SA Ignite Customers Receive Over $23.5 Million in 2013 Meaningful Use Incentive Payments in First Quarter of 2014
Jeff Galowich Joins Leading Provider of Meaningful Use Technology as President to Support Unprecedented Demand
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SA Ignite, Inc., a provider of software solutions that automate, accelerate, and simplify the achievement of Meaningful Use (MU) of electronic health records (EHRs), today announced that nearly 2,000 providers across its customer base have received over $23.5M in 2013 Meaningful Use incentive payments during the first quarter of 2014. Since 2012, SA Ignite customers have received more than $57M in incentive payments. To help support strong market demand and company expansion, SA Ignite has announced that Jeff Galowich will join the company as its president. In this new role, Galowich will oversee company operations and lead business development initiatives.
“With so many complex regulatory requirements to meet, there is a huge need in the market for SA Ignite’s automated Meaningful Use solution”
Galowich, a proven healthcare technology executive and entrepreneur, formerly served as a co-founder, board member and executive vice president of Initiate Systems, which was acquired by IBM in 2010. At Initiate, Galowich was intimately involved with all phases of growing the company to become one of the leading Master Data Management software companies in the world. Galowich has been a member of the SA Ignite Board of Directors since 2012 and is a registered CPA and attorney.
“With so many complex regulatory requirements to meet, there is a huge need in the market for SA Ignite’s automated Meaningful Use solution,” said Galowich. “As the pain associated with achieving Meaningful Use increases, the company’s innovative end-to-end solution delivers even more value to our clients, and I expect that our tremendous year-over-year growth will accelerate even further. I’m excited to join this forward-thinking team that is providing innovative solutions to support initiatives to make a more connected and electronic healthcare industry possible.”
“I am thrilled to be partnering with Jeff during this exciting and opportune time to drive greater simplicity in the adoption and use of information technology to improve healthcare. It’s great that so many providers have been able to attest to MU easily with our MU Assistant solution because it helps them receive critical incentive dollars quickly so they can focus on their core responsibility—providing quality patient care,” said Tom S. Lee, Ph.D., CEO, founder, and board member of SA Ignite. “We expect this momentum to continue through MU Stage 2 and again through MU Stage 3 and beyond.”
MU Assistant® automatically aggregates and monitors MU measures across multiple EHR systems and provides decision support tools, such as enabling easy selection of 90-day reporting windows, identifying non-compliant providers, and visualizing MU compliance throughout large provider populations. MU Assistant then electronically files providers’ data to the CMS and State attestation websites, providing a one-click attestation process, and electronically archives supporting data for potential audits. The solution also automatically harvests providers’ key MU attributes, such as payment status and amount, from CMS, enabling a unified dashboard of the entire MU compliance and payment cycle.
SA Ignite will be exhibiting at the upcoming Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS14) where it will be conducting demos of its MU Assistant solution which automates the “last mile” of achieving MU and attesting for Medicare incentive payments. To learn more about SA Ignite, visit the company at HIMSS14 in Booth #1282, February 23-27 in Orlando, FL. To schedule a meeting with one of SA Ignite’s executives at HIMSS, contact Katie Schur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About SA Ignite, Inc.
Through simplifying the adoption and use of information technology, SA Ignite improves healthcare quality and efficiency. The company’s MU Assistant® is the only fully-automated, cloud-based Meaningful Use reporting and attestation solution compatible with any EHR. Clients include Intermountain, Mount Sinai (New York), and Northshore-Long Island Jewish. More than 4,000 eligible providers have garnered $50M+ in MU incentives through MU Assistant, which won the 2013 Fierce Healthcare Innovation Award for cloud computing. For more information, visit: www.saignite.com.