Aprima Medical Software Rescue Plan Working Well With Former Allscripts MyWay EMR Clients

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As we had reported back in November this turned into a legal battle that was finally settled between the 2 companies.  Allscripts offered free upgrades for clients to the new system which is considered an “upgrade” where as Aprima came up with their conversion system to make the transition easier for current users.  As you can read one office only had the MyWay system installed for a couple months when they received the notice.  Continue reading: Aprima Medical Software Rescue Plan Working Well With Former Allscripts MyWay EMR Clients

Amazing Charts EHR Acquired by Pri-Med

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Modern Healthcare reports that has been acquired by Pri-Med who is in the business of providing medical education and has several regional conferences every year.  The founder, Jon Bertman will stay on as the CEO.  Amazing Charts has always had the physician focus and worked to keep the price of their software affordable.  They were one of the first medical records companies in the business.  Continue reading: Amazing Charts EHR Acquired by Pri-Med

Hospitals Looking to Purchase “Patient Flow” Software to Work with EHRs As Overcrowding and Delays of Service for Patients Increases

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This is an element that to date has not been highlighted substantially, but we stand to hear a lot more about Patient Flow Software in the future.  As hospitals merge, go out business, etc. the number of hospitals in the US is not rising.  I can’t remember the last time I read about a “new hospital” opening other than new building or facilities being constructed for existing hospitals.  Continue reading: Hospitals Looking to Purchase “Patient Flow” Software to Work with EHRs As Overcrowding and Delays of Service for Patients Increases

Crystal Practice Management Provides Integration for Optometrists

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According to Mr. Crowley, a sales representative for Crystal Practice Management, this is the most affordable and technologically advanced option for optometrists.  This system is designed to be the forefront in compatibility and interfacing capabilities with common diagnostic tools used by vision specialists.  All the testing that can be done in the office can be automatically streamed to insert all findings directly into the patients chart.

As all of those in optometry know, medical information is only half of their business.  This software is designed to handle all patient charting needs but also the basic needs of any eyewear retail business.  It allows users to track inventory as well as order directly from the software system.  It is also able to effectively communicate with specialty vendors such as lens companies.  The point of sale module allows providers to track sales and incorporate these sales figures into the overall expenditure and profit tracking for their entire practice. Continue reading: Crystal Practice Management Provides Integration for Optometrists

Surescripts and e-prescribing for 2011

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The New Year brings even more responsibility to Surescripts e-prescription network.  For those who aren’t aware of the expanse of their operations, Surescripts is the nation’s largest e-prescription data routing network—connecting pharmacies, physicians and insurance payers.  Continue reading: Surescripts and e-prescribing for 2011

*Updated* MGMA Video Interviews @ EHRtv.com

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Dr. Fishman and the crew are back from MGMA AC10 with some insight on the EHR landscape.  Below is a partial list of the exclusive interviews. Continue reading: *Updated* MGMA Video Interviews @ EHRtv.com

Greenway’s PrimeSUITE Recieves ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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October 14, 2010, Carrollton, Ga. – Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. announced today that PrimeSUITE® 2011 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on October 14, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria supports the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Continue reading: Greenway’s PrimeSUITE Recieves ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

Drummond Group’s Beth Morrow: Challenges of Interoperability and Meaningful Use Conformance

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Wednesday October 13th, 2010-Recently we had a chance to catch up with Drummond Group’s President, Beth Morrow, to discuss the current status of EHR certification from the perspective of the approved certification bodies.  Thanks to Beth, EHR Scope has gained some insight to share regarding the ONC-ATCB certification testing process, as well as the struggles EHR software companies are currently enduring.

“Our biggest challenge is when folks are registering, and want to get in as soon as possible… then the date comes, and they aren’t ready.  The details of running these test scripts are substantial… It is very intensive work and not to be underestimated.”

Continue reading: Drummond Group’s Beth Morrow: Challenges of Interoperability and Meaningful Use Conformance

Allscripts Professional Electronic Health Record Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification as ‘Complete EHR’

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CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that Allscripts Professional™ EHR, Version 9.2 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on Sept. 30, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  

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Additionally, the company announced that Allscripts ED™, Version 6.3 Release 4, and Allscripts PeakPractice™ Version 5.5 are both 2011/2012 compliant and were certified as EHR Modules on Sept. 30, 2010 by CCHIT, in accordance with the applicable hospital and eligible provider certification criteria, respectively, adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.  

“This certification of the first group of Allscripts Electronic Health Records for mid-sized physician groups and for Emergency Department physicians demonstrates the significant progress we’ve made in certifying our entire portfolio of acute and ambulatory EHRs, all of which we’ve committed to complete before the end of the year, well in advance of when our clients will need the ARRA stamp of approval,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts.

Mr. Tullman continued, “The Federal incentives for EHR adoption represent an unparalleled opportunity for healthcare organizations to bend the curve on healthcare quality and cost.  We believe our ARRA-certified products – coupled with our experience delivering meaningful value for tens of thousands of physician practices and hospitals across the country – make Allscripts an ideal organization to partner with as we create the future of healthcare together.”

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology. Companies offering ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified EHR modules may return to test additional criteria and certify their products as Complete EHRs later. Companies certifying products early in the ONC-ATCB certification process must quickly adapt their products to meet the evolving nature of the NIST test procedures, particularly for electronic prescribing. ONC-ATCB product certification updates will be available at http://www.cchit.org as they occur.  

“CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives,” said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.

2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

Allscripts Professional EHR

Allscripts Professional™ EHR, Version 9.2, certification number CC-1112-395691-1, meets all certification criteria under the eligible provider domain.

The clinical quality measures to which Allscripts Professional™ EHR, Version 9.2 has been certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0043, NQF 0031, and NQF 0001.

The additional software Allscripts Professional™ EHR, Version 9.2 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: Intuit/Medfusion patient portal for 170.304(g), and Allscripts Interface Engine for 170.302(h), 170.302(l) and 170.302(k).

Allscripts ED

Allscripts ED™, Version 6.3 Release 4, certification number CC-1112-814405-1, meets the following certification criteria under the hospital domain:

  • Foundational Security and Privacy
  • Drug-Drug/Drug-Allergy Checks, 170.302(a)  
  • Drug-Formulary Checks, 170.302(b)
  • Problem List, 170.302(c)  
  • Medication List, 170.302(d)
  • Allergy List, 170.302(e)
  • Vital Signs, 170.302(f)(1)
  • Body Mass Index, 170.302(f)(2)
  • Smoking Status. 170.302(g)
  • Incorporate Lab Results, 170.302(h)
  • Patient Lists, 170.302(i)
  • Medication Reconciliation, 170.302(j)
  • Immunization Registries, 170.302(k)
  • Automate Measure Calculation, 170.302(n)
  • Access Control, 170.302(o)
  • Emergency Access, 170.302(p)
  • Automatic Log-Off, 170.302(q)
  • Audit Log, 170.302(r)
  • Integrity, 170.302(s)
  • Authentication, 170.302(t)
  • General Encryption, 170.302(u)
  • Encryption when Exchanging Electronic Health Information, 170.302(v)
  • CPOE, 170.306(a)
  • Record Demographics, 170.306(b)
  • Clinical Decision Support, 170.306(c)  
  • Electronic Copy of Health Information: Discharge Summary, 170.306(d)(2)  
  • Electronic Copy of Discharge Information, 170.306(e)  
  • Advance Directives, 170.306(h)

The additional software Allscripts ED™, Version 6.3 Release 4 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: .NET Encryption Test Harness (open source tool) for 170.302(s) and 170.302(u) and Adobe Acrobat, Citrix Presentation Server, Citrix Secure Gateway, Citrix SSL Relay and Citrix ICA Client for 170.302(v).

Allscripts PeakPractice

Allscripts Allscripts PeakPractice™, Version 5.5, certification number CC-1112-216363-1, meets the following certification criteria under the eligible provider domain:

  • Foundational Security and Privacy
  • Drug-Drug/Drug-Allergy Checks, 170.302(a) 
  • Drug-Formulary Checks, 170.302(b)
  • Problem List, 170.302(c) 
  • Medication List, 170.302(d)
  • Allergy List, 170.302(e)
  • Vital Signs, 170.302(f)(1)
  • Body Mass Index, 170.302(f)(2)
  • Growth Charts, 170.302(f)(3)
  • Smoking Status. 170.302(g)
  • Incorporate Lab Results, 170.302(h)
  • Patient Lists, 170.302(i)
  • Medication Reconciliation, 170.302(j)
  • Immunization Registries, 170.302(k)
  • Education Resources, 170.302(m)
  • Access Control, 170.302(o)
  • Emergency Access, 170.302(p)
  • Automatic Log-Off, 170.302(q)
  • Audit Log, 170.302(r)
  • Integrity, 170.302(s)
  • Authentication, 170.302(t)
  • General Encryption, 170.302(u)
  • Encryption when Exchanging Electronic Health Information, 170.302(v)
  • Accounting of Disclosures, 170.302(w)
  • CPOE, 170.304(a)
  • Record Demographics, 170.304(b)
  • Patient Reminders, 170.304(d)
  • Clinical Decision Support, 170.304(e)
  • Timely Access, 170.304(g) 
  • Electronic Copy of Health Information 170.304(f)
  • Clinical Summaries 170.304(h)
  • Exchange Clinical Information and Patient Summary Record 170.304(i)

Allscripts Allscripts PeakPractice™, Version 5.5 did not rely upon additional software to demonstrate compliance.

About Allscripts

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company’s clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions for hospitals, physicians and post-acute organizations are the essential technologies that enable a connected healthcare community. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About CCHIT

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology.  The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB).  More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.

About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

GE Centricity® Advance Among First to Receive ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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BARRINGTON, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE Healthcare is pleased to announce that GE Centricity® Advance version 10.1 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on October 1, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Continue reading: GE Centricity® Advance Among First to Receive ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification