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The EHR: Meaningful Use

EHR incentives: We’ll help you collect the incentives you deserve

Under the Health Information Technology and Economic Clinical Health Act (HITECH) Act, eligible providers and hospitals can earn Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt a certified EHR system and meet specific requirements. Providers who begin in 2013 can receive up to $39,000 as an incentive

The goal of meaningful use is to establish a framework to support healthcare reform, promoting effective health information exchange, better patient care and the use of electronic health records.

During the HIMSS’ Interoperability Showcase, UMC Chief Technology Officer Matt Wurth demonstrates how cancer data is automatically captured in Team Chart Concept at the time of the patient encounter.

Meaningful Use Stage 1: Providers begin and are paid

Beginning in 2011, Meaningful Use Stage 1 focuses on capturing and sharing data. Those providers who meet 10 core objectives and five out of 10 “menu set objectives” can confirm and receive an incentive payment.

Meaningful Use Stage 2: Getting ready for rigorous clinical processes

In 2014, Meaningful Use Stage 2 begins. Providers will see a greater emphasis on health information exchange (HIE), e-prescribing, electronic transmission of patient care summaries across multiple settings, as well as more patient-controlled data. Providers must meet Stage 1 menu measures, as they become part of Stage 2 measures. There is a greater level of reporting in Stage 2.

In preparation for Meaningful Use Stage 2, Ulrich Medical Concepts (UMC) has been refining our flagship EHR product, Team Chart Concept (TCC). Later this year, we’ll release TCC 2014, which is Meaningful Use certified. TCC 2014 employs a ribbon-based interface for intuitive, rapid data access. It is as powerful as it is easy to use.

With TCC 2014, you will work smarter, simpler and faster. We will ensure that your practice is ready for Stage 2 and ICD-10 code, which the compliance deadline is October 1, 2014.

UMC: A Pioneer in Creating Real-Time, EHR-based reporting model for the Cancer Registry

UMC played a huge role in creating the nation’s first “real-time” EHR-based model that successfully reports cancer cases to the Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR). Our EHR software, TCC, was featured in the Interoperability Showcase at Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS) Conference.

The exhibit, “Physician EHR Reporting to a Central Cancer Registry,” showed step by step how the clinical data is transmitted from the documentation of the initial patient encounter in TCC to submitting the cancer data to the KCR.

The model was officially put to use in October 2012. Reports for five cancer cases newly diagnosed by Dr. Halden Ford were transmitted from Paducah Dermatology using TCC. Paducah Dermatology continues to use TCC on a regular basis to automate submission of cancer data to the KCR.

“Physicians using TCC can expect to achieve certification under Meaningful Use Sate 2 with the ability to report to their state cancer registry,” said Eric Durbin, director of Cancer Informatics at the KCR. “For providers treating cancer patients, this will reduce their burden to remain in compliance with state laws that require such reporting.”

This breakthrough represents the result of an important collaboration from UMC, Paducah Dermatology, Kentucky Regional Extension Center, KHIE, the KCR, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide the complete, timely and accurate data needed to combat cancer.

Disclosure and Transparency 2015 Edition


Team Chart Concept (TCC) version 7.1 is compliant with ONC 2015 Edition and has been certified by SLI Compliance, an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Certified EHR Vendor & Production Information:

 Vendor/Developer Name: Ulrich Medical Concepts, Inc.
 Certification Date: 12.26.2019
 Certified EHR Name: Team Chart Concept (TCC)
 Certified EHR Versions: 7.1
 CPHL Product #s:

Certification Criteria:

§170.315(a)(1) Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) – medications

§170.315(a)(14) Implantable device list

§170.315(d)(6) Emergency access

§170.315(a)(2) Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) – laboratory

§170.315(d)(1) Authentication, access control, authorization

§170.315(d)(7) End-user device encryption

§170.315(a)(3) Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) – diagnostic imaging

§170.315(d)(2) Auditable events and tamper-resistance

§170.315(d)(8) Integrity

§170.315(a)(4) Drug-drug, drug-allergy interaction checks for CPOE (NewCrop)

§170.315(d)(3) Audit report(s)

 §170.315(g)(2) Automated measure calculation

§170.315(a)(5) Demographics

§170.315(d)(4) Amendments

§170.315(g)(3) Safety-enhanced design

§170.315(a)(10) Drug-formulary and preferred drug list checks

§170.315(d)(5) Automatic access time-out

§170.315(g)(4) Quality management system

§170.315(g)(5) Accessibility-centered design


Cost Transparency:

The Team Chart Concept (TCC) 7.1 application require software license fees, implementation fees for installation/training, and annual maintenance fees post go-live.  Additional costs include NewCrop Core ePrescribing version 13.08.

Additional Software Required:

NewCrop Core ePrescribing: UMC clients pay a one-time ePrescribing fee and a monthly service fee per prescriber.