KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ — PARADIGM(R) EHR by QRS has earned the distinction of receiving ONC-ATCB certification. QRS is at the forefront of the effort to help providers across the US to become “meaningful users” of EHR and qualify for $44,000 to $63,750 in federal stimulus dollars. The eligible professionals and hospitals can use this certified EHR technology as part of their criteria to qualify for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) incentive payments.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 provides millions of dollars under the HITECH Act section that promotes the adoption of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology. Starting in 2011, eligible professionals can qualify for federal government stimulus funds by demonstrating “meaningful use” of certified EHR technology.

“Our software team has pushed the envelope, developing an Electronic Health Record solution that is easy and straightforward to use, while providing the feature functionality set that ONC is requiring,” said Rusty Dickerson, CEO of QRS, Inc.

QRS has been serving the medical community for over 27 years. PARADIGM is a proven certified solution for front office, administrative, and clinical settings. “As a result of the investment made in creating an efficient and robust product, we can offer an integrated, certified Electronic Health Record and Practice Management System that adapts to the provider and practice,” stated Jeff Abbott, CTO.

PARADIGM is a powerful integrated system providing the perfect combination of EHR and Practice Management. From scheduling to billing and point-of-care to reporting, PARADIGM optimizes your ROI, and streamlines patient encounters and the billing processes.

On behalf of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), has awarded certification accreditation to three organizations: Drummond Group Inc., InfoGard Laboratories Inc., and CCHIT.

This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB 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 or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.