***Siemens Healthcare Receives 2011/2012 ONC-ATCB Certification for Complete EHRs and EHR Modules

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MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Siemens Healthcare has achieved Complete EHR ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification for Soarian® EHR version 2010, INVISION® EHR version 2010 and MedSeries4® EHR version 2010. These Complete EHRs are 2011/2012 compliant and have been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for Hospitals adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

In addition to the Complete EHR certifications, Siemens Healthcare is one of the first vendors to have accomplished certifying a range of software “bundles'” by certifying six additional Modular EHRs. This approach covers the broadest customer base and allows customers to attest certification on the Siemens functionality that they have purchased, even if they have not purchased their entire solution from Siemens. This also allows customers to more easily support achievement of meaningful use through the mix of products, both Siemens and non-Siemens, to meet their specific needs.

A comprehensive listing of the Siemens applications tested for the Complete and Modular EHR certifications appears below and is also available at www.siemens.com/arra-hitech.

“Our intent is to position our entire customer base to pursue the HITECH incentives, as demonstrated by our comprehensive approach to certification,” said John Glaser, CEO of Siemens Health Services Business Unit. “Siemens is committed to helping all of our customers succeed in not only achieving meaningful use, but also in delivering exceptional care as supported by their Siemens solutions. Now that we’ve received certification, we continue to focus on providing tools and services that will help our customers cross the meaningful use finish line and address the emerging challenges facing the industry.”

As providers work to meet meaningful use measures, Siemens offers a customized roadmap to meaningful use and related application checklists. These tools are designed to help customers with the job of absorbing hundreds of pages of regulations and then translating them into an ARRA action plan. Beyond the ARRA Roadmap, regularly updated programs like the Siemens ARRA webcast series and the ARRA virtual conferences provide valuable information directly to customers’ desktops.

“The scope and complexity of ARRA-HITECH requirements make understanding how to satisfy meaningful use measures a real challenge,” said Denton Arledge, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, N.C. “It would be much more daunting without the depth of skill and resources available to us from Siemens Healthcare.”

These certifications do not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Specific certification information follows below.

Soarian EHR version 2010 (Complete EHR #CC-1112-631700-1) includes:

  • Soarian® Clinicals v3.2 (including Clinical Access, Common Clinicals, Clinical Team, Physician Team, Embedded Analytics)
  • Siemens Pharmacy / Medication Administration Check V24.2sp2
  • OPENLink™ v23.8 or Advanced Interoperability Service (AIS)
  • Enterprise Document Management (EDM) v 24.09sp2 or Advanced Interoperability Service (AIS)
  • Soarian Quality Measures (SQM) VA 56A or Soarian Quality Reporting Service (SQRS)

Clinical Quality Measures Tested: NQF 0371, NQF 0372, NQF 0373, NQF 0374, NQF 0375, NQF 0376, NQF 0435, NQF 0436, NQF 0437, NQF 0438, NQF 0439, NQF 0440, NQF 0441, NQF 0495, NQF 0497.

Soarian EHR B2 version 2010 (EHR Module #CC-1112-631700-2) includes:

  • Soarian® Clinicals v3.2 (including Clinical Access, Common Clinicals, Clinical Team, Physician Team, Embedded Analytics)
  • Siemens Pharmacy / Medication Administration Check V24.2sp2
  • OPENLink™ v23.8 or Advanced Interoperability Service (AIS)
  • Enterprise Document Management (EDM) v 24.09sp2 or Advanced Interoperability Service (AIS)

Certification Modules Tested: 170.302(a) through 170.302(v) and 170.306 (a) through 170.306 (h).

Soarian EHR B3 version 2010 (EHR Module #CC-1112-631700-3) includes:

  • Soarian® Clinicals v3.2 (including Clinical Access, Common Clinicals, Clinical Team, Physician Team, Embedded Analytics)
  • Siemens Pharmacy / Medication Administration Check V24.2sp2
  • OPENLink™ v23.8

Certification Modules Tested: 170.302(a) through 170.302(m), 170.302(o) through 170.302(v) and 170.306(a), (b), (c), (g) and (h).

All Soarian EHR products were certified on October 29, 2010.

INVISION EHR version 2010 (Complete EHR #CC-1112-631700-4) includes:

  • INVISION® V27.3 (COR, Advanced Patient Assessments, Vital Signs, Orders, NetAccess, Gold, CPOE, LCR, Rules, Patient Management)
  • Siemens Pharmacy / Medication Administration Check V24.2sp2
  • OPENLink™ v23.8 or Advanced Interoperability Service (AIS)
  • Enterprise Document Management (EDM) v 24.09sp2 or Advanced Interoperability Service (AIS)
  • Siemens Decision Support System (DSS) V6.3.3 or Soarian Quality Reporting Service (SQRS)
  • Soarian Quality Measures (SQM) VA 56A or Soarian Quality Reporting Service (SQRS)

Clinical Quality Measures Tested: NQF 0371, NQF 0372, NQF 0373, NQF 0374, NQF 0375, NQF 0376, NQF 0435, NQF 0436, NQF 0437, NQF 0438, NQF 0439, NQF 0440, NQF 0441, NQF 0495, NQF 0497.

INVISION EHR B2 version 2010 (EHR Module #CC-1112-631700-5) includes:

  • INVISION® V27.3 (COR, Advanced Patient Assessments, Vital Signs, Orders, NetAccess, Gold, CPOE, LCR, Rules, Patient Management)
  • Siemens Pharmacy / Medication Administration Check V24.2sp2
  • OPENLink™ v23.8 or Advanced Interoperability Service (AIS)
  • Enterprise Document Management (EDM) v 24.09sp2 or Advanced Interoperability Service (AIS)
  • Siemens Decision Support System (DSS) V6.3.3

Certification Modules Tested: 170.302(a) through 170.302(v) and 170.306(a) through 170.306(h).

INVISION EHR B3 version 2010 (EHR Module #CC-1112-631700-6) includes:

  • INVISION® V27.3 (COR, Advanced Patient Assessments, Vital Signs, Orders, NetAccess, Gold, CPOE, LCR, Rules, Patient Management)
  • Siemens Pharmacy / Medication Administration Check V24.2sp2
  • OPENLink™ v23.8

Certification Modules Tested: 170.302(a) through 170.302(h), 170.302(j) through 170.302(m) 170.302(o) through 170.302(v) and 170.306(a), (b), (c), (g) and (h).

INVISION EHR B4 version 2010 (EHR Module #CC-1112-631700-7) includes:

  • INVISION® V27.3 (COR, Advanced Patient Assessments, Vital Signs, Orders, NetAccess, Gold, CPOE, LCR, Rules, Patient Management)
  • Siemens Pharmacy / Medication Administration Check V24.2sp2

Certification Modules Tested: 170.302(a) through 170.302(h), 170.302(j), 170.302(m), 170.302(o) through 170.302(v) and 170.306(a), (b), (c), and (h).

All Envision EHR products were certified on November 5, 2010.

MedSeries4 EHR version 2010 (Complete EHR #CC-1112-631700-8) includes:

  • MedSeries4® V31.10 (including: WebConnect Repository, WebConnect Access, WebConnect Orders, WebConnect Documentation, WebConnect Care Plans, WebConnect Medication Orders, WebConnect MAR, Patient Management, WebConnect Clinical Care Documents)
  • Siemens Pharmacy/Med Administration Check V24.2 SP2
  • Siemens OPENLink™ V23.8
  • Soarian Quality Reporting Service (SQRS)

Clinical Quality Measures Tested: NQF 0371, NQF 0372, NQF 0373, NQF 0374, NQF 0375, NQF 0376, NQF 0435, NQF 0436, NQF 0437, NQF 0438, NQF 0439, NQF 0440, NQF 0441, NQF 0495, NQF 0497.

MedSeries4 B2 EHR version 2010 (EHR Module # CC-1112-631700-9) includes:

  • MedSeries4® V31.10 (including: WebConnect Repository, WebConnect Access, WebConnect Orders, WebConnect Documentation, WebConnect Care Plans, WebConnect Medication Orders, WebConnect MAR, Patient Management, WebConnect Clinical Care Documents)
  • Siemens Pharmacy/Med Administration Check V24.2 SP2
  • Siemens OPENLink™ V23.8

Certification Modules Tested: 170.302(a) through 170.302(m), 170.302(o) through 170.302(v), and 170.306 (a) through 170.306 (h).

All MedSeries4 EHR products were certified on November 10, 2010.

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 48,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2010 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.4 billion euros and profit of around 750 million euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.

Ingenix CareTracker Receives Designation as a CCHIT Certified 2011 Ambulatory EHR

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Sept 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT(R)) has designated Ingenix CareTracker(TM) version 7 a CCHIT Certified(R) 2011 Ambulatory EHR. Continue reading: Ingenix CareTracker Receives Designation as a CCHIT Certified 2011 Ambulatory EHR

CCHIT Certification: A Thing of the Past?

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The recently proposed ‘meaningful use’ criteria for the use of EHR technology require that physicians must use a ‘certified’ EHR to be eligible for incentive payments by the Federal government. However, the criteria for this certification are still unclear. Exactly who will certify EHRs, and to what standards?

According to the CMS website, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) … “is an independent, voluntary, private-sector initiative whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of health information technology by creating an efficient, credible and sustainable certification program.”  At the moment, CCHIT is the only recognized certification body for electronic health records with an established testing program for determining which EHRs meet their certification standards. However, this may soon change, as competition is on the horizon.

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CCHIT certification for gloEMR version 5.0

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The gloEMR version 5.0 from gloStream – a provider of electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) software for physicians and medical facilities – has received CCHIT certification by meeting 100% of the updated 2009 Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) criteria. The product has been announced as CCHIT Certified 08 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Cardiovascular Medicine and Child Health. Continue reading: CCHIT certification for gloEMR version 5.0