice to consider. “Having that tool made it a lot easier,” said Sue Rogers-Low, billing manager. VITL’s security risk analysis showed that Essex Pediatrics was in good shape regarding security issues. Using the VITL tool, the practice was able to easily make a change that improved security.