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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