Medrium Awarded Electronic Health Record (EHR) Module Certification by Drummond Group

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MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — (http://www.myprgenie.com) — Medrium, Inc., (www.medrium.com), one of the nation’s top independent medical healthcare information technology companies, has received an EHR module certification deeming the electronic health record (EHR) 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). Medrium’s product is tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program and the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

“This is an important milestone for Medrium. We are proud to announce that Medrium is awarded this EHR module certification status by Drummond Group. Medrium’s Complete Practice Management is a Web-based integrated solution with three primary components: Practice Management, Clinical Management, and Billing. Due to its Web-based infrastructure, Medrium is able to offer its fully integrated platform, for less than most standalone products,” says John Mortenson, President and CEO of Medrium.

“With this certification in hand, we can confidently partner with provider organizations in their quest to achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive funds under ARRA. More importantly, we know that we are on the right path toward realizing all that is possible with EHRs — and, therefore, helping to move clinical care to new levels.”

Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus money upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology — a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

Medrium, which met the requirements for EHR module certification, is one of the nation’s top independent medical healthcare information technology companies. The company offers a Complete Practice Management (CPM) and Physician Billing service. Medrium’s platform, which is built using true Web-based technologies, takes advantage of cloud computing and can offer its CPM services at a lower price while providing greater functionality. In addition, using the healthcare industry’s most dynamic infrastructure, Medrium’s open platform is accessible from any browser, on any computer, tablet, or smart phone.

“The need for EHRs in the United States healthcare system has been acknowledged for many years. Drummond Group is proud to work with leading healthcare vendors and help them offer certified technologies to health providers across the country. With more than ten years of software testing experience carried out in several industries, we are confident in our ability to offer an effective and cost-efficient testing process to the healthcare industry,” says Ric Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. “The snowball effect could mean great things for clinical care in our country. We can help IT vendors certify their EHR systems — vendors can then help providers implement the EHR solutions to achieve meaningful use and receive incentive funds — and ultimately providers can leverage the systems to improve clinical care across the nation.”

Medrium’s Complete Practice Management is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

About Medrium

Medrium, (www.medrium.com) one of the nation’s top independent healthcare information technology companies, offers through a single platform, its Complete Practice Management and Physician Billing solutions. Physician Billing is a full service revenue cycle management solution that offers the strength of a national company with a personalized, local focus. Medrium drives physician revenues to new levels by automating medical billing and optimizing payment for hospital based physicians and large medical groups. Medrium’s Complete Practice Management is SaaS based integrated solution with three primary components: Practice Management, Clinical Management, and Billing. Due to its Web-based infrastructure, Medrium is able to offer all three products, fully integrated, for less than most standalone products.

With corporate offices in Morristown, New Jersey, Medrium also maintains operations centers in Bakersfield, California and Newark, Delaware. For more information about Medrium, visit www.medrium.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.

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GE Centricity® Enterprise Achieves 2011/2012 Certification

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BARRINGTON, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE Healthcare is pleased to announce that GE Centricity Enterprise version 6.6.3.2 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 6.6.3.2 (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:

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

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.

Practice Fusion’s Free, Web-based EHR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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Small and mid-sized medical practices across the country have a free option for achieving Meaningful Use

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Practice Fusion, the fastest growing Electronic Health Record (EHR) community in the country, announced today that it is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 compliant and is certified as an EHR Module in accordance with the applicable 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: Practice Fusion’s Free, Web-based EHR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

Sage Announces Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition Is ONC-ATCB Certified by Drummond Group

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NEW ORLEANS, LA–(Marketwire – October 25, 2010) –  Sage Healthcare Division, a unit of Sage North America, announced today at the MGMA 2010 Annual Conference that its electronic health record and practice management solution, Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition v 6.2, has been tested and certified under Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records ONC-ATCB program. 

Drummond Group Inc. is an ONC Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) that provides meaningful use certification for EHR systems and applications. When a complete EHR system or EHR module(s) is certified by Drummond Group, the eligible providers and hospitals can use this certified EHR technology as part of their criteria for qualifying for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) incentive payments.

“For Sage, the goal is not simply to meet the meaningful use criteria, but to exceed them by delivering in a way that enhances provider workflows, ensures a satisfying user experience and contributes to quality of care,” said Betty Otter-Nickerson, President of Sage Healthcare Division. “Attaining meaningful use certification is just one phase in our continued, yet renewed, commitment to delivering market leading products to physicians, and shows our customers that we are helping them move forward in the new healthcare economy.

“Sage chose to test with the Drummond Group for meaningful use certification because it is an independent certification agency. Certifications are its core competency,” said Otter-Nickerson. “Sage also will continue to maintain its existing comprehensive ambulatory EHR certification. Having two vendors testing our products provides a greater degree of confidence that our software meets the requirements of our customers, and we believe it provides greater credibility in the market.”

Sage Healthcare Division is a major provider of EHR and practice management software and solutions, serving approximately 80,000 physicians in North America. Certification of the Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition means clients seeking federal incentives will be technologically prepared to do so.

“Drummond Group has more than 10 years of software testing experience in several industries and we are pleased to bring that experience to the HIT marketplace. It is a privilege to carry out testing and certification in Electronic Health Records for HHS,” said Rik Drummond, CEO Drummond Group Inc. 

Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition is a comprehensive clinical, financial and administrative solution that empowers physicians to advance the quality and efficiency of care they deliver. The Sage Intergy family of products includes integrated practice management, electronic health records, clinical and business intelligence, and a Web-based portal for online patient engagement. Providers can access Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition from multiple practice locations, from home, or other remote locations either through a central patient database server, or as a Sage-hosted solution on a monthly subscription basis.

Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition easily tracks the details of a patient’s clinical history, shares and manages clinical information and combines complex medical practice functions into easy-to-navigate menus. Sage Intergy features centralized financial operations including billing, reporting, task management, and fully integrates with EDI services, Sage Intergy Practice Portal, Sage Intergy RIS and Sage Practice Analytics.

About Sage Healthcare Division
Sage Healthcare Division provides integrated electronic health records, EDI applications and practice management systems to approximately 80,000 physicians and thousands of ambulatory care practices throughout North America. These systems enable physicians and practice managers to better manage their practices and improve profitability. Sage Healthcare Division is based in Tampa, Fla., and is a division of Sage North America. For more information, please visit www.sagehealth.com or call (877) 932-6301.

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers including approximately 80,000 physicians. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com.

Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition v 6.2 is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

Sage Software Healthcare LLC, Date Certified: Oct. 22, 2010, Certification ID number: 10192010-4814-8, Clinical Quality Measures Certified NQF0013, NQF0421/PQRI128, NQF0041/PQRI110, NQF0024, NQF0028, NQF0038, NQF0031, NQF0034, NQF0059. Additional software relied upon for certification: email software, Windows OS, compression software, where applicable the certification criteria to which each EHR modules has been tested and certified.

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Emdeon Clinician EHR Lite Technology Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Emdeon Inc. (NYSE: EM), a leading provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management solutions, today announced that Emdeon Clinician has been certified to meet Stage 1 Certification Criteria for Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology by the Drummond Group Inc. Emdeon Clinician is a component of Emdeon Office Suite™, which allows healthcare providers to tap into Emdeon’s vast network of payers, providers, labs and pharmacies for clinical, financial and administrative healthcare transactions.

Meaningful Use criterion under the HITECH provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) requires healthcare providers to successfully capture and exchange electronic clinical healthcare information, such as electronic prescriptions and lab orders, to receive incentives and avoid penalties in payments from Medicare and Medicaid. Emdeon Clinician is a web-native, SaaS solution offered on a subscription basis that functions as an “EHR Lite” and allows providers to meet Meaningful Use without reengineering their entire practice workflow. Emdeon Clinician also integrates easily with practice management software, allowing providers to link in their patient demographic and insurance data. Furthermore, Emdeon Clinician is compatible with electronic medical records (EMR) systems and supports bi-directional clinical information exchange.

Providers may use Emdeon Clinician as a stand-alone service, or as an integrated module within the Emdeon Office Suite. Emdeon Office Suite is an easy-to-use web-based application that simplifies everyday administrative and clinical processes, including eligibility and benefits verification, claims and payment management, patient billing and payment, as well as clinical tools that can help providers meet Meaningful Use criteria. When combined, Emdeon Office and Emdeon Clinician provide a full suite of clinical, financial and administrative capabilities in a simple, single sign-on portal.

“Emdeon Clinician gives healthcare providers a certified solution at a low cost,” said Miriam Paramore, senior vice president of clinical and government services for Emdeon. “It provides a glide path to a comprehensive EHR when the practice is ready for workflow redesign. In the meantime, it helps providers qualify for federal HITECH stimulus dollars — without unnecessary disruption and expense — and includes a money back guarantee.”

Emdeon Clinician was certified by the Drummond Group Inc., an approved Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) certifying organization as well as an ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). The Drummond Group certifies complete EHRs, as well as EHR modules, like Emdeon Clinician, for both ambulatory and inpatient settings. Eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs to collect incentive payments through Meaningful Use of electronic health record technology must use EHR technology certified by an ONC-ATCB.

The ONC-ATCB certification aligns with the standards contained in 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.

Money back guarantee applies to Stage 1 Certification Criteria for Meaningful Use of an EMR. Emdeon will refund up to six months of fees. Terms and conditions apply.  The Emdeon Clinician EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Emdeon Inc, 10/22/10, Emdeon Clinician 7.4, 1014201030691, NQF0013, NQF0421/PQRI128, NQF0041/PQRI110, NQF0024, NQF0028, NQF0038, NQF0059/PQRI1, NQF0064/PQRI2, NQF0061/PQRI3.

About Emdeon

Emdeon is a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management solutions, connecting payers, providers and patients in the U.S. healthcare system. Emdeon’s product and service offerings integrate and automate key business and administrative functions of its payer and provider customers throughout the patient encounter. Through the use of Emdeon’s comprehensive suite of products and services, which are designed to easily integrate with existing technology infrastructures, customers are able to improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase cash flow and more efficiently manage the complex revenue and payment cycle process. For more information, visit www.emdeon.com

Demand for EMR Consulting Services Among Doctors and Hospitals Increases

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL (October 7, 2010) – Online Electronic Medical Record (EMR) comparison and consulting service company EHR Scope, LLC is reporting a rise in the demand for its EMR vendor matching services through EMRConsultant.com – as well as doctors’ reliance on EMR consulting. As physicians are often unsure about what they need from an EMR service, more and more practices and hospitals are finding consultation services necessary.

“Busy doctors” contribute to the rising popularity of EMR consulting services. Physicians spend their entire workdays seeing patients and simply do not have the time to perform the proper research. This, coupled with doctors having fewer employees due to the recent reimbursement cutbacks, is leaving many doctors with the same questions about which EMR is the correct one for their specialty and their office. As the right EMR system will improve organization, decrease staff workload, and streamline office functions, the lack of time greatly increases the importance of making the right decision through the purchase and proper implementation of an EMR system.

Choosing an EMR is even further complicated by new government-backed initiatives that provide funding to physicians who successfully adopt Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. New standards of certification – established by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in 2009 – have changed the government’s level of involvement in EMR regulation. Additionally, it has changed the plans for the American healthcare system over the next few years and has made it difficult to stay fully informed. Qualification for government funding under the ARRA program requires a full awareness of its standards -including “meaningful use” – and hiring an EMR consultancy helps the practice or hospital make an informed decision.

Certification by third-party, government-appointed certification bodies has been introduced to help give physicians confidence when purchasing an EMR system. An updated list from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has been published recently and it includes the following approved certification bodies: Certification Commission for Health IT (CCHIT), the Drummond Group and InfoGard. The recent addition of two new certification bodies (InfoGard and Drummond Group) has created an even more challenging environment for physicians searching for EMR systems that are eligible for government funding. Active certification by one of these three certification bodies is just one of the requirements for “meaningful use” funding.

New legislation and busier-than-ever medical professionals can certainly make the task of selecting the right EMR service seem daunting, but seeking a service like EMRConsultant.com makes the switch to electronic medical records more manageable.

About EMRConsultant.com
EMRConsultant.com, a division of EHRScope LLC, provides medical professionals with a free, online consulting service to match their practice or hospital with the best EHR service for their needs. Started in 2004 by Eric Fishman, MD, the company is today one of the largest and most sophisticated EMR consulting services available. For more information, visit them online at www.emrconsultant.com.

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

ifa EMR for Ophthalmology is ONC-ATCB Certified by Drummond Group

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ifa united i-tech, Inc. announces that the ifa EMR Version 6 software has been tested and certified.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ — ifa united i-tech, Inc. announces that the ifa EMR Version 6 software has been tested and certified under Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records ONC-ATCB program (Certification number: ONC-ATCB EHR.09222010-2627-1). Continue reading: ifa EMR for Ophthalmology is ONC-ATCB Certified by Drummond Group

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.

In the News: An Overview of Ingenix CareTracker EMR

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Ingenix is back in the news with recent CCHIT certification under ONC-ATCB meaningful use guidelines.  As more companies are certified and the EMR/ EHR market begins to settle; larger players like Ingenix stand with an advantage.  Over the next several months, we will be blogging about specific characteristics that make the most- recent versions of each record system competitive.  With this in mind, we thought we would take a more in-depth look at what Ingenix’s EMR software, CareTracker, offers its subscribers. Continue reading: In the News: An Overview of Ingenix CareTracker EMR

ChartLogic, Inc. – One of First EHR Providers to Receive ONC-ATCB Ehr Certification

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Salt Lake City, UT – September 30, 2010—ChartLogic, Inc. (www.chartlogic.com), a leading provider of Electronic Health Records (EHR) to physician practices since 1994, was one of the first vendors to receive EHR certification, Wednesday, September 29 by the Drummond Group, Inc. (DGI). DGI is one of three Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCB) accredited by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). ChartLogic’s EHR certification is a critical milestone for its physician practice clientele who now have the assurance that ChartLogic’s products will support achievement of meaningful use objectives. *

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