“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.”
BARRINGTON, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE Healthcare is pleased to announce that GE Centricity Enterprise version 220.127.116.11 is officially 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on October 28, 2010 by Drummond Group Inc. Drummond Group made the designation in its capacity as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Temporary Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) in accordance with the applicable Eligible Hospital certification criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
“We are excited to hear about the certification of Centricity Enterprise. This is a critical step in our mutual objective to ensure that Montefiore is well positioned to demonstrate Meaningful Use in 2011.”
“Coming on the heels of our ONC-ATCB certification for Centricity Practice Solution, and Centricity Advance, the certification of Centricity Enterprise further reinforces our commitment to our customers and the communities they serve,” said Jim Corrigan, Vice President and General Manager of GE Healthcare IT. “Our next steps are to certify Centricity Enterprise 6.9 for both Eligible Hospital and Eligible Provider.”
The announcement of certification for the company’s fully integrated hospital-based EHR product came on the eve of this week’s bi-annual Professionals Advisory Group (PAG) meeting in Seattle which offers physicians, nurses, pharmacists, informaticists and CIOs at Centricity Enterprise sites a venue for collaborating, exchanging ideas and best practices. Even before it’s announced at the biannual event sponsored by GE Healthcare IT, the certification reaffirms GE’s commitment to achieving this status across its Centricity product family.
“Montefiore Medical Center has been a long-term customer and partner of GE and a leader in the use of EHR Technology to support the delivery of meaningful care to our patients,” said Jack Wolf, Montefiore’s Chief Information Officer. “We are excited to hear about the certification of Centricity Enterprise. This is a critical step in our mutual objective to ensure that Montefiore is well positioned to demonstrate Meaningful Use in 2011.”
Centricity Enterprise version 18.104.22.168 (certification # 1028201043218) meets the following clinical quality measures: NQF0495, NQF0497, NQF0435, NQF0436, NQF0437, NQF0438, NQF0439, NQF0440, NQF0441, NQF0371, NQF0372, NQF0373, NQF0374, NQF0375, NQF0376. No additional software was used in testing.
The 2011/2012 certification conferred by Drummond Group 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 GE HEALTHCARE:
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Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.
ABOUT DRUMMOND GROUP:
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors to certify EHRs for use by providers that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade’s worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what’s needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.