Greenway Medical Prime Suite EHR First to Receive 2014 ONC HIT Certification

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Greenway was first out the starting gate for their certification as CCHIT just recently announced their ONC authorization shortly after the first of the year.  CCHIT’s new ONC program is open and accepting applications for testing.  The full press release with details is listed below: Continue reading: Greenway Medical Prime Suite EHR First to Receive 2014 ONC HIT Certification

ONC Names 4 Groups to Certify EHRs in 2014

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Today in Government Health IT it was announced the ONC has already set up 4 vendors for the Stage 2 of Meaningful Use.  The names will look familiar as they were also in on Stage One which makes sense. Continue reading: ONC Names 4 Groups to Certify EHRs in 2014

Meaningful Use Part 2, To Portal or Not to Portal And Alternatives

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Medscape today carried a quite an depth look at what’s ahead for Meaningful Use part 2 and lays out some of the areas to where confusion and and stumbling blocks stand to occur.  The article begins with speaking with a doctor who is currently using eClinical Works EMR and how he is already using a patient portal. Continue reading: Meaningful Use Part 2, To Portal or Not to Portal And Alternatives

AMA Offers Preparation Advice In Case of CMS Audits for Meaningful Use

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We don’t know exactly what may be required or if actual audits with hospitals and providers will take place, but as a precautionary measure the American Medical Association offers some guidelines and answers as to what you may need should an audit of your incentive funds take place.  Continue reading: AMA Offers Preparation Advice In Case of CMS Audits for Meaningful Use

GE Healthcare Announces New Solutions to Support EMR Meaningful Use

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“2011 will be a critical year for adopting meaningful use and GE Healthcare continues to lead the way by delivering solutions that can help healthcare providers easily and quickly achieve their goals,” said Jim Corrigan, Vice President and General Manager of GE Healthcare IT. “Our broad solution portfolio offers healthcare providers the tools they need to lower costs and gain better control of the information in their practices – whether they are working a small primary care practice or a large academic hospital or something in between.”

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

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Company’s Complete Line of Acute Care, Emergency Department and Ambulatory EHR Solutions Now Certified for Meaningful Use

CHICAGO, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that Sunrise Acute Care, Version 5.5 and Sunrise Emergency Care Version 5.5 are 2011/2012 CCHIT compliant and were certified as Complete EHRs on December 21, 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 and hospital 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, Sunrise Acute Care Modular Version 5.5, Sunrise Emergency Care Modular Version 5.5, Sunrise Ambulatory Modular Version 5.5, and Sunrise Patient Portal Version 5.5 are all CCHIT 2011/2012 compliant and were also certified as EHR Modules on December 21, 2010 by CCHIT, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider and hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Allscripts elected to submit Sunrise Acute Care and Emergency Care for certification as both a Complete and Modular EHR to accommodate hospitals that prefer to keep an existing third-party analytics product. Hospitals can either use the Sunrise Clinical Analytics embedded within Sunrise Acute Care or Sunrise Emergency Care to demonstrate the quality measure reporting requirement of Meaningful Use, or choose to integrate their third-party system to with Sunrise Acute Care Modular to satisfy the requirement. That third-party reporting system, however, will be required under ARRA rules to be ARRA certified as an EHR module, otherwise the hospital will have to certify the reporting module themselves – a time-consuming and expensive process.

Three clinical components of Allscripts Sunrise 5.5 EHR were previously certified by CCHIT in July. Those components included: Sunrise Clinical Manager 2011 Suite, Version 5.5, Sunrise Ambulatory Care 2011 Suite, Version 5.5 and Sunrise Emergency Care 2011 Suite, Version 5.5.

“Certification of our Sunrise Acute Care, Emergency Department and Ambulatory Electronic Health Records is an important milestone for the company as it marks the completion of ARRA certification for our full portfolio of ambulatory and acute EHRs, a commitment we made to our clients,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts.

“The Federal incentives for EHR adoption represent an unparalleled opportunity for healthcare organizations to implement tools which can help improve healthcare quality and efficiency. 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 a connected community of health.”

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.

Sunrise Acute Care

Sunrise Acute Care Version 5.5, certification number, CC-1112-498885-5, meets all certification criteria under the hospital domain.

The clinical quality measures to which Sunrise Acute Care Version 5.5 has been certified include: NQF 0436-0441 and NQF 0371-0376.

Sunrise Emergency Care

Sunrise Emergency Care Version 5.5, certification number CC-1112-498885-1 meets all certification criteria under the hospital domain.

The clinical quality measures to which Sunrise Emergency Care Version 5.5 has been certified include: NQF 0436-0441 and NQF 0371-0376.

Sunrise Acute Care Modular

Sunrise Acute Care Module Set Version 5.5, certification number CC-1112-498885-6, meets the following certification criteria under the hospital domain: 170.302a-170.302v and 170.306a-170.306h.

Sunrise Emergency Care Modular

Sunrise Emergency Care Module Set Version 5.5, certification number CC-1112-498885-2, meets the following criteria under the hospital domain: 170.302a-170.302v and 170.306a-170.306h.

Sunrise Ambulatory Care Modular

Sunrise Ambulatory Care Module Set Version 5.5, certification number CC-1112-498885-7, meets the following certification criteria under the eligible provider domain: 170.302a-170.302v and 170.304a-170.304f and 170.304h-170.304j.

Sunrise Ambulatory Care Modular Version 5.5 successfully demonstrated compliance with the required Core and Alternative Core EP Quality Measures and the following three “Non Core and Optional Core” Quality Measures: NQF 0067, NQF 0027 and NQF 0074.

Sunrise Patient Portal Modular

Sunrise Patient Portal Version 5.5, certification number CC-1112-498885-3 meets the following certification criteria under the eligible provider domain: 170.304g and 170.304h. Sunrise Patient Portal Version 5.5, certification number CC-1112-498885-4 meets the following certification criteria under the hospital domain: 170.306d and 170.306e.

The additional software Sunrise Patient Portal Version 5.5 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes Sunrise Acute Care for the hospital domain and Sunrise Ambulatory Care for the eligible provider domain.

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 community of health. 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.

Ingenix CareTracker Certification Helps Physicians Qualify for Health IT Incentives

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) has certified that the Ingenix CareTracker™ electronic health records (EHR) system is a Complete EHR in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

“The more than 10,000 medical professionals who use Ingenix CareTracker software can be assured that their system supports their efforts to demonstrate meaningful use. As meaningful use requirements continue to evolve, our cloud-based system will enable Ingenix to provide system updates automatically for all users.”

The certification means that Ingenix CareTracker EHR technology meets the 2011/2012 criteria set forth by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures that eligible providers must meet to qualify for funding as prescribed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). CCHIT is an ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB).

“Ingenix’s commitment to helping physicians improve care coordination, quality and safety through the use of health IT is reflected in the certification that CareTracker software supports requirements for meaningful use,” said Steve Tolle, senior vice president of physician solutions at Ingenix. “The more than 10,000 medical professionals who use Ingenix CareTracker software can be assured that their system supports their efforts to demonstrate meaningful use. As meaningful use requirements continue to evolve, our cloud-based system will enable Ingenix to provide system updates automatically for all users.”

“It is important that demonstrating meaningful use does not add to the administrative burden on physicians in small practices, even as federal incentives encourage and facilitate the purchase of health IT systems to improve quality and efficiency in patient care,” said Dr. Joseph Heyman, chairman of the Ingenix Physician Advisory Board. “It is my hope that the certification program will ensure that the technology itself will accomplish all required recording, calculating and reporting – with minimal intervention by the physician – and that all physicians and their patients will enjoy the potential benefits of this technology.”

Ingenix CareTracker version 7 received certification on December 7, 2010. The certification number is CC-1112-183916-2. The clinical quality measures to which Ingenix CareTracker version 7 has been certified include NQF 0013 (Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement), NQF 0024 (Weight Assessment and Counseling for Children and Adolescents), NQF 0028 (Preventive Care and Screening Measure Pair: a. Tobaccos Use Assessment, b. Tobacco Cessation Intervention), NQF 0031 (Breast Cancer Screening), NQF 0032 (Cervical Cancer Screening), NQF 0034 (Colorectal Cancer Screening), NQF 0038 (Childhood Immunization Status), NQF 0041 (Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization for Patients ≥ 50 Years Old) and NQF 0421 (Adult Weight Screening and Follow-Up). Additional software used in testing, included SureScripts prescription routing, medication history and drug formulary; Ingenix HealthTracker patient portal technology; and Wolters Kluwer Medi-Span drug information and drug interactions databases.

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 for either eligible provider or hospital technology. 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.

About Ingenix CareTracker

The Ingenix CareTracker solution includes a CCHIT Certified 2011 Ambulatory EHR system that saves physicians time and money by helping them access important clinical knowledge and patient medical information at the point of care. The solution enables clinicians to enter, retrieve and correlate patient information at the point of care, and features connections to thousands of labs, hospitals, pharmacies and commercial and government health plans. The Ingenix CareTracker solution fully integrates all of the operational functions of a physician practice, simplifying administrative tasks such as billing, scheduling and documentation.

Ingenix provides a package of interest-free financing and meaningful use guarantees that eliminate the up-front costs of implementing an EHR system. Because the Ingenix CareTracker EHR solution costs less than $5,000 per year per physician, federal stimulus funding may cover most or all of the subscription costs for the service through the end of the ARRA reimbursement period, depending on the composition of a physician’s patient mix.

For more information about Ingenix CareTracker solutions, visit www.ingenix.com/ehr.

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 an ONC-ATCB by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.

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

About Ingenix

Ingenix is a leading provider of health information, technology and consulting services. Organizations, institutions, businesses and government agencies that comprise the health care system depend on Ingenix solutions and insights to improve their performance. Visit www.ingenix.com for more information.

ONC-ATCB Update: Certified EHR Product List (CHPL 1.0)

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The Office of the National Coordinator Certified Health IT Product List (ONC-ATCB CHPL) is constantly being updated with newly certified EHRs.  Continue reading: ONC-ATCB Update: Certified EHR Product List (CHPL 1.0)

InfoGard Laboratories: Security Specialists in HIT

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We thought we would take the time to run some background on the latest electronic medical record software certifying organization to appear on the ONC-CHPL, InfoGard. We wanted to figure out why they aren’t as prominent on the ONC-CHPL as Drummond and CCHIT.  It was found that there is in fact good reason.  Apparently, they are “kind of a big deal” in development of Meaningful Use guidelines… Continue reading: InfoGard Laboratories: Security Specialists in HIT

Advanced Data Systems Corporation’s MedicsDocAssistant EHR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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PARAMUS, N.J., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Advanced Data Systems Corporation (ADS) announced today that MedicsDocAssistant Version 5.2 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on November 19, 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).

David Barzillai, President of ADS said, “We take great pride in announcing that our MedicsDocAssistant EHR has met the criteria for 2011/2012 ONC-ATCB certification.  We believe this certification helps to demonstrate the product’s robustness and relevance in today’s rapidly growing EHR marketplace.”

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.

“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.

MedicsDocAssistant V. 5.2’s certification number is CC-1112-435880-1.  ONC-ATCB 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.

The clinical quality measures to which MedicsDocAssistant has been certified include: NQF 0013, NQF 0024, NQF 0028, NQF 0038, NQF 0041, NQF 0059, NQF 0061, NQF 0064 and NQF 0421.

MedicsDocAssistant V.4.0.1 is also certified in CCHIT’s separate and independently developed certification program. MedicsDocAssistant is CCHIT Certified® 2008.  Advanced Data Systems has certified its EHR technology in both programs to provide greater assurance to its customers.

Media Contacts: Marc E. Klar, 800-899-4237, Ext. 2061, marc.klar@adsc.com

About Advanced Data Systems (www.adsc.com):  The Company is a leading provider of healthcare automation solutions to medical practices of every size and specialty, radiology and imaging centers, and revenue cycle management companies.  ADS produces its own systems, which includes the 2011/2012 ONC-ATCB Certified MedicsDocAssistant EHR V.5.2, MedicsPremier and MedicsElite for Practice Management and the MedicsRIS/PACS for Radiology.  ADS provides quick Implementation, comprehensive Training and excellent ongoing Support which includes Updates.  The company performs data conversions from existing systems and interfaces to existing systems.  ADS’ solutions can be configured as Client Server or ASP, and all of the company’s systems (EHR, PM, RIS and PACS) are available separately per the needs of the practice.  Over 30,000 physicians rely on solutions from ADS.

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.