Columbia Family Clinic
Booker Rest Home
Proudly serving the
communities of Dayton,
Starbuck, Waitsburg, and
the surrounding area.
Your Local Hospital District
YES and Health Care System
Has Some Exciting News
For and Needs Your Support
LOCAL HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Vote YES for Health Information Technology
The Federal Government has directed all hospitals (the Government’s term) on the November
be in compliance with the Government’s technol- ballot.
ogy requirements by 2015.
WHAT IS IT GOING TO COST US?
This is a one time levy of $1.29 per thousand
BENEFITS FOR COMPLIANCE INCLUDE: dollars of assessed value or $129 for a house val-
ued at $100,000.
A major step in the process for your records
to be instantly available at any hospital. Yes, we do have to provide the money up front,
Doctors and nurses will be able to make but because we will get the stimulus money back,
entries on your chart instantly while you are the hospital will be financially better off in the
being treated. long run. Remember, this collection is for the
Gives the opportunity for our hospital to be year 2010 only.
eligible for significant funds of Federal
stimulus payments. These payments are
reduced every year we are out of compli- PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE
ance, with no payout after 2015.
The stimulus money will pay for updates, • Reduced Medicare reimbursement which
maintenance of system, training and equip- would adversely affect hospital operations
ment replacement for years to come. • Price of system will increase more each year
Starting the process now means we can we wait
purchase the equipment and software at
• Installation delays from software vendors
today’s prices, which will only increase in
the years to come. • We will lose the stimulus we could have re-
Paid for by: Citizens for Quality Healthcare
PO Box 181
Dayton, WA 99328