Leading Puerto Rico Ophthalmic Practice Receives First U.S. EMR Incentive Payments Print

Centro Oftamologico Metropolitano, a leading ophthalmology practice in Puerto Rico and an ifa EMR user for nearly a year, has begun receiving its first U.S. stimulus incentive payments. We are pleased to announce that seven of Centro's doctors received payments of $18,000, for a total of $126,000 in incentive payments so far. 

"After careful evaluation of various systems and preparing our clinics -- hardware, networking connections, cabling, etc. -- we made the decision that ifa was perfect for us," said Nestor A. Medina, Centro administrator. "The deployment was fast and after several weeks, slowly but steadily, we were back to our normal productivity levels. After only four months of using the system, we had seven physicians attest with CMS and they received the incentive money five weeks later. But the benefits of EMR are more than just stimulus money."

Headquartered in San Juan, Centro Oftamologico Metropolitano is a multi-specialty and multi-location ophthalmic practice in operation for more than 40 years. Each month, two generations of highly trained professionals complete nearly 5,000 encounters in four clinics with the support of 75 staff members. Centro chose ifa as its electronic medical record vendor in June, 2011, and we are proud of our partnership and our role in helping to establish it as a "Center of Excellence" going forward. You can read Mr. Medina's full testimonial here.

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