On Tuesday, November 29, California eHealth Collaborative presented Michael Marchant, Director, HIE – California, ACS, a Xerox Company.
Medi-Cal EHR Incentive Program- What’s needed to apply and receive incentive funds in California
Mr. Marchant has worked in Healthcare IT for more than 15 years working in Vendor, Inpatient, Ambulatory and Government Healthcare. He is well versed in the challenges of implementing Electronic Health Records in organizational settings from large IDN to small, single provider practices. He is currently leading ACS’s effort with the State of California to develop, implement and support a secure Provider Portal that is necessary for the state to administer the EHR Incentive Program for Medi-Cal (Medicaid). This system will handle registrations for providers/hospitals, allow DHCS to review and approve those submissions and assist in processing incentive payments to eligible physicians and hospitals as part of the ARRA / HITECH act. He is also in charge of the program’s outreach efforts presenting information and systems demonstrations for statewide and local organizations.
Webinars from the California eHealth Collaborative provide presentations from national subject matter experts speaking on a variety of topics related to the development and operation of health information exchange. Webinars are held every other Tuesday at 1:00 PM Pacific Time.