Healthcare IT News reports that RelayHealth will be purchasing the Florida based company and once again we are talking here about accessing patient information. Continue reading: McKesson’s RelayHealth to buy Ahi Software, Signs Agreement to Integrate With IntelliChart
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Designates ICSA Labs an Authorized Testing and Certification BodyDecember 15, 2010 | 1 Comment on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Designates ICSA Labs an Authorized Testing and Certification Body
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has designated ICSA Labs as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body for electronic health record products and solutions. The records are used to securely share patient information electronically between physicians, hospitals and other health care providers.
As an ONC-ATCB authorized lab, ICSA can now test and certify electronic health records products and solutions to verify that they meet the U.S. government’s mandated standards for meaningful use.
“For more than 20 years, ICSA Labs has been evaluating and certifying products and solutions,” said George Japak, managing director, ICSA Labs. “We are committed to helping companies find the most appropriate solutions. Nowhere is this more important than in the health care field, where electronic records contain sensitive and private patient information. With this authorization from the Office of the National Coordinator, we can begin to test electronic health records solutions and, through their widespread adoption, help to advance health IT.”
The authorization is the most recent designation earned by the company. ICSA Labs has achieved International Organizations for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 registration for quality management practices, and is also accredited for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 information security testing. Additionally, ICSA Labs is an accredited Cryptographic and Security Testing Lab under the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program.
For more information about its designation as an ONC-ATCB lab, please visit https://www.icsalabs.com/technology-program/onc-ehr.
About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, offers third-party testing and certification of security products and network-connected devices, such as printers and faxes, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance to many of the world’s top security vendors. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.
About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world’s most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions. We securely connect today’s extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees — enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment. Many of the world’s largest businesses and governments — including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions — rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.
Brianna Carroll Boyle
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Trouble on the Health Information Highway: VA Closes Off Access to the Defense Department's EHR SystemMarch 8, 2010 | No Comments on Trouble on the Health Information Highway: VA Closes Off Access to the Defense Department's EHR System
Early last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs found errors in some patients’ medical data that clinicians downloaded from the Defense network. While these errors were not linked to any adverse events, such errors are raising flags that software glitches could compromise the accuracy of electronic medical records. Further, such inaccuracies in patient records could have serious implications for the planned National Health Information Infrastructure.