McKesson’s Horizon Clinicals Receives ONC-ATCB Certification via Drummond Group

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Advanced Electronic Health Record to Help Providers Achieve Meaningful Use and More

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–McKesson’s Horizon Clinicals®, the industry’s most comprehensive software suite used by clinicians, patients and healthcare executives to promote high quality, safe care, has received Complete EHR certification — deeming the software capable of enabling providers to meet the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Continue reading: McKesson’s Horizon Clinicals Receives ONC-ATCB Certification via Drummond Group

New Interoperability Standards For EHR Use In Clinical Research

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There is great focus on how EHRs will change the face of medicine, but what about clinical research? It’s important to understand how EHRs may be used in research, and how this interoperability will stand to meet clinical research requirements and regulations. Health Level Seven (HL7), the global authority for interoperability and standards in healthcare IT, has published the first American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved profile that specifies the functional requirements for regulated clinical research in an electronic health record system.

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